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When Designers And Developers Look Through Virtual Glasses

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When Designers And Developers Look Through Virtual Glasses
When Designers And Developers Look Through Virtual Glasses

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Video: Virtual Reality for Architects 2023, February

In the design and engineering phase of machines, the possible combinations of motors with different gearboxes are perhaps still comparatively simple in terms of geometry and dimensions. However, some software applications or robotic solutions involve a level of complexity that often exceeds the human imagination with their richness of detail.

Lenze is increasingly using virtual reality as an effective tool in engineering and training
Lenze is increasingly using virtual reality as an effective tool in engineering and training

Simulation processes and 3D models on the screen provide the first in-depth knowledge of the relationships. But the most important step - experiencing - is still missing at this point. Lenze uses methods of virtual reality to close this gap.

Software Toolbox Fast makes robot kinematics tangible

While in VR sales hits like Resident Evil, horror is waiting more and more realistically around the corner, the Lenze solution makes it very easy for the "player" to achieve the high score in his automation task. This can consist, for example, of implementing a pick & place application with the robot in material handling. With the Lenze software toolbox Fast, the specialist for motion centric automation has already poured standard functions into such prepared software modules for such applications. This allows, for example, the movements of multi-axis robot kinematics to be determined without first having to go into the depths of robot programming languages.

So far, so easy. But with all the convenience of programming: what effect will the change of parameters later have in real use? How does the movement of the robot arm change when the drive motors vary in speed? Such questions are crucial when talking about collaborative systems in the production of Industry 4.0 - i.e. the direct cooperation between man and machine.

Experience functions up close

If virtual reality is used in the configuration, then developers have the chance to experience through the digital twin generated with the Lenze system how changed settings really impact. In this way, programming can be tested and optimized without risk. Lenze also sees a clear gain in safety here - as well as from the project's point of view in the form of trouble-free operation, as well as for the later protection of people from possible malfunctions.

By looking through the virtual glasses during their work, designers or software developers can experience impressively - up close - whether safety functions really work in reality and how minimum distances work at different machine speeds.

Use virtual reality at an early stage

So that everyone involved in a project knows as fully as possible what is possible with the hardware used, virtual reality can be used before the planning and development phase - in training. Complex applications can be represented very well with the VR glasses - the realistic learning environment can be experienced accordingly simply and clearly. Compared to conventional learning methods and forms of presentation, the material is more intensive and easier to learn.

Be active in the simulated environment

Learning in VR means actively moving in the simulated reality, carrying out exercises under supervision and understanding how individual work steps work in the real machine environment or how a product is structured. It does not matter where the learner actually is and what time it is, because according to Lenze the VR will be accessible anytime and anywhere, regardless of a real machine or product. (mz)

Lenze at the Hannover Messe 2017: Hall 14, Stand H22

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