To simplify the engineering process, complete configuration for all /DirectControl supported robot arms is stored in the Siemens engineering tool Sizer. The same high level of convenience is offered when it comes to robot commissioning: Data sets for the relevant mechanics are made available by the robot manufacturer COMAU and simply imported in a channel of the Sinumerik CNC.
There is also practical support for other engineering functions; Digital twins are available for /DirectControl-compatible COMAU robot arms to enable work in NX CAM Robotics. The kinematic 3D robot model and the virtual NC kernel Sinumerik VNCK enable subprograms generated in the CAD-CAM chain to be realistically simulated. Additional benefits to the simple operation are the reduced footprint due to the elimination of hardware components, lower investment, reduced stocking costs for spare parts, and greater availability due to improved MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures).
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