ROBOGUIDE: Fanuc’s answer to robotic workcell simulation

Jul 15, 2013

Roboguide is a simulation software that is designed to help increase the overall productivity of a workcell. ROBOGUIDE is hooked up to a virtual controller and allows engineers to simulate different processes in real-time. This helps workers save time and money on running an actual set up or building a physical prototype.


Dur­ing the design phase of a robot­ic work­cell, engi­neers and tech­ni­cians can demon­strate how the work­cell will move and oper­ate through the use of sim­u­la­tion software.

This soft­ware is hooked up to a vir­tu­al con­troller, which allows the engi­neers and man­u­fac­tur­ers to sim­u­late dif­fer­ent process­es in real-time 3D vision. This also allows for stud­ies on the robot­ic cell with­out the set­up or expense of a phys­i­cal prototype.

Fanuc Robot­ics has designed a ver­sion of this sim­u­la­tion soft­ware called ROBOGU­IDE. This offline sim­u­la­tion soft­ware has an entire fam­i­ly of prod­ucts to emu­late a robot­ic work­cell in motion.

The ROBOGU­IDE Han­dling PRO lets users sim­u­late mate­r­i­al han­dling process­es like pick and place, pack­ag­ing, order pick­ing and oth­er process­es. By uti­liz­ing this soft­ware, man­u­fac­tur­ers can see where a robot­ic work­cell posi­tion­er would move a piece, and where a robot would pick up and put down a work piece, allow­ing the man­u­fac­tur­er and engi­neer to make tweaks and adjust­ments if necessary.

There are sev­er­al oth­er soft­ware options in the ROBOGU­IDE line of prod­ucts as well, includ­ing the Paint­PRO, Pal­let­PRO and Weld­PRO options. Each of these soft­ware choic­es are sim­i­lar to the Han­dling PRO, mean­ing they allow the cus­tomer and the engi­neers see how the robot work­cell will weld, pal­letize or paint a work piece, and adjust­ments can be made if necessary.

For more infor­ma­tion on automat­ing your appli­ca­tion with a Robots​.com cus­tomized work­cell, con­tact us today online or at 8777626881.

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