The new robotic machine-tending software solutions from ABB are said to deliver flexibility and ease-of-use for applications from die-casting to injection molding and machining. The company says cycle times, postprocessing capabilities and potential risks for collisions can be simulated virtually by the software.

The PC-based RobotStudio Machine Tending PowerPac and the controller-based RobotWare Machine Tending software allow for simulation, validation and optimisation to be completed in the 3D ‘virtual’ world and then transferred directly to the real world, says ABB. Users of machine tending systems also have access to the company’s Robot Care programme, including Remote Service technologies.