FANUC’s ROBOGUIDE is a robot simulation program that allows users to build and simulate a robotic system using FANUC robot arms. Robotic system integrators and users of industrial robots make use of this program to develop an idea of the system’s cycle times, reach capabilities, and offline programming. A typical simulated robotic workcell will have a FANUC robot arm, end-of-arm-tooling, a workpiece, fixturing to hold the workpiece, and a programmed task.
The ROBOGUIDE software includes the Virtual Robot Controller. This virtual controller is essentially a teach pendant. Users can control the system using this virtual controller or a teach ball. The teach ball is positioned, by default, at the J6 or J4 axis, depending on the type of robot arm. The teach ball can simply be placed where the user would like the robot arm to be and the axes adjust themselves accordingly.
The ROBOGUIDE software comes in several varieties, depending on the application being simulated.
RobotWorx uses FANUC’s ROBOGUIDE software daily to design and simulate robotic systems and workcells. Contact RobotWorx today to begin planning and integrating a robotic workcell to automate your application.