DEPRAG Apps

Software Solutions for Screwdriving System DEPRAG Plus with sequence controller AST12 as well as for the Sequence Controllers AST5/AST6/AST11/AST40

Possible combinations with AST controllers

Which software is suitable for the screwdriving system?

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the hardware with installed software for EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers AST5, AST6, AST11 and AST40

The Interface Graph Loader is an optional accessory for the automatic transfer of screwdriving curves and final value data sets from DEPRAG screwdriving controllers.

The Interface can be used with EC and EC servo screwdriving systems in combination with screwdriving controllers AST5, AST6, AST11 and AST40.

The storage of screwdriving graphs and end value data sets (e.g. torque, angle etc.) for manual work stations and screwdriving stations can be carried out automatically using the Interface Graph Loader.

The corresponding software enables immediate display on the computer screen of the current screwdriving graph, the screw assembly can be evaluated straight after completion and *csv and *bin files can be saved in individual directories.

The device requires a suitable adapter cable, a sequence controller ASTxx with screwdriver and a PC to save the data.

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the software for EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers AST5, AST6, AST11 und AST40

The software "datalogger" can be used to record and archive the final-values of up to 10 sequence controllers. This storage format corresponds with the required format of the software "statistics", so that the data sets can be analyzed with the software "statistics". Select whether the data is collected automatically while the program is running, or whether the data reading should be triggered manually. The connection to the controllers is done by Ethernet and TCP/IP. The software is available in the following languages: German, English, French, Italian, Spanish.

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the software for EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers AST5, AST6, AST11 and AST40

The software "statistics" can be used to produce statistical evaluations of the screwdriving results, that are made available by the software "datalogger".
The software "datalogger" must also be installed in order to use the software "statistics"!

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the software for EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers AST5, AST6, AST11 and AST40

The program ASTxx Serial Remote is started on a PC and is controlled by commands over a serial interface (COM-Port). With this program, screwdriving curves and result-data can be transferred quickly and simply onto a PC. The PLC controls when and which data should be stored. The storage location (also the directory) on the PC is determined by the PLC as well. The directory is setup automatically on the PC.

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the software for EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controller AST40

This reliable, adaptive screwdriving procedure provides excellent constancy in the pre-load force even with fluctuating torque.

The complete screw assembly consists of the screwdriving template seating point detection and a screw assembly to difference torque or angle.

The main element is the seating point detection. On the basis of a torque procedure a mathematical evaluation function is continuously formed. If the trend line reached exceeds a specifically defined limit value, the seating point is considered detected and the torque and angle values at the time of the seating point are saved. The evaluation procedure combines two essential advantages. It is robust in relation to coincidental fluctuations and increases during the torque procedure which do not arise from the actual seating point. Furthermore, the algorithm is universally valid so the user does not need to set any parameters specific to the evaluation. There is also no need for time-consuming preliminary tests and parametrisations by the experts at DEPRAG. The parameters listed in the following table must be set. Torque upper limit is the abort criterion for the screwdriving step. The OK window for the seating point detection can optionally be monitored by seating point torque lower/upper limit and angle lower/upper level. Either the torque or angle values at the seating point or at the end of the program step can be stored as the end values.

The end values of the screwdriving template seating point detection portray the reference for the follow-on program step. Instead of screw assembly to difference torque the other option is screw assembly to angle.

The screwdriving procedure is used for applications where varying limiting conditions are present which can cause widely ranging torques. Using a torque controlled tightening procedure, even if there is the highest shut-off accuracy, can lead to large fluctuations in the resulting pre-load force. The new adaptive screwdriving procedure DEPRAG Clamp Force Control ensures uniform output for the follow-on end tightening due to the reliable detection of the seating point. Consequently, there is a better constancy in the pre-load force. Typical application examples are direct screw assemblies in plastic or metal.

The procedure DEPRAG Clamp Force Control does not replace the friction value measurement or the friction dependent screw assembly. The screwdriving template friction value measurement can be used if compliance with the pre-set frictional value needs to be monitored. The friction dependent torque assembly also enables a good constancy of the pre-load force for constant frictional torque procedures where the screw position varies. A screw joint analysis is recommended to determine the most suitable screwdriving procedure.
 

