14. June 2017

INTEGRATION

 

 

 

Automated processes and robot-controlled systems are considered to be the cornerstones of the “Industry 4.0”. For many areas such as handling and processing, a robotic system is a special added value compared to conventional machines or manual work. Not only are they more cost-effective, they also deliver better quality of work. Savings can be found in individual and fixed costs, as well as material, personnel and energy costs (approx. 20%). The comparison with a classical CNC system shows the advantages of a user-friendly and flexible robot system. An important point, because the robot controls will be simplified in the future in order to be able to handle them with the minimum of prior knowledge. The following are the most important features of an integrated robot system.

  

Advantages

Autonomous systems have some advantages from the outset. Robots still many more. Savings, quality enhancements and increased safety are only some of these advantages, following are the most important points listed:

– Reduction of operating costs
– Reduction of single and fixed costs
– Improvement of product quality
– improving working conditions, increased safety
– Increase in production output
– Reduction of material waste and increase in yield
– Flexible working procedures
– User-friendly control

  

Gateway

Whether a high-level language, NC data, a G-code or a PLC, they all have one thing in common: connecting! If a modular production line is economically viable depends on many factors, whether from the outset, it’s designed to accommodate more capacities (industrial robots) or to be integrated later in the robot. Especially important when connecting new robots are matching and coordinated gateways. Riexinger offers you the complete package from the idea to the integration.

  

Programming

Through our offline programming with the aid of a CAD / CAM system, you are able to manage independently complex machine commands, paths and contours.  
Special robot functions: Verification and optimization of specific robot themes such as singularity, collision and accessibility.

The preparation of a component to be processed can be traced well to the right example.

  
 

Interface

Samsung and others show us how to do it. Simple operations, clear structures and standardized interfaces offer a wider audience the opportunity to deal with the technologies which are otherwise reserved for specialist. The user interface of the control system offers a direct CNC programming with extended functions such as cycles, routines, measurements and commands.

  

Applications

In the meantime, a lot of additional options and modular solutions are available for robots. “Ready to use”, these applications are seen as simple extensions, which usually do not require any special configuration or installation. Following are some examples of applications:

– Calibration systems for an automated TCP (Tool Control Point) solution
– Control and calibration for tool length and wear
– Automatic partial calibrators
– Hand – held navigators using 3D mouse
– and much more.