OnRobot Makes Software Debut with WebLytics Solution for Collaborative Applications

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OnRobot, the One Stop Shop for collaborative robot applications, makes its software debut with the launch of WebLytics, a unique production monitoring, device diagnostics, and data analytics solution designed to enhance productivity and minimize downtime.

Capable of monitoring the performance of multiple collaborative applications simultaneously and in real-time, WebLytics gathers equipment data from both robots and tools and transforms it into easy-to-understand, visualized device and application-level intelligence.

“The launch of WebLytics is an important landmark for OnRobot, our customers, and our global integrator network,” says Enrico Krog Iversen, CEO of OnRobot. “WebLytics is the first software solution to provide real-time, application-focused data for collaborative applications across major robot brands. As our first software product, WebLytics marks the beginning of OnRobot’s journey into robot software and completes our vision of providing a One Stop Shop for collaborative applications on both the hardware and software side.”

For end users and integrators, WebLytics not only eliminates manual data collection — it provides actionable insights into how well a collaborative application is performing, offering live device diagnostics, alerts and preventive maintenance measures to keep costly robot cell downtime to a minimum.

Integrating the globally recognized overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) industry standard, WebLytics identifies trends in real-time in the robot cell, including patterns, peaks, and disturbances in application productivity.

WebLytics can report on utilization of the robot arm and OnRobot tools such as grippers, vision cameras, and sensors, as well as the number of safety stops initiated, and the number of grip cycles performed while an application is running.

WebLytics retains the ease-of-use, affordability, application focus and accessibility that defines every OnRobot product. Compatible with all leading collaborative robot and lightweight industrial robot arms and with all OnRobot tools, WebLytics is readily expandable, futureproofing it as new robots and tools become available. Access to WebLytics’ is provided through a secure, intuitive browser-based user interface, that displays OEE measures and user-defined KPIs through customizable dashboards that provide an immediate and transparent view into real-time and historical application performance.

The WebLytics server can be deployed on a shop floor’s local network or added to a virtual network that connects to the robot cell.

“WebLytics is the perfect addition to our existing product lines and a natural progression of the OnRobot tradition of making advanced tools and technologies — in this case remote monitoring, device diagnostics and data analytics — affordable and accessible to companies of all sizes,” says Iversen.

WebLytics is available worldwide via subscription from November 11, 2021.

Huge Market Opportunity for Robotics in Thailand

According to the International Federation of Robotics, Asia remained the world’s largest market for industrial robots, accounting for 71% of all newly deployed robots in 2020. Thailand ranked 13th in the world, seventh in Asia and second in ASEAN for industrial robot installations in 2020.

Thailand’s Ministry of Industry aims to make the country a leader in robotic and automation technology by 2026. From 2018 to 2021, investments in these technologies have reached about 116 billion baht. According to the ministry, only 25% of factories use automation and robotics technology, indicating a huge market opportunity for robotic technology providers[1]