RobotWorx Announces Offline Robot Programming Through OCTOPUZ Inc. Partnership

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

February 11, 2020


RobotWorx will now offer offline robot programming (OLRP) software through an enhanced partnership with OCTOPUZ Inc.

RobotWorx, an Ohio based company focusing on industrial robotic solutions and customized integration has announced a strategic partnership with OCTOPUZ Inc. The collaboration will allow RobotWorx to expand its service offerings into offline robot programming with a software creator. While traditional robotic programming requires downtime and manual manipulation of a teach pendant, OCTOPUZ enables path-sensitive, complex robot applications to be programmed without disruption to the manufacturing process.

How it Works

Users create detailed virtual simulations of their real-world robot cells, complete with machinery and manufacturing components. Within this virtual cell, OCTOPUZ uses built-in machine logic to identify the optimal toolpath trajectory and program the required code for a multitude of industrial tasks. The code is then converted to the robot brand’s unique language for use in the real world.

OCTOPUZ removes the traditional limitations of robot automation by enabling robot programming to be completed virtually, on a computer, while the robots are still online and working for you.

Maximize Robot ROI 

RobotWorx is excited to provide this new solution to its existing and new customers with several benefits:

Simplify toolpath programming - An Intuitive, user-friendly software interface enables non-experts to confidently program complex robot applications. Program through import from CAD or CAM software or natively in OCTOPUZ.

Automatically detect and avoid errors - Quickly resolve potential toolpath errors including singularities, joint limits, reach limits, and collisions.

Validate robotic processes through simulation - Ensure the robot will perform tasks as expected through start-to-finish simulation.

Program and post multi-robot cells - Program, simulate, and generate code for multiple robots in a single cell.

Single platform for all robot brands - Extensive component library with support for many robot brands in any configuration.

Support for all robot manufacturing processes - Support for welding, machining, cutting, spraying, additive, and everything in between.

Reduce production downtime - Reprogram new robot functions in hours rather than days, without ever taking the robot offline.

To learn more about this new offering, consult with a RobotWorx Applications Engineer, to learn how you can transition from a traditional teach pendant, to offline robot programming with OCTOPUZ.

Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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