“Thanks to smart phones we’ve learned to take simple graphic interface configuration for granted,” says ABB Product Manager Per Loewgren. “Production Screen is an easy and familiar way to customize a FlexPendant just like a smart phone.”
The software’s on-screen customization and user-friendly navigation are designed for use with a variety of applications such as arc welding, spot welding and dispensing. Widgets can be programmed to perform information, control, monitoring and notification functions. Customers simply choose which widgets they need as well as what they should look like. Ready-made widgets and apps also can be shared and downloaded from ABB’s application library, Robot Apps.
“Production Screen is a cost effective way for robot operators to interact with the robot directly from the FlexPendent,” adds Loewgren. “Its production environment puts the operator in control by bringing only the relevant functions to the forefront, which allows robot operators to focus on production-related data and to work more effectively.”
ScreenMaker is a software package, available from ABB, which allows users to create customized FlexPendant GUIs. It eliminates the need to learn the visual studio development environment and .NET programming.
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