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 Yaskawa's 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
To supplement the use of Compass, Yaskawa has added advanced motion control features to its MotionWorks IEC library, including bed leveling compensation, extruder pressure advance control, tangential control and ability to create custom G-codes and kinematics.