Siemens PLM has ‘out of the box’ solution for robotic simulation and programming

Siemens PLM Software has launched RobotExpert, a new, easy to deploy robotic simulation and programming solution for small and medium size manufacturers that helps minimise downtime and increase throughput for shop floor robots.

The platform supports industry applications such as pick and place, arc welding, polishing and gluing, and according to the company enables the design, simulation, optimisation and offline programming of robotic applications to maximise the speed, flexibility and operation of automated systems. Featuring an intuitive 3D environment, RobotExpert combines the ability to optimise robotic paths and improve cycle times with the option to simulate virtual mockups of complete manufacturing cells and systems. It provides an offline programming and simulation tool which helps to minimise downtime by allowing the majority of the programming work to be done virtually while optimising the programme to reduce the cycle time and increase throughput. "Manufacturers, big and small, are under a great deal of pressure to maximize return on capital investment, and production line automation provides an excellent opportunity to help increase efficiency," said Siemens PLM senior vp, Zvi Feuer. "That is why we have developed RobotExpert as an independent software solution. We have taken more than two decades of experience delivering robotic solutions and created a simple intuitive solution which will help small and medium size manufacturing companies across industries build better products by making smarter manufacturing decisions."