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New DENSO Robotics WINCAPS III How-To Videos

POSTED 10/23/2013

Step-by-Step Tutorials for Offline Robot Programming Software

LONG BEACH, Calif. — DENSO Robotics announced three new videos that show viewers how to use DENSO’s WINCAPS III offline robot programming software.DENSO WINCAPS III offline robot programming software

The easy-to-follow videos cover creating 3-D simulations; optimizing robot cycle time and payload; and debugging and executing programs directly from within the WINCAPS III application, as well as accessing the robot controller remotely to troubleshoot robot issues. The videos are available for viewing on the DENSO Robotics YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/densorobotics.

“WINCAPS III is a very powerful application,” said PetDENSO WINCAPS III offline robot programming softwareer Cavallo, robotics sales manager, DENSO Products & Services Americas, Inc. “These new videos make it easy for customers to learn how to use the software. To make it even easier, our website offers a free three-month trial version.”

By allowing a robot to be programmed on an offline computer, WINCAPS III saves valuable development time. The software also allows remote monitoring of workcell operations via real-time I/O status indicators and detailed control logs.

A 3-D simulation package allows users to quickly and easily lay out an entire automation workcell in a virtual environment. Users can move the robot to a desired point by simply clicking on the virtual model. The simulation session can be saved as an AVI file for later reference.

For more information about WINCAPS III, or to download a free three-month trial version, visit www.densorobotics.com/products/off-line-software-wincaps/.

DENSO is the world’s largest user of small assembly robots, with more than 16,000 DENSO robots designed and used in its own manufacturing facilities. More than 60,000 DENSO robots are used in other companies worldwide.

DENSO robots are available with payloads up to 20 kg, reaches from 350 to 1,300 mm and repeatability to within ±0.015 mm. DENSO’s compact, space-saving design facilitates integration, while a high maximum moment of inertia allows a wide variety of end effectors and applications. Standard (IP40), dust- and mistproof (IP65), dust- and splashproof (IP67), cleanroom (ISO 3, 4 and 5) and aseptic (H2O2-resistant) models are available. ANSI and CE compliance enables global deployment. UL-listed models are available for the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit www.densorobotics.com.

DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 36 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.4 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges.

Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people at 28 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 26 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 10,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$6.8 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.