Rohit Sharma, Parveen Kalra, Ajay Gupta
Abstract: Simulation of a robotized operation before actual operations in a production line is a valuable tool for industry. This work uses RobotStudio software for carrying out the simulation of a robotized MIG welding operation on a tractor component. The simulation of the operation helps in the verification of the robot program which can be subsequently downloaded to the actual ABB robot controller. Moreover; the process time for the operation can be optimized by changing appropriate parameters of the robot like robot speed and zone settings. Simulation and process time optimization of the robotized MIG welding in the virtual environment results in reduction of program development and process lead times. Collision detection and identification of problems before hand can also summarily be highlighted through simulation study.
Keywords: RobotStudio, Virtual Environment, Process Time, Simulation