Manufacturing Process Verification In A Powerful 3D Environment
Process Simulate provides a solution for today’s complex products and manufacturing processes that present manufacturers with time-to-market and asset optimization challenges. Manufacturing engineering teams are expected to deliver flawless product launches while adhering to cost, quality and start-of-production targets.
To meet these challenges, leading manufacturers need to leverage organizational knowledge and 3D models for products and resources to virtually validate their manufacturing processes upfront. This helps save time, costs, and can streamline prototyping of your new products.
Use Process Simulate for Design and Validation
Process Simulate provides a solution for designing and validating product prototypes through the design and validation of manufacturing processes in a 3D dynamic environment. It is fully integrated with the manufacturing backbone where manufacturing engineers have methods to re-use, author and validate process sequences with realistic behavior and optimized cycle times. Process Simulate extends into a variety of robotic processes allowing for simulation and commissioning of production systems.
Process Simulate is a major enabler of speed-to-market by allowing manufacturing organizations to virtually validate manufacturing concepts upfront and throughout the lifecycle of product introductions.
Process Simulate Capabilities
3D Process Design and Simulation
Based on the JT visualization standard, engineers can use Process Simulate to create a 3D process design that can be virtually tested with real-world accuracy. Review process, identify concerns and revise all within one digital environment.
Robot Path Planning, Reach Test, and Smart Placement
Place robotics more intelligently throughout your process. With this tool, you can test path planning and reach to ensure that your placement is where it needs to be during physical production.
3D Resource Models with Integrated Controls Logic
Create 3D resources models featuring integrated controls logic to share with colleagues or reference back to during the physical build of your process.
Utilizing Boolean and analog signaling, you can use Process Simulation to test your process architecture with intelligent software. Analyze the process against a logic-driven tool to verify the efficiency and make improvements where needed.
Actual PLC Code and Hardware
