It happens that fixtures need to be re-designed due to reachability issues and collisions with robots or tools. Very often, these problems are only detected after the fixture design is done, so every modification requires additional time and resources, and thus costs. What if the process could be inverted?
Imagine you create your robot program first, and you use the working envelope of the robot and tool as well as the optimized workpiece designing the fixture, and for positioning the clamps. This video shows how it can be done by using a swept volume. By using this swept volume function, there are several use cases feasible:
✅ Use the swept volume to position clamps and fixtures outside of the process working area to avoid collisions right from the start
✅ Define interlockings between robots by using the swept volume as a collision element
✅ Export the working environment as a 3D CAD model back to the engineering department for improving the communication between designers and simulation engineers.
Find out more about the possibility at https://www.fastsuite.com/
FASTSUITE offers the possibility to completely ensure the shot peening process. The offline programming function enables fast and automatic path generation on 3D surfaces with many process-related automatisms. Parameters can be used to set the track width, track overlap, blast angle, travel speed and nozzle distance to the surface.
Collision detection during the simulation of the robot motion program prevents expensive damage to the real robot cell. In addition, programming strategies and fixture concepts can be elegantly tried out and optimized without the real system being stopped.
Read more at: https://www.fastsuite.com/
Drag & Snap” functions to position resources and to connect resources geometrically and logically
Simulation of processes within the layout: dynamic resource simulation, simple teaching of robots, Collision detection, CAD Import and Export
The simulation platform FASTSUITE Edition 2 makes Offline Programming and the simultaneous simulation of a Kuka virtual controller possible in one solution, even for such a new concept by Kuka like the FlexDrill!
Since the entire layout is available as a mechatronic model of the production facility, the simulation environment can be used directly for PLC (programmable logic controller) validation and virtual commissioning. The virtual facility behaves in precisely the same way as the real-world hardware, including all I/O signals, sensor data, etc.