Subscribe

Latest Blog Post

Managing the Versioning of Your Programs and More on DoF

Jérémy Martin
by Jérémy Martin. Last updated on Jul 13, 2017 7:01 AM
Posted on Jul 13, 2017 7:01 AM. 3 min read time

What's happening on DoF this week? Samuel Bouchard asks you what naming convention you use for your robot programs, and a few interesting questions regarding programming possibilities of Robotiq's Grippers. Learn more from automation Pros here!

Managing the Versioning of Your Programs on the Robot?

This week, Robotiq's CEO Samuel Bouchard wonders how you manage the versioning of your programs on the robot? More precisely, what file naming convention do you use and why you chose that one? A good naming convention can be useful to sort files out and track changes between versions of a same program. Using repeatable variables and keeping it short are two good tips to start with! What do you think? 

2F85-Teach-pendant-Denso.jpg

DoF Pro Matthew Bush was the first one to give us a helpful and detailed answer regarding the procedures at his company. What do you think? Does that resonate with what you do? Let us know how you manage the versioning of your programs!

Precise Handling Application on a UR10 

This week, David Winter and his classmates asked DoF Pros how to operate a very specific handling application where they need to handle a circuit board, which is only 6mm thick, in a very restricted area. David Gariepy from Robotiq's Support Team shares his insights and links to product pages and manuals enabling this kind of operation.

2F140-UR-pick&place-PCB-463854-edited.jpg

Can You Operate the Robotiq Gripper When in Movement?

2F85-Wrist-camera-teach-pendant-1.jpg

Another very interesting subject this week, which can be helpful to a lot of us was Jim Teh's question. He was asking if it is possible to operate the Gripper while in movement. Once again, insightful answer from Robotiq's Etienne Samson, suggesting to try commanding the Gripper without the 'and_wait' option, enabling the Gripper to open and/or close while the robot is in movement. You might also be interested by one of our new program templates, allowing you to improve cycle time when using the Robotiq Gripper.

 Did we miss anything?  Ask the Pros on DoF!

 

grippers for collaborative robots

Leave a comment

Jérémy Martin
Written by Jérémy Martin
Connect with the writer:
http://robotiq.com/

Related posts

What's New In Robotics? 13.03.2020

Good morning. In this week's news mix: Universal Robots launches UR+ Application Kits, Kassow begins new cobot production and...

Emmet Cole
By Emmet Cole - March 13, 2020
10 Steps to Automate a Finishing Process

Looking back to only a year ago, automate finishing applications with a cobot was something that only robotics experts were...

David Maltais
By David Maltais - March 5, 2020
Why Partnerships Are Now the Future of Robotics

Collaboration is truly the future! A lot of robotics companies are partnering up now. Why are partnerships important and what...

Alex Owen-Hill
By Alex Owen-Hill - February 25, 2020