ABB develops AR to simplify robot installations
RobotStudio programming software

ABB develops AR to simplify robot installations

Discovering if a robot is right for an application is more accessible following ABB’s new AR viewer, which is included in ABB’s RobotStudio programming software.

RobotStudio AR Viewer application is used to examine a model designed in RobotStudio, allowing users to get an idea of the scale and size of a robot and how it can be used in a factory tandem with available production equipment.

With augmented reality technology, the application overlays the modeled solution into the real-life production, with the capability to scale it to full size and twist it through different angles to produce the most favorable result. The advantages of the augmented reality Viewer stretch to being able to view the system in action. A timeline trait makes it feasible to check the cycle time and allow users to improve performance.

It is available for free on Apple and Google Play Store. The application offers a safe, low cost, and easy way of visualizing an installation used by groups or individuals. The AR Viewer is perfect for businesses that are new to robotic automation and companies who have lacked the time and/or resources to start the installation.

“We know from conversations with SMEs in particular that many companies are looking to implement some form of robotic automation but are unsure of where to start. RobotStudio is our intuitive digital tool that helps simplify the installation and use of robots. Our new AR Viewer tool makes it even easier for customers to access the huge capability of RobotStudio, helping them to see how robots can be introduced into their production and how automation can improve the productivity and flexibility of the existing process before they commit to any investment” – Antti Matinlauri, head of product management for ABB Robotics.

Allowing users to configure, design, and commission individual robots to full robot systems in a virtual set up. RobotStudio software enables solutions to be tested before they are used in real life. The application is available free until 31 December 2020.

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