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OCTOPUZ is intelligent offline robot programming and simulation software ideal for an application. OCTOPUZ took a revolutionary approach to robotic programming by combining the offline programming of robots with a manufacturing process simulation, perfect for tech AND sales teams. Contact us for a free, online demonstration tailored to your unique application. About OCTOPUZ Headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, OCTOPUZ provides offline robot programming and simulation software for businesses of all sizes, from small shops to global corporations. Our focus is to provide a robotic software solution that not only enables companies to reach a higher level of efficiency with their processes but that also opens opportunities for them to enter new markets and expand their business potential . Our business was built on the concept of taking complex robotic programming and making it easy.

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Laser Cutting is Faster, More Precise with OCTOPUZ

POSTED 10/05/2015

Faster programming and unparalleled precision are just two areas where OCTOPUZ is poised to transform laser cutting applications across the manufacturing industry.

OCTOPUZ Kuka Laser Cutting

In-House Solutions recently put a KUKA KR 60 robot with KRC4 controller and an IPG LaserMech auto-focusing head to the test and the results were phenomenal. Watch this latest video on the OCTOPUZrobotics channel on YouTube. It shows the KUKA robot, programmed offline using OCTOPUZ, laser cutting stamped automotive parts with a speed, accuracy and flexibility that could revolutionize the way companies perform these types of tasks.

The application was programmed with KUKA CNC code, which allows for larger and more accurate programs. Using OCTOPUZ software allowed the programming to be completed from a CAM file in minutes rather than in days of manual programming, and its simulation feature ensured that the robot was collision-checked against the part, tool and surroundings before running the program. Joint limits, singularities and reach issues were also corrected long before code was run on the machine, saving downtime. Safety is always a concern in manufacturing environments, and the potential for injury is dramatically reduced by switching to this type of automated process.

Throughout the operation, all tool on and off commands come from OCTOPUZ, multiple user frames ensure accuracy and the laser power control is dynamic.

OCTOPUZ was created by In-House Solutions to meet the rising needs in the robotics industry, and uses a method of combining the offline programming of robots with manufacturing process simulation. This robotic software package is a mainstream, versatile, powerful and effective solution for robotic challenges.

Here are some of the ways companies are benefitting by using OCTOPUZ:

  • Programming time is substantially faster
  • Robots can still run while the next part is being programmed, minimizing downtime and lost revenue
  • Collisions and unpredictable motions can be avoided ahead of time
  • Complex paths can be made using any CAM system
  • The tool set can run perpendicular to the surface if possible
  • Running code is fully customizable
  • Program and simulate multiple robots of mixed brands, simultaneously and in any configuration

OCTOPUZ is the intelligent offline robot programming and simulation software ideal for any path-sensitive application.