ADR Purchases RobotStudio and Solidworks 3D Modelling to Offer Full Offline and Concept Support



ADR has purchased RobotStudio and Solidworks 3D modelling to offer customers full offline programming and 3D concept design facilites.

Fully experience with the RobotStudio and Solidworks environment ADR offer a unique and coveted service when compared to others. ADR can model and simulate robot cell designs omitting the risk of expensive corrections and alterations after manufacture. Detailed simulations can be constructed to assist during tender and concept stages that allow both cell and the encompassing environment to be studied to enable a fuller picture of what to expect when manufactured. This service does not end at concept, with a 3D model of the cell the robot can be production programmed before the cell is manufactured and electrically commissioned. This allows the program to be constructed in parallel to the manufacture of the cell reducing installation time. Working with Solidworks ADR works alongside designers when creating the concept design and simulation. By creating pictures and videos to highlight access and reach ability issues the robot environment, tooling and end effector can be modified to specifically suit the robot and process being implemented.

Offline programming is the best was to maximise return on investment for robot systems. ABB's simulation and offline programming software, RobotStudio, allows robot programming to be done on a PC without shutting down production.

RobotStduio provides the tools to increase the profitability of your robot system by letting you perform tasks such as training, programming and optimisation without disturbing production. This provides numberous benefits including risk reduction, quicker start-up, shorter change-over, shorter part introduction and increased productivity.

RobotStudio is built on the ABB VirtualController, an exact copy of the real software that runs your robots in production. This allows very realistic simulations to be performed using real robot programs and configuration files identical to those used on the shop floor. Unlike other offline programming environments this means ADR can assure its customers what has been done in a virtual environment is applicable to the real robot.