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Multirobot Offline Programming Software Allows 3-D Simulation and Programming of 16 Robots

February 12, 2014

Denso Robotics introduces its Enhanced Multirobot (EMU) simulation and offline programming software that serves as a master controller for robot project files imported from the company’s Wincaps III application. With EMU, a user can simulate and program up to 16 Denso robots in a single automation workcell.

“Our customers like Wincaps III because it saves them valuable development time,” said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, Denso Products & Services Americas Inc. “With the current trend toward multiple-robot workcells, EMU makes Wincaps even more useful.”

Wincaps III allows a robot to be programmed on an offline computer. A 3-D simulation feature enables layout of an entire automation workcell in a virtual environment.

The software lets users import CAD drawings in standard VRML and DirectX formats, and easily input or change variables. Users can also verify reach, determine obstacle clearances, detect collisions, troubleshoot, and debug programs, and determine cycle time. An Easy Teach feature allows users to move the robot to a particular point by simply clicking on the surface of the virtual model. Simulation sessions can be saved as AVI files for later reference.
In addition to offline programming, Wincaps III enables remote monitoring of workcell operations, via realtime I/O status indicators and detailed control logs.

Denso robots are available with payloads up to 20 kg, reaches from 350 to 1300 mm, and repeatability to within ±0.015 mm. Denso’s compact, space-saving design facilitates integration, while a high maximum moment of inertia allows a wide variety of end effectors and applications. Standard (IP40), dust- and mistproof (IP65), dust- and splashproof (IP67), cleanroom (ISO 3, 4, and 5), and aseptic (H2O2-resistant) models are available. ANSI and CE compliance enables global deployment. UL-listed models are available for the U.S. and Canada.

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