In a groundbreaking announcement at Automate 2023, Stäubli Robotics, in collaboration with its partner Calvary Robotics, unveiled its latest Industry 4.0 innovation – SCOPE Products. SCOPE Products represent a significant leap in the automation industry, offering seamless connectivity and monitoring capabilities for up to 50 robots.
This technology provides real-time status updates and diagnostics, ensuring that manufacturing processes run at optimal productivity levels. With its intuitive PC interface, SCOPE Products promptly send out alerts when issues arise, enabling swift troubleshooting. This innovation promises to revolutionize production workflows, reshaping the landscape of automated manufacturing.
SCOPE: A Transformative Industry 4.0 Solution
SCOPE, Stäubli Robotics’ Industry 4.0 solution, serves as a secure and continuous EDGE data mining system for robot fleets. Its open and transparent data routing capabilities connect seamlessly with Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) or Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, offering unparalleled flexibility for diverse manufacturing needs.
SCOPE’s real-time analytics capabilities are particularly noteworthy, as it can analyze robot health and stress on-the-fly and provide advance notifications for upcoming maintenance. This real-time overview of production assets empowers manufacturing professionals to exercise better control over Overall Equipment Efficiency (OEE). Moreover, SCOPE’s proactive approach to issue detection ensures that potential problems are identified and resolved before they disrupt production, marking a significant leap toward zero downtime.
Integration and Data Ownership
SCOPE seamlessly integrates the latest Stäubli Technologies, elevating the performance of production processes and extending the operational life of the entire robot fleet. It operates as a decentralized EDGE solution, assuring data ownership remains with the user. SCOPE’s open data routing functionalities, which support HTTP, WebSocket, and MQTT protocols, ensure full connectivity with compatible MES and ERP systems. This connectivity facilitates local investigations and enables actions such as email or SMS notifications.
Optimizing Efficiency and Preventive Maintenance
SCOPE offers an array of functionalities designed to enhance manufacturing efficiency. It optimizes robot performance and trajectories, effectively reducing stress on robots and extending their operational lifespan. By supervising the robot fleet, SCOPE helps prevent production downtime, offering a global fleet overview that simplifies the scheduling of necessary maintenance actions. SCOPE also boasts a dynamic platform that can be continually updated with new features tailored to specific manufacturing needs.
SCOPE’s development roadmap is filled with promising features to further enhance manufacturing efficiency. Upcoming functionalities include robot motion analysis, application data analysis (I/Os), trajectory optimization, data backup and restoration, robot analysis (temperature, CPU load), additional notification types, and log analysis. In conclusion, Stäubli Robotics’ SCOPE Products represent a significant advancement in the realm of Industry 4.0 solutions, offering manufacturers a comprehensive and intuitive tool to enhance productivity, prevent downtime, and achieve smarter, more efficient processes. With its real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance capabilities, and commitment to data ownership, SCOPE is poised to play a pivotal role in reshaping the manufacturing landscape.