GE and Industrial Robot Automation

Jan 4, 2013

Industrial robot automation will provide the best results with software that is complementary to your application process. This was seen in GE factories who have developed industrial robot automation software solutions to help increase production time and decrease the downtime.


Hav­ing the right soft­ware is absolute­ly crit­i­cal to the build­ing the right automa­tion sys­tem for a facil­i­ty pro­duc­tion line. With­out soft­ware, man­u­fac­tur­ers have no way to pro­gram their robots. Com­pa­nies like GE have devel­oped indus­tri­al robot automa­tion soft­ware solu­tions that ensure man­u­fac­tur­ers accu­rate pro­duc­tion with min­i­mized downtime.

GE, which stands for Gen­er­al Elec­tric, has devel­oped Human Machine Interface/​Supervisory Con­trol and Data Acqui­si­tion (HMI/SCADA) soft­ware that allows man­u­fac­tur­ers accu­rate pro­duc­tion and process data access, accord­ing to the GE web­site. With this type of soft­ware, GE allows cus­tomers to visu­al­ize robot­ic oper­a­tions, along with the abil­i­ty to accu­rate­ly mon­i­tor every aspect of the pro­duc­tion process. This means that oper­a­tors also have access to places where there may be pro­duc­tion issues. One exam­ple would be mon­i­tor­ing pro­duc­tion speed and accu­ra­cy and find­ing a dis­crep­an­cy, which may show that there is a bad end effec­tor some­where on the line that is caus­ing problems.

GE robot soft­ware basi­cal­ly increas­es the over­all effec­tive­ness and effi­cien­cy of the pro­duc­tion line, which in turn, increas­es the qual­i­ty of prod­uct that is being man­u­fac­tured, while also reduc­ing pro­duc­tion costs. There are sev­er­al robot soft­ware solu­tions offered by GE, includ­ing Profi­cy HMI/SCADA – Cim­plic­i­ty, Profi­cy HMI/SCADA –iFIX and Profi­cy Pulse, along with oth­er pro­duc­tiv­i­ty packs. These GE soft­ware pro­grams allow oper­a­tors to gain vis­i­bil­i­ty, which is one of the most impor­tant and crit­i­cal parts of suc­cess­ful pro­duc­tion. By increas­ing vis­i­bil­i­ty of the automa­tion process in real-time, oper­a­tors are able to make deci­sions faster, which enhances pro­duc­tion uptime and saves the com­pa­ny mon­ey on lost pro­duc­tion time.

Does that kind of effi­cien­cy sound like a good idea? Man­u­fac­tur­ers look­ing for the per­fect robot automa­tion sys­tem for their pro­duc­tion line should look no fur­ther than Robots​.com, a robot­ics inte­gra­tor locat­ed in Mar­i­on, Ohio. Robots​.com pro­vides automa­tion solu­tions from sev­er­al top robot­ics com­pa­nies, includ­ing Fanuc, Motoman, KUKA, Uni­ver­sal Robots, and ABB. Our com­pa­ny also works with sev­er­al com­pa­nies that pro­vide us with end effec­tors and soft­ware for our sys­tems. Our staff will work with you to find the right robot sys­tem and soft­ware for your appli­ca­tion and budget.

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