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December 7, 2023
Realtime Robotics has partnered with HLS Engineering to optimize industrial robotics manufacturing processes and cycle times.
The robotics company said it is combining its Optimization-as-a-Service offering with HLS Engineering’s scanning technology to digitize a manufacturer’s workflow, creating a digital twin of operations to identify bottlenecks and optimize processes.
Realtime Robotics’ service uses a combination of proprietary optimization software and robotics and application engineering insights to improve a manufacturer’s overall productivity.
It also generates and tests hundreds of thousands of potential robot paths, identifying the most efficient path for each device depending on their assigned task and capabilities.
Combined with HLS’ digitization tools, the companies say manufacturers can address inefficiencies “within weeks instead of several months.”
The combined solution has potential applications across industries, including automotive, aerospace and logistics.
“Our optimization solution has already delivered proven results for customers in the automotive manufacturing industry, and the partnership with HLS creates an even stronger value proposition for customers,” said Peter Howard, Realtime Robotics’ CEO. “Our combined expertise and technology can help manufacturers find additional productivity and efficiency improvements in their existing automation cells, without forcing their teams to spend countless hours manually testing different combinations until they achieve their goals.”
Realtime Robotics’ optimization service was recently deployed by Volkswagen in Hanover, Germany, in a proof-of-concept project for electric vehicle manufacturing.
“Our Optimization-as-a-Service offering delivers results when you cannot spend months squeezing more productivity out of your automation cells,” said Howard. “It has the potential to forever change how manufacturing operations are conducted, optimizing for improved speed and efficiency, without interrupting existing processes.”
Assistant Editor, IoT World Today
Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.
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