Sangari Education has announced the availability of Intelitek’s RoboCell which integrates ScorBase’s robotic control software with interactive 3D solid modeling simulation software. RoboCell’s virtual robots and devices accurately replicate the actual dimensions and functions of Intelitek Robotic equipment.
Bez Sangari, MD of Sangari Education, distributors of the Intelitek range of robotics educational software and equipment in SA, says the CIM robotics system aligns with the goals of Education 4.0.
“The software enables students to teach positions, write programmes and debug robotic applications offline before executing them in an actual workcell. RoboCell also allows students to experiment with a variety of simulated workcells, even if the actual workcells do not exist in the lab.”
Advanced students are able to design 3D objects and import them into RoboCell for use in virtual workcells. It is fully integrated with ScorBase robotics software, an intuitive tool for programming and operating robotics workcells,” explains Mr Sangari.
Robocell can run ScorBase programmes in three modes: Online mode controls the robotic cell; Simulation mode controls the virtual robotic cell simulation in the 3D display; and Offline mode enables checking of ScorBase programmes.
Dynamic 3D Simulation
This provides a fully functional 3D graphic display module provides dynamic simulation and tracking of the robot and devices in the workcell; simulation of robot movements and gripper part manipulation; simulation of peripheral axes: conveyor belts, XY tables, rotary tables, linear slidebases and simulation of CNC mills and lathes: moveable machine parts such as door, chuck and spindle; user-definable machine cycle-time; CNC processing reflected in shape of virtual parts.
It also provides simulation of automated welding system: welding of multiple parts of varying shapes; full simulation of welding parameters: wire feed rate, robot speed, inert gas shield and voltage; analysis and simulated display of weld according to welding parameters allows users to study parameters effect on weld quality; incorrectly set parameters or misplaced objects results in flawed or failed weld.
There are various viewing and display controls; zoom, rotate, pan, drag, redirect, continuous follow-me camera, shading and lighting, display of the gripper path during robot movement and it will simultaneously display 3 different 3D views of robotic cell.