Video CFC   Product Details

the software for EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers AST5, AST6, AST11 and AST40

With the friction-value process, it is possible to measure and compensate varying friction-values (e.g. on self-forming screw-joints). Additionally, this procedure can be used for monitoring of predetermined friction values at verification processes.

More information on DEPRAG Friction Torque Value Procedure   Product Details

the hardware with installed software for EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controller AST5

Input/output extension for AST5.

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the software for the screwdriving system DEPRAG Plus in combination with the sequence controller AST12 and for the sequence controller AST11 and AST(i)40

Simple, fast connection of DEPRAG devices in the Beckhoff TwinCAT programming.

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the software for EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers ASTxx and ADAPTIVE DFS

During each screw assembly when using a sequence controller AST, the relevant measurement values are recorded in a fi le. There is now a new software product: the DEPRAG Graph Viewer, to simply and easily evaluate and analyse these measurement values.

The Graph Viewer opens the curve files of each sequence controller and can display the following visualisations:
 

  • Visualisation of measurement values over time

In this visualisation, various measurement sizes can be shown in relation to the screwdriving procedure. All available measurement values can be displayed in chronological order.
 

  • Visualisation of measurement values over angle

In this visualisation, the angle can be analysed in relation to the screwdriving procedure. The y-axis can be freely chosen by the user. This can e.g. enable analysis of angle in relation to torque or angle in relation to motor current, etc. In order to precisely analyse the screw assembly, a video can be played in visualisation over angle. Use the “start” and “pause” buttons in the same way as a video player to visualise the curve sequence of the screwdriving process. Individual sequences can be selected and displayed using the time bar. 
 

  • Superposition of measurement values over time / over angle

As well as visualisation over angle and visualisation over time, there is also an option to display several curves at the same time in order to draw correlations and recognise trends. Any number of curves can be added.
It is also possible to align curves to specifi c synchronisation points and hide or show screwdriving steps.

As well as the screwdriving curves, the processing and parameter data is also accessible. The complete process can be analysed and evaluated using a single piece of software. The process data can be printed as documentation.

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the software for EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers ASTxx and ADAPTIVE DFS

AST sequence controllers, the adaptive screwdriving system ADAPTIVE DFS and the ComCenter document relevant processing data for every screw assembly, which is then saved in a distinctive DEPRAG format.

The so-called “graphic files” contain all screw curves, end values and details relating to the screwdriving process and are only readable by DEPRAG’s own software solutions. In order to use and analyse this data in other systems, it is necessary to convert the internal format into a universal machine-readable format.

The new software solution DEPRAG Data eXchange enables DEPRAG graphic files to be exported either as csv or Excel files. This data can now be used in other software solutions. Optional areas of application include:
- integration in a databank      
- analysis in Matlab        
- SAP integration           
- filing in customer-specific processing software

Compatibility: all Windows systems (7, 8, 10) without any need for configuration. The software configures itself and is ready to run with just one click.

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the software for the screwdriving system DEPRAG Plus as well as EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers AST11, AST12, AST40, AST6 including the i-versions and for the ComCenter 10

Software TIA LINK for simple integration in SIMATIC controllers

Integration in the Siemens programming environment (Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal) is required to operate DEPRAG devices with the current SIMATIC controllers. This integration is quite time-consuming and requires expert domain knowledge of the DEPRAG devices. Therefore, the software TIA link has been created to enable simple integration of the following DEPRAG products: AST11, AST12, AST40 incl. i-versions, AST 6 incl. i-versions, ComCenter 10.

The software not only includes integration in the TIA portal for the above products but also several Quick-Start projects in the “structured text” programming language without first setting up communication using the user manual.    The Software TIA Link presents a significant time saving due to considerably reduced programming efforts. As well as the fieldbus connection, there are additional examples provided for controlling the screwdriving system. The following SIMATIC controllers are supported: SIMATIC S7-1200, SIMATIC S7-1500 and SIMATIC ET 200SP (CPU)

The software is available as a download.

