Pioneer in Intelligent and Adaptive Robotics

COMPLEX ROBOT PROGRAMMING SIMPLIFIED

INTRODUCING
SCAN TO FINISH
ROBOTICS

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Augmentus' scan to finish robotics is a solution suited for applications such as:

- sanding
- polishing
- grinding

and many more.

Existing Challenges in Finishing Automation 

Manufacturers dealing with finishing processes such as sanding, polishing and grinding often encounter several limitations and struggles with conventional robot programming:

  • Complex Geometry

    Finishing treatments like sanding and polishing are commonly used for intricate or irregular surfaces, making traditional robot programming intricate and time-consuming. Writing and optimizing the code to address variations in shapes and surfaces can be challenging, demanding specialized skills and significant man-hours. Conventional automation faces limitations in adaptability and precision, further complicating the process.

  • Difficulty in Handling Variability/Deviations 

    Manufacturing environments often have variations and deviations in part geometry, material properties, and surface conditions. Conventional programming may struggle to handle these variations effectively, leading to inconsistent results.

  • High Mix Automation 

    Companies often look for ways to do High Mix or small run batches, and they require frequent and new configurations and programming. Whenever a change in the finishing process is required, robots need to be taken offline for reprogramming. This can impact production efficiency and increase overall lead times.

  • 5 days 

    Is the average downtime needed for robot programming 

  • >70%  

    Of lifetime cost of using robots is software and programming-related 

Augmentus Advantage

Whether dealing with high-mix or complex surfaces, Augmentus scan to finish robotics empowers you to seamlessly automate your manufacturing processes, drastically reducing production time from days to mere minutes.

  • 01 3D Scanning for Large & Complex Shapes

    Our advanced 3D scanning technology captures detailed surface geometries of large and complex shapes, ensuring precise and uniform finishing. This feature is ideal for intricate designs and oversized components, providing thorough and accurate finishing.

  • 02 Automated Robot Tool-Path Generation with Force Compliance

    The system automatically generates optimal tool paths using sophisticated algorithms and integrates force compliance to adjust pressure dynamically. This ensures consistent sanding quality, adapting to surface variations and reducing the risk of damage.

  • 03 Edge Detection on 3D Scan

    Advanced edge detection capabilities on 3D scans enable precise identification of part edges and contours. This ensures thorough and careful finishing around edges, maintaining part integrity and quality.

  • 04 Part-to-Part Deviation Compensation

    Adjustment of robot movements based on detected deviations from standard part designs ensures uniform treatment. This feature maintains high-quality results, even with slight variations in part dimensions or positioning.

  • 05 Synchronous Motion with External Axes

    Synchronized motion with external axes, such as rotating tables or linear tracks, expands the robot’s range and accessibility. This allows for comprehensive finishing of complex geometries without the need for manual repositioning.

Fully Autonomous Workflow

Automate your finishing process using Augmentus' state-of-the-art robotic finishing solution:

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    01 Scan

    Scan work piece (up to 0.1mm accuracy) using Augmentus 3D scanners.

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    02 Plan

    Robot operator selects surfaces / edges that they would like the robot to work on, and key in process parameters. Robot motion can be fine-tuned by adjusting waypoints and parameters.

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    03 Simulate

    Robot motion is simulated, and robot script / code is generated specific to robot model, end-effector, sensor and peripherals.

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    04 Deploy

    Robot motion is simulated, and robot script / code is generated specific to robot model, end-effector, sensor and peripherals. Script is transferred seamlessly to robot controller via FTP or USB.

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    05 Robot Autonomously Adapt in Production

    With the master program established, the system is equipped to handle subsequent parts with precision, even compensating for any deviations using the Augmentus Vision. The 3D scanner continuously monitors the workpiece during the finishing process and provides feedback to the robot. If any discrepancies are detected, the system instantly adjusts the robot's motions. This ensures consistent quality, reduces the need for manual intervention, and accelerates the entire process.

Myriad of capabilities at your fingertips with Augmentus' scan to finish robotics, elevating your experience and maximizing productivity.   

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    Rapid 3D Scanning

    Wth submillimeter accuracy.

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    Advanced Algorithms

    Automatically detect and correct for part-to-part deviations with submillimeter accuracy. 

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    Process Parameters

    That is application-specific.

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    Autonomous Calibration

    Automatically detect and correct for part-to-part deviations with submillimeter accuracy. 

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    External Axes

    Are supported (i.e. linear, rotary).

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    PLCs and I/Os

    All synchronized for enhanced controls and capabilities.

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    Recipe Table

    For quick tweaking of process parameters.

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    Inspection and QA

    For part measurements and defects.

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    Error Check Tools

    To check and correct programs for reachability, singularity and collision.

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    Inbuilt 3D tools

    To ensure seamless usage of mesh.

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    Offline Simulation

    For accurate cycle-time and robot motion checks.

The Results

With Augmentus’ easy-to-use and rapid robot programming system, industrial companies can expect: 

  • 91% Time Savings

  • 65% Output Increase

Augmentus Scan to Finish Robotics

The world’s most advanced, intelligent and adaptive robotic system.

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    3D Vision & Computing Hardware 

    Augmentus vision system 3D scans parts with up to 0.1mm in precision to augment robots with intelligence and adaptability.

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    AI-Powered Scan to Path Software 

    The leading robot offline simulation software that combines machine vision and AI to enable easy and rapid robot motion planning for even the most complex of parts and processes.  

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