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OLRP Expert Series: Why exactly is OLRP helpful to robot programmers?

February 27, 2020
by James Schnarr, OCTOPUZ Product Manager

 

Offline Robot Programming (OLRP) enables robot functions to be programmed in an offline environment independent of the actual robot cell, using an exact 3D simulation. You might understand what OLRP is (and if you aren't quite sure, we have the perfect video for you), but one question we are frequently asked is: 

"Why exactly is OLRP helpful to robot programmers?" 

So, we've put together this short article on our top five key reasons to the above question:

Maximize your robot's ROI: 

OLRP increases your robot's ability to complete short-run production tasks, increasing its return on investment. Perfect for a high-mix, low-volume manufacturing environment.

Reduce production downtime: 

By programming industrial robot functions in a virtual environment with OLRP, you can greatly reduce robot downtime and increase productivity and profitability. Reprogram new robot functions in hours rather than days, without ever taking your robot offline.

Nimble deployment and reprogramming: 

With OLRP, programming industrial robot-specific code makes the transition to a new task less disruptive and ensures your robot is kept online and working for you.

Programming is identical: 

Until code is created for a unique robot, all programming operations are completely identical, no matter the robot brand. OLRP provides a single platform for many robot brands, in any configuration.

Validate robot processes through simulation: 

Ensure your robot will perform its tasks as expected through start-to-finish simulation. Quickly detect and solve any program errors, including robot singularities, joint limits, reach limits, and collisions.

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