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The TracePen can be used for various applications. Five applications can currently be simplified using the various attachments. Those can also be easily extended via software updates.
Teaching robots has never been this easy
Generation of fully integrated automation scripts
Ten times cheaper than classical programming
Robot programming within minutes
Teaching with the TracePen
With the TracePen even laymen can teach a robot for a task within minutes – without any programming knowledge. In combination with the specially developed app, the user moves from setup to executable code in just five simple steps.
Step 1: Setup
At the beginning the hardware components are installed. This includes Tracking Stations, TracePen, Tablet and the industrial computer. The Wandelbots platform is connected to the robot controller as the control center for the TracePen. In future, we also offer this solution in a cloud.
Step 2: Calibration
The tracking stations are used to calibrate the TracePen and determine its exact position in space. To do this, the pen is fixed to a holder on the robot. Depending on the robot, different adapter holders are available. The single-point calibration using infrared light patterns runs fully automatically and is completed in less than 30 seconds.
Step 3: Teaching a Skills
Now the actual programming begins. However, it is not programming knowledge that is important, but a process understanding of the task. The operator selects the appropriate attachment for the TracePen and starts the app. The respective activity is simply executed with the TracePen in your hand. The software simultaneously records the data to the nearest tenth of a millimeter. The exact teaching sequence can then be viewed in the app. This has been specially optimized for intuitive operation by non-programmers.
Step 4: Finishing Process
In the next step, the respective skill can be further processed. By setting keyframes, the recorded path can be adjusted in detail in three-dimensional space. Frequently used skills can be reused, modified and implemented in new skills using the keyframe selector. Thus, it is possible to split keyframes and to insert signals, loops or a new path (e.g. a standardized movement from A to B).
Step 5: Generating Code
In the last step the code for the robot is generated in the respective programming language (e.g. Karel, UR-Script). This happens fully automated within seconds, so that the robot can perform the task instantly afterwards. The generated code can also later be edited manually. This process is compatible with all common certification and simulation processes. If desired, the code can then be transferred to other robots independently of the robot manufacturer and thus of the robot´s programming language.