FASTSUITE offers you efficient and intuitive tools to build production and facility layouts, no matter if they are just work-cells with a single robot or an entire automated production line. Create optimal layouts for your production facilities as early as the project phase. Simply take the intelligent components from the library and drag and drop them to the desired location. Check alternatives and concepts effortlessly.
As a system integrator, you will differentiate your offer from the competition and showcase it to your customers through high-quality 3D simulations.
- Layout concepts
- Rechabilitiy studies
- Automation concepts
- Space required/available
- Production througput
- 3D pdf
- Creation and modification of 3D layouts
- “Drag & Snap” functions to position resources and to connect resources geometrically and logically
- Validation of the layout: reachability, working spaces
- CAD Import Export
FASTSUITE Offline Programming is based on a unique software architecture and concept which allows users to easily program robots and/or machine tools, making use of the process geometry, defined on the work-pieces and the available technology packages.
FASTSUITE Edition 2 programs not just the machine or the robot. Instead, the robot path and the machining program are generated directly from the CAD data - with all the exact parameters for the respective production technology. It does not matter whether material is applied, transported or removed.
Layout & fixture design validation
- Reachability validation
Robot-/machine programming & validation
Cycle time validation
- Connection to real controls (SIL, HIL)
- Mechanical engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Software engineering
- Complex technologies and machining options can be easily programmed
- Automatic collision detection
- Upload robot programs from production (reverse engineering)
- Support for Robotic and Machining complex technologies
Production System Validation
Since the entire layout is available as a mechatronic model of the production facility, the simulation environment can be used directly for PLC (programmable logic controller) validation and virtual commissioning. The virtual facility behaves in precisely the same way as the real-world hardware, including all I/O signals, sensor data, etc. Among other benefits, this permits use of the PLC control software for testing and optimization purposes during the early stages of a project, before the real facility even exists. This lets system integrators shorten project cycle times drastically and recognize and correct potential errors much earlier. Thanks to the integration of the virtual robot controller, the robot simulation can be done exactly as in reality and it can be done on the basis of a back-up of the real controller. This way the complex, expensive and not always available integration of RCS modules can be avoided.
Control program validation
- Motion programs
- Logic programs
- Safety programs
- Controller communication
- Sensor communication
- System behavior
Maximize system reliability
- Improve predictability of production ramp-up
- Cost & time savings
- Minimization of the real commissioning time
- Project completion on schedule
- Identifying risks early on
- Training can be carried out on the Digital Twin before the system is put into operation.
Even alter the start of production FASTSUITE is offering a lot of benefits. Training new employees how to work with the cell, or even testing new layout concepts and new process methodologies are just some of the advantages.
Connect simulation model with real production-system
- Operator training
- Monitor prodution sytems
- Analyse with real production data (sensor)
- predict system failures
- plan maintenace
- Production-system optimization
“It is important to us that the software supports our teams in applying their expertise. This is exactly what FASTSUITE Edition 2 does."
Hideharu Aranii, General Manager, Assembly Tool Engineering Department , HIROTEC (Japan)
FASTSUITE APPROACH IN DIGITAL MANUFACTURING
The large degree of flexibility and application breadth of CENIT portfolio enables effective use in the most different industries, departments, scenarios and technologies. Benefits are offered from the project phase, early planning, layout definition, offline programming of complex manufacturing facilities, simulation and optimization to virtual commissioning.
The entire software portfolio in the field of Digital Factory can be perfectly implemented by our experts conform to your specific requirements.
Webinar Replay - Arc Welding & Digital Continuity
What if we told you that despite your automated production, you are still far from realizing the full potential of your robot cells?
Due to the lack of interfacing between different CAD design systems and robot offline programming (OLP), information defined in design is often not efficiently transferred to the OLP system.
Webinar Replay - 3D Laser Cutting for sheet metal parts
In this webinar replay, our experts present the application example of a sheet metal manufacturing company using FASTSUITE Edition 2. The use of the OLP software has reduced their production costs and increased productivity.
All steps from CAD data import to fixture construction to programming and final optimization of the program will be included.
Webinar Replay: Automation Design, Layout and Resource Planning
This webinar replay will showcase a typical 3D cell layout build during a live demonstration.
The instructor will use typical customer input (product data, tooling information, stipulations such as available floor space and cycle time requirements) and build an automation system in FASTSUITE Edition 2.
Reach studies, cycle time estimates and scope changes will be demonstrated and will trigger several iterations steps, adjusting the work cell to its final layout.
Webinar: Simulation and Code generation for Robots and Machine Tools
During this webinar we will demonstrate offline programming of FASTSUITE (CAD-to-Path) capabilities in detail.WATCH THE WEBINAR REPLAY
Webinar Replay - Virtual Commissioning: Significant time and cost saving through virtual commissioning
During this webinar replay we will demonstrate FASTSUITE’s capability to perform the integration testing, debugging and validation of motion and logic controllers prior to start-up of the actual automation system.WATCH THE WEBINAR REPLAY
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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