Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA UltraPaint Selected by Aerobotix to Reduce Lead Engineering Time and Improve Plant Floor Productivity2007/06/12
Robotic Simulation Tool Used in Army Humvee Specialty Coating Applications
Auburn Hills, MI, USA, June 12, 2007 - Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced today that its DELMIA UltraPaint robotic solution has been selected for use at Aerobotix, Inc., in Huntsville, AL. Aerobotix, a robotic coating system integrator, will be using the solution to perform robotic paint path programming for a U.S. Army Humvee (HMMWV for High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle) depot level maintenance operation.
“Ours is a complex application that requires the development of numerous paint paths for the robotic coating system in order to apply primers and topcoats in both single-color and camouflage paint configurations,” says Daniel Sample, Aerobotix Robotics Engineer. “After analyzing various options, we determined the DELMIA UltraPaint software was the best solution to help us improve manufacturing quality, accuracy, and profitability.”
DELMIA UltraPaint is a physics-based, scalable robotic simulation solution for modeling and off-line programming of complex, multi-device robotic paint cells that comes with a complete set of painting simulation tools. Spray gun and paint attributes can be entered into the painting device and the results can be graphically displayed in multiple colors illustrating relative film thickness; or exact thickness can be obtained through the uses of a built-in film build gage. Complex paint booths can be constructed, and multiple robot moving line applications can be simulated.
Additionally, the Realistic Robotic Simulation™ (RRS) feature allows the UltraPaint software to interface with a robot manufacturer’s proprietary motion planning software (called a RCS module) to provide greater accuracy in the trajectory motion and cycle time prediction.
In this application, 3D models of multiple HMMWV variants were created and imported into the robotic workcell developed in UltraPaint. Each paint path program was created and simulated in the cell after considering the robots’ reachability and clearances. With the simulation capability, programs could be sequenced to avoid workspace conflicts and optimized to gain efficiencies. Overall, DELMIA UltraPaint is helping Aerobotix reduce lead engineering time and improve plant floor productivity.
Aerobotix is a leading provider of turnkey robotic coating systems and engineering support services for use in specialized military, aerospace and general industrial coating applications. Aerobotix provides unique expertise in integrating industrial robotics into highly specialized custom applications involving hazardous environments, critical process control and stringent performance requirements. Many of these applications involve process development, system design, robot, PLC and HMI programming, installation, testing, and transition to production. Aerobotix’ highly specialized and experienced staff maintains their “leading edge” through hands-on project experience and close “partnering” relationships with customers and suppliers. Located in Huntsville, Alabamam, Aerobotix maintains all operations in a 12,000 square foot facility with in-house robotic and coating application development labs, integration and testing shop, and specialty process equipment assembly rooms. Aerobotix can be contacted at (256) 772-9035.
关于 About DELMIA
DELMIA是数字化制造解决方案的金字招牌，集中在两种独特的简化制造流程的应用软件上。DELMIA Automation为单台机器、单个工作单元或者整条生产线的控制提供了数字化设计、测试与检验的解决方案，DELMIA PLM则贯穿整个产品生命周期提供了持续创建并检验产品制造流程的流程和资源功能。DELMIA的服务对象主要是那些制造流程的优化对其至关重要的行业，包括汽车、航空、制造和装配、电力电子、生活消费品、工厂和造船业。更多关于DELMIA的信息在http://www.delmia.com上可以获得。
Dassault Systemes是全球产品全生命周期(PLM)解决方案和3D技术的领导者，为 80个国家的90,000多名客户创造价值。自 1981年以来，Dassault Systemes一直是 3D软件的先驱，开发和推广支持工业流程的 PLM应用软件和服务，以及提供产品从概念到维护全生命周期的3D构想。Dassault Systemes软件系列由用于设计虚拟产品的CATIA、用于三维机械设计的SolidWorks、用于虚拟生产的DELMIA、用于虚拟测试的SIMULIA以及用于全球协同生命周期管理的ENOVIA，由ENOVIA VPLM, ENOVIA MatrixOne和 ENOVIA SmarTeam组成。
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