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the software for the screwdriving system DEPRAG Plus as well as EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers AST11, AST12, AST40, AST6 including the i-versions and for the ComCenter 10

Integration in the Beckhoff programming environment is required to operate DEPRAG devices with the current Beckhoff controllers. The software TwinCAT Link has been created to enable simple integration of the following DEPRAG products: AST11, AST12, AST40 incl. i-versions, AST 6 incl. i-versions, ComCenter 10

The software not only includes integration for the above products but also several Quick-Start projects in the “structured text” programming language which enable immediate execution of screw assemblies without first setting up communication using the user manual. 

The Quick-Start projects are available for version TwinCAT 2 as well as version TwinCAT 3. The software TwinCAT Link presents a significant time saving due to considerably reduced programming efforts. As well as the fieldbus connection, there are additional examples provided for controlling the screwdriving system.

The following Beckhoff software systems are supported: TwinCAT 2 and TwinCAT 3

The software is available as a download.

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the software for the screwdriving system DEPRAG Plus as well as EC- and EC-Servo screwdriving systems in combination with the sequence controllers AST5, AST5-S, AST11 und AST12  and for the ComCenter ED

The software allows for the creation of as many digital assembly instructions as required without the need for knowledge of a high-level language. The App guides the operator step by step through the assembly process. New employees can therefore be trained up quickly and efficiently. Productivity and processing quality increase as unnecessary assembly errors are avoided. 

Time and cost savings are attained due to the automatic documentation of processing data. Positioning data, screwdriving results and the component’s serial number are matched together and automatically stored on the selected drive. There is also the option for automatic saving of screwdriving curves. In user management you can determine which parameters can be created or altered and by whom. System requirements: Operating system: From Windows 7 (64 Bit)

The software is available as a download.

More information: DEPRAG Operator Guidance   Product Details

the software for the screwdriving system DEPRAG Plus in combination with the sequence controller AST12

The user receives detailed feedback relating to the screwdriving process. There is a visualisation of relevant parameters, such as end values and error messages for each phase of the screwdriving process. The AST12 sequence controller screen can be projected onto another device, e.g. tablet, touch screen, PC screen or the AST12 display can be integrated into your HMI project. The remote function even enables external operation of your screwdriving system.

The software is available as a download.

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the software for the screwdriving system DEPRAG Plus in combination with the sequence controller AST12   

Processing reliability and traceability – Protect your process! With this software can you track any changes made. Unauthorised alterations to the processing param-
eters can be traced quickly.

The software is available as a download.

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the software for the screwdriving system DEPRAG Plus in combination with the sequence controller AST12 

The DEPRAG Universal Robots Link is available for quick and easy integration of the DEPRAG AST12 sequence controller into the robot‘s program sequence. The URCap for the screwdriving system DEPRAG Plus means the system has an intuitive user interface for the whole
process - from feeding to fastener assembly. The interface guarantees smooth integration of the screwdriving system. The URCap can be downloaded from the AST12 sequence controller or from software.deprag.com.

The robots of the „e-series“ generation from software version 5.9.1 or higher are supported.

The software download is available from the myDEPRAG customer portal (my.deprag.com). Registered users can activate the activation code and manage licences in MY ACCOUNT > DEPRAG Apps.

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for sequence controller AST11 and AST(i)40

DEPRAG iSERVE is available as a cloud application on the myDEPRAG customer portal and enables the creation and optimisation of screwdriving programs, without the need to be in the same physical location as the controller and screwdriving tool. This means that from one central location, screwdriving programs can be edited, analysed and, after completion, made available to all decentralised users for transfer to their screwdriving systems (24/7, worldwide).

A licence is needed to save program packages created with DEPRAG iSERVE. There are various options available for a usage period of 12 months – up to 50, 100, 250 or 500 saving operations.

DEPRAG iSERVE quick guide:
1. Select the required screwdriving system
2. Create new program package or open/upload existing package
3. Save the newly created or edited program package in the customer portal
4. Download the program package from the customer portal and transfer to the screwdriving controller

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