Realtime Robotics, which specializes in autonomous motion planning for industrial robots, has partnered with Siemens Digital Industries Software division. Realtime’s technology will be integrated into Siemens' Tecnomatix Process Simulate, which the company says will simplify robot programming and workcell coordination by automating motion programming. Manufacturers and integrators will be able to program, simulate, and validate automation, which will simplify the digital commissioning process.
According to the company, multi-robot workcells take prohibitive amounts of calendar and scarce engineering time in the simulation phase before going to production. Once deployed, they are inflexible, requiring significant re-programming for every modification. This has made multi-robot workcells cost-prohibitive for most companies.
Siemens’ Tecnomatix Process Simulate, coupled with the Realtime Controller and RapidPlan software, can simplify the programming of automated robotic processes, reducing the time to deploy and adapt to changes, both during simulation and on the shop floor, the company says. The integrated technology eliminates the need to enter teach-points and to create and manage interference zones.
“We are excited to announce our collaboration with Siemens. Our combined solution provides manufacturers with the flexibility and efficiency they have been clamoring for to expand the deployment of industrial automation. Together we will accelerate the pace of automation,” said Peter Howard, CEO, Realtime Robotics.
“Our partnership with Realtime Robotics reflects a paradigm shift in the way robotic applications are programmed and deployed. Together we have created a unique value proposition that will open up a world of possibilities for robotic automation,” said Zvi Feuer, Senior Vice President MFE, Siemens Digital Industries Software.
Joint customer proof of concepts show programming cycle time reductions of over 70 percent, enabling quicker, more robust deployments.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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