Off-line robotics programming software with 3D simulation

It simplifies workcell layout, allows remote monitoring of operations.

By Control Engineering Staff November 13, 2008

Wincaps III robotics programming software from Denso lets users program a robot on an offline computer, without the robot having to be in operation, which saves development time. A 3D simulation feature enables layout of the automation workcell in a virtual environment, remote monitoring of workcell operations via realtime I/O status indicators and detailed control logs.

CAD drawings can be imported in standard VRML and DirectX formats, and variables can easily be input or changed. Users can verify reach, determine obstacle clearances, detect collisions, troubleshoot and debug programs, and determine cycle time. A panel design feature allows customization of the robot controller’s teaching-pendant display.

A 3D simulation feature enables layout of the automation workcell in a virtual environment. Source: Denso Robotics

Denso Robotics offers a full line of robots, controllers and software covering a wide range of applications. Denso Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. In the Americas , Denso employs more than 17,000 people. It is reportedly the world’s largest user of small assembly robots, with more than 16,000 robots designed and used in its own manufacturing facilities.

– Edited by Renee Robbins , senior editor
Control Engineering News Desk
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