Cambridge University appoints BYG to support new worldwide research initiative

November, 99

The Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University has just launched its new 'Auto-ID' Centre, an industry-funded project equipped to research and develop new standards for manufacturing using automated identification applications.

BYG Systems, an internationally recognised robotics simulation supplier, was selected for its cost effective Grasp2000 software, currently being employed as part of this huge initiative. Sponsorship has been secured from prestigious academic institutions in North America and Australia, as well as multinational organisations.

The first robotic demonstrator cell has been assembled at the centre and BYG's Grasp2000 software is enabling the simulation of the cell, its operation and connection to the control system and hence acting as a virtual cell. A cutting edge software tool, Grasp2000 has been tailored specifically to satisfy the requirements of the project and its capabilities enhanced to provide visualisation of the cell in action and the advanced ability to communicate in real time with the real cell.

BYG will continue to contribute to the international programme during the next two phases of demonstrations, which are being developed as part of the Control Systems research activity within the Auto-ID centre.

For further information please contact
Simulation Department
BYG Systems Limited
Telephone: 0115 9252221

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