Applied Computing & Engineering and Comau Robotics Division announce Strategic Alliance for robot simulation software

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 1 December 2004

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(2004), "Applied Computing & Engineering and Comau Robotics Division announce Strategic Alliance for robot simulation software", Industrial Robot, Vol. 31 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/ir.2004.04931fab.004

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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Applied Computing & Engineering and Comau Robotics Division announce Strategic Alliance for robot simulation software

Applied Computing & Engineering and Comau Robotics Division announce Strategic Alliance for robot simulation software

Keywords: Robotics, Strategic alliances, Simulation

Simulation software specialist Applied Computing & Engineering (AC&E) and Comau Robotics, manufacturers and suppliers of world leading multiaxis robots have agreed a strategic alliance for AC&E to provide Comau's customers with robot simulation and off-line programming software developed specifically for Comau robots, called Smart-CimStation (SCS). This solution is specifically designed for general industry applications where a PC-based, affordable cost solution is required to benefit from this advanced technology in a very competitive marketplace.

Based on AC&E's world-leading CimStation Robotics (CSR) robotics simulation software, SCS will enable users to produce complete simulations of Comau robots, assess positioning and placement of the robots, as well as collision detection. In addition, the software makes it possible to fine-tune equipment positioning and maximise production throughput. This leads to accurately predicted cycle times and offers an RRS interface to the Comau RCS module.

Tools are available in the SCS simulation to minimise cycle times and potentially limit joint wear and tear. The software has models of Comau robots ready prepared within a library.

The SCS software is PC-based and highly visual and comes with a free interactive movie player, allowing custom movies to be shown to colleagues and customers. SCS has been designed to be quick to learn and has a fast PC-based interface.

As integrators and line-builders look to expand the sales of robots, a high performance simulation system can be a very effective marketing tool, allowing users to test out “what if” scenarios without the costly expense of taking robots away from other productive use.

SCS has been developed from CSR, a well- proven and field-tested simulation system, already used under real production conditions by several major organisations including Nissan, PSA and Boeing.