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DELMIA Robotics Spot Welding

Generate and Manage Robot Spot Welding Programs

DELMIA Robotics Spot Welding (RSW) is a comprehensive Version 6 automotive body-in-white robotics programming solution that generates and manages robot spot welding programs. Advanced capabilities for robot path planning, weld gun selection, and analysis help programmers react quickly to new or changing product designs. When design changes impact the location or orientation of the spot weld, RSW automatically adjusts the robot’s trajectories.

RSW lets programmers work in a virtual 3D environment, including shop floor resources and layout. They can plan, optimize, and validate the robotic spot welding program in the context of the manufacturing setting.

  • Choose the right robot and weld
  • Improve inter-department collaboration by sharing Weld Analysis results in Co-Review session
  • Determine the impact of design changes to robot programs and update them
  • Balance the spot welds among multiple robots in the workcell
  • Generate downloadable spot welding robot programs
  • Sophisticated robot programming tools for spot welding
    RSW's comprehensive suite of programming tools allows programmers to create, optimize, and validate robotic spot welding programs while immersed in the Version 6 3D environment. Select a group of welds, and a robot task is automatically generated that includes the spot operations for each weld and robot motions for approach and departure points. The robot can continue to be taught by adding via points to the task.
  • Spot weld profiles
    RSW users can define spot welding motion parameters through a spot weld profile, which includes approach, pressure start, weld, pressure end, and departure motion parameters. These parameters help programmers to create accurate welding programs, and provide essential details for translating the program when they download it via DELMIA Robotics Offline Programming (ROP).
  • Weld gun search and weld analysis
    Automotive OEMs have weld guns with multiple styles, shapes, and designs. Finding the right weld guns for specific part designs, weld locations, welding paths, and robots can be daunting and time-consuming. RSW’s automatic tool-selection assistant automatically searches the desired weld gun library, checks each weld gun against the assigned part and weld points, and presents the user with a 3D-based list of weld guns that can have collision-free access to all the weld points in the defined trajectory. The tool-selection assistant also helps users pick the right weld gun; they can generate a weld-point cross-section, perform a manual weld-gun accessibility check, and re-orient the weld to optimize the robot program. Using the Co-Review tool, Weld analysis results can be shared between departments to communicate the issues with both spot weld locations and tool designs. Customizable HTML reports can be generated based on the results of this analysis.
  • Weld gun section analysis with section stack-up
    Programmers can check the design of a weld gun against all the welds in a given trajectory with section analysis. It generates a 2D cross-section profile of the weld gun at each weld point. The profiles are stacked to show a comprehensive view of the weld gun’s design and any potential interference.
  • Comprehensive support of fixed Tool Center Point (TCP) robotic workcells
    Fixed TCP robotic workcells are fully supported for all authoring and weld analysis capabilities.
  • Balancing spot welds among multiple robots in the workcell
    Users can easily determine the reachability of any spot weld by multiple robots in a workcell. This helps to efficiently distribute the welding workload based on reachability and robot utilization.
  • Automatic spot welding program updates after design changes
    RSW is a Version 6 PLM 2.0 solution that delivers a powerful collaborative environment with a full suite of lifecycle management capabilities. When design engineers make changes to a product, robot programmers can determine if the design changes impact the existing robot program and, if necessary, use RSW to automatically update tasks and trajectories.