Easy-to-Use Robot Interface
The robot is set up directly through the Haas control using the Haas Robot Interface, which guides the operator through the steps necessary to quickly program the robot’s motions using the Haas Touch Remote Jog Handle. Answering simple questions, the operator enters basic information by either positioning the part grippers and pushing a single button to record the position, or by entering basic numerical values. The motions are recorded and values are calculated automatically by the control, and the robot is ready for automatic parts loading.
A basic part management table can be created by setting up a grid pattern template of equally spaced rows and columns. The robot APL grippers can be configured for various part shapes – such as round, hex, and square bars – and adjusted or modified to best fit your parts.
The robot APL operates in the background during normal machining operations, returning parts to the storage table and retrieving new raw pieces, while parts are being machined. The result is near-continuous unattended machining.
Our easy-to-use Haas Robot Interface uses simple, step-by-step instructions to help the operator “teach” a 6-axis robot the correct positions for picking up, loading, and unloading parts.
- The robot’s motion is operated directly from the Haas Touch Remote Jog Handle, allowing for seamless integration
- Step-by-step instructions and graphics help guide the operator through the setup process, for example:
- Set the part template pattern – number of rows and columns
- Set the first part pick-up position
- Teach the linear path the robot arm will follow to the ready position
- Set the ready position – where the robot will wait until machining is complete
- Set the load and unload positions at the workholding
- Set the drop-off position for the first completed part