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 RobotWorx, a robotics integrator located in Marion, Ohio. RobotWorx is a certified integrator for 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.