Optimized functions in Stäubli Robotics Suite 2019
The design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of robotics applications just gained in performance and user-friendliness with Stäubli Robotics Suite 2019, in what can only be described as a leap forward for computer‑integrated manufacturing. The latest version of the Stäubli Robotics Suite is the ideal smart production tool and allows you to integrate also the uniquely designed SCARA TS2 robots into your operations.
The new icons make the robot easier to use, since the visuals that appear on the robot’s SP2 teach pendant are the same ones that appear on the user’s PC, tablet and smartphone.
An exact digital copy of the type of robot being used
This extremely realistic copy can be used to check and apply charging parameters (calculating inertia matrices and centers of gravity), check cycle times, and map out the real robot’s likely trajectories and any potential collisions.
“From our digital copy to the real robot, the margin of error when estimating cycle times is only 4 milliseconds,” says Stéphane Blanc, Stäubli Robotics Suite Team Leader. “The simulations you can run with the Stäubli Robotics Suite 2019 are so close to being real, users are no longer forced to run tests with the real robot, which are often long and costly. It saves them a lot of time and saves their organizations a lot of money. Plus, since the application can be commissioned once the performance criteria—cycle time, type of flooring, series changeover time, and so on—have been precisely validated in simulations, you can be sure of your investment from the outset.”
A new functionality allows you to test all of the robot’s configurations in situ. The SAFETY configuration assistant has a graphical definition of the safety zone, has direct access to the safety parameters involved in meeting the requisite standards, and is designed to manage different SAFETY versions. Thanks to this new module, the user has a unique tool—the only one of its kind on the market—for optimizing and ensuring the safety of human–machine collaborations.
All of the important events involving the robot are recorded in a log that can be reviewed remotely. With the new logger format on CS9 controllers, error messages are translated into the user’s language of choice. Coupled with an interface, the logger can make an advanced diagnostic that’s quickly shared with the maintenance teams. There’s also a graphic tool that supports routine maintenance (backing up and restoring controller partitions).
Says Stéphane Blanc, “With the new debugger in the Stäubli Robotics Suite 2019, when the user hovers the cursor over an element, the current content for the variable appears and can be modified instantly. It really saves time! It also makes it easier to make adjustments, since you can monitor and edit VAL 3 variables without adding a spy.”
The Stäubli Robotics Suite 2019 helps users edit programs and monitors their execution, step by step, with integrated debugging functions. Moreover, users can create their user pages with the integrated WYSIWYG editor and can link VAL 3 data to the graphic controls without having to write a single line of code. The advanced connectivity allows for online updates, easy remote assistance, and a synchronized connection with the real robot for remote monitoring via secured Web protocols.
With the Stäubli Robotics Suite 2019, users will enjoy greater flexibility and reactivity thanks to the ability to get minor updates and download free emulators right up to the next major release with one single button click.