How to Use KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 for Offline Programming and Application Development
KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 is a virtual robot controller that allows you to create and optimize programs offline on any PC. It is nearly identical to the KUKA System Software for the KR C4 and KR C5, so you can transfer the programs directly to the robot and start working right away. In this article, we will show you how to use KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 for offline programming and application development.
What is KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2?
KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 is a software that simulates the KUKA robot controller on a standard PC. It uses the original KUKA SmartHMI and KRL syntax, so you can program the robot in the same way as on the real controller. You can also test and debug your programs in real time, simulate digital input signals, and check the syntax with the compiler and interpreter provided[^1^].
KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 is mainly intended for offline programming and application development, but it can also be used for robotics training and in conjunction with KUKA.WorkVisual 6.0 or higher[^1^].
What are the benefits of using KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2?
Using KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 has several advantages, such as:
Immediate productivity: You can transfer the programs that you create with KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 one-to-one to the KUKA robot controller and ensure immediate productivity[^1^].
Independent and flexible: You can install KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 as a Hyper-V image on any PC with Windows 10 or Windows 11 (64-bit), regardless of the host system and its operating system. You can also install different versions of KUKA OfficeLite at the same time and switch between them as needed[^1^].
Cost-effective and time-saving: You can create and optimize your programs offline without occupying the robot or interrupting its operation. You can also avoid errors and improve cycle times by testing your programs in advance[^1^].
How to install and use KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2?
To install and use KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2, you need to follow these steps:
Download the Hyper-V image of KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 from the KUKA download center. You will need a personal my.KUKA account to access the download link[^1^] [^2^].
Activate Hyper-V on your PC with Windows 10 or Windows 11 (64-bit). Hyper-V is a feature that allows you to run virtual machines on your PC. You can find instructions on how to enable Hyper-V here.
Import the Hyper-V image of KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2 into your Hyper-V manager. You can find instructions on how to import a virtual machine here.
Start the virtual machine of KUKA OfficeLite KRC V5 2. You will see the same interface as on the real robot controller. You can use your mouse and keyboard to interact with the virtual controller.
Create and edit your programs using the SmartHMI and the editor. You can use the same commands and syntax as on the real controller. You can also load existing programs from your PC or a USB stick.
Test and debug your programs using the simulation mode. You can switch between manual mode and automatic mode, set breakpoints, monitor variables, simulate digital input signals, etc.