Robot simulation in the aviation industry
Bell Helicopter is a Texas-based manufacturer of vertical lift aircraft. Bell has become the industry leader since its founding in 1935 and was also the first company in the world to obtain certification for a commercial helicopter.
Bell Helicopter representatives were able to see firsthand the incredible potential provided with robot simulation at the Visual Components display during the 2012 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). The ease-of-use of the software and ability to import a wide variety of model types inspired the aircraft manufacturer to try Visual Components – with impressive results.
“The support and training we have received from the Visual Components team has allowed us to come a long way in just a few years in developing advanced capabilities and implementation of automation technology into Bell Helicopter production,” says Jeffrey Nissen, Bell’s Business Development Manager – Science and Technology.
Bell has evaluated several other competing programming and simulation packages, but the adaptability, power, ease-of-use and level of support they receive from Visual Components has made the software a valuable asset for Bell.