DELMIA Version 6 Release 2013x

A 3DEXPERIENCE of Global Production Systems for sustainable development

Program Control Engineering

Program & Control Engineering.

Virtually program, validate and simulate manufacturing systems for the virtual commissioning of production facilities.

DELMIA Robotics Arc Welding

Computer Aided Generation of Robotic Arc Welding Programs

DELMIA Robotics Arc Welding (ARW) automatically generates a robot arc welding tool path based on the geometric design of the seam to be welded. Multiple variables, including the joint configuration, robot setup and workcell layout, are combined when the collision-free welding path is defined.

The ARW solution lets users define, validate, and optimize robotic arc welding programs and setups prior to delivery to the shop floor. This capability simultaneously improves quality, reduces costs, and maximizes resource utilization by keeping production equipment engaged in value-added activities.

  • Greater productivity for programmers
  • Fast robot program updates when the product design changes
  • Weld quality assurance
  • Geometry-based arc weld path generation and modification
    ARW users can generate and modify arc weld trajectories with a full suite of geometry-based capabilities. ARW automatically creates fully detailed robotic paths for both seam search and arc welding based on the CAD models of the parts to be welded. The paths include robot approach and departure via points.
  • Easy update of robot trajectories to accommodate design changes
    Robotic weld trajectories created with ARW are fully associated with the Version 6 CAD geometry of the parts being joined. Users can automatically update weld trajectories caused by part design changes with a single click of the mouse, eliminating the need to manually regenerate trajectories.
  • Workpiece positioning optimization
    Robotic workpiece positioning mechanisms present the workpieces to the welding robot so that an optimal weld can be achieved. Traditionally, this has been a difficult, time-consuming, manual process. ARW helps programmers by automatically calculating the optimal joint values of the workpiece positioning device.
  • Support for controller-specific weld profiles
    Users can fully simulate controller-specific weld schedules for a robot-controller combination with the arc welding profile user interface. Weld profiles include start, end, and included weld points; seam data (motion parameters); weld data (voltage and amperage); weave data (weld tip motion pattern); speed; and delays.
  • Seam search path generation
    ARW users can rapidly generate seam search paths using standard patterns and controller-specific constraints. Simply select the robot, the base geometry, the wall geometry, and the side geometry. With a few mouse clicks, you can define a seam search path specific to your selected robot, controller, and sensor.