ABB Australia has released RobotWare Plastics - Mould, software provided in robotic systems for plastics injection moulding applications. It improves efficiency during installation, production set-up and optimising of the robot cycle.
To make the installation of robot and injection moulding machines faster, ABB supports Euromap standards (12 or 67) and SPI.
The graphic interface uses symbols to simplify programming so operators do not need to know any programming language. The program wizard guides the operator through the program configuration.
The system is easy to operate. The operator starts the customised cycles with one button tap in the production window. These cycles can include production, run machine without robot, machine warm-up, or quality control. The robot movement is displayed in real time by the active station. Station status is indicated by the green and red station icons on the color screen. Production statistics, signal status and error log are presented in a logical fashion.
The software is available on any ABB robot system using the IRC5 controller.