The AMB takes place every two years in Stuttgart and this year will be from 13 to 17 September 2016. 1,350 exhibitors from 30 different countries are introducing themselves to more than 90,000 visitors. RoboJob is one of the few Belgian participants, but with this, their third participation at the fair, they have become something of a permanent fixture, not least because CNC automation is taking on fast with German suppliers. Some years ago, as we know, the German government launched ‘Industry 4.0’, and that has now turned out to be a perfect ‘match’ with RoboJob’s user-friendly automation.
"In order to better meet the expectations around Industry 4.0, we are now also launching our new software platform,” says Jelle De Roovere, Business Development Manager at RoboJob. “Industry 4.0 also means that modern production techniques must ensure higher output, more flexibility and more efficiency. Modern automation should also contribute to this, which actually means that you can let your production processes run even more efficiently for widely varying tasks. We can now respond to this perfectly with our new software platform.
“This new control system is the right-hand of the operators who work with our Turn and Mill-Assist Series,” explains R&D Manager Peter De Roovere. “We started with a blank sheet, and have thus set up a completely new platform. In addition, we have of course ensured that all existing functionalities from the previous version have been included. These are located in a logical structure, so that the ease of use is improved still further. Moreover, we’re putting even more into the greatest strength of our systems: the fast set-up and changeover times. I would even dare to say that the programming is now even faster, and that we have by far and above the shortest programming times in the market.”
"Specifically, this new platform provides a modern, intuitive user experience. In addition to all existing functionalities – we already have the most standard functions in the market - and we have included a lot of new features; for example strong use is made of 3D visualisations,” explains De Roovere. “Adjust the dimensions of a workpiece and you will then see the result in 3D. You will see how workpieces are picked up by the robot and how they are placed in the chuck or clamping. Furthermore, the user can always rotate the camera position in order to see these actions from all possible angles. In other words, we make it a lot easier for our customers, because even before they hit the start button, they will have already approved all the actions of the robot.”
"Finally, the system thinks actively with the operator and automatically suggests certain settings in an intelligent way. For example, the system automatically proposes how and with which grippers workpieces may be picked up. The operator may then approve these proposals or make their own adjustments.”
The visitors to AMB will not only be able to see the new RoboJob software on the Turn-Assist 250 and Mill-Assist Essential, which the Belgian market leader is demonstrating at AMB on the RoboJob stand. Separate screens are also being provided on which visitors will be able to see live demonstrations taking place.
As always, the AMB Messe is taking place in Stuttgart. The trade fair runs until Saturday, 17 September and is open daily from 09.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs and on Saturday from 09.00 to 16.00 hrs. You’ll find the RoboJob stand in Hall 3, on stand no. 3A74.