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giannis_letgiannis_let Posts: 9 Apprentice
I would like to connect a simulation program with the controller of the actual robot (UR10), in order to have a more accurate cycle time estimation for a robot task. I consider using Delmia, as it provides a tool for RRS connection, but I am not sure it could be done with a UR10 robot. Is there an easier way (or simulation program) in order to get accurate cycle time?


  • David_LevasseurDavid_Levasseur Beta Tester Beetle Posts: 182 Handy
    Hello @giannis_let, If your robot has an Internet connection, we have a monitoring solution that might help. If you install Insights, you can monitor your robot from a web interface. With the advanced plan, you can even create your own KPIs, set SMS alerts, view daily reports and export event logs. You can read all about Insights right here and in the instruction manual.
  • matthewd92matthewd92 Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Posts: 1,267 Handy
    There are several simulation packages out there for UR arms including RoboDK and Octopuz. I believe both of those would give you accurate estimates of cycle time. They run on your desktop. We have used Artiminds as well in the past and gotten close. 

    Depending on how complex the program is we will do cycle time estimates on the URSim package running on our desktop. With this you simply use a background thread to time the cycle of the robot. You can make subtimers if you want to look at specific portions of the program. The only issue we have is there are no inputs in the simulator that you can turn on and off so you cannot use the exact program you’d use in production but it gets us pretty close to actual times. 
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