Robotics Programming

Siemens NX | NX CAM


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Plan, Validate and Optimise Machining Processes Driven by Robots

The use of robots is expanding rapidly in a variety of manufacturing industries. Two trends are driving this change: recent improvements in accuracy, repeatability and payload capacity make robots adequate for increasing the number of machining tasks, and it is harder to find qualified workers that are willing to perform repetitive actions in tough environmental and physical conditions for a long time.

Beyond the familiar tasks of lifting, positioning and welding, today’s robots are being fitted with milling, grinding and other heads so they can be used to deburr, grind, cut, trim, polish, linish, glue and more. These tasks require the robots to perform continuous precision motions, including area coverage patterns and removal of in-process material. It can be challenging to program this type of motion for robots using a manual approach or some of the existing software tools.

NX CAM Robotics software lets you design, simulate, validate, optimize and offline program your industrial robots for machining-type tasks. This solution greatly increases the efficiency and quality of these high-precision, multiaxis robotic operations. Featuring the intuitive and widely-accepted NX software 3D environment, the software combines the simplicity of CNC programming with the power to accurately create, control and simulate complex robotic machining processes.