OnRobot launches D:PLOY, its highly anticipated flagship platform, for worldwide availability. Through this development, it delivers on its mission to break down automation barriers and bring the benefits of collaborative automation to businesses of all sizes.
D:PLOY is the industry’s first automated platform for building, running, monitoring, and re-deploying collaborative applications. Specifically, it automates the process of getting a robotic application up and running. Further, D:PLOY allows complete applications to be deployed and redeployed directly on the manufacturing floor in a few simple steps, with zero programming – all within a few hours.
At launch, the D:PLOY platform supports palletizing, CNC machine tending, packaging, and transferring (pick-and-place) applications. In the future, it will announce additional processes.
Market Enabler in Robotics Industry
“The D:PLOY platform and its ability to truly democratize automation has been OnRobot’s goal from the beginning, and we have been laying the groundwork for years,” said Enrico Krog Iversen, OnRobot Chief Executive Officer. “Today, we offer the industry’s broadest range of tools and application solutions for every leading robot brand – all based on our “One System, Zero Complexity” philosophy. Now that the building blocks are in place, we can finally launch the first version of D:PLOY, which will be a market enabler across the industry.”
D:PLOY addresses one of the industry’s greatest challenges. Specifically, it addresses the shortage of skilled robotics engineers and integrators who can help smaller, less-experienced manufacturers break through existing barriers to automation.
Simon Potzkai, Robotics Sales Engineer at Alexander Bürkle, said, “D:PLOY simplifies the task of building and integrating a robotic cell. It offers an innovative approach that doesn’t require any type of programming. With the current shortage of engineers, that’s a huge advantage for integrators. By making it easier and faster for us to deploy automation, we can serve more customers and help them more quickly realize the advantages of automation. That’s a win-win for everyone.” Bürkle is an OnRobot system integrator and a D:PLOY beta tester.
Mainly, D:PLOY is an automated platform that works with many leading robot brands. Further, it can be applied to a wide range of common applications. Also, it can help speed up robotic adoption within the large untapped segment of small and mid-sized enterprises.
Alan Vallis, Training and Development Manager at LG Motion Ltd., an OnRobot distributor, said, “D:PLOY will make automation accessible for companies who may be a bit reluctant, whether it is related to cost or in-house skills and competences. I think D:PLOY will demystify a lot of that.”