Do you want to share your layout ideas and automation concepts with others? FASTSUITE helps you to easily and quickly build up 3D layouts. Access to the complete library of simulation components, load them into your 3D scene and quickly assemble them to a 3D layout with our fast and easy drag&drop technology. Pre-defined mechanical connectors make sure that components fit together correctly. As soon as a 3D layout is available, you can directly interact with the components for reachability and validation studies, you can teach and even program robot motions for getting a first dynamic simulation of your project. Thanks to our concept presenter license, or by using the dynamic 3Dpdf export, it is also very easy to share the simulations with other project partners, or with customers.
The Advanced license also includes the option to define project-specific simulation resources, including kinematic and behaviour definitions, and to extend the library with your own standard parts.
- Layout building
- Rechabilitiy studies
- Tool Path Programmer
- 3D pdf
CAD Import Export
- aml import
- and others
- Creation and modification of 3D layouts
- “Drag & Snap” functions to position resources and to connect resources geometrically and logically
- Validation of the layout: reachability, working spaces
- CAD Import Export
FASTSUITE is the tool of choice for virtually all offline programming requirements. Our standard package includes the complete library of application technologies, robot motion controllers and download postprocessors. For full support of multi-robot installations, the robot-team module is also included. Path planning is based on our proven “CAD to Path” technology with full parametric flexibility to cope with all relevant point-based and curve-based operations. Thanks to this “all in one” license, the FASTSUITE OLP package provides everything from one source – no matter what robot or technology is concerned. Of course, the FASTSUITE simulation capabilities with full collision check, axis limit and singularity test and other issue monitoring functions ensure that the final result is highly reliable.
The Advanced licenses provides a special add-on for sheetmetal production processes by adding the powerful fixture builder as well as the option to export a concept fixture via STEP back into the CAD system for further detailing.
The Premium license extends all offline-programming functions with algorithms for surface-based path planning.
Robot-/machine programming & validation
Cycle time validation
- Connection to real controls (SIL, HIL)
Controller & Downloader Library
- Specific motion planners
- Download function to output the robot or machine program
Tehnology pckages to maximize system reliability
- “CAD to Path” technology
- Methodology for point-based operation
- Methodology for curve-based operations
- Collision check
- Complex technologies and machining options can be easily programmed
- Automatic collision detection
- Upload robot programs from production (reverse engineering)
- Support for Robotic and Machining complex technologies
You want to upgrade your 3D layout to a real digital twin for entering into the world of real program validation and commissioning? The Automation engineer package provides all options for layout and resource building but with the extended option to define the I/O signal communication and the enhanced simulation behaviour of the components in your 3D layout. For a quick start, pre-configured connectors to relevant PLC controls, robot motion controls and virtual NC controls are already included. And for connecting FASTSUITE layouts with a controller where no pre-configured connector is available, the software also includes OPC-UA as a standard communication interface.
- Controller communication
- Sensor communication
- System behavior
Maximize system reliability
- Improve predictability of production ramp-up
- Cost & time savings
Robot-/machine programming & validation
Cycle time validation
- Connection to real controls (SIL, HIL)
- Minimization of the real commissioning time
- Project completion on schedule
- Identifying risks early on
For supporting system integrators during their initial sales phase and during the following engineering phase of an automation project, FASTSUITE offers all relevant functionalities for a seamless and consistent workflow across all stages of the project. From the functional point of view, the Integrator package consists of Advanced Concept Planner and Offline Programmer Package. Open standards, such as STEP and AML import for CAD data and simulation resources, XML-based import structures for process planning information and the optional STEP and AML export functions ensure a seamless data exchange with project partners, and thus support a full digital continuity.
The Advanced license adds the Automation Engineer Package, closing the gap between engineering and commissioning by providing the option to connect virtual logic and motion controllers with the 3D layout for program validation, testing and commissioning.
The Premium license extends the robot programming functions with all options for surface-based technologies.
From layout creation to virtual commissioning
- Layout Building
- Offline Programming
- PLC Validation
Connecting robotics, CNC and PLC in a simulation model
- Robot library
- Machine library
- Various technology specific methodology
- 3D pdf
- Open standards, such as STEP and AML import for CAD data and simulation resources
- XML-based import structures for process planning information
- Seamless data exchange with project partners
- Full digital continuity
Webinar Replay - Arc Welding & Digital Continuity
What if we told you that despite your automated production, you are still far from realizing the full potential of your robot cells?
Due to the lack of interfacing between different CAD design systems and robot offline programming (OLP), information defined in design is often not efficiently transferred to the OLP system.
Webinar Replay - 3D Laser Cutting for sheet metal parts
In this webinar replay, our experts present the application example of a sheet metal manufacturing company using FASTSUITE Edition 2. The use of the OLP software has reduced their production costs and increased productivity.
All steps from CAD data import to fixture construction to programming and final optimization of the program will be included.
Webinar Replay: Automation Design, Layout and Resource Planning
This webinar replay will showcase a typical 3D cell layout build during a live demonstration.
The instructor will use typical customer input (product data, tooling information, stipulations such as available floor space and cycle time requirements) and build an automation system in FASTSUITE Edition 2.
Reach studies, cycle time estimates and scope changes will be demonstrated and will trigger several iterations steps, adjusting the work cell to its final layout.
Webinar: Simulation and Code generation for Robots and Machine Tools
During this webinar we will demonstrate offline programming of FASTSUITE (CAD-to-Path) capabilities in detail.WATCH THE WEBINAR REPLAY
Webinar Replay - Virtual Commissioning: Significant time and cost saving through virtual commissioning
During this webinar replay we will demonstrate FASTSUITE’s capability to perform the integration testing, debugging and validation of motion and logic controllers prior to start-up of the actual automation system.WATCH THE WEBINAR REPLAY
Digital Twin, definition & benefits for manufacture
What does 'digital twin' mean? Why do some speak of a product twin and others of a system twin?
Our recommendation: Take a closer look at the definition of the technology concept. This will give you a better understanding of the overall manufacture context.
Our article also provides a practical overview of possible application scenarios and their benefits.
Offline programming of arc welding jobs with no downtime
In his technical article, Jörg Fasel (Arc Welding Product Manager) explains how using FASTSUITE Edition 2 for offline programming opens up a new, economical approach.
The article is supplemented by a 14-page methodology catalogue which describes the programming approach of FASTSUITE Edition 2 for arc welding in various applications.
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Industry 4.0 represents the radical change that’s shaking the very foundations of the manufacturing floor. This white paper highlights the role of digital factory software for Industry 4.0.
All-new ideas and concepts are required and new software tools for the digital factory are blazing the trail forward.
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