Společnosti Rockwell Automation a Comau announced that they are joining forces to provide businesses around the world with important tools to maximize production efficiency through unified robot management solutions. Collaboration simplifies programming and lifecycle management and shortens the time to deliver value to customers in both companies.
The expansion of robotic applications is rooted in Rockwell’s broader strategy, which helps industrial companies save time and improve performance through unified robot control, which ultimately provides long-term value to individual businesses. This collaborative development and sales model offers customers of both companies a single product for robot control.
Technicians will now be able to program the entire machine in a single environment, including Comau robotic arms directly controlled by Rockwell Automation’s Logix control processors. Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 design software simplifies the time-consuming and often difficult task of coordinating traditionally separate machine control systems and robotic systems to work together using two different software tools.
Machine builders, system integrators, and other stakeholders gain effective development and deployment capabilities with digital engineering tools such as Rockwell Emulate 3D software for digital twins, which creates digital production line models, automatically generates machine control code, and includes integrated features for Comau robots.
The combined Rockwell and Comau solutions will also offer benefits beyond improved integration. For example, end users can use analytical and digital twin tools to gain a deeper insight into machine performance and achieve potential production optimization. They can also use solutions to achieve safety and security and to reduce business risks.
Manufacturing operators using the Rockwell FactoryTalk software suite will benefit from being able to monitor both line control systems and robots on a single interface. Plant technicians and remote technicians will only need to learn and maintain one architecture to monitor both systems. They can also use Rockwell’s augmented reality (AR) tools to improve lifecycle and service cycle maintenance.
Systémový integrátor Automazioni Industriali Capitanio designs, manufactures and commissions automation systems for the metal industry and is the first user of a joint solution. Cooperation with Rockwell and Comau makes it possible to offer customers a seamless robotic solution, which it considers a key advantage for machine builders.
Rockwell’s products and technologies that will be key to robotics integration include the following:
- Řídicí systémy Allen-Bradley ControlLogix
- Platforma servoměniče Kinetix 5700
- Studio 5000 automation system design software
- Software operátorského rozhraní FactoryTalk View
- FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, built on the PTC digital transformation software suite
- Software pro digitální dvojčata Emulate3D
- PTC Vuforia AR tools for remote collaboration and information collection
Comau’s comprehensive range of robots meets the needs of a variety of industries, including automotive, logistics, food and beverage and packaging. It includes more than 40 different industrial robotic arms with a load capacity from 3 to 650 kg.
Source: Aktuality – 2D a 3D CAD Design Software by www.cad.cz.
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