Programming Robotic Arms, Robotic Training Courses, Robotic Simulation & Robotic Cell Design
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Manufacturers of robots emphasize easy-to-use and modern programming robotic arms, as well as robot training courses and simulation tools. However, the design of a robotic cell must address the differences between conventional automation and robotic applications due to the larger size of industrial robots, higher power consumption, and the potential for serious injury.
Our Robotic Skills
With advancements in technology, robotics has become an integral part of many industries, including manufacturing.
Programming robotic arms plays a vital role in ensuring that the manufacturing process runs seamlessly.
Robotic training helps operators to learn the necessary skills to utilize the robots effectively while maintaining safety protocols.
Robotic cell design requires careful consideration of the production process, including the size and shape of the products and materials needed, to ensure that the cell operates efficiently. Additionally, robotic simulation helps to identify any potential errors or bottlenecks in the system before implementation, saving time and resources.
At our company, we pride ourselves on our expertise in all aspects of robotics and take a deep dive into the specific needs of our clients, enabling us to offer tailored solutions that meet their exact requirements.
Programming Robotic Arms
When programming robotic arms, robot operators use software commands or instructions that allow the robot arm to perform certain tasks. Moreover, robot programming is a well-organized structure that includes the use of pushbuttons to indicate when to start or stop the operation. However, the operator needs to consider each of these elements carefully when programming robotic arms. Please bear in mind that robotic software varies according to the robot manufacturer.
At this stage, operators need to consider the safety cell components. Mainly, the robot is a set of robust mechanical devices capable of causing serious injuries to the operator.
Steps for Offline Robotic Programming Arms
Here below is a breakdown of the steps that take place for the robot programming aspect:
- We build a complete robot cell simulation using the CAD data from the project (Fixturing CAD models, End Of Arm Tooling CAD models, Peripheral equipment CAD Models, and Guarding and Safety Devices).
- Define the TCPs (Tool Centre Points) for each element of the End Of Arm Tooling
- We define the fixturing and cell coordinate systems (Work Objects ABB, User Frames FANUC, Base Coordinates KUKA).
- We program the key movement positions via the simulation.
- Define the virtual IO.
- Create the offline program structure in some form of text editor, for example, Notepad++
- Import the programs into the simulation software.
- Test the robot cycles.
- We will send the robot programs and setup files to the customers after testing.
- The customer imports the robot programs and setup files into the robot onsite.
- The customer tests the sequences and reports back any areas requiring attention.
Robotic Training Courses
ABB Robotics training, FANUC Robot training, KUKA Robot training
We can provide customised training or robotic courses as follows:
- Basic Programming
- Advanced Programming
- Electrical Maintenance
Where the training courses are conducted?
Each of these courses can be conducted on your premises to fit your production schedule or preferences. After our robotic training, with our manual as a reference, you will feel confident enough to tackle most problems. However, if you need further advice, our support team is available to give guidance while you are still learning. As such, we recommend a maximum of three students per course to ensure a high level of practical experience.
Robotic Training Courses
Maximise your investment with our robotic training
By investing in robotic training, you have the opportunity to maximize the returns on your investment. Therefore, here are some strategies to ensure you get the most out of your robotic training program.
Identify the tasks that can be automated and determine the skill gaps that need to be addressed. Moreover, this will help tailor the training program to your unique requirements.
Select a training program that covers all aspects of robotic operations, including programming, maintenance, troubleshooting, and safety protocols.
Adapt the training program to align with your organization’s specific robotic systems and processes.
Practical, hands-on training is crucial for building confidence and competence in working with robots.
Robotic technology is continuously evolving, so it’s important to provide ongoing support to your staff even after the initial training program.
Foster a culture of collaboration among your staff members who have undergone robotic training. Therefore, this maximizes the return on your training investment.
Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the impact of the robotic training program and make adjustments to the training program.
If you're interested in enhancing your robotics skills, feel free to reach out to us for details on robotic training courses available.
Why should you provide robotic training to your staff?
