DENSO Robotics software simulates automation environment

An updated version of WINCAPS III offline programming software from DENSO Robotics allows a robot to be programmed on an offline computer.

DENSO Robotics WINCAPS III offline programming software update
DENSO Robotics WINCAPS III offline programming software update

An updated version of WINCAPS III offline programming software allows a robot to be programmed on an offline computer. The software also enables remote monitoring of workcell operations via real-time I/O status indicators and detailed control logs. The 3-D simulation package allows users to quickly lay out an entire automation workcell in a virtual environment. The new version employs more of the robot’s native command language; gives a more accurate cycle-time representation; and allows users to record the simulation session and save it as an AVI file for later reference.
DENSO Robotics
Long Beach, CA, USA

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DENSO Introduces New Version of WINCAPS III Offline Programming Software

LONG BEACH, Calif. — DENSO announced an updated version of its WINCAPS III offline programming software, which saves valuable development time by allowing a robot to be programmed on an offline computer. The software also enables remote monitoring of workcell operations via realtime I/O status indicators and detailed control logs.

Among the most powerful WINCAPS III features is its 3-D simulation package, which allows users to quickly and easily lay out an entire automation workcell in a virtual environment. The new version employs more of the robot’s native command language, speeding up the process; gives a more accurate cycle-time representation; and conveniently allows users to record the simulation session and save it as an AVI file for later reference.

A new Easy Teach feature lets users move the robot to a particular point by simply clicking on the surface of the virtual model. The software also now takes into account the arm parameters, resulting in a more accurate model of the robot’s actual performance. New advanced editing functions include the ability to view command-step hints by right-clicking a specific command.

“Customers have always told us how much time WINCAPS III saves them,” said Peter Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Sales California. “The enhanced new version is even faster and easier to use.”

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 60,000 DENSO robots are used in other companies worldwide. 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 automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, totaled US$37.7 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.1 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

In the Americas, DENSO employs more than 16,000 people with consolidated sales totaling US$6.4 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

SOURCE: DENSO Robotics

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