Energid and ModuleWorks Team to Bring Robotic Motion Control to CAD/CAM Robotic Development
Isaac Maw posted on April 03, 2019 |
The partnership combines Energid’s Actin adaptive kinematics and collision-avoidance capabilities wi...
Moduleworks CAM.
Moduleworks CAM.

ModuleWorks and Energid Technologies today announced a partnership for a combined software solution that will add Energid’s adaptive kinematics and collision-avoidance capabilities to ModuleWorks’ optimized toolpath for CAD/CAM robotic systems. ModuleWorks is a software component provider for the CAD/CAM industry and Energid is the provider of the Actin commercial robotic software development kit (SDK) and tasking framework for real-time, adaptive motion control. According to the companies, this partnership will allow developers to get to market faster with differentiated robotic systems for additive manufacturing, welding, machining, CNC routing, and other applications that require control of six axes or more.


“The quantity and diversity of robotic applications is expanding at an incredible rate,” said David Plater, Technical Director of ModuleWorks. “Combining the kinematic engine of Energid and the path planning engine of ModuleWorks will allow powerful solutions to be developed for many of these applications.”

This video shows an example of Actin motion control.

A major challenge for robotic system developers is how to get the robot to automatically perform a complex task without getting stuck. The flexibility of Actin allows customers to build on the motion control capabilities they need to create their own proprietary products. This is an ideal addition to the ModuleWorks range of path planning applications as the combination of these products enables complex applications to be developed quickly and easily. 

 See Actin in action at the Energid booth 8925 at Automate 2019, April 8-10, 2019 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. Engineering.com will be visiting the booth to interview Energid, on video, about the solution.

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