Offline Robot Programming (OLRP) is making the integration of robot systems in manufacturing more cost effective, easy to deploy, and scalable. By programming industrial robot functions in a virtual environment, manufacturers can greatly reduce robot downtime and increase productivity and profitability.
Even before an investment is made, OLRP can be used as proof of concept and proof of process by enabling a real-world manufacturing cell to be replicated or a custom cell to be created in the software platform and complex robot applications to be programmed within the virtual cell. For manufacturers with low volume requirements, OLRP enables the robotization of short production runs through quick and easy reprogramming.
OLRP is an ideal way to program complex applications because the software automates many of the time-consuming manual processes employed by the teach pendant method, producing accurate, error-free paths quickly. Robot-specific code is then outputted and integrated into the robot, making the transition to a new task less disruptive.
Invest with confidence having validated your automation concept
Make short production runs more profitable
Program and reprogram complex applications quickly
Most people in the manufacturing space are aware of the value proposition of robots. They do not take breaks, take vacations, or call in sick. One of the many benefits of employing robots is they can run a program 24/7. Making the return on investment huge. A question often discussed in the industry is, why should we automate, and what are the challenges automation solves for manufacturers?
Offline Robot Programming software in robotics refers to programming robots off of the production line. In the case of welding robots, this means creating welding parameters on a PC off the production line in a virtual environment using CAD files. This allows the operator to create parameters in advance of the actual production run starting while the robots themselves complete production orders using a previous parameter. This minimizes downtime and allows for a quicker production turnaround.
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