Published on Aug 10, 2012 by SiemensPLM
Siemens PLM has announced RobotExpert software, a new, intuitive, easy-to-deploy robotic simulation and programming solution for small and medium size manufacturers.
RobotExpert, which supports industry applications, such as pick-and-place, arc welding, polishing, gluing and more, expands Siemens PLM Software’s digital manufacturing solutions which include its Tecnomatix® portfolio for digital manufacturing, automation and simulation.
The use of industrial robots to perform complex, repetitive tasks is on the rise across a variety of industries, and such is the demand for an out-of-the-box solution for robotic simulation and programming. Industrial robots are traditionally programmed manually, which means production downtime and non-optimized robot programs. Siemens PLM’s RobotExpert provides an offline programming and simulation tool which helps to minimize downtime by allowing the majority of the programming work to be done virtually while optimizing the program to reduce the cycle time and increase throughput. Simulation capabilities also help to reduce hazards to shop floor personnel and equipment.
Featuring an intuitive 3D environment, the software combines the simplicity to optimize robotic paths and improve cycle times with the power to simulate virtual mockups of complete manufacturing cells and systems. RobotExpert can be used to generate the most suitable combination of equipment to meet specific manufacturing needs, supporting faster product introduction as well as early evaluation of manufacturing times, costs and project investments.
“Manufacturers, big and small, are under a great deal of pressure to maximize return on capital investment, and production line automation provides an excellent opportunity to help increase efficiency,” said Zvi Feuer, senior vice president, Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “Specifically, small and mid-size manufacturers needed an intuitive and easy-to-deploy solution that removes the complexities involved with implementing a robotic simulation and programming solution. That is why we have developed RobotExpert as an independent software solution, which builds on Siemens PLM Software’s proven leadership in digital manufacturing. We have taken more than two decades of experience delivering robotic solutions for some of the most complex applications and created a simple intuitive solution which will help small and medium size manufacturing companies across industries build better products by making smarter manufacturing decisions.”
RobotExpert is available immediately. For more information please visit www.siemens.com/plm/robotexpert.