You can easily integrate robots in your manufacturing processes with Tebis. Tebis supports robots for all types of machining. Because you’re programming with a virtual robot (digital twin) right from the start, there are no surprises later due to recalculation or other issues. Tebis directly outputs the NC control data for the robot. You can therefore proceed directly from the CAD data to the completed robotic machining program with no detours.
Tebis also lets you use any machining technology with 6-axis robots, with additional linear axes or a pivoting rotary table for positioning and workpiece orientation. This allows you to easily use industrial robots that are usually cost-effective and space-saving compared with machining centers. Possible applications include milling of easily machinable materials and grinding, polishing and deburring. Laser machining and water-jet cutting and new applications like hammer peening of surfaces are also feasible.
You can program robots just as easily as machining centers using Cartesian coordinates in Tebis. Thanks to the integrated virtual machine technology in Tebis, you can see during programming how the robot will move later. After defining the part orientation, any additional required units and the configuration of the starting axes, Tebis calculates intelligent NC paths with all the necessary information for the robot with just a few user inputs. Singular points for the robot are automatically avoided. You can also interactively optimize the machining operations while the entire robot is visible.
Programming with Tebis is especially easy, because the robot technology is fully integrated in the CAD/CAM environment: Whether in the machine library, the Job Manager, in the simulation or the NC output – robots are supported in all areas, and no additional software is required at any point. The NC data are output directly in the control format.
Even though many points have already been accounted for, the complete machining operation can be simulated at the end and checked for collisions and limit switch violations throughout the entire work area. The Tebis CNC Simulator ensures maximum process reliability at this point with many analysis and optimization functions. Finally, collision-checked NC paths are output with all information required by the robot.
Even non-standard solutions can be implemented with robotic machining in Tebis: For example, passing the workpiece around the spindle or the machining unit with a handling robot. Or simultaneous machining of a workpiece with several robots.