Robotic training improves staff efficiency and productivity, increases job satisfaction, and future-proofs the workforce. Moreover, this investment in professional development boosts morale, retention rates, and keeps employees relevant and adaptable in the face of technological advancements, giving companies a competitive edge.
Therefore, robotic training is essential in new installations and contributes to faster and more effective start-ups. However, robot operators should be updated with the latest robotic training, according to new robot manufacturer specifications. For example, ABB Training, KUKA Training, and Fanuc Robot Training may vary between robot brands and continuously improve robot performance. Click here to learn more about robotic applications.
Robotic Cell Design
When it comes to designing a cell layout, it’s important to consider the specific needs and requirements of your facility. consequently, Depending on the nature of your production processes and the products you’re producing, different cell layouts may be more suitable than others. For example, a U-shaped layout may be ideal for facilities with high product variety and low volume, as it enables a flexible workflow with short distances between workstations.
On the other hand, a straight-line layout may be more appropriate for high-volume, low-variety production where efficiency is key. Additionally, the size and shape of your facility, as well as the types of equipment and machinery you have, can also impact the type of cell layout that would work best. Ultimately, careful analysis and planning are necessary to determine the optimal cell layout for your unique needs.
Robotic Cell Design - Safety Components
When designing a robotic cell, it is essential to consider the safety components that can prevent accidents that lead to injuries or equipment damage. Some of these components include emergency stop buttons, light curtains, perimeter fencing, safety mats, and interlock switches. Each safety measure plays a vital role in maintaining and improving the robotic cell’s safety. Therefore, it is also crucial to ensure that all safety components are in excellent working condition and regularly maintained to ensure they work as intended during an emergency.
In conclusion, taking safety seriously when designing a robotic cell and following applicable safety guidelines and regulations is crucial. Phoenix can help you choose the best robotic cell layout and safety components that meet your requirements. Moreover, our experts can provide assistance in the selection process if you are confused.
Offline Robotic Packages
Using our robotic simulation packages, robotic movements can be programmed and monitored offline, without the need for the robots to be physically active. This allows the robots to be tested for accuracy and efficiency in a virtual environment before being deployed in physical settings.
Offline robotic packages are increasingly popular in industrial manufacturing, particularly for tasks such as welding, cutting, painting, and assembly. Their use reduces downtime, increases production efficiency, and enhances worker safety by removing them from hazardous work environments. Offline robotic packages can also be used for training purposes, enabling workers to learn how to operate and program robots in a secure and controlled environment. As a result, workers and machines no longer have to be exposed to hazards, which makes workplaces safer.
Phoenix provides robotic simulation and offline robot programming to support our customers in the best way possible. As a result, we have added a new service to our portfolio and we are conducting multiple site commissioning and programming tasks remotely.
Top 3 Advantages of Robotic Simulation
Robot simulation software capabilities are becoming cheaper, which is helping companies stay competitive. Hence, companies are benefiting from simulation software to ensure users of the following advantages
- Reduced automation risk
- Proof of design and concept
- Maximised return on investment.
With simulation software, companies can minimize the risk of potential automation problems, demonstrate designs and concepts, and maximize the return on investment. Therefore, it is now easier and more affordable for companies to leverage simulation software to optimize their manufacturing processes and increase productivity.
Phoenix provides personalized simulation for our robot automation projects. In addition, our engineers can handle the mechanical and electrical aspects or work with the client’s own team under our guidance and supervision. Furthermore, we will create and send all necessary documents to the client. Please contact us for more information.
Robotic Simulation is Proof of Design
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Phoenix is a robot integration company with vast experience in automation, both locally and globally. Please contact us for more details on our robotic offline programming and remote commissioning package. Additionally, we provide full support after the sale.
Contact the experts
Phoenix provides on-site customized training – For example, ABB robotics training, Robot FANUC training, Robot KUKA training for any manufacturing application you may require. As a result, you will increase efficiency, safety and reduced downtime. On-site Customised Robotic Training.
Most importantly, our trainers have a certification from ABB Robots, Fanuc Robots, KUKA Robots and Motoman Robots.