The Drives & Motion division of Yaskawa America, Inc. (Waukegan, IL) announces the release of Yaskawa Compass, a new software user interface tool for advanced manufacturing. Yaskawa Compass is your CNC navigator, a graphical user software package applicable to multiple applications in 3D printing, shape cutting, machine tool and robotics.
Coupled with the MP3300iec motion controller, Compass provides advanced plug-in solutions that you simply drop onto your screen. Prebuilt plug-ins include extruder, spindle, temperature control, stepper control, linear and rotary tool changer, 2D path planning and more. All plug-ins are developed in C#, so machine builders can also easily create and import their own machine plug-ins.
Key features of Yaskawa Compass include:
- Landscape or portrait mode
- Machine configurator
- Screen configurator
- Prebuilt Plugins
- OEMs branding with company colors and graphics
- Axis configurator
- Auto, MDI and manual mode
- Pop-up NC editor and messaging
- Alarm history
- Tool manager
- Part cycle time measurement tools
- 2D viewer with live TCP updates