Fibreline’s customers were sending DXF files for their drilling patterns which Fibreline then had to plot out and manually program using the UR programming functions. This was not only time consuming but also took the robot away from production.
This is when Fibreline contacted OCTOPUZ. Through OCTOPUZ they were able to program the robot offline, meaning the robot could continue to produce parts while the next part was being programmed. Universal Robots’ user-friendliness combined with OCTOPUZ’ powerful programming abilities leads Fibreline to achieve its production efficiency goals.
In addition, thanks to OCTOPUZ’ ability to post in URP code, Fibreline was able to tweak and amend their programs directly on the controller, flexibility that gives OCTOPUZ a competitive advantage in the market.
“We saved approximately 20% on programming time with far greater flexibility for tweaking and amending programs,” saidMarc Radcliffee, Technical Manager at Fibreline Ltd.
Furthermore, to smooth out the process, the OCTOPUZ team created an automated DXF add-on that allowed Fibreline to bring in the DXF files provided by their customers and convert them into paths. The OCTOPUZ team also assisted Fibreline by automating the drilling process, tweaking the movement speeds and subroutines. Altogether, this leads to a much more efficient and automated process.
OCTOPUZ has helped streamline the programming process by taking it offline away from the robot, which means a lot less downtime!” saidMarc Radcliffee, Technical Manager at Fibreline Ltd. As displayed with Fibreline, the implementation of a robot and an offline robotic programming and simulation software can drastically change and optimize the process in which a facility operates. Once the investment is made, it is evident that it is worthwhile.