Concepting & Simulation
Often times during the quoting phase of a large project, it is often beneficial to share a concept or simulation of the cell as requested by the customer, so that both parties can be on the same page and roughly visualize the final product.
Shown above is one such cell we recently concepted and were awarded by a new customer. Our mechanical engineers were able to import models provided by the customer, as well as Fanuc for the robot, and create a rough 3D model of what the final cell design might look like. A bit of creativity for unknown parts (such as the standing industrial vacuum, shown as just a couple of cylinders) goes a long way.
We're also able to make full motion simulations using RoboDK, such as this:
Simulations like this allow both the customer and vendor to visualize the footprint, motion, and, most importantly, caculate the cycle time of the process before committed to a full design or build. This prevents ambiguity and keeps everyone happy in the end!
As a philosphy, TOA is committed to our customers' safety and happiness first and foremost. We are obliged to provide concepts and simulations to our customers ahead of time to make sure we can achieve that end goal.