Robotics Industry News
NEW! RobotPro Web Edition Expert System Software Facilitates Robot Maintenance, Troubleshooting and Repair
Yaskawa America, Inc. Posted 05/21/2009
Motoman’s new RobotPro® Web Edition provides a comprehensive web-based expert system for performing robot preventive maintenance, alarm-code troubleshooting and repair procedures. Designed exclusively for use with Motoman robots that have NX-series controllers, the software is tailored to each specific robot model and is structured in a user-friendly format with well-illustrated, step-by-step procedures that are easy to understand and follow. Because it is web-based, RobotPro Web Edition does not require installation and is not tied to a specific computer. When viewed on a lap-top computer, it is portable, providing readily accessible information, even at a robot work station.
RobotPro Web Edition includes descriptive test and repair procedures with illustrative graphics. It provides a preventive maintenance schedule with links to procedures. The maintenance schedule can be printed out to provide a convenient checklist for maintenance personnel to follow.
RobotPro Web Edition also includes interactive troubleshooting (series of questions used to determine cause of problem) and diagnostic information for more than 300 alarm codes. The software helps pinpoint the cause of an alarm and then prompts the user through the steps necessary to correct it, minimizing robot downtime.
For repair procedures, RobotPro Web Edition includes step-by-step instructions, photographs, drawings and schematics for motor replacement, lubrication, servo pack replacement and fuse replacement. It also includes wiring diagrams, exploded parts views, part numbers and spare parts lists.
RobotPro Web Edition requires a high-speed Internet connection and a PC with a compatible web browser (Internet Explorer 6 or later version is recommended). This software is offered on a yearly subscription basis, but a free trial & evaluation period is available. RobotPro Web Edition software is model-specific, but additional robots can be added at a fraction of the annual subscription cost.
Motoman is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yasakawa Electric Corporation, a worldwide leader in mechatronics and robots. We provide world-class robotic automation solutions for a wide variety of applications including arc and spot welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material cutting, material removal, picking, packaging, palletizing, machine tending, press tending and other general material handling applications.
For more information on Motoman products and services, visit the corporate website at www.motoman.com, call 937.847.6200 or write to Motoman Inc., 805 Liberty Lane, West Carrollton, Ohio, USA 45449.