Much like the mobile operating systems we’re so familiar with, Forge/OS comes bundled with native apps that empower new levels of productivity and efficiency. Forge/OS 5 also supports custom third-party apps - enabling OEMs and developers to rapidly develop apps that instantly scale across all major robot brands.
Task Canvas is a native app on Forge/OS that revolutionizes robot programming. Program industrial and collaborative robots with a user-friendly, No Code, flowchart-based programming interface. Task Canvas empowers anyone on the production floor to program tasks, manage changeover, troubleshoot their Automation.
Task Canvas simplifies automation programming with easy-to-read, and easy-to-follow flowcharts composed of human readable blocks. Each block controls specific actions of the automation cell. These blocks get combined into a sequence of actions in Forge.
Each Task Canvas block has built in parameters and controls that the user can program and interact with. Parameters such as robot speed, gripper functions, I/O signals, Waypoints, Circle motions, Grid moves and many more; all controlled with Task Canvas Blocks.
Control the entire automation cell from one teach pendant.
Easily modify any device parameters through the Forge/OS device configuration interface.
Easy to learn for beginners, and extensive functionality for power users.
Forge/OS supports industrial and collaborative robots from top OEMs including Yaskawa, FANUC, ABB, Staubli, Epson and UR. With more integrations underway, Forge/OS will soon support robots from ALL top OEMs, empowering manufacturers to choose the right robot for the job - regardless of brand.
Easily set up and control many types of devices through variety of common industrial protocols including:
We continue to expand the communication capabilities of Forge/OS to support even more devices, and we are actively adding additional fieldbus and communication protocols to Forge/OS.