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OnRobot Launches Software for Collaborative Robot Applications

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November 11, 2021

OnRobot has announced its software debut with the launch of WebLytics, a production monitoring, device diagnostics, and data analytics solution designed to enhance productivity and minimize downtime. Capable of monitoring the performance of multiple collaborative applications simultaneously and in real time, WebLytics gathers equipment data from both robots and tools and displays the data in easy-to-understand, visualized device and application-level intelligence.

“The launch of WebLytics is an important landmark for OnRobot, our customers, and our global integrator network,” said Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot. “WebLytics is the first software solution to provide real time, application-focused data for collaborative applications across major robot brands. As our first software product, WebLytics marks the beginning of OnRobot’s journey into robot software and completes our vision of providing a One Stop Shop for collaborative applications on both the hardware and software side.”

For end users and integrators, WebLytics not only eliminates manual data collection, but also provides actionable insights into how well a collaborative application is performing, offering live device diagnostics, alerts and preventive maintenance measures to keep costly robot cell downtime to a minimum.

The software integrates the overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) industry standard to identify trends in real time in the robot cell. This includes patterns, peaks, and disturbances in application productivity, OnRobot said. OEE measures the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive – a score of 100% indicates that the collaborative application is producing only good parts, as fast as possible, and with no downtime. Leveraging these OEE measurements, WebLytics can determine whether the manufacturing process is running at optimal speed and can monitor and analyze the quality of application cycles.

OnRobot said WebLytics can also report on utilization of a robot arm and OnRobot tools such as grippers, vision cameras and sensors, as well as the number of safety stops initiated, and the number of grip cycles performed while an application is running. When changes are made to a robot cell, such as adjusting the speed of a robot or the settings on a gripper, the software can automatically report on the impact those changes will have on application performance. If anomalies occur in the collaborative application after deployment, WebLytics lets users analyze the data collected directly from the robots and tools, and report on findings using customizable dashboards.

“In this fast-paced world, time is everything. When cycle time is really important, WebLytics helps you identify the small mistakes that cause time wastage,” said Laszlo Papp, manager and sales engineer at Wamatec Hungary KFt, which has tested the software on machine tending, pick and place, and palletizing applications. “WebLytics can also save a lot of time for yourself and for your production line by making it easy to schedule all maintenance and product changes. My favorite function was the dashboard. I really liked how WebLytics allowed me to monitor all my applications, my cobots/robots, and my end-of-arm tools using one platform that provides real-time monitoring, data collection and line charting. WebLytics makes optimizing all applications much easier than before.”

Access to WebLytics is provided through a secure, intuitive browser-based user interface. The WebLytics server can be deployed on a shop floor’s local network, or added to a virtual network that connects to the robot cell. Collected data is stored locally on the server. The built-in web server is always accessible from the shop floor network, or from anywhere in the world via a secure HTTPS connection.

 

OnRobot said the software is now available worldwide via subscription. Visit the OnRobot website here for more details.


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