Universal Robots, the Danish manufacturer of collaborative robots (cobots), just unveiled their badass new software platform that’s specifically designed for machine tending tasks. They call it PolyScope X, and let me tell you, this thing is going to revolutionize the game.
So here’s the deal with PolyScope X – it comes with a customizable user interface that takes flexibility to a whole new level when it comes to high mix, low volume machine tending automation. And get this, with PolyScope X, machine shop operators can achieve changeover times in less than 10 minutes. Yeah, you heard that right – less than 10 minutes! That’s some next-level speed that no other software can match.
Now, why is this such a big frickin’ deal? Well, let me break it down for you. With PolyScope X, you can run more batches in a day and do it in a more strategic and flexible way. This makes it perfect for high-mix, low volume production. And let me tell you, in this day and age where manufacturers are dealing with all sorts of shifting and diverse orders, having that flexibility is absolutely crucial.
But wait, there’s more! PolyScope X also brings a powerful reworked programming experience and toolset to the table. This means integrators and OEM partners can structure their program code into operations that can be reused throughout the program. Basically, it simplifies the whole process, making it easier to understand, maintain, and troubleshoot.
Anders Billesø Beck, the vice president for strategy and innovation at Universal Robots, is pretty pumped about PolyScope X. He says it’s a gamechanger for the industry, especially for those in high-mix, low-volume production. And you know what? I trust this guy because he knows his stuff.
Now, here’s the cool part – Universal Robots didn’t just come up with PolyScope X in some secret lab. No, they actually worked closely with their customers and partners throughout the development process. They even showcased a prototype at IMTS in 2022 and received some valuable feedback from beta-testers. That’s what I call teamwork.
So, who can get their hands on PolyScope X? Right now, it’s available in Germany, the United Kingdom, and Denmark. But I have a feeling it’s going to take the world by storm real soon.
Now, if you’re as excited about this gamechanger as I am, I highly suggest you check it out. It’s time to take your machine tending tasks to a whole new level with PolyScope X. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.