Pro­gram­ming indus­trial robots

ArtiMinds RPS – the new gen­er­a­tion of robotics automation

What about a uni­ver­sal and flex­i­ble robot soft­ware that can be used to pro­gram a wide vari­ety of appli­ca­tions and that can be used con­sis­tently in all phases? That allows cre­at­ing com­plex robot appli­ca­tions based on native robot code with­out hav­ing to write a sin­gle line of code your­self? And imple­ment­ing auto­mated robot processes with high vari­ances and tol­er­ances or even small batch sizes effi­ciently? While sav­ing time and costs?

All this and more is pos­si­ble thanks to ArtiMinds RPS.

Past and present – clas­si­cal robot programming

The heart of every robot is its robot con­troller, which acts as a con­trol cen­ter to direct the robot’s move­ments and actions. The nec­es­sary pro­gram­ming is done in the respec­tive pro­gram­ming lan­guage of the man­u­fac­turer. But who is really able to speak all lan­guages and even in his own lan­guage it often fails with sub­tleties! Accord­ingly, a spe­cially trained pro­gram­mer is required in order to set up an indus­trial robot so that it meets the respec­tive requirements.

Such a spe­cial­ist must either be pur­chased exter­nally or – at least in larger com­pa­nies – is opti­mally part of the company’s own automa­tion team. Alter­na­tively, pro­gram­ming can be done by exter­nal sys­tem inte­gra­tors or plant engi­neers. In the event of devi­a­tions or changes to the robot-con­trolled processes, the pro­gram must be adapted, i.e. the source code must be changed. If pro­gram­ming and para­me­ter­i­za­tion are car­ried out directly on the real robot, this results in down­times that often affect other work areas as well.

The finan­cial effort of clas­si­cal pro­gram­ming can be sub­stan­tial, as the fol­low­ing exam­ple illustrates:

ArtiMinds Robotics - Efficient programming and teaching of robots with ArtiMinds RPS

Project exam­ple: Inser­tion of seal­ing plugs using clas­si­cal robot programming

Classic Solution
Programming timeApprox. 250 hours of senior experts
Coding effort3,600 lines UR Script Code
Reusable and adjustable
Easy cycle-time optimization
Easy online quality control
Programming costsapprox. 25,000 Euro

Seal­ing plugs are plas­tic or rub­ber parts com­monly used in many indus­tries. The flex­i­ble mate­r­ial, low quan­ti­ties and a large num­ber of vari­ants are the rea­son why automa­tion solu­tions are that demanding.
In our prac­ti­cal exam­ple, the appli­ca­tion is to be imple­mented with a cobot from UR.

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Stay ahead with ArtiMinds – pro­gram­ming with­out code

Using our pro­gram­ming soft­ware ArtiMinds RPS enables sig­nif­i­cant sav­ings com­pared to clas­sic automa­tion solu­tions. In addi­tion, robot pro­gram­ming has never been so easy: from plant main­te­nance and han­dling vari­ances to the trans­fer­abil­ity of exist­ing solu­tions to a new hard­ware setup, every­thing is pos­si­ble with one sin­gle software.

With ArtiMinds, you robustly auto­mate your processes, mak­ing them less prone to fail­ure and thus con­serv­ing resources. Fur­ther­more, it is now pos­si­ble for the first time to prof­itably imple­ment even com­plex automa­tion solu­tions – thanks to ArtiMinds RPS. Let´s have a look at the above shown exam­ple again, extended by the pro­gram­ming effort nec­es­sary when using ArtiMinds RPS:

Project exam­ple: Inser­tion of seal­ing plugs with ArtiMinds RPS

ArtiMinds RPSClassic Solution
Programming time4 hours for experienced usersApprox. 250 hours of senior experts
Coding effortAutomatically generated3,600 lines UR Script Code
Reusable and adjustable
Easy cycle-time optimization
Easy online quality control
Programming costs< 1,000 Euroapprox. 25,000 Euro
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Pro­gram­ming indus­trial robots with ArtiMinds RPS – eas­ier than ever before

The ArtiMinds soft­ware prod­ucts are uni­ver­sally designed across indus­tries and sec­tors. They sup­port you to eas­ily real­ize automa­tion solu­tions from large-scale pro­duc­tion to col­lab­o­ra­tive human-robot inter­ac­tion. Pro­gram­ming with ArtiMinds RPS is extremely sim­ple. In con­trast to the clas­sic solu­tion, you “write” your code via drag and drop using a graph­i­cal user inter­face. The soft­ware offers more than sixty pro­gram tem­plates in a library, which already con­tain pre­de­fined and exten­sively tested sub-processes, thus con­sid­er­ably reduc­ing the time and resources required. This ensures robust pro­gram sequences even when con­fig­ur­ing com­plex robot processes includ­ing PLC com­mu­ni­ca­tion, force-torque sen­sors, cam­era sys­tems or elec­tric grip­pers (>> Sup­ported Hardware).

One of the spe­cial fea­tures of ArtiMinds RPS is the flex­i­ble, con­tin­u­ous and seam­less inte­gra­tion of online and offline pro­gram­ming. Instead of run­ning the risk of inter­face prob­lems because of a num­ber of dif­fer­ent tools for plan­ning, pro­gram­ming, oper­a­tion and main­te­nance, you only have to use one sin­gle soft­ware. Already in the plan­ning phase you can sim­u­late the robot move­ment in a 3D envi­ron­ment and check acces­si­bil­ity and visu­al­ize col­li­sions. From col­li­sion-free path plan­ning to the gen­er­a­tion of tool paths for com­plex CAD geome­tries, ArtiMinds RPS sup­ports you with an intu­itive user inter­face, numer­ous tuto­ri­als and video instructions.

