Effi­cient pro­gram­ming and teach­ing of ABB robots

ArtiMinds – The alter­na­tive to ABB Robot­Stu­dio sim­u­la­tion soft­ware and pro­gram­ming in RAPID

ABB robot sys­tems are usu­ally pro­grammed with the pro­gram­ming lan­guage RAPID , i.e. each work step must be taught to the robot by soft­ware com­mand. In order to be able to develop robot appli­ca­tions on a PC even with­out hard­ware, ABB also offers the sim­u­la­tion and offline pro­gram­ming soft­ware RobotStudio .
The soft­ware ArtiMinds RPS reduces the pro­gram­ming effort to a min­i­mum. Based on a tem­plate data­base with more than 60 motion pat­terns, sequences and sub-processes, the user cre­ates his pro­gram mod­u­larly and intu­itively. ArtiMinds replaces addi­tional soft­ware like Robot­Stu­dio, gen­er­ates the RAPID source code auto­mat­i­cally and is there­fore the opti­mal solu­tion when it comes to pro­gram­ming and teach­ing ABB robots.

ABB’s port­fo­lio of indus­trial robots includes 6-axis, delta, pal­letiz­ing, SCARA, paint­ing and col­lab­o­ra­tive robots. To solve the result­ing var­i­ous appli­ca­tions stan­dard­ized soft­ware solu­tions and exten­sive appli­ca­tion equip­ment designed to sim­plify the imple­men­ta­tion and oper­a­tion of ABB robots are available.

ArtiMinds RPS sup­ports all ABB 6-axis robots with IRC5 con­troller. The small 6-axis robots are par­tic­u­larly suit­able for assem­bly work, the pro­cess­ing of small parts and as a con­trol and test­ing device in the elec­tri­cal indus­try as well as for mate­r­ial han­dling or the food & bev­er­age industry.

How­ever, these tasks in par­tic­u­lar require a great deal of sen­si­tiv­ity and sen­sor-adap­tive robot move­ments. This can make text-based pro­gram­ming in ABB’s RAPID pro­gram­ming lan­guage very time-con­sum­ing and com­plex, and requires spe­cial expert knowl­edge that goes beyond the process know-how for the actual application.

ABB Robot Programming with ArtiMinds

How­ever, these tasks in par­tic­u­lar require a great deal of sen­si­tiv­ity and sen­sor-adap­tive robot move­ments. This can make text-based pro­gram­ming in ABB’s RAPID pro­gram­ming lan­guage very time-con­sum­ing and com­plex, and requires spe­cial expert knowl­edge that goes beyond the process know-how for the actual application.

We would be happy to show you in an online demo the range of appli­ca­tions and how to pro­gram ABB robots with ArtiMinds.

ABB Roboter Pro­gram­ming in Practice

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Why pro­gram­ming ABB robots with ArtiMinds?

With the sim­u­la­tion soft­ware ABB Robot­Stu­dio, the robot pro­gram can be cre­ated and vir­tu­ally tested even with­out a real robot, i.e. offline. For the sub­se­quent exact para­me­ter­i­za­tion and teach­ing of key poses, the user still needs spe­cial pro­gram­ming skills.

ArtiMinds soft­ware stands for con­sis­tent robot pro­gram­ming and seam­less com­bi­na­tion of online and offline pro­gram­ming. Appli­ca­tions are auto­mat­i­cally rebuild in the 3D sim­u­la­tion envi­ron­ment, allow­ing pro­gram­ming and con­fig­u­ra­tion with­out shut­ting down production.

Even for force-con­trolled processes, ArtiMinds is the first choice. The pre­de­fined tem­plates allow easy inte­gra­tion of sub-processes such as force-con­trolled plug­ging, search­ing or con­trolled join­ing or scan­ning of sur­faces via drag and drop.
That means less pro­gram­ming effort, more appli­ca­tion pos­si­bil­i­ties and robust appli­ca­tions for you with­out hav­ing to write a line of RAPID code for your ABB robot yourself.

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RPS Key Facts

ArtiMinds & ABB – Your Takeaways

  • ArtiMinds RPS as an alter­na­tive to ABB RobotStudio
  • Con­tin­u­ous pro­gram­ming with­out writ­ing text-based code in RAPID
  • A soft­ware solu­tion for online and offline pro­gram­ming, sim­u­la­tion and optimization
  • Native reusable script code is auto­mat­i­cally generated
  • Robustly pro­gram force-con­trolled appli­ca­tions thanks to pre­de­fined proven sub-processes

Decide for a man­u­fac­turer-inde­pen­dent, flex­i­ble and con­sis­tent automa­tion solu­tion – decide for ArtiMinds.
We would be happy to show you in an online demo the range of appli­ca­tions and how to pro­gram ABB robots with ArtiMinds.

ArtiMinds Robotics - ArtiMinds RPS as an alternative to ABB’s simulation software RobotStudio

How does ArtiMinds sup­port the effi­ciency of your ABB robot?

To get the most out of your ABB robot, ArtiMinds offers two approaches – ArtiMinds Robot Pro­gram­ming Suite (RPS) and ArtiMinds Learn­ing & Ana­lyt­ics for Robots (LAR).

ArtiMinds Robot Pro­gram­ming Suite (RPS) com­bines as robot pro­gram­ming soft­ware both online and offline pro­gram­ming in an intu­itive way to solve chal­leng­ing robotic tasks of your ABB robot with­out writ­ing a sin­gle line of RAPID source code. Inte­grate end effec­tors, force torque sen­sors, vision sys­tems and PLC com­mu­ni­ca­tion to cre­ate flex­i­ble automa­tion solutions.

The auto­mat­i­cally gen­er­ated robot code runs directly on the ABB IRC5 robot con­troller – ArtiMinds RPS requires no addi­tional hardware.

ArtiMinds Robotics - Simplify the programming of your ABB robots with ArtiMinds RPS

With ArtiMinds Learn­ing & Ana­lyt­ics for Robots (LAR) you get detailed insights into the pro­duc­tion processes of your ABB robot. Based on ArtiMinds RPS, live sen­sor data from the robot, force sen­sor, vision sys­tem and end effec­tor are auto­mat­i­cally trans­ferred from the IRC5 robot con­troller. The sen­sor data is auto­mat­i­cally anno­tated and per­ma­nently stored in your inter­nal data­base. Ana­lyze this sen­sor data using var­i­ous KPIs and graph­i­cal eval­u­a­tions. In this way, you are able to eas­ily mon­i­tor pro­duc­tion, ana­lyze robot move­ments and opti­mize your ABB programs.

ArtiMinds Robotics - Analyze your ABB robot program with ArtiMinds LAR

What we can do to make ABB robots more efficient

With ArtiMinds RPS and LAR we facil­i­tate the devel­op­ment and oper­a­tion of flex­i­ble automa­tion solu­tions with KUKA robots and many other robot types in almost all indus­tries. Below you will find some appli­ca­tion exam­ples for pro­gram­ming KUKA robots with ArtiMinds. How­ever, our solu­tions also help with the automa­tion of processes in other areas.

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In just a few min­utes, we will show you how to plan, pro­gram, oper­ate, ana­lyze and opti­mize ABB 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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