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Valiant TMS and Realtime Robotics partner to reduce cycle time and programming time ‘in half’

Realtime Robotics, a developer of collision-free autonomous motion planning for industrial robots, says Valiant TMS, a full-service Industry 4.0 system integrator, has partnered with the company to apply its innovative Optimization-as-a-Service solution to customers’ manufacturing operations.

The combination of Valiant TMS’ years of manufacturing industry expertise with Realtime Robotics’ proprietary optimization software and experienced robotics engineering insights presents customers with an easy way to improve the efficiency and productivity of their automation operations.

Realtime’s solution rapidly generates and tests hundreds of thousands of potential robot paths, determining the best motion sequences based on target sequences, robot reach, and other customer-desired parameters.

In fact, in a recently completed multi-robot application, Valiant TMS used Realtime’s optimization solution to design motion plans with more efficient motion paths, better interlocks, and a faster execution time, ultimately reducing a customer’s robot cycle time by 17 percent and cutting robot programming time in half.

Michael Schaubmayr, group manager mechanical engineering simulation at Valiant TMS, says: “Our collaboration with Realtime Robotics is very interesting and trendsetting.

“The proofed cycle time-reduction of 17 percent in comparison with manual programming is breathtaking – and will be a game-changer in automation.”

In order to begin, all that’s necessary is a simulation file or digital twin of the cell that needs to be improved. The entire optimization process can be undertaken without causing any delays in a customer’s current production.

Once the analysis is complete and the results validated, the newly optimized plan can be transferred to the factory floor and put into use without delay.

Peter Howard, CEO of Realtime Robotics, says: “Manufacturers are always looking for ways to improve their production processes, but few have the time or resources to spend on such a lengthy, involved task.

“We’re thrilled that our optimization solution has struck a chord with so many, automating the task of generating and testing potential layouts and paths to quickly present them with the optimized solution. They can reap the benefits without wasting hours of their team’s time.”

Pawel Kukowa, simulation engineer at Valiant TMS, says: “I am impressed by the results provided by Realtime Robotics. It seems to be the best software among all on the market. Everything indicates that after some improvements it will be able to eliminate manual work during robot path creation.”

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