Simulating plant changes leads to fewer startup issues and faster implementation
FASTSUITE Edition 2 allows you to design and build a digital twin that acts like a digital copy of the real cell, including all its signals and behaviors. With this digital twin you can define, test and safeguard all the functions in a virtual environment, even while the real robot cell is not installed yet or unavailable due to a running production. Unlike traditional robot simulation methods, the virtual model of FASTSUITE Edition 2 can be connected to the real control system, and communicates with the controller software with signals, similar to what the physical cell is doing. This enables users to validate and optimize all PLC functions as well as the robot codes in a safe simulation environment.
Anything – from single systems (machine, robot) up to entire digital factories - can be represented as a 3D simulation that pictures the system behavior on a 1:1 basis. This enables the system engineers or even the end users to see how the system actually behaves through interactive 3D visualization, not just variables in the control programs. Compared to common more primitive testing of the control software the interactive visualization is a big advantage, since such tests are usually made just with code or manually setting inputs or outputs according to the programmer’s understanding of the real machinery. Also, tests that are difficult or even impossible to execute in reality without risking damage to the machines or the personnel can be executed in the simulation, resulting in better software quality and, most importantly, increased safety. The simulation model needs to accurately emulate the real system’s behavior, but it is also crucial that the same exact control system and control software can be used with both the simulation and the real automation system. In practice, this means that the same PLC or robot controller hardware or software selected for the real system should be used for virtual commissioning as well.
FASTSUITE PLC validation solution allows you to clean up PLC code errors in a virtual environment before the codes are loaded onto a real system. Virtual simulation and validation of the automation equipment ensures that the devices function as expected. In addition, you significantly reduce the time it takes to boot the system.
- Validation of the PLC programs by 3D simulation provides the PLC programmer with a better understanding of the overall process.
- High PLC program quality already in early project states
- Total engineering time and prototype waste are reduced
- Errors are less expensive to correct
- Faster real-world shop-floor set-up
- More speed, more productivity
- Reduced shop-floor commissioning time
- Earlier production starts
CHECKLIST VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING
Before the introduction of virtual commissioning many questions arise as to which steps and preparations need to be made in the company? On this topic, VDMA has compiled a comprehensive checklist with all the important steps for introducing this type of project within the company.
Contact us regarding questions about virtual commissioning with FASTSUITE E2.
Webinar replays & use case videos
Take some time to watch one of our Digital Factory webinars. Here you will find various use cases and processes used on a daily basis by our industrial customers in the factories.
From the change order to the optimized production plant: Plan and implement…
From optimizing production utilization, to changing joining- or manufacturing-processes and to moving production facilities…WATCH THE WEBINAR
From virtual concept to real production program
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Advances in Simulation, OLP and Digital TwinningFor the Yaskawa Tech Partner Webinar Series CENIT worked together with Yaskawa to put together a webinar to discuss ways how… WATCH THE WEBINAR
A boost for Engineering and Commissioning of Automation SystemsBuilding and implementing automation systems for Aerospace Manufacturing processes is much more than mechanical engineering.… WATCH THE WEBINAR
Digital-Twin-based solution for Airframe Assembly SystemsTogether with Thierry BAZIRE, R&D Manager chez KUKA Systems Aerospace, we are demostrating a Digital Twin solution in… WATCH THE WEBINAR
From Design through Virtual CommissioningUtilize one simulation platform from early concepts through offline programming all the way to realistic motion and logic… WATCH THE WEBINAR
From Concept to Order in Aerospace Manufacturing ProcessesFinding the perfect concept for manufacturing automation systems is a challenge. Several layout concepts have to be compared… WATCH THE WEBINAR
Intelligent automated use of the CAD model in welding programmingDue to the lack of interfacing between different CAD design systems and robot offline programming (OLP), information defined… WATCH THE WEBINAR
Programming and Simulation of 3D Laser cutting machines for sheet metal…All steps from CAD data import to fixture construction to programming and final optimization of the program are included in… WATCH THE WEBINAR
Automation Design, Layout and Resource PlanningThis webinar will showcase a typical 3D cell layout build during a live demonstration. WATCH THE WEBINAR
Simulation and Code generation for Robots and Machine ToolsDuring this webinar we will demonstrate offline programming (CAD-to-Path) capabilities in detail. WATCH THE WEBINAR
Virtual Robot and Logic Controller Integration / ValidationUtilize one simulation platform from early concepts through offline programming all the way to realistic motion and logic… WATCH THE WEBINAR
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Digital Twin, definition & benefits for manufacture
What does 'digital twin' mean? Why do some speak of a product twin and others of a system twin?
Our recommendation: Take a closer look at the definition of the technology concept. This will give you a better understanding of the overall manufacture context.
Our article also provides a practical overview of possible application scenarios and their benefits.
Offline programming of arc welding jobs with no downtime
In his technical article, Jörg Fasel (Arc Welding Product Manager) explains how using FASTSUITE Edition 2 for offline programming opens up a new, economical approach.
The article is supplemented by a 14-page methodology catalogue which describes the programming approach of FASTSUITE Edition 2 for arc welding in various applications.
Industry 4.0 - Next generation digital factory software
Industry 4.0 represents the radical change that’s shaking the very foundations of the manufacturing floor. This white paper highlights the role of digital factory software for Industry 4.0.
All-new ideas and concepts are required and new software tools for the digital factory are blazing the trail forward.
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Insights: The Digital Paint Shop in Automotive
Attractive appearance and optimal body protection – these were and still are the foremost expectations on automotive paint…READ MORE
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CENIT & Kuka System Aerospace at SAE AeroTech Digital Summit 2021
Currently, the aircraft industry is facing challenging boundary conditions due to the dramatically reduced demand of airlines…READ MORE
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HIROTEC implements Digital Twin with FASTSUITE Edition 2
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