New 3D simulation for robot software

Jon Lawson

TM Robotics is introducing TSAssist software, a programming tool from Toshiba Machine. The software offers powerful assistance to all phases of automation including planning, design and improvement. This next generation of robot software comes at a time where more businesses are turning to high performance 3D simulation for manufacturing.

This software package is a step up from the company's standard TSPC programming software, bringing more features and capabilities in the midst of Industry 4.0. As more businesses are investing in automation, there are increasing options for third party control and monitoring software. However, working across multiple software platforms can bring issues in calibration.
"Everything is in one place with TSAssist," explained Nigel Smith, founder and CEO of TM Robotics. "Interference checking, cycle time measurement and 3D CAD manipulation are integrated together in perfect calibration. This provides a high-quality estimation of robot-automation processes, on an easy to understand, intuitive and customisable interface. In the 3D editor mode, users can input positioning data just by dragging the mouse, with no need for complex position calculations. This saves businesses time that can be better spent on training and product improvement."