A programming technique for multifunctional use of industrial robots

Balkan T.

12th International Conference on CAD/CAM Robotics and Factories of the Future, London, Canada, 14 - 16 August 1996, pp.126-131 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: London
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-131


In this study, a software is developed in order to use an industrial robot, specifically an are welding robot, as a palletizing robot by using programming codes of a FANUC ARC Mate Sr. on a FANUC R-G2 controller environment. The software performs all standard palletizing options of a material handling robot in the same category without requirement of any optional built-in software. In addition, multiplication and division can be performed without any optional software for these functions, by using standard addition and subtraction software. Thus, with the algorithm of the developed software, an industrial robot for a certain application may be used for palletizing without any extra cost for optional software.