Function of KUKA.TouchSense software
KUKA.TouchSense is a software technology package that can optionally be added to the KR C5 controller. It enables a KUKA robot to locate parts or seams using the welding torch or an external sensor. The necessary functions, status keys and inline forms for programming are made available to the user. Through the flexible connection of various sensors, KUKA.TouchSense can be used for arc welding as well as for other applications such as palletizing.
The programming of searches and corrections is extremely simple. The corrections are calculated using the comparative measurement of a taught master part and can contain linear and rotational offsets. Using the Fast Measurement inputs on the KR C5 controller also enables the search to be carried out at high speeds with maximum accuracy in the measurement results. This reduces unproductive time for search runs to a minimum in order to ensure the robotic system’s highest levels of productivity.