So check it out, ABB Robotics just extended the reach of its free Wizard Easy Programming software. And this ain’t no regular extension, my friends. This thing now covers their six-axis industrial robots powered by the OmniCore controller, not just their collaborative robots.
I mean, look, let’s be real. This is big news. This makes ABB the first robot maker to offer a simple, no-code programming tool for both cobots and six-axis industrial robots. It’s like they’re smashing barriers to automation for new users and giving ecosystem partners and integrators a sweet tool to help their customers out.
In the words of Marc Segura, president of ABB Robotics, “Addressing industry challenges and opportunities is essential to sustain and accelerate the worldwide adoption of robotics automation.”
The Wizard Easy Programming software uses a graphical, no-code, drag-and-drop approach that makes developing robot applications simple. I’m talking about first-time users being able to crank out applications in minutes, when it would normally take a whole week of training and another week for development.
This software is a game-changer. It’s been super popular since it first dropped in 2020, and has been used across a variety of applications with ABB’s cobot portfolio.
Seriously, this tool helps operators with no previous training create robot applications like arc welding and machine tending. And it gives them the flexibility to modify existing programs and pre-programmed blocks that control all kinds of behaviors. It’s got a super intuitive interface, so it’s great for beginners and pros alike.
But wait, there’s more! ABB also rolled out Skill Creator, a tool that helps system integrators and expert users create customized, application-specific Wizard blocks. This makes it easier to tackle tasks like machine tending and welding, as well as more complex applications like medical inspections.
And here’s the kicker: ecosystem partners developing accessories like grippers, feeders, and cameras will now have access to a digital tool to share product-specific functionalities, regardless of the type of robot they’ll be used with. That’s a big win for everyone involved.
So, if you’re scooping up one of ABB’s cobots or new six-axis industrial robots powered by OmniCore, you’re getting Wizard Easy Programming preinstalled. And let me tell you, the OmniCore controller family is top-notch, delivering an average 20 percent energy savings and offering built-in digital connectivity and scalable functions for days. This thing is the future of automation, my friends.