fruitcore robotics is rolling out a new software update for its intelligent Horst industrial robot (main picture).
The update enables users, from beginners to experienced robot experts, to intuitively program complex paths in the graphical user interface of the horstFX control software.
The function, which was previously limited to textual programming, significantly reduces set-up times for a wide range of industrial processes.
The new feature “Complex paths in graphical programming” makes the automation of path-controlled processes, such as those that occur in applications like gluing, varnishing, assembly and joining, easier and faster than ever before.
By simply navigating the graphical user interface, the user can intuitively program any complex path, be it a path or curved motion or a contour, in just a few minutes.
This time saving enables the entire application to be set up within a few hours – even for users without coding skills or specialized expert knowledge.
Increased process reliability
“Complex paths in graphical programming” not only improves the user-friendliness of automation with fruitcore robotics’ digital robots, but also offers numerous advantages in terms of process reliability.
Running processes with complex movements can now be better visualized, which makes process monitoring easier and speeds up error detection and rectification.
This leads to noticeably higher system availability. The function also serves as an effective tool for collision avoidance.
Instead of laboriously teaching in a large number of support points to avoid an obstacle, a complex path can be defined that avoids obstacles.
This increases process reliability and saves the user a lot of valuable time in demanding programming environments.
Further new features in horstFX
In addition to the main function “Complex paths in graphical programming”, the horstFX release brings further new functions.
These include “storable variables”, calling graphical functions from textual programs and commands for easier work with sockets.
“Storable variables”, for example, helps users to make their systems more reliable by saving the status of programs even when the system is paused.