Advanced Robot-System Networking and CommunicationsSeptember 1, 2008
Motoman Inc., Dayton, OH, offers advanced robot-system networking and communications capabilities that enable secure connections between remote PCs and Motoman robots on the factory floor, providing cell control, monitoring and backup.
Its MotoAdmin software provides remote control, status monitoring, and backup of robot programs and data through a secure network connection with three levels of password protection. Via a PC connected to the robot controller, a user can remotely view and manipulate robot system data, including uploading, downloading and job viewing. Jobs can be started, stopped or put on hold, and robot modes can be monitored. File Management System software performs automated file backup and archiving functions; MotoFTP PC-based software offers three levels of security that enables users to upload and download robot files to and from the robot controller via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) connection. It also allows an operator to compare a file on the robot controller to a previously stored file on the PC and identify any changes that may have been made.
Finally, MotoCom SDK is a robot communication software-development kit that allows users to create custom applications that communicate with Motoman robots, allowing control of a robot and its data through an interface. Interface screens can be modified and customized.
Motoman Inc.: 937/874-6200; www.motoman.com
See also: Yaskawa America, Inc.
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