Trade 4.0 is right here – Industrial automation with cobots




What if we might at all times get in contact with our UR robots, wherever, anytime – from any system?

That was the query Airgate, a Danish developer of custom-made IoT options, typically encountered when speaking to distributors and end-users of UR robots.

Airgate had developed a GSM modem resolution, ARCS fundamental, that gives easy distant monitoring of the UR robots by sending textual content messages to the robotic operator when the robotic exceeded outlined limits similar to operating out of fabric or stopping work unexpectedly.

However one factor is getting an alert, one other is definitely having the ability to entry the UR robotic’s personal PolyScope interface remotely to handle; troubleshoot, function, diagnose and keep away from important downtime.

“We found a necessity out there to take our merchandise to the subsequent stage and supply an answer that assists the robotic operators on the ground from a central help operate,” says Airgate’s CEO, Søren Lund, explaining that the distant help would sometimes be from an in-house supervisor, a distributor, and even UR’s personal tech help.

The extra resolution, ARCS rm – additionally licensed by UR and accessible via the Common Robots+ showroom – is software program that gives an encrypted VNC connection between the robotic and any internet-connected system that the robotic proprietor has granted entry to. As soon as the connection is established, the PolyScope GUI on the robotic’s contact display screen will stream to the linked system display screen.

“As an alternative of the robotic supporter having to journey on-site, maybe spending a complete day on this, it’s now potential to diagnose and remotely function instantly, minimizing pricey downtime each for the end-user and the help supplier. Our product might simply pay itself again in a single day,” says the Airgate CEO.