At the automatica 2023 show in Munich, Universal Robots recently presented a brand-new innovative software platform specifically developed for machine tending tasks.
The name is PolyScope X and through a new, customizable user interface, it will add new levels of flexibility to high mix, low volume machine tending automation.
With PolyScope X, machine shop operators can achieve a changeover times of less than 10 minutes – far below what is possible today with any other software.
This will empower users to run more batches in a day and to run them in a more strategic and flexible way. PolyScope X is therefore ideal for high-mix, low volume production and is introduced at a time when manufacturers all over the world are looking for increased flexibility to handle shifting and increasingly diverse orders.
At the same time, PolyScope X introduces a powerful reworked programming experience and toolset. This enables integrators and OEM partners to structure their program code into operations that can be reused throughout the program, making each operation simpler to understand, maintain and troubleshoot.
PolyScope X is a landmark development in machine tending automation. The simplicity of the user interface and the much faster changeover times will provide manufacturers with a whole new set of possibilities for how to automate their machine tending tasks and it will allow them to break some of the barriers that are holding them back today. I wouldn’t hesitate to call it a gamechanger for the industry, especially for those who have a high-mix, low-volume production.” – Anders Billesø Beck, Universal Robot’s Vice President for Strategy & Innovation.
Source: Universal Robots