Robot integration in the TIA Portal
Integrated programming of automation and robots
The digital transformation is opening up new chances to reduce downtimes, cut operating costs and increase productivity. Constant growth in networking between machines and plants means additional potential can be expected from the integration of robots into the automation environment. To make efficient use of the resulting advantages, however, you need to be able to combine the programming and operation of both plant and robots. PLC experts can make this a reality using the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal), with no need for extra tools, in a shared development environment.
Teaching and simulation of robot functionsIntegrating robots into your automation environment using the TIA Portal is ideal for teaching applications like palletizing and pick-and-place. Connecting PLM software like Process Simulate to the TIA Portal also supports simulation applications like welding, gluing or sorting.
Get started immediately with ready-to-use solutions
Robot integration into TIA Portal enables you to start immediately without programming in the engineering tool. After configuring the robot, simply download our application examples that control the robot thanks to ready-to-use. You can create and follow paths for the robot directly via the HMI. The robot vendor doesn’t matter for operations because we offer vendor-agnostic faceplates.
How will you integrate robots into your automation environment in the future?
Reduce times to market, improve flexibility and efficiency: digitalization offers both challenges and opportunities. By integrating robots into the TIA Portal, you get the chance to benefit from additional optimization potential, in addition to increasing your availability and productivity.