PROGRAMMING ROBOTIC ARMS, ROBOTIC TRAINING, ROBOTIC SIMULATION & ROBOTIC CELL DESIGN

Our robotic skills

Proper programming of robotic arms, robotic training, robotic cell design and robotic simulation prevent future errors and keep production running smoothly.  We will consider in more detail some of our expertise in Robotics.

Programming Robotic Arms

When programming robotic arms, the robot operators use software commands or instructions that allow the robot arm to perform certain tasks. Thus, robot Programming is a structure well organised that includes the use of pushbuttons to indicate the robot when to start or when to stop the operation. However, by programming robotic arms, the operator needs to consider each of these elements. Please bear in mind, the robotic software varies according to the robot manufacturer.

At this stage, the operators need to consider the safety cell components. Mainly, the robot is a set of robust mechanical devices capable to cause serious injures to the operator.

Steps for Offline Robotic Programming Arms

Here below is a breakdown of the steps that take place for the robot programming aspect:

  • We build a complete robot cell simulation using the CAD data from the project (Fixturing CAD models, End Of Arm Tooling CAD models, Peripheral equipment CAD Models, and Guarding and Safety Devices)
  • Define the TCPs (Tool Centre Points) for each element of the End Of Arm Tooling
  • We define the fixturing and cell coordinate systems (Work Objects ABB, User Frames FANUC, Base Coordinates KUKA)
  • We programme the key movement positions via the simulation
  • Define the virtual IO
  • Create the offline program structure in some form of text editor, for example, Notepad++
  • Import the programs into the simulation software
  • Test the robot cycles
  • We will send the robot programs and setup files to the customers after testing
  • The customer imports the robot programs and setup files into the robot onsite
  • The customer tests the sequences and reports back any areas requiring attention

Robotic Cell Design

Robotic Cell Design

One of the most critical features of the robotic cell design and its programming is safety. Cell design is a layout or planning to have a fully functioning integration process. Therefore, an industrial robot work cell is a workstation that consists of at least one robot and its controller along with safety measures.

Generally, robotic cell design comes in two cell types: steel and aluminium. Because aluminium is lightweight, it is easy to modify or extend with no need for welding or painting. 

On the other hand, steel has a rugged appearance, and it is used for heavy works, for example, in the metals processing industries.

Phoenix is in the position of offering both types. However, you can choose from any of those cells that seem suitable for your work. Also, our experts can help you in the selection process if you have some confusion in your mind.

Robotic Cell Design Safety Components

Whenever it comes to the use of sophisticated and complicated technology like robot systems, safety comes first. It is estimated that between 20 and 50% of the cost of a robot installation is attributable to safety-related issues. Hence, a cell design is an essential factor that contributes to the safety of the integration system.

Those safety features create a safe environment for the employees to work on the robot cells. Some of the safety measures to protect the human operators from physical damage are: constructing physical barriers between robot and human workers, emergency stop buttons and laying out the equipment within the work cell.

Phoenix provides a robotic cell design prior to the execution of the project to ensure the effectiveness of the project.

Robotic Training Courses

ABB Robotics training, FANUC Robot training, KUKA Robot training

We can provide customised training or robotic courses as follow:

  • Basic Programming
  • Advanced Programming
  • Electrical Maintenance

  • Each of these courses can be run at your premises to fit around your production schedules or if you prefer. After our robotic training, with our manuals for reference, you should feel confident to tackle most problems but if you need further advice, we make sure that our support team are available to give guidance and advice while you are still learning.

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    Why you should provide the Robotic Training to the staff?

    Robotic training is essential in new installations and contributes to faster and more effective start-ups. However, robot operators should be updated with the latest robotic training because of new robot manufacturer specifications. For example, ABB Training, KUKA Training and Fanuc Robot training, these robot brand vary and they continue to improve the performance of the robot.

    Robot manufacturers emphasise the ease of use of modern courses for programming, teaching and simulation tools. However, there are important differences between conventional automation and robotic applications because of the size and power of most industrial robots, and the severity of injuries is potentially great.

    Furthermore, the most common way to program a robot is via a teach pendant, it controls the way that teach-and-playback robots. In addition, we customise our training courses according to your own applications and customer requirements.

    Therefore, we recommend a maximum of 3 students per course be encouraged to ensure a high level of practical experience.

    Maximise your investment with our robotic training

    • Convenience: Held right at your facility to meet your scheduling needs.
    • Cost-Effective: Train entire groups of employees for one low rate.
    • Customisation: Add specific training components or select additional topics.
    • Fast Results: Allow your staff to maximise the potential of your investment rapidly
    • Flexibility: Using your facility means employees don’t have to travel.
    • Experience: Phoenix has the benefit of a vast experience base in automation.

    Robotic Simulation

    Offline Robot Programming Packages

    Phoenix provides robotic simulation and offline robot programming as part of our search to support our customers in the best way possible we are introducing a new service to our portfolio. Therefore, we are now conducting several site commissioning and programming works remotely.

    The local engineers can do the mechanical and electrical work under our guidance and supervision or by the client’s own workforce. In addition, we will design and send all documents to the client. 

    Robotic Simulation is a Proof of Design

    Robot Simulation is proof of design that the robotic system will operate without any problem. However, consult with your robot integrator if your project requires a simulation or if you require any specific simulation software for your operation by simulating the robots before the installation maximises the return on investment.

    For example, some companies require their own CAD/CAM software package while others just require simulation to reduce the risks of the integration.

    Top 3 Advantages of Robotic Simulation

    Robot simulation software capability is becoming cheaper and helping companies to stay more competitive. Hence, companies are taking advantage of simulation software and ensure users the following:

    • Reduce Automation Risk
    • Prove of Design and Concept
    • Maximise your return on investment

    Phoenix provides bespoke simulation in our robot automation projects. Contact Us for more information.

    Are You Ready To Start?

    Phoenix is a robot integration company with vast experiences in automation locally and globally. Contact us to explain in more details our Robotic Offline Programming and Remote Commissioning Package. In addition, we provide full support after the sale.

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    Contact the experts

    Phoenix provides on-site customised training (ABB robotics training, Robot FANUC training, Robot KUKA training) for any manufacturing application you may require. As a result, you will increase efficiency, safety and reduced downtime. On-site Customised Robotic Training. Most importantly, our trainers have a certification from ABB Robots, Fanuc Robots, KUKA Robots and Motoman Robots.

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    Customer Support

    Phoenix’s industry-leading service and support ensure that you’ll get the most from the investment. Our consultancy services help clients to solve their technical problems. Robotics involves technical support from mechanical to electrical and robot simulation. Hence, we fully understand not only the importance of Cost, Quality, and Delivery but also Aftersales customer support. Contact Us

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