Body in White Robotics Engineer

Validate and optimize your robotics processes with the Body in White Robotics Engineer using simulation and validation in a virtual factory context on the 3DEXPERIENCE Platform.

The DELMIA 3DEXPERIENCE Body in White Robotics Engineer (RBWRT) Role provides an interactive 3D environment, where Simulation Engineers can create, simulate and validate an entire robot spot welding or drill & riveting work cell.

RBWRT provides a comprehensive set of tools to manage robot processes, tooling and simulations. Advanced robotic applications which utilize a workpiece positioner or a fixed tool center point are supported in this comprehensive solution. Users can define and validate robotic BIW processes and setups prior to delivery to the shop floor.

RBWRT provides advanced capabilities for fastener distribution and automatic tool search and selection. RBWRT generates the drilling and riveting machine patterns to quickly simulate large quantities of studs or rivets. Analysis tools help engineers react quickly to new or changing product designs. RBWRT users can perform feasibility studies while creating optimized, interference-free simulations that execute robotic operations.

Body in White Robotics Engineer Benefits

Improved collaboration between simulation engineers and product or tool designers

Based on the 3DEXPERIENCE® platform, Body in White Robotics Engineer supports collaboration throughout the extended enterprise. Powerful lifecycle and change management capabilities streamline the business process and improve the overall quality of work.

Fast, simple robot path planning

Save time by easily planning a collision-free robot trajectory for complex robot tasks. Based on a few user inputs, Body in White Robotics Engineer plans the robot path by computing a collision-free trajectory for the robot to follow. Body in White Robotics Engineer also can optimize the robot path to reduce the number of via points. The automatic path planning ability saves the user valuable programming time.

Concurrent robot simulation

Concurrently create and validate individual robot tasks in a single workcell, in an assembly line, or across an entire factory. As each user completes his work, the robot task details become available to other stakeholders and are incorporated into the parent process, so multiple users concurrently incorporate the collective work into their own.

Offline program robots while they work

Create production robot programs offline in the immersive 3D environment, while the production robot is working, without affecting production and revenue.

DELMIA Body in White Robotics Engineer

DELMIA Body in White Robotics Engineering

Body in White Robotics Engineer Highlights

Choose the right robot and fastener tool

Analysis tools such as Gun Search, Weld Analysis, Manual Weld-gun Accessibility Check and Multi-Section Analysis help users pick the right robot and weld gun. Once feasibility is determined, just select a group of spot welds or rivets, and a robot task is automatically generated that includes the spot operations for each fastener as well as the robot motion for the approach and departure points.

Balance fasteners among multiple robots

Multiple robots can be easily simulated in parallel, analyzing and determining the reachability of any spot weld by all robots in the workcell. Automatic distribution distributes welds according to robot proximity. This means the fastening workload can be more efficiently distributed among robots based on reachability and robot utilization.

Automatic robot path updates to accommodate design and fastener changes.

When Design Engineers make changes to a product, the Simulation Engineer can determine if the design changes impact the existing robot program and, if necessary, automatically update robot tasks and trajectories. The update can include changes in the physical make-up of the part or the position and number of fasteners.

Support for Drilling and Riveting

Supports drilling and riveting processes. The behaviors of the drilling and riveting operations can be simulated and validated. Users can create profiles for the riveting operations and adjust the rivet patterns. When designers change the fastener locations, the robot paths can then be automatically updated.

Supports advanced logic and I/O in the simulation.

Create input and output signals between robots and other devices. Input and output ports can also be easily created from an external file. Body in White Robotics Engineer also provides advanced logic programming instructions through its easy-to-use interface. These logic commands let the user insert conditional statements (if-then-else) and looping statements into the robot task.

Creation, simulation and validation of robot tasks in the manufacturing context

Choose from an extensive library of robot and controller models from all major industrial robot manufacturers. Auto placement and workspace envelope tools help users position the robot in a reachable position. Collisions and clearances are detected while machines and robots are in motion and allow users to benefit from early feasibility studies. RBWRT lets users create and validate robot tasks in a variety of manufacturing contexts. By performing multiple what-if scenarios, the result is the best possible performance of the workcell under multiple conditions or configurations.

Calculate interference zones

The Calculate Interference Zone function provides the user with functionality to calculate interference zones and interlocks in multi-robot workcells. When the user creates a task for each robot in the cell, the powerful algorithm calculates at which position a collision exists in each robot task. It then chooses the appropriate position for each offending robot to wait at, and then inserts a wait statement in each robot task. It also will insert an I/O statement in the robot task of the other robot involved in the collision, which will be re-set once the zone is clear.

Use Realistic Robot Simulation (RRS-I) for increased simulation accuracy.

Simulate robot tasks using the motion control software found in the real robot controller. This provides extremely accurate motion trajectory and cycle-time simulations. The RRS protocol is used to connect the 3D simulation with the robot vendor’s motion control software. The user can integrate these native robot language programs into a larger, multi-mechanism, station-level simulation with full validation and offline programming capabilities.

Robot Simulation On-the-Go (Offline Mode)

Disconnect the Robot Simulation Engineer App session from the database and continue to work on the simulation offline. Data can be created and modified while disconnected. Automatic database reconciliation occurs upon reconnection.

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