We are always striving to expand the number of brands that we support, but some current ones include:
If you don't see your robot brand listed, feel free to reach out to our sales team for a roadmap of when it might be supported.
What are the IPC requirements for installing ForgeOS?
Refer to the ForgeOS User Manual or the "How To Install ForgeOS on an IPC" guide for required IPC specifications.
How many languages does ForgeOS support?
The ForgeOS UI currently only supports English and Japanese. We are open to adding more languages based on customer demand.
Does ForgeOS support vision?
ForgeOS 5 can support some vision systems that pass data over Modbus or EtherNet/IP (such as some Keyence vision systems). Connection is done through one of the generic fieldbus devices. Configuration is done in Task Canvas (with the camera's data of a part's position determining the offset values of the robot's "pick" waypoint).
How many robots can I have running simultaneously on a single instance of ForgeOS?
A single instance of ForgeOS with a pendant can control up to 5 robots. Every robot controller has to be physically connected to the pendant and IPC for our solution to work. For industrial robots (such as for Fanuc or Kawasaki), you may need to connect through a third-party safety system.
How many devices can I have enabled at once?
You can have a maximum of 30 devices enabled at once.
What is the difference between the different ForgeOS EIP devices?
In Device Configuration, choose a ForgeOS EIP device based on how you want to configure your system:
EIP ForgeOS Adapter: ForgeOS defines a set of I/O that other devices can interface with using Ethernet/IP. (This is usually how ForgeOS connects to a PLC.)
EIP ForgeOS Device: A fixed instance of the below device that connects to a ForgeOS adapter. (This is currently the best way to send data between two instances of ForgeOS.)
EIP Generic Device: A generic Ethernet/IP scanner device for connecting to arbitrary adapter devices (I/O, cameras, sensors, etc.). Connection parameters provided by the adapter are entered in Device Configuration to create the connection.
For example, if you’re looking to set up a PLC for I/O, you can either have the PLC be the adapter so that ForgeOS talks to the PLC's I/O, or you can have ForgeOS be the adapter so that the PLC talks to Forge’s IO.
Think of the adapter as a server and the other device as the client (“scanner” in EIP terms) that talks to that server.
What is the maximum number of subtasks that I can have in a task?
We have tested tasks that have up to 200 subtasks in them.
What is the maximum number of total blocks that I can have in a task?
We have tested tasks that have up to 5000 blocks in them (i.e., 20 subtasks each with 250 blocks in them).
What is the maximum number of blocks that I can have in a subtask?
We have tested subtasks that have up to 500 blocks in them.
How much does a ForgeOS license cost?
Please contact our sales team.
How much does a READY Support plan cost?
Pricing varies based on which plan you select. Please contact our sales team.
Can I buy protective covers for the READY pendant?
Pendant bumpers and screen protectors are great ways to protect the READY pendant in case it gets dropped. You can buy these products from Roboworld at https://store.roboworld.com/collections/ready-robotics-forge-o-s-pendant-armor.