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How to engineer products in context of manufacturing constraints for early validation and shorter time-to-market?

In addition to validating the product design, engineers must also validate that the product can be manufactured and assembled effectively and efficiently. Digital manufacturing extends the view from product to manufacturing with the ability to simulate manufacturing processes before the equipment or production line exists. Individual components, assemblies and joining elements are digitally tested for buildability in the context of clamping devices, joining tools, robots and stations, thus identifying product defects and optimization potential at an early stage. Digital manufacturing is the key to avoid modification costs due to late detected defects and delays in Time-to-Market.

 

Digital simulation twin

Reduced machine or cell downtime, higher productivity

Accurate and realistic simulation


 

How to achieve plant flexibility for the increasing number of variants that come with more car programs?

If you want to survive in the global, fast-moving automotive market, you have to offer a large number of variants - individual vehicle types as well as different equipment. The sharp increase in the number of variants poses a challenge to the automotive industry and its supply chain, which affects not only development and purchasing, but also production in particular. In order to plan efficiently and error-free, the diversity of variants must be considered throughout the production planning process. The integration into PDM systems is a prerequisite for the modeling and modification of the joining sequence as well as the digital safeguarding of the variants in production plants.

 

A single, flexibly configurable solution for different applications

PLC, Robot and Machine Controller Integration

Integration with various PLM and IoT solutions


 

How can production systems be optimized and put into operation to quickly achieve maximum productivity with stable production quality?

The implementation of new production lines, the retrofitting of a plant or even the manufacture of new products on existing robot cells is becoming increasingly complex. One of the challenges is to better synchronize and parallelize the mechanical design and the development of the system control in order to shorten the project duration. PLC validation based on a digital plant model and the virtual commissioning of robot cells are the decisive steps to shift a large part of the real commissioning to digital simulation. A digital plant twin behaves like a digital copy of the real cell - including the relevant signals and behavior models. This digital plant twin allows all functional processes to be defined, tested and secured in a virtual environment for a faster and error-free achievement of production capacity.

 

Re-use data on one single simulation platform

Offline programming software with the same user interface for robotic and machining

Accurate and realistic simulation

 

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