OCTOPUZ V1.7 Now Live

OCTOPUZ V1.7 is now live for all customers on maintenance, and comes packed with new features. To learn more about OCTOPUZ V1.7, please contact us at contact@octopuz.com.

The latest update for OCTOPUZ has just been released, and Version 1.7 comes packed with new features and enhancements. Read on for a comprehensive list of what you can look forward to in OCTOPUZ V 1.7, including robot code importing, NC code importing, an all-new tool manager, URP program generation for UR robots, as well as the exciting addition of SmartPath, which provides automated methods of orientating the robot and making changes to solve conflicts. This update is available to all users currently on Maintenance.


• SmartPath
- Provides users with an automated method for determining the orientation of the robot to
complete the path
- Orientation changes are made based on conflicts detected including joint limits, joint multi-
turns, collisions and reach limitations
• New post supporting Universal URP
• Additional post function calls to allow for further customization
• Updates to Panasonic, Nachi, OTC, Yaskawa and KUKA posts
• Improved autopositioner functionality
• Robot code importing
- Ability to take existing programs off of the robot and import the coordinate data into the
• Import base/tool frames, joint limits and external frames
- Support for ABB, Fanuc, KUKA, Yaskawa, OTC and Universal
• Positioner alignment tool
- Import point measurements taken on the actual robot to align the rotary positioner in OCTOPUZ
• Tool On/Off Commands added to the XML Defaults
• New kinematic systems and parametric components added to eCat

OCTOPUZ Welding Addon:

• Support for KUKA Arcsense seam tracking
• Addition of OTC welding parameters
• ABB weave schedule support

CAM Importing:

• Tool Manager
- New functionality allows users to create a tool list to be stored in the virtual cell environment
• Improved interface for Mastercam 2017
• SolidCAM integration
• NC Importing
- Users will have the ability to import generic G-Code files intended for CNC machining operation
- Flexibility to create additional controller language support
• Additional support for APT importing including arc support

Power Packs:

• New Universal PowerPack containing:
- Convert Universal angle output format to Euler/Quaternion
- Update to Universal robot controller in OCTOPUZ environment

To learn more about OCTOPUZ or to arrange a personalized demonstration , find an OCTOPUZ partner near you , email us, or call 1 (877) 456-4519.

Featured Product

ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

ST Robotics - R17HS-6, the 6-axis version of the high speed R17 variant

The 6-axis version of the R17HS high speed variant of the R17 robot is now available. As is our policy the 6th axis is an optional bolt-on module. At the same time we have made it even faster and new software eliminates shake and greatly improves repeatability as this video shows. Please see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wG0MeiJ-yE. The video would seem to imply a repeatability of 0.01mm but we are sticking with 0.2mm in the spec. The motor specialist was able to tune the motors from the other side of the pond. My first reaction when we put power on and entered the first commands was to jump back in amazement (and maybe an expletive). Tip speed is now 3m/s; that's 3 times as fast as its nearest competitor yet costs half the price. I love it when a plan comes together.