Share Your Programming Hacks on Universal Robots
Posted on Jun 01, 2017 7:00 AM. 2 min read time
What's trending on DoF this week? Handy helper functions for UR, new teaching method sneak peek, Parker automation controller, drawing arcs and circles with the UR5 and much more. Get the latest news from automation Pros!
Matthewd92 started an interesting thread to post any handy helper functions that you may have developed over time that make programming and using the UR robots easier. He even shared his first thread of code that allows you to easily change the speed of the running robot by changing the current value of the speed slider. Now it's time to share your hacks in the post along with an example on how to use it!
We've got an upcoming release for the Wrist Camera URCap and we decided to share with you a short sneak peek into a new feature! It's a new method to teach a part to the vision system that is three times faster and much easier! Awesome right? It's called the parametric teaching method, which allows you to input the dimensions of a simple geometric part. The vision system will now be able to create much simpler models for shapes, such as a squares, circles, rings or rectangles. This is especially useful for people who want to use the Wrist Camera to locate stock parts for machine tending applications. Stay tuned for the release on DoF!
Tim_Smith recently stumbled upon a Youtube video that shows a Parker controller being used to sink the position of the UR with the position of a linear actuator. He wants to find out if the Parker controller is required to be able to sink the robot's position with an actuator. Help him out!
VT_340 wants to make the UR5 draw random lines, arcs and circles on a piece of paper. His approach so far is to generate the geometry in Processing (Java for creatives) and send points via TCP as moveP commands but he's having problems accomplishing this. Help out on DoF here!