Robotics Industry News
DENSO Robotics Introduces New WINCAPS III Offline Programming Software
DENSO Robotics Posted 10/22/2008
3-D Simulation Simplifies Workcell Layout; Allows Remote Monitoring of Operations
LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO’s new WINCAPS III offline programming software saves users valuable development time by allowing them to program a robot on an offline computer, without the robot having to be in operation.
A 3-D simulation feature conveniently enables layout of the automation workcell in a virtual environment. CAD drawings can be imported in standard VRML and DirectX formats, and variables can easily be input or changed. Users can verify reach, determine obstacle clearances, detect collisions, troubleshoot and debug programs, and determine cycle time.
The software also allows remote monitoring of workcell operations via realtime I/O status indicators and detailed control logs. A panel design feature allows customization of the robot controller’s teaching-pendant display.
“WINCAPS III is a very powerful programming and monitoring tool,” said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Sales California. “Customers have repeatedly told us how much time it saves them and how much easier it makes their jobs.”
DENSO is the world’s largest user of small assembly robots, with more than 16,000 DENSO robots designed and used in its own manufacturing facilities. More than 37,000 DENSO robots are used in other companies. DENSO Robotics offers a complete line of robots, controllers and software covering a wide range of applications.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global supplier of advanced technology, systems and components. Worldwide, the company employs approximately 119,000 people in 32 countries and regions, including Japan. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 totaled US$40.2 billion. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya stock exchanges in Japan. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.
In the Americas, DENSO employs more than 17,000 people, with consolidated sales totaling US$8.3 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008.