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Visual Components Acquires Delfoi's Robotics Division

Visual Components, a developer of 3D simulation software, announced that it has acquired the robotics division of Delfoi, a provider of robot offline programming (OLP) software solutions. This gives Visual Components the foundation to expand in the U.S. and globally by complementing its existing simulation tools for production systems and virtual commissioning with OLP capabilities.

OLP capabilities will give manufacturers the opportunity to program robots on the factory floor, alongside Visual Components' existing product offering of layout design, feasibility and validation of control logics, robot programs and processes. "This functionality will essentially make a one-stop-shop for digital transformation of production systems a reality and will enable manufacturers to benefit from significantly reduced levels of downtime and save time and improve the accuracy of robotic programming processes," said a spokesperson.

These capabilities will help meet growing demand for effective utilization of robotics in the manufacturing environment, alongside the increased use of simulation and virtual commissioning. As Industry 5.0 grows in importance, which places focus on upskilling humans in the workforce, this development allows professionals to train across a number of disciplines with just one solution, according to the spokesperson.

"Manufacturers will also save on costs and enable more sustainable practices with the use of one tool to complete both robotic programming and simulation projects. Delfoi brings a wealth of experience in robotic applications such as cutting, welding and surface processes, helping to bring improved solutions to manufacturers and system integrators," added the spokesperson.

"This acquisition is a natural next step in a long working relationship with Delfoi, with the business having utilized our simulation software for over 10 years. It is fantastic to now be joining forces with another Finnish company to meet the demand from manufacturers to effectively utilize robots on the factory floor as Industry 5.0 grows in importance. Our customers now benefit from a solution that covers the entire production system lifecycle," said Mikko Urho, CEO at Visual Components.

Visual Components is ideally placed to grow its presence in the U.S., with an established office already in the country.

For more information contact:

Visual Components

550 Congressional Blvd.

Suite 115

Carmel, IN 46032


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