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CONCEPT PHASE

Layout validation

New automation cells are usually designed in 3D CAD, but this design is just a static assembly in many cases. FASTSUITE offers functions to quickly and efficiently convert these static 3D layouts into simulation layouts. Missing components can easily be added from libraries or from CAD files by drag&drop functions. This immediately enables users to do reachability studies and to create first simulations.

As a system integrator, you will differentiate your offer from the competition and showcase it to your customers through high-quality 3D simulations.

Design

  • Layout concepts
  • Resource building
  • Automation concepts

Validation

  • Space required/available
  • Reachability
  • Collision check

Customer communication

  • 3D pdf
  • Reports

Key Features:

  • 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

ENGINEERING PHASE

Fixture validation and robot programming

Designing a correct fixture for robot operations can be a challenge, because not only the part needs to be safely positioned, but also the reachability has to be guaranteed and collisions between tools and fixtures are to be avoided. The fixture builder, in conjunction with the swept olume analysis, can generate a validated input for the fixture designer early in the process, avoiding time-conuming fixture modifications in later stages.

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.

​​​​​​Layout & fixture design validation

  • Reachability validation
  • Swept volume

 

Robot-/machine programming & validation

  • Motion
  • Process/technology
  • Logic and signals

Cycle time validation

  • Connection to virtual controllers for more accurate cycle time estimations

Interdisciplinary communication

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Key features:

  • CAD-based path planning
  • Fixture design and validation
  • Technology-specific operations
  • Automatic collision detection

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COMMISSIONING PHASE

Control Program Validation

Since the entire layout is available as a mechatronic model of the robot workcell, the simulation model can be connected with virtual PLCs (programmable logic controller) and virtual robot controls. In this case, the simulation model will communicate with the virtual controllers in the same way as the real-world hardware, including all I/O signals, sensor data, etc.

Among other benefits, this enables the use of the 3D layout for testing and optimizing the PLC control software, the robot programs and especially the signal communication between the different controllers.

This "digital twinning" can also be used as an alternative to RCS modules, which are quite often complex, expensive and not always available for all robots. Thanks to the connection of FASTSUITE layouts with virtual robot controllers, 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.

Control program validation

  • Motion programs
  • Logic programs
  • Safety programs

Production-sytem validation

  • Controller communication
  • Sensor communication
  • System behavior

Maximize system reliability

  • Improve predictability of production ramp-up
  • Cost & time savings

Operator training

 

Key Features:

  • 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.

OPERATION PHASE

Improving Performance

Even after 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 production systems
    • Analyse with real production data (sensor)
    • predict system failures
    • plan maintenance
  • Production-system optimization

 

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.

 

 

FASTSUITE APPROACH IN DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

The Digital Factory Twin

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.


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