THE BENEFITS OF THE DIGITAL FACTORY FOR ENTREPRENEURS
A HIGH DEGREE OF PLANNING SECURITY:
Problems are detected and solved before construction starts.
A complete test of the plant using real software, but without mechanical structure
Production costs and development times are reduced by front-loading (early manufacturing engineering).
OPTIMIZED PRODUCTS AND PRODUCTION:
Better-coordinated product- and production development by “digital” networking of all those involved
FOR ALL TYPES OF PRODUCTION:
The digital factory is suitable for automotive manufacturers, the production of manufactured goods, white goods and fast moving consumer goods, as well as plant manufacturers.
In the past few years, EDAG PS has consistently advanced the support of companies with the digital factory, has developed many techniques and methods, and is therefore a leading partner of various car manufacturers and medium-sized businesses. Our range of services include:
Protection/validation of the product and production concept (production-driven product development)
Feasibility studies and simulations
Methodological support in the area of the digital factory
Integrated use of methods and tools of the digital factory right up to virtual commissioning
End-to-end solutions, e.g. within the context of Siemens Industry Software and Dassault Systèmes
Ergonomics assessments and studies
FRONT-LOADING – OPTIMIZE PRODUCTS AND PRODUCTION WITH EARLY PLANT ENGINEERING
In the 3-step model of the early plant engineering developed by EDAG PS, essential parts of the product- and production planning are moved forward within the planning process. Significant cost benefits can therefore be achieved in production, and development times are significantly reduced.
Over the years, we have developed the virtual simulation of plant engineering to the point where a real plant/line can be optimally simulated via PLC and robotics. This innovative edge also allows virtual commissioning to be quickly and reliably implemented as a special measure, for example, in the integration of new derivatives as “surgery on the open heart.”
VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING – GUARANTEES THE FUNCTIONALITY OF A PLANT WITHOUT HARDWARE
During virtual commissioning, we combine the software map of the real plant engineering equipment (including actuators/sensors interface) with the control systems (PLC), on which “real code” is running.
We do this to verify complete system functionality with the client, without mechanical design, but with the real system control. This reduces error rates that can otherwise only be detected at the hardware, and it improves quality significantly.
BUSINESSES ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS USING VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING:
Early fault detection
Optimization of processes
Very high degree of maturity of the plant/line
Reduction in real commissioning time
Minimization of revamping times
Availability of parts and the line
Testing of new technology on the virtual model
Optimization of working conditions
Direct feedback of the results in the PLC and robot programming
Simple verification of incidents using the virtual model
Cost reduction through shortened start-up process
WE RELY ON STATE-OF-THE-ART SOFTWARE FROM LEADING MANUFACTURERS
For the digital factory, we rely on leading software for digitizing, simulation, process control and design.
This software can be installed and set up at the client’s location or can be hosted by us – resulting in cost advantages, especially for smaller companies.
SIEMENS INDUSTRY SOFTWARE
Process Simulate Human
Delmia V5 Robotics with and without PPR-Hub
Delmia V5 (DPE/DPM)