Automated OffLine Programming (AOLP) is a technology developed by UOW to bring industrial robotics from mass production to mass customization.AOLP uses information from a CAD file to automatically generate collision free and optimal path planning for most welded products. This technology has been developed by UOW over the past decade to reduce the time consuming programming required for a custom part to be welded by a robot.
Automated Off-Line Programming (AOLP) has been a major research focus for UOW FIF over the past decade. It was identified that traditional ways of programming welding robots were laborious and time-consuming for low batch numbers. AOLP has been developed to remove much of the human programming time by allowing the computer to generate robot code from a 3D CAD model. The robot code is error and collision-free.
TRT is an Australian and New Zealand family owned business manufacturing mobile cranes. The FIF at UOW collaborated with TRT to bring AOLP to life in their NZ factory, with their newly installed welding robotic cell.