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Intuitive Software Tool for Advanced Manufacturing

Yaskawa Compass is your CNC navigator.


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; 800-YASKAWA 

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