The Trio Robot Programming System (RPS) is a sophisticated package of tools and software that can be adapted to different robot manufacturers requirements. The RPS allows users the choice of using a programming pendant for simple jobs or stepping up to use a laptop PC for more complex jobs. Many applications can use a mix of both to reduce programming time and optimise productivity.
The Robot Programming System components include:
Trio’s flexible multi-tasking BASIC is widely used for rapid development of industrial motion applications. TrioBASIC-R (Robotics) adds:
The RPS kinematics package covers most of the commonly used mechanism types and can easily be extended for new types. Delta, SCARA plus 5DOF and 6DOF anthropomorphic robots can effectively be programmed in XYZ world, tool and user coordinates. This allows users to focus on their application in a user friendly way and not be concerned with the algorithms being performed.
For robots with higher degrees of freedom, the kinematics package allows the orientation of tools to be defined and controlled during moves. This means that as well as placing a tool to a point in space, the direction can also be defined. The mathematics and joint angles are handled in the controller.
The 3D Visualization tool, available in Motion Perfect v4, enables simulation of robot and machine motion, using an externally generated 3D model which can be synchronized with the motion program. This tool can simulate and test realistic movement sequences on a PC in real time.
The Teach Programming System allows programming the robot in a managed and safe environment, using a real or virtual system.
The pendant is based around Trio’s UNIPLAY HMI and can be used as a “real” or “virtual” on-screen pendant. The system includes extensive software and preconfigured motion control functions, which permit the controlling of all standard types of robot with reduced development time.
The system allows the user to: