A single software for efficient simulation, programming and optimization
The next step aims to reduce the time spent on programming and validating new cells – no matter what brand of robot. “We are pleased to be able to assist Robolution in addressing this challenge, and FASTSUITE Edition 2 is just the right software for the job”, says Heiko Obmann, Senior Account Manager at CENIT. “This 3D simulation platform by CENIT lets businesses cover the entire lifecycle of a production system, from the earliest conceptual design to process detailing and on to virtual commissioning and live operation.”
FASTSUITE Edition 2 offers Robolution a digital simulation twin for early-stage testing and validation of production cells: The digital twin of the robot cell enables verification and optimization of clamping setups and cell layouts before the installation is approved for physical engineering.
“We rely on FASTSUITE Edition 2 to simulate all robot movements including approach and retreat paths. Generating the robot program in this way saves an enormous amount of time during the commissioning stage, because the simulation lets us optimize everything to such a degree that we only have to make minimal corrections at the end”, is how Boywitt describes the added value.
Robot-neutral operating concept for plant operators
Obmann emphasizes that FASTSUITE Edition 2 doesn’t just boost productivity at Robolution: The software platform offers attractive benefits for plant operators as well.
The 3D simulation platform adapts to the legacy software infrastructure and optimizes the existing systems. “That begins with integration into the PLM systems, and it goes all the way to virtual commissioning. Thanks to its robot-neutral operating concept, our solution is easy to understand and offers businesses a true increase in flexibility”, says Obmann.
FASTSUITE Edition 2 is compatible with all major robot control systems. To deploy the solution, all that is needed is a simple CAD computer and a user who ideally has some prior experience with the setup of robot facilities.
Additional benefits for automation providers: The 3D model as a demonstrator in customer dialogue
For auto manufacturing businesses, this represents a shortcut to the intended result, and less effort in getting there. And it ensures that clients get an optimum return on investment in their plant facilities.
These features make the software the right solution for small-scale supplier companies who only wish to program a single robot cell, but equally for large corporations that plan to map entire digital factories.
What’s more, FASTSUITE Edition 2 is now also available via a simple viewing license that can be used as a valuable sales tool. “The view license lets our clients leverage the 3D simulation model as a demonstrator for plant concepts. This really facilitates internal communication with the respective development divisions”, says Obmann.