Robot Simulation Software

Offline Robot Simulation Software allows users to simulate and program robot in 3D space. It provides tools needed to simulate and optimize cycle times of actual work cells without prototype setup or bringing system down during production. Users can import unique CAD models of parts; create work cell including machines, part transfer devices, and obstacles; and teach robot paths to simulate operation and performance of robotic applications. Robot simulation programs provides tools needed to develop and test complete robotic application in simulation environment. Reach verification, collision detection, accurate cycle time estimates, and other visual system operations can all be tested with robot simulation software.

With Offline Robot Simulation Software, engineers can import unique computer-aided design (CAD) models of parts; create a work-cell including machines, part transfer devices, and obstacles; and teach robot paths to simulate the operation and performance of a robotic application. With such kind of software, robot application validation can be accomplished in a virtual environment without the time-consuming and costly need for acquiring an actual robot, associated parts, tooling, and machines. Offline Robot Simulation Software provides simulation for general-purpose material handling applications including pick-and-place, machine load/unload, packaging, materials removal, assembly, and simple palletizing.

Features of an robot simulation software should include an integrated GUI that guides operators quickly though the steps needed to set up and simulate a cell; built-in CAD models like commonly used fixtures, tables, conveyors, and end-of-arm tools; and a robot reach check that offers a 3-D view of the robot work envelope to help the user lay out parts, fixtures, and other cell components effectively within the work-cell.

Many robot simulation systems offer basic control options in a graphical user interface (GUI): touch screen displays, real-time status monitoring, and robot control. There are several key features that can be expected from offline robot simulation software system:

  • it should be relatively economical.

  • it should be user-friendly and easy to operate.

  • it should be compatible with standard (off-the-shelf) equipment.

  • it must reflect a true representation of the robot-physical attributes, trajectories, and speed.

it can help engineers and manufactures with designing innovative robots and robotic systems for a wide range of industries and applications including arc and spot welding, material handling (machine tending, palletizing, packing), material removal, assembly, paint finishing and dispensing. It can have a tremendous implication on how tomorrows robots are build and the technology that is incorporated in them.