Programming your robot for AFP has become user-friendly.
Program and analyze your layup in minutes.
Offline programming (OLP) is the industry standard for programming robots to perform complex tasks. A proper OLP software enables engineers to intuitively program the robot, visualize the process, and evaluate for any anomalies such as crashes, singularity, or over-extension. The software then exports the program into your specific robot's language, and once uploaded, the task is ready to be performed.
Import & Position Mold
AddPath includes your specific manufacturing cell, AFP-XS, and AddCell layout. All that remains is to import and position the mold you will be laying up on. Layup on different shapes, including:
+ Preform flats for infusion
+ 3D shapes of prepreg
+ Large parts
+ Closed rotational parts
The increase of AFP accessibility means that it is becoming more experimental. This requires full control of the different parameters to achieve success, such as:
+ Planned gaps
+ Pass suppression
+ Manufacturing excess
OLP is designed to visualize layups away from the robot to prove functionality. Once programmed, AddPath creates an animation and runs an analysis, determining:
+ Required time and material
+ Any collisions
+ Any singularities
+ Real scale of layup
Program and Run Robot
Once the animation has been analyzed and approved, AddPath creates a program in your desired robots language, whether it's KUKA, FANUC, or ABB.
+ USB or wireless transfer to robot
+ No programming experience required
+ HMI creates user-friendly experience
+ Included in AFP-XS purchase