The KCONG (Kawasaki Common Offline NC data Generator) offline programming software is used to automatically generate a robot's welding path based off of workpiece geometry. 3D CAD part and tooling data is imported into KCONG along with a library of supplied Kawasaki robot models. The user then inputs application parameters and selects workpiece geometry to automatically generate the robot welding path.
K-CONG makes generating tool paths for complicated arc welding joint geometry easy and fast. Depending on the complexity, teaching the path may normally require hundreds of manually taught points that take a significant amount of time and cost on-site to implement. Once the application parameters have been entered and the workpiece geometry selected, the user can then view the simulation of the arc welding process, check for collisions, and make fine adjustments to the generated robot path.