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ABB’s robot braking distance simulator

ABB Robotics‘ RobotStudio offline programming and simulation software has been upgraded with a new virtual robot braking distance function that creates an exact simulation of the real-world stopping distance of a robot, overcoming the need to add safety margins into cell designs. The new function predicts the robot’s movements with millimetric precision. This allows the exact movement of the robot to be simulated in RobotStudio, enabling the user to determine the correct size of the safety zone required, and the ideal location of features including light curtains, safety fencing and controllers.