DIGITAL FACTORY – THE EFFICIENT METHOD FOR OPTIMIZED PRODUCTION

Those producing in Europe nowadays can’t afford any failures or interruptions – production has to keep running even if modifications and optimizations are pending. Leveraging the methods and techniques of the digital factory, the complete production planning or optimization process can be digitally mapped, simulated, and transferred to reality.

This process can even result in a digital twin, the digital 1-to-1 map of a factory in which all processes, resources and production processes can be planned and tested – using the real control software. This avoids errors and reduces costs, accelerates planning and promotes innovation for products and production.

TARGET INDUSTRIES FOR THE DIGITAL FACTORY:

  • Automotive industry

  • Plant manufacturers

  • Producers of “white goods”

  • Producers of manufactured goods

  • Manufacturing industry

  • Fast moving consumer goods

THE BENEFITS OF THE DIGITAL FACTORY FOR ENTREPRENEURS

  • A HIGH DEGREE OF PLANNING SECURITY:

    Problems are detected and solved before construction starts.

  • VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING:

    A complete test of the plant using real software, but without mechanical structure

  • COST OPTIMIZATION:

    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.

3-Stufen-Modell des vorgezogenen Anlagenengineerings
Anlagentechnik Virtuelle Inbetriebnahme

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

Digitale Fabrik Software

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 Designer

  • Process Simulate

  • Robcad

  • Plant Simulation

  • Process Simulate Human

  • NX

  • Teamcenter Manufacturing

DASSAULT SYSTÈMES

  • Catia V5

  • Delmia V5 Robotics with and without PPR-Hub

  • Delmia V5 (DPE/DPM)

  • Enovia

  • 3D Experience

VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING

  • Winmod

  • RF::Suite

  • ABB Robotstudio

  • KRC Editor

  • VKRC Editor

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JANA SPEIDEL
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E-MAIL: JANA.SPEIDEL@EDAG-PS.COM