Adept, Applied Computing ally on simulation software

Livermore, CA—Adept Technology Inc. reports that it has allied with Applied Computing & Engineering (AC&E) for 3-D factory simulation software.


Livermore, CA— Adept Technology Inc. reports that it has allied with Applied Computing & Engineering (AC&E) for 3-D factory simulation software. AC&E will provide Adept's customers with software enhancements and direct support for Adept's Digital Workcell, CimStation Robotics, and Production Pilot software products.

'This alliance combines Adept's automation hardware and controls expertise with AC&E's expertise in simulation software development and support,' says John Dulchinos, Adept's sales VP. 'Together, Adept and AC&E will continue to pioneer key simulation technologies for designing, programming, and optimizing factory automation, furthering our vision of rapid deployment automation.'

Yash Khandhia, Applied's technical director, adds that, 'AC&E has worked closely with Adept since 1989, and this partnership further validates the success of our relationship. 'We've always recognized the strength of Adept's simulation products, and look forward to building on them to deliver the next generation of these proven software solutions.'

Adept Digital Workcell and CimStation Robotics are simulation and offline programming applications, which allow customers to build high-fidelity, 3-D simulation models of their robot work cells, and test the virtual robots for cycle time, reach and clearance, while generating final programs for the robots. These simulation tools allow customers to reduce hardware design iterations and engineering change orders. Adept Digital Workcell is ideal for discrete assembly, material handling, packaging and pick-and-place applications. CimStation Robotics is used for robotic spot welding and painting applications, as well as general robot simulation and design.

Production Pilot is a suite of simulation products that span the entire product lifecycle, from evaluating early-stage product designs for ease of assembly, to assessing manufacturing processes and factory flow, to final lay out and programming of detailed factory automation. Production Pilot introduces manufacturing considerations into the earliest stages of product design, where total product cost can be most influenced.

Control Engineering Daily News Desk
Jim Montague, news editor

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