ArtiMinds Robotics - Programming Robots Independently and Flexibly with ArtiMinds RPS

The robot soft­ware writes the native source code fully auto­mat­i­cally in the back­ground. The gen­er­ated pro­gram is then trans­ferred to the manufacturer’s robot con­troller. A con­nec­tion between the robot and the soft­ware is no longer required after­wards, as the pro­gram runs inde­pen­dently on the robot con­troller. The unique and award-win­ning func­tions of ArtiMinds RPS allow a robot-sup­ported automa­tion that is effi­cient, flex­i­ble, sim­ple, fast and, above all, economical.

That´s what our cus­tomers say

Robot programming

ArtiMinds has been a great addi­tion to my robotic pro­gram­ming capa­bil­i­ties. I’ve been able to per­form force con­trolled checks and move­ments that I would not have ever been able to with­out the software.

Robot programming

ArtiMinds enables a much faster pro­gram­ming and is backed by its respon­sive and com­pe­tent support.

Kunde ZF

After the first talks and pre­sen­ta­tions , I knew : This is exactly what we need . The Robot Pro­gram­ming Suite enables us to do uni­ver­sal robot pro­gram­ming at a qual­i­ta­tively higher level.

HIGH­LIGHTS OF ARTIMINDS RPS

  • Intu­itive online and offline programming

  • Reuse and adapt pro­grammed sequences

  • Pro­gram­ming in min­utes instead of many days

  • Solv­ing demand­ing appli­ca­tions includ­ing force con­trol and image processing

  • Auto­matic gen­er­a­tion of indus­tri­ally robust pro­gram code

  • Exten­sive hard­ware sup­port of all well-known manufacturers

YOUR BEN­E­FITS WHEN USING ARTIMINDS

  • Quick and easy commissioning

  • Stan­dard­iza­tion of work­flows & processes

  • Reduces project-spe­cific hard­ware effort

  • Soft­ware train­ing & sup­port included

  • Ver­sa­tile inte­gra­tion due to com­pletely new approaches

  • Pro­gram­ming with­out expert knowledge

  • Quick amor­ti­za­tion

  • Project con­sult­ing by the ArtiMinds Automa­tion Engi­neer­ing Team

ArtiMinds LAR – Analyse and opti­mize robot appli­ca­tions dur­ing operation

ArtiMinds LAR auto­mat­i­cally records and eval­u­ates live sen­sor data such as robot move­ments, force sen­sor and cam­era mea­sure­ments or error codes. The data is only stored locally and made avail­able to you via web appli­ca­tion. In this way, you remain flex­i­ble and have mobile access at any time. Sub-processes are auto­mat­i­cally gen­er­ated and visu­al­ized. This allows you a quick tar­geted detail analy­sis specif­i­cally for your process. The data is processed graph­i­cally and numer­i­cally, e.g. to opti­mize teach points, shorten cycle times and thus increase process reliability.

ArtiMinds sup­ports robots of all well-known manufacturers

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ArtiMinds RPS sup­ports all com­mon indus­trial robots and periph­er­als. This close col­lab­o­ra­tion ensures that our cus­tomers are not lim­ited in their choices when work­ing with ArtiMinds soft­ware. The inte­grated robot con­fig­u­ra­tor allows for easy inte­gra­tion of robots, sen­sors, cam­eras and end effec­tor tools – with­out hav­ing to imple­ment their pro­to­cols or cre­ate dri­vers yourself.
We have sum­ma­rized the most impor­tant infor­ma­tion about the man­u­fac­tur­ers listed below. Read more about how you can also imple­ment your robot appli­ca­tion more eco­nom­i­cally and flex­i­bly with ArtiMinds.

Link to: UR pro­gram­mingLink to: Kuka pro­gram­mingLink to: FANUC programming
Link to: Denso pro­gram­mingLink to: ABB pro­gram­mingLink to: sup­ported Hardware

We would also be happy to talk to you about your project and rang of appli­ca­tions in an online demo. Write to us. We look for­ward to hear­ing from you.

Why ArtiMinds Robotics?

ArtiMinds RPS has unique fea­tures that allow to real­ize solu­tions that seemed to be impos­si­ble pre­vi­ously. Talk to our experts about your automa­tion project, we will be happy to sup­port you! Be ahead of the com­pe­ti­tion with ArtiMinds Robotics.

>>BLOG POST: ArtiMinds RPS & LAR at a glance

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ArtiMinds for your robotic automa­tion project

ArtiMinds for your robotic automa­tion project

You want to inte­grate new and flex­i­ble automa­tion processes into your workflows?

ArtiMinds is a leader in the devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive and sophis­ti­cated robot automa­tion solu­tions, whether as a par­tial or over­all con­cept. Our experts will be happy to pro­vide you with advice and sup­port from con­cep­tual design to imple­men­ta­tion. Get in touch – our spe­cial­ists will pro­vide you with com­pre­hen­sive advice and work with you to develop an ini­tial con­cept or fea­si­bil­ity study.

Write to us and start your automa­tion project with ArtiMinds.

GET STARTED AND LEARN MORE IN A FREE ONLINE DEMO

In just a few 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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