Kawasaki Robotics Library





With the Kawasaki library, you can easily integrate robotics into new types of systems and applications for automated test, laboratory automation, and flexible manufacturing – eliminating complex robotics programming expertise. The library features easy-to-use native LabVIEW VIs for controlling and commanding robots directly from a graphical development environment. With this library, you can program a single LabVIEW application that integrates all aspects of machine control and automation from part-handling and robot control to advanced measurements, inspection, machine vision and HMI. Using this approach, you do not need to learn specialized robotics programming software, which means you can achieve higher performance and better results in less time.

The entire application is developed in NI’s powerful LabVIEW Graphical Design Environment. It can be downloaded for execution to various Windows or LabVIEW Real-Time targets like smart cameras, NI CompactRIO, and NI PXI platforms to achieve industry-proven speed and reliability.

Main features

  • Build complete industrial robotics systems directly from NI LabVIEW
  • Directly control movements and motion of Kawasaki robots
  • Run and monitor pre-existing routines on Kawasaki robot controllers
  • Easily develop vision-guided robotics applications
  • Integrate measurements, sensors, and vision into robotics systems
  • Build highly flexible test and inspection systems


Supported functions

  • Open Session
  • Close Session
  • Servo ON/OFF
  • Get Status
  • Start Toolkit
  • Reset Errors


  • Move
    • Move Linear
    • Move Synchro
    • Move Circular
    • Move Relative
    • Approach
    • Depart
    • Move Home
  • Execution Control
    • Pause Motion
    • Stop Motion
  • Parameters
    • Set Speed
    • Get Speed
    • Set Accuracy
    • Get Accuracy
    • Set Path Mode
    • Get Path Mode
    • Set Accel/Dece
  • Position
    • Set Position
    • Get Position
    • Get Current Position
    • Get Destination
    • Set Home


  • Digital
    • Set Digital Line
    • Get Digital Line
    • Set Digital Port
    • Get Digital Port
    • Generate Digital Pulse
    • Reset Digital Outputs
  • Analog
    • Set Analog Line
  • Hand
    • Hand Action
  • PLC
    • Write PLC Data
    • Read PLC Data


  • Write Variable
  • Read Variable
  • Upload Program
  • Download Program
  • Start Program (User)
  • Stop Program
  • Get Program Status
  • Wait Program End
  • Reset Program
  • Delete Program


  • Get Timer
  • Clear Timer
  • Get Version
  • Get Error Log
  • Reboot Controller
  • Send Command
  • Coordinate
    • Set Coordinate System
    • Get Coordinate System
    • Calculate Shift
  • Configuration
    • Set Motion Limits
    • Get Motion Limits
    • Set Load
    • Set Arm Config
    • Set Robot Parameter
    • Get Robot Parameter
  • Robot Files
    • Get Directory
    • Upload File
    • Download File


System requirements

Robot types

  • 6 axis robots

  • D-series controller with TCP connection
  • E-series controller with TCP connection
  • F-series controller

  • Contact us for compatibility report
Development environment

LabVIEW 2009 or later


  • Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP/2000
  • NI Real-Time


Code examples


Evaluate and buy

You can use this library for free during 30 days of evaluation. Purchase of this product is available through National Instruments Corporation website.


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