Production Planning

Production Planning

IPS tool suite provides high ROI for many types of automation projects by saving time, improving productivity, and helping manufacturers to identify the cost savings.

Challenges of Industry

The Industry 5.0 goal

The Industry 5.0 goal

Digital Manufacturing must be fully virtually developed in early stage to shorten time and minimize costs.

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The Industry 5.0 goal

The Industry 5.0 goal

Robot optimization

Robot optimization

How to guarantee absolute safety margin for the minimum distances in the Robot programming?

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Robot optimization

Robot optimization

Sealing process

Sealing process

Still applying loops between the CAD System and the verification on the Sealing materials deposit process?

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Sealing process

Sealing process

Painting process

Painting process

How to replace trial-and-error procedures with an accurate tool with fast visualization?

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Painting process

Painting process

 
 
Image Production planning - Improvements

Production planning - Improvements

IPS Robotics software tools allows Offline Programming, which is becoming the most important tool for manufacturers who need to plan the work cells. IPS Robotics supports the planning and the optimization of work cell design by virtually placing orders with the robot and shortening the time to production. IPS Robotics uses 3D CAD data to create a virtual model of the robot and the workcell. It simulates processes and workflows inside and outside the cell.

IPS Virtual Paint Spray software makes possible to accurately simulate spray painting of a complex automotive part in only a few hours, and a full car simulation overnight, on a standard computer. It also supports both wet paint and powder applications with electrostatic rotary bells as well as guns. The efficient implementation of IPS Virtual Paint Sealing makes possible to simulate application of one meter of sealing material in less than an hour on a standard computer, allowing off-line programming of the sealing robots.

In combination with welding or painting/sealing processes through IPS Virtual Paint and/or cobot with humans through IPS IMMA, IPS Robotics provides engineers and planners the best tool to evaluate compromises and make better decisions.

IPS tool suite provides high ROI for many types of automation projects by saving time, improving productivity, and helping manufacturers to identify the cost savings.

Use cases

Robot path optimization Show video

Robot path optimization

IPS Robot Optimization allows automatic task planning, sequencing and line balancing, which enables users of the software to save a huge amount of time when programming complete robot stations. ... See more

This welding application shows a robot cell with 4 robots. The robot path of every single robot could be optimized by an optimum load balacaning between the robots and tasks. Which lead to a faster commissioning process and improved cycle time.

 

 

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Robot Dresspacks Show video

Robot Dresspacks

Troubles with robot hose packages are one of the main reasons for online adjustments of robot movements and for downtimes in robot stations. Many robots wear out more than one “dresspack” per year. The variation in lifetime can range from years to just months. The “dresspacks” consist of attached cables and hoses, which usually have a significant impact on the permissible robot configurations and movements in the station.   ... See more

This application case shows the effect on the hose packages and the distance measurement to the environment based on the robot movements. These findings serve to make valid decisions early in the process.

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Challenges: Avoid the collision and optimize the robot sequences

“We provide the IPS Virtual Paint user a friendly and easy to use software for path planning. Whether robot spray or sealing, on-site teaching always takes time and resources. With a given trajectory, some posture is hard to reach or will produce a collision. With the combined simulation with IPS Virtual Paint, the user can change some posture and verify the effects. The intelligent solver can optimize the robots’ sequences and loads. This feature reduces the waiting time and artificial participation. We strongly recommend the painting engineers to use the IPS Solutions. It makes the work more effective and feasible.”

Challenges: Avoid the collision and optimize the robot sequences
“We provide the IPS Virtual Paint user a friendly and easy to use software for path planning. Whether robot spray or sealing, on-site teaching always takes time and resources. With a given trajectory, some posture is hard to reach or will produce a collision. With the combined simulation with IPS Virtual Paint, the user can change some posture and verify the effects. The intelligent solver can optimize the robots’ sequences and loads. This feature reduces the waiting time and artificial participation. We strongly recommend the painting engineers to use the IPS Solutions. It makes the work more effective and feasible.”

Xiao Ma, Frontier Technical Manager, GLB