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ESAB Corporation announced today the launch of InduSuite, a brand-agnostic portfolio of software applications that revolutionizes workflow, quality, and business performance, to help fabricators and manufacturers improve operational efficiency.
Now in OCTOPUZ, our user-based accounts allow you to easily login and program across multiple devices, so there is no interruption in your workflow – complete your initial programming on a desktop in the office or at home, and make any changes on a laptop right at the robot.
OCTOPUZ customers Priefert Manufacturing and Penmar Automation Inc. have gone through our implementation process. Here at OCTOPUZ, we provide our customers with two implementation options, on-site and remote. Both options provide a seamless experience to get your cell set up in OCTOPUZ and programming offline.
Throughout this series, we uncovered the challenges automation solves, the benefits of automating, and how software makes automation more accessible and successful. In the last installment of this series, we asked Kel Guerin and Rob House for their advice and recommendations for companies considering robot automation software.
Robots can be complex and difficult to use without hiring a trained expert to ensure they are being used effectively, which can be very time-consuming and costly to the manufacturer. This is where software solutions can help. Read our blog to learn how software is making automation more accessible and successful.
Automated welding systems of any type are a significant investment. Investing in automation provides you with an increase in quality, consistency, and speed so you can complete your jobs faster and more efficiently. The ROI on this significant investment can be maximized by using offline programming to minimize production setup and the robot downtime that you experience.
There are benefits that are commonly linked with robotics, including; higher production rates, increased productivity, more efficient use of materials, improved safety, shorter workweeks, etc. However, we wanted to discuss the areas that we see provide exponential benefits to those looking at automating.
Technological updates should simplify operations, increase productivity, and reduce costs for manufacturers. Robotic welding has allowed industries to realize these benefits by shifting welding tasks from operators to smart automated robots. With accurate programming, operators can ensure optimal robot performance and incomparable weld results.
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.
A question that a first-time OLRP software user often has is "What does the process of programming robots offline look like?" In this article, we describe how an OCTOPUZ user goes from receiving a new part to program in a welding cell to running it on their robot in a matter of hours.
Additive manufacturing has been increasing in popularity across the manufacturing industry in recent years. While robot additive systems are often much more expensive than their 3D printer counterparts of comparable print volume, there are a few key reasons to choose them to control your extruder.
RobotWorx explored how industrial welding robots can improve not only your profitability but your productivity. There has been a common fear in the industry that robots are taking your jobs. Discover how adding industrial welding robots can improve your profitability and productivity.
Robotic software leaders OCTOPUZ and READY Robotics have partnered up to share their insights on the manufacturing industry. You may be thinking READY and OCTOPUZ, what an interesting partnership. Are you not competitors? How does your respective software work together? We are setting the record straight and debunking the myths around our partnership and why it’s not crazy for Offline Robot Programming (OLRP) and No Code leaders to partner.
In the virtual world: everything is perfect. In the real world: nothing is perfect. The reality is that although OLRP can produce programs that are very accurate when transferred to real robots, multiple factors can affect accuracy. In our latest blog post, we will discuss some of the most common factors that affect the accuracy of OLRP programs and some tips and tricks for dealing with them.
The robot market is diverse. However, many manufacturers tend to use a few or one robot brand in their facilities. The high cost of training staff on multiple robot brands is outweighing the desire to purchase the superior robot. We believe that robot programming should be brand agnostic, assist with programming downtime, and simple to use no matter what robot brand you have in your facilities.
In just a few clicks in OCTOPUZ for Visual Components, your statements can be transformed from the originating robot to any robot. Within our new panel group called "Transform Destination", you can have statements transform in your cell as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Jon House sits down with Tom Fischer, Operations Manager at RobotWorx. RobotWorx focuses on providing quality industrial robotic solutions and customized integration worldwide. Watch Jon and Tom as they discuss how automation has made an impact in the general industry.
You asked; we listened! Setting a unique start and end flare on a path was one of our most highly requested features. For complete tool axis control, you can now define and set a unique start point and end point flare angle and distance.
Jon House hosts a discussion with Aaron DeJong of Accumetal Manufacturing Inc. After many years of manual welding, the volume of work increased and triggered the need to look at more automation. Watch this exciting conversation as they discuss Accumetal’s journey with Offline Robot Programming.
There is a multitude of robot brands in the industrial robotics industry, there is also a multitude of options for programming. Manual programming, OEM specific software, and third party offline programming software are some of the different approaches.