ArtiMinds RPS & LAR in action

In three steps to a robotic automation solution

It seems to be a long way from a first idea to a deployed robot-based automation solution, but actually you only need three steps. For sure, this steps include a lot of different taskes, but the special features and innovative approaches of the robot programming software ArtiMinds RPS and the analysis tool ArtiMinds LAR support you perfectly in every single phase.

Every robot application goes through three phases or steps in its life cycle: planning & programming, commissioning & ongoing operation and analysis & optimization.
Since it´s different people, who are usually responsible the associated tasks, each phase requires special tools, individual know-how and good coordination between the individual process owners.

A software that can be used in all phases and across the different processes and tasks brings great advantages and saves time and money. ArtiMinds RPS convinces exactly through this continuous approach. In particular, the user benefits from the fact that you can switch seamlessly between online and offline programming. In the planning phase, ArtiMinds RPS allows you to start programming offline, i.e. even without hardware or connection to the robot, and to plan and optimize the cell layout. To parameterize vision blocks with the real camera, analyze live sensor data or teach key poses on the real robot, you can switch to online mode at any time with just one a click.

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ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds RPS generates native robot code

The special features of ArtiMinds include automatically generated native robot code that runs directly on the manufacturer’s robot controller. Thus, ArtiMinds RPS translates your program, which you have created via drag & drop on a user-friendly, graphical and intuitive user interface, into the language of the robot. This avoids interface problems and also eliminates the need for specialized skills in the respective manufacturer’s software.

From a monetary perspective, ArtiMinds RPS offers significant potential savings in setting up and connecting external hardware  as well as real competitive advantages. This is because the software significantly reduces the application’s susceptibility to errors, which leads to less production downtime . Changes or adaptations can be implemented by your employees without the need for an external service provider. If required, the ArtiMinds Automation Engineering Team will provide you with customized support.

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ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds RPS generates native robot code

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The Analysis Tool Learning & Analytics for Robots ArtiMinds LAR perfectly complements ArtiMinds RPS. ArtiMinds LAR is specially designed for analyzing and optimizing your robot processes during and after commissioning. For this purpose, the software automatically collects live sensor data during operation and prepares them both numerically and graphically. This allows you to efficiently optimize production cycles in terms of stability, accuracy and speed. At the same time, LAR makes it possible to compare different program versions with each other. Thus, changes remain transparent and the “success” of an optimization can be evaluated more easily. In addition, the maintenance engineer benefits from PDF documentation, including stored comments, which the programmer can create out of the programming suite by simply clicking on one button.

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ArtiMinds Robotics - Analysis and Optimization with ArtiMinds LAR

ArtiMinds LAR: Save money – increase efficiency

  • No downtime: optimizations can be made during operation
  • Implementation can be done by your trained staff, i.e. special programming knowledge is not required
  • ArtiMinds LAR connects the live data directly to the respective program templates of the RPS, so that changes can be made easily and quickly
  • Optimized robot processes lead to a significantly lower error rate and thus to less scrap

We have compiled further details on the analysis & optimization phases for you further down on this page.

Everyone can program robots in 3 steps

Create program structure and task sequence via drag & drop

ArtiMinds Robotics - Create task sequence via drag & drop

Teach-in and parameterize the configuration

ArtiMinds Robotics - Teach-in and configure parameters

Simulation, execution and operating

ArtiMinds Robotics - Simulation, Execution and Optimization

ArtiMinds RPS: Plan – Program – Commission & Operate

  • Plan

    Plan and simulate your robot-based automation solution with ArtiMinds RPS. Realize your applications with a minimal amount of expensive special-purpose hardware. Easily set up your robot using a broad set of standard components like grippers, force-torque sensors and vision sensors. Import CAD files to quickly check reachability and collisions of the robot. Choose the best hardware suitable for your process and optimize the layout of the robot cell using the reachability assistant. Easily generate paths from CAD to validate the robot motions as early as possible – for specific tasks like dispensing, cutting or deburring.

  • Program

    Solving complex automation tasks has never been easier! Program your robot without writing a single line of robot code by choosing from more than 60 function templates, ranging from standard robot motions up to force-sensitive alignment, camera-based search motions and PLC communication. Each template provides specific wizards to simplify programming by teaching key points. Experts have access to all parameters – even force controller settings – and advanced programming techniques like CAD, calibration helpers and numerical inputs. Create your program structure simply via drag & drop and maintain it easily even months after the initial setup using different documentation features. Use the advantages of flexible automation with ArtiMinds RPS and equip your robot with humanlike skills!

  • Commission & operate

    Quickly test and qualify your robot processes. ArtiMinds RPS automatically generates the robot code and copies it to the standard robot controller to allow fast and easy testing. The robot code runs independently from ArtiMinds RPS on the robot – just like a handwritten robot program. Live sensor data will be acquired automatically to inspect the program. Use the real robot to easily reteach a keypoint or optimize it based on live sensor data. Export live data to document the qualification of the process.

ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds RPS: Easy planning and programming
ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds RPS: Implementation of the application

ArtiMinds LAR: Commission & Operate – Analyze – Optimize

  • Operate

    Flexible automation solutions with robots generate a large amount of live sensor data. ArtiMinds LAR connects to your in-house database and stores all generated live sensor data permanently. The software splits the live sensor data based on the ArtiMinds RPS program templates to be able to analyze each sub process individually. Each ArtiMinds RPS program revision – for example after reteaching a keypoint – will be stored along the live sensor data. ArtiMinds LAR guarantees the traceability of your processes and is easy to deploy.

  • Analyze

    Dive into your production: ArtiMinds LAR provides in-depth insights into your robot-based production processes. Easily create multiple dashboards consisting of different key performance indicators (KPI) and tiles to analyze the sensor data. Navigate the sensor data using the structure of the ArtiMinds RPS robot program. Filter by tags and templates to analyze specific aspects of your process. ArtiMinds LAR automatically suggests analysis tiles based on the ArtiMinds RPS program templates. Save setup-time and understand your processes without any expert-knowledge!

  • Optimize

    ArtiMinds RPS programs using force sensors or vision systems compensate tolerances automatically by calculating correction terms for the robot position. ArtiMinds LAR provides extensive tools to analyze the correction terms of multiple runs – for example when a new lot is processed – and suggest an optimal new robot position to minimize cycle time. Automatic statistics about the execution time of sub processes enable you to identify long running tasks which might be the first to optimize. Idle segments and downtimes can be easily tracked using KPIs of the process.

ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds LAR: Analysis and optimization during commissioning and operation

GET STARTED AND LEARN MORE IN A FREE ONLINE DEMO

In just 30 minutes, we will show you how to plan, program, operate, analyze and optimize robot applications cost-efficiently, intuitively and easily with ArtiMinds RPS.

The non-binding free online demo is the perfect way to get a first impression of the software, the application portfolio and if it suits your needs.

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ArtiMinds RPS offers a unique programming approach to simplify planning, setup and programming your robot application. At the heart of Artiminds RPS is a large template database to solve challenging robot tasks like force control, vision sensing and PLC communication – without writing a single line of robot program code. Choose from different programming techniques like Wizards or CAD to set up each template. At all times, you can switch between offline programming with CAD and online programming with the real robot, which requires only a network connection. Based on the templates, ArtiMinds RPS will automatically generate robot code for the standard controller of the robot manufacturer. No additional hardware is required during production and a broad set of robots and standard hardware components is supported – allowing a lean entry into flexible automation.