Use Case

Sandblasting & Shot Peening

Augmentus enables rapid and easy-to-use robot sandblasting processes for greater ROI in a high-mix production environment

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Sandblasting

Robots for sandblasting are one of the earliest applications in industrial robotics. The process relies heavily on jogging and digital instructions from computer-aided design (CAD). With Augmentus’ no-code and fully-integrated robotics platform, programming complex sandblasting paths can be accomplished in under 10 minutes, without the need for CAD files and technical expertise.

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The Problem

Robot programming and teaching in industrial sandblasting applications today require massive amounts of code and CAD files for programming of robot waypoints and paths. This results in the need for companies to hire highly-trained robot engineers that spend days programming robot spraying paths for just one component. This restricts the flexibility of re-programming when the component or process changes which significantly contributes to the development costs of robotic automation.

Furthermore, if companies do not have CAD files of components, they have to generate the CAD model of the component themselves and this can be a tremendously timely and costly process.

The Solution

Augmentus’ graphical tablet-based interface enables non-technical users, with little to no knowledge in robotics, to accurately plan robot paths and trajectories with a touch of a pencil or select from pre-designed path templates to program industrial robots while the Augmentus software algorithms automatically generates robot paths and checks for singularity, reachability and collision avoidance.

Unlike conventional robot programming, Augmentus does not require CAD files for precise robot path planning. Our technology platform enables users to generate an interactive simulation environment by either scanning the work cell using their desired sensor or import CAD files. Calibration between robot and virtual environment is then completed in under 30 seconds through our one-click calibration process. This enables robot teaching and deployment to be completed in minutes instead of weeks and months. Augmentus paves the way for high ROI in a high-mix production environment, such as one found in industrial spraying processes.

The Results

With Augmentus' easy-to-use and rapid robot programming graphical interface, industrial welding companies can expect:

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Time Savings

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Output increase

Contact us to find out how Augmentus can boost output level and reduce costs for your business.

Other Use Cases

Welding

Automate high quality welding outputs within weeks and resolve workforce shortages of skilled welders

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Sanding

Easily generate force-compliant path along complex surfaces for material removal.

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