Siasun, China’s leading manufacturer of robot and automation equipment, is to co-operate with Cenit AG to create ‘state of the art’ software for its new 3-D laser machine.
Cenit’s Fastsuite Edition 2 software will be customised to work ‘in perfect synchronisation’ with the newly built machine.
Shenyang-based Siasun Robot and Automation Co Ltd recently opened a new subsidiary in Wuxi, about 130km west of Shanghai.
One of the first projects is the development of a new 3-D laser machine that is to be introduced in 2020.
The company says that to be competitive in today’s market, even the most capable machines need to be programmed with software that allows full advantage to be taken of all available features — hence its teaming up with Stuttgart-based Cenit, which has more than 30 years of related experience.
Rongbo Fan, Siasun’s technical director (www.siasun.com
), said: “With Fastsuite Edition 2, Cenit has created industry-leading software for the simulation and programming of robots and machines.
"Thanks to its modular design and openness, the software can accommodate Siasun’s requirements. Our customers will get a tailor-made ‘user experience’, and the software is perfectly adapted to the laser cutting process.”
Tobias Off, Cenit’s director of business development (Asia) (www.cenit.com
), sees vast potential in this co-operation.
He said: “China has been the world’s largest industrial robot market for several years now and therefore is of utmost importance to Cenit and Fastsuite Edition 2.
"Having the right strategic partners to enter the market and to offer the best possible support for our clients in China is essential.”