K 2013: KraussMaffei MC6 control system now offers animated simulation

Operating automated production cells doesn't always have to be rocket science, as KraussMaffei recently demonstrated at the K Show in Düsseldorf. Its new MC6 control system for integrating the robot user interface into the machine control system is "straightforward and intuitively designed," said Frank Peters, VP of sales at KraussMaffei.

The WizardX and VisuX programming and operating wizards integrated into the MC6 control system considerably simplify the programming and operation of the robots in complex automated production cells. The WizardX programming wizard enables error-free program code to be generated even by operators with no knowledge of programming. The advantage of automatic programming is that it eliminates the laborious and time-consuming task of troubleshooting program code. In Expert mode, the automatically generated program code can be modified and adapted by users, provided they have a sufficient knowledge of programming.

The VisuX operating wizard provides the operator with all the necessary information, neatly grouped and presented over a small number of pages, enabling the operator to diagnose the current manufacturing process at any time and make any necessary adjustments.

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