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E! 10462 DDA-Flex

Reference number
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 053 000
Project duration September 2016 - August 2019
Status Completed
Venture Eurostars

Purpose and goal

The main goal of this project has been to create a tool for engineers to be able to: i) simulate dynamic effects of cables and hoses subject to motions with fast accelerations and ii) perform durability analysis by estimating damage values on cables and hoses subject to motions. Both have been fulfilled. One specific application has been that of simulating dynamic and inertial effects of robot dress packs, now possible in the IPS software module Durability & Dynamics. Optimization of robot paths with dress pack consideration is also possible; a critical feature for reducing downtime.

Expected results and effects

A large proportion of customers who already use IPS Cable Simulation for quasi-static simulations are expected to want to carry out simulations that incorporate the dynamic effects of high-frequency motions, as well as wanting to perform durability analyses. Licenses for the software prototype have already been sold to existing customers, which is a confirmation that the project has been aimed right at the needs of the manufacturing industry. IPS value proposition is strengthened so that efficient simulation solutions are offered to more industrial applications.

Planned approach and implementation

The German side of the consortium has been responsible for most of the theoretical parts and the Swedish side for implementation as well as some R&D applicable applications, such as for dresspacks for industrial robots. A productive release for the new module is released after the end of the project in December 2019 and before that, prototype versions have been available for selected users. A lot of focus has been on user interface as the working method differs between quasi-static and dynamic simulation of cables.

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Last updated 19 March 2019

Reference number 2016-03669

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