OnRobot debuts software with WebLytics solution for collaborative applications
WebLytics brings remote monitoring, device diagnostics and data analysis capabilities to OnRobot’s portfolio of collaborative, application-driven hardware solutions.
ODENSE from Denmark, November 12, 2021 / PRNewswire / – OnRobot, the One-Stop-Shop for Collaborative Robotics Applications, Debuts Software with the launch of WebLytics, a unique production monitoring, device diagnostics and data analysis solution designed to improve productivity and minimize downtime.
Capable of monitoring the performance of multiple collaborative applications simultaneously and in real time, WebLytics aggregates equipment data from robots and tools and transforms it into easy-to-understand visualized, application and device-level intelligence.
âThe launch of WebLytics is a significant milestone for OnRobot, our customers and our global network of integrators,â said Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot. âWebLytics is the first software solution to deliver real-time application-driven data for collaborative applications from leading robot brands. As the first software product, WebLytics marks the start of OnRobot’s journey in robot software and complements our vision of providing one-stop shopping for collaborative applications in both hardware and software. “
For end users and integrators, WebLytics not only eliminates manual data collection, but provides actionable insight into the performance of a collaborative application, offering live device diagnostics, alerts, and preventative maintenance actions to reduce minimum costly downtime of robotic cells.
Incorporating the globally recognized industry standard for Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE), WebLytics identifies real-time trends in the robotic cell, including patterns, spikes and disruptions in application productivity. The OEE measures the percentage of manufacturing time that is truly productive – a score of 100% indicates that the collaborative application only produces good parts, as quickly as possible and with no downtime. Based on these OEE metrics, WebLytics can determine if the manufacturing process is running at optimum speed and can monitor and analyze the quality of application cycles – key information for manufacturers of all sizes.
WebLytics can report on the use of the robot arm and OnRobot tools such as grippers, vision cameras and sensors, as well as the number of safety stops triggered and the number of gripping cycles performed during the running an application.
When changes are made to a robotic cell, such as adjusting the speed of a robot or the settings of a gripper, WebLytics can also automatically report the impact of those changes on application performance.
If anomalies arise in the collaborative application after deployment, WebLytics allows users to analyze the data collected directly from the robot (s) and tools and report its findings using customizable dashboards.
Laszlo Papp, Product Manager and Sales Engineer at Wamatec Hungary Kft., tested WebLytics on machine maintenance, pick & place and palletizing applications:
âIn this fast-paced world, time is of the essence. When cycle time is really important, WebLytics helps you identify the small mistakes that lead to wasted time, âhe said. âWebLytics also saves a lot of time for you and your production line by making it easier to schedule all maintenance and product changes. My favorite feature was the dashboard. I really liked the way WebLytics allowed me to monitor all of my apps, cobots / robots, and end-to-end tools using a platform that provides real-time monitoring, data collection and line charts. WebLytics makes optimization of all applications much easier than before. “
WebLytics retains the ease of use, affordability, application focus, and affordability that define every OnRobot product. Compatible with all major collaborative robot arms and lightweight industrial robots and with all OnRobot tools, WebLytics is easily scalable, making it sustainable as new robots and tools become available. Access to WebLytics is provided through a secure and intuitive browser-based user interface, which displays OEE metrics and user-defined KPIs through customizable dashboards that provide an immediate and transparent view of application performance in real time and historical.
The WebLytics server can be deployed on the local network of a workshop or added to a virtual network that connects to the robotic cell. The collected data is stored locally on the WebLytics server. During this time, the WebLytics embedded web server is always accessible from the workshop network or from anywhere in the world via a secure HTTPS connection.
WebLytics is not just a powerful tool for end users; it also creates new revenue opportunities for system integrators, providing the software necessary to offer their customers customized service contracts and engineering services for cell optimization.
âWebLytics is the perfect addition to our existing product lines and a natural progression of the OnRobot tradition of manufacturing cutting-edge tools and technologies – in this case, remote monitoring, device diagnostics and data analysis – affordable and accessible to businesses of all sizes, âsays Iversen.
WebLytics is available worldwide by subscription from November 11, 2021.
The OnRobot product line includes a wide assortment of tools and software for collaborative applications including electric, vacuum and magnetic grippers, award-winning Gecko gripping technology, force / torque sensors, 2.5D vision system , screwdriver, sander kits and tool changers. . Supported by the free online learning platform Learn OnRobot, OnRobot makes it easy to deploy collaborative automation on tasks such as packaging, quality control, material handling, machine maintenance, assembly and surface finish, regardless of skill level or previous experience in robotics. Based at Odense, Denmark, OnRobot also has offices in Dallas, Soest (Germany), Barcelona, Warsaw, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore and Budapest.
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