Efficient programming and teaching of cobots from Universal Robots
ArtiMinds – The software for collaborative robots from UR
Collaborative robots – cobots – from Universal Robots are programmed either via the UR user interface Polyscope or via script code in URScript. For offline programming and simulation of robot programs, Universal Robots (UR) offers the simulation software URSim.
ArtiMinds RPS combines online and offline programming in one single software solution and significantly reduces the programming effort, especially for sensor-adaptive robot applications. The software as well as the free plugin ArtiMinds Essentials are certified by Universal Robots and therefore the right software package to implement a complete UR solution and the deployment of UR cobots.
The Danish company Universal Robots is the world market leader for collaborative robots. The cobots are used in almost all industries, as the lightweight and flexible robot arms are allowed to collaborate with humans under certain conditions and are suitable for a wide variety of applications. In addition to its portfolio of collaborative robots, Universal Robots also offers numerous components such as the ArtiMinds software package in the UR+ ecosystem, which optimally support the integration and deployment of UR cobot applications.
ArtiMinds supports all cobots from Universal Robots with CB-3 and e-series controller as well as the built-in force-torque sensor. Robots with CB-2 controller are partially supported as well – let´s discuss your specific project and needs personally >>Contact us..
In addition, the free ArtiMinds Essentials URCap Plugin certified by UR enables easy and fast guidance of the robot arm – especially with force control.
The lightweight robots are available in different sizes and payloads and are therefore suitable for assembly, screwing, or packaging tasks as well as for machine assembly or material handling.
We would be happy to show you in an online demo which advantages the software packages of ArtiMinds offer you when programming lightweight robots of Universal Robots and how you can solve much more than simple handling tasks.
Why programming cobots from Universal Robots with ArtiMinds?
The simulation software URSim allows you to simulate the teach pendant on the PC without a real robot being available. Simple commands can thus already be programmed offline. However, when it comes to checking reachabilities and collisions or creating robot motions based on CAD files, the software reaches its limits. For these requirements, ArtiMinds RPS is the ideal complement. Via Ethernet cable, a connection to the real robot can also be established during programming. This seamlessly extends pure offline programming to hybrid online/offline programming.
In addition, the ArtiMinds +Force and +Vision software packages optimally extend the application range of UR cobots. They enable the implementation of complex tasks that require tactile sensitivity and force control or camera-based motion, e.g. the assembly of THT components or cables.
The advantage: URScript and Polyscope programs, which run directly on the cobot’s controller, are automatically generated by the ArtiMinds software.
For you this means: continuous programming, easy integration of force and vision control, extensivesimulation features and more application possibilities, without having to write a single line of URScript code for your cobot from Universal Robots.
ArtiMinds & Universal Robots – Takeaways
- ArtiMinds RPS automatically generates URScript code and native Polyscope programs
- Easily connect PLCs, sensors and actuators via digital and analog I/O interfaces
- ArtiMinds RPS as an alterantive to URSim: continuous software solution for online and offline programming, simulation and optimization
- Use the free URCap plugin ArtiMinds Essentials for force-controlled movement of the cobot in “Freedrive” mode
- Robustly program force-controlled applications thanks to predefined proven sub-processes
Go for a manufacturer-independent, flexible and consistent automation solution – decide for ArtiMinds.
We would be happy to show you the possibilities in a short online demo!
How does ArtiMinds support the efficiency of your cobot from Universal Robots?
To get the most out of your cobot from Universal Robots, 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 UR cobot without writing a single line of URScript 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 UR CB-3 or UR e-series robot controller – ArtiMinds RPS requires no additional hardware.
With ArtiMinds Learning & Analytics for Robots (LAR) you get detailed insights into the production processes of your cobots from Universal Robots (UR). Based on ArtiMinds RPS, live sensor data from the robot, force sensor, vision system and end effector are automatically transferred from the UR CB-3 or UR e-series 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 URScript programs.
What we can do to make cobots from Universal Robots more efficient
With ArtiMinds RPS and LAR we facilitate the development and operation of flexible automation solutions with cobots from Universal Robots (UR) in all industries. In addition to simple robot tasks, ArtiMinds RPS especially facilitates programming of sensor-based cobot applications. Below you will find some application examples that have already been implemented with the ArtiMinds software family.
UR Cobot Programming in Practice
UR ROBOT PROGRAMMING – 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 and using Cobots from Universal Robots.
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.