News | January 8, 2024

Valiant TMS And Realtime Robotics Partner To Reduce A Customer's Cycle Time By 17% And Cut Programming Time In Half


Realtime Robotics, the leader in collision-free autonomous motion planning for industrial robots, today announced that Valiant TMS, a full-service Industry 4.0 system integrator, has partnered with the company to apply its innovative Optimization-as-a-Service solution to customers’ manufacturing operations.

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The combination of Valiant TMS’ years of manufacturing industry expertise with Realtime Robotics’ proprietary optimization software and experienced robotics engineering insights presents customers with an easy way to improve the efficiency and productivity of their automation operations. Realtime’s solution rapidly generates and tests hundreds of thousands of potential robot paths, determining the best motion sequences based on target sequences, robot reach, and other customer-desired parameters.

In fact, in a recently completed multi-robot application, Valiant TMS used Realtime’s optimization solution to design motion plans with more efficient motion paths, better interlocks, and a faster execution time, ultimately reducing a customer’s robot cycle time by 17% and cutting robot programming time in half. To watch a video of Realtime’s optimization solution, click here.

“Our collaboration with Realtime Robotics is very interesting and trendsetting,” added Michael Schaubmayr, Group Manager Mechanical Engineering Simulation at Valiant TMS. “The proofed cycle time-reduction of 17% in comparison with manual programming is breathtaking - and will be a game-changer in automation.”

In order to begin, all that’s necessary is a simulation file or digital twin of the cell that needs to be improved. The entire optimization process can be undertaken without causing any delays in a customer’s current production. Once the analysis is complete and the results validated, the newly optimized plan can be transferred to the factory floor and put into use without delay.

“Manufacturers are always looking for ways to improve their production processes, but few have the time or resources to spend on such a lengthy, involved task,” said Peter Howard, CEO of Realtime Robotics. “We’re thrilled that our optimization solution has struck a chord with so many, automating the task of generating and testing potential layouts and paths to quickly present them with the optimized solution. They can reap the benefits without wasting hours of their team’s time.”

“I am impressed by the results provided by Realtime Robotics. It seems to be the best software among all on the market. Everything indicates that after some improvements it will be able to eliminate manual work during robot path creation,” said Pawel Kukowa, Simulation Engineer at Valiant TMS.

For more information on how Realtime Robotics’ Optimization-as-a-Service reduces robot cycle times and improves automation efficiency, please see our recent press release here, or visit our website.

About Valiant TMS

Valiant TMS is a full-service Industry 4.0 system integrator, leading the way in digitalization, process development, design, and technology integration. The company specializes in welding and joining, automated assembly and test, industrial parts washers, and final assembly systems. Founded in 1959, Valiant TMS has 1,500 team members in 20 facilities in 11 countries.

About Realtime Robotics

Realtime Robotics is the leader in automatic, collision-free motion planning for industrial robots. Its innovative technology generates optimized motion plans and interlocks to achieve the shortest possible cycle time in multi-robot cells. The company’s solutions expand the potential of automation, empowering robots to function together in unstructured and collaborative workspaces, reacting to dynamic obstacles the instant changes are perceived. Learn more about Realtime Robotics here, watch its technology in action here and connect with us on X and LinkedIn.

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