What is Offline Robotic Programming?

Attaining the "Welding Trifecta"

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Nucleo Fixture is a natural partner for welding, both manual and robotic. The financial benefits are maximized when rapid fixture design plus offline robotic programing is adopted. This results in the "Welding Trifecta", as shown in the animation below.

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Offline Robotic Programming (OLRP)

Off-line Robotic programming (OLRP) is a robot programming method where the robot program is created independent from the actual robot cell. The robot program is then uploaded to the real industrial robot for execution. In off-line programming, the robot cell is represented through a graphical 3D model in a simulator. Nowadays OLP and robotics simulator tools help robot integrators create the optimal program paths for the robot to perform a specific task. Robot movements, reachability analysis, collision and near-miss detection and cycle time reporting can be included when simulating the robot program.

OLP does not interfere with production as the program for the robot is created outside the production process on an external computer. This method contradicts to the traditional on-line programming of industrial robots where the robot teach pendant is used for programming the robot manually.

The time for the adoption of new programs can be cut from weeks to a single day, enabling the robotization of short-run production.

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What are the methods of robot programming?
Here are three popular methods of robot programming
  • Teaching Pendant
  • Simulation Programming
  • Offline Programming
What is online programming?

This involves stopping the robot from its productive work and switching it to “programming mode.” Then, you create or update the program while the robot is online. Offline programming — This involves creating the robot code without (necessarily) having the robot present.