Stäubli Completes Offline Development Offering with Visual Components Simulation

A whole range of easy to use tools enable the fast and easy creation of whole robot cells and layouts within minutes.

Visual Components and Stäubli Robotics are announcing the launch of the Stäubli Controller Add-on as a milestone of the newly crafted partnership between the Finnish based simulation provider and the Swiss based robot manufacturer.


"Visual Components solution offers cost-effective plant layout simulation to Stäubli's clients and partners, giving them an even bigger advantage in today's market. They can now react even faster to customer demands, designing the robotic solution in very short time and convince them of their solution with the help of realistic 3D simulation." says Mikko Urho, Sales Director, Visual Components.

The Stäubli Controller Add-on connects straight to the CS8 Controller in the Stäubli Robotics Studio allowing the user to create VAL3 programs directly in simulation. A whole range of easy to use tools enable the fast and easy creation of whole robot cells and layouts within minutes. The created robot program can then be downloaded and verified to the CS8 controller or emulator within the Stäubli Robotics Studio.

As a first step to consolidate the partnership between the two major players in the market, Visual Components simulation tools are being introduced to Stäubli Robotics offices. These advanced simulation tools are now available to all customers and system integrators of Stäubli Robotics.

About Visual Components
Visual Components is a leading global provider of 3D robotics and manufacturing simulation software. These innovative, powerful tools offer machine builders, system integrators, and manufacturers around the world a simple, quick, and highly cost-effective way to build and simulate their total process solutions. Visual Components' powerful software suite consists of four software solutions packages: 3DCreate, 3DSimulate, 3DRealize R and 3DRealize. Visual Components, a company headquartered in Espoo, Finland, has an extensive international partner network.

Featured Product

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

ST Robotics Develops the Workspace Sentry for Collaborative Robotics

The ST Robotics Workspace Sentry robot and area safety system are based on a small module that sends an infrared beam across the workspace. If the user puts his hand (or any other object) in the workspace, the robot stops using programmable emergency deceleration. Each module has three beams at different angles and the distance a beam reaches is adjustable. Two or more modules can be daisy chained to watch a wider area. "A robot that is tuned to stop on impact may not be safe. Robots where the trip torque can be set at low thresholds are too slow for any practical industrial application. The best system is where the work area has proximity detectors so the robot stops before impact and that is the approach ST Robotics has taken," states President and CEO of ST Robotics David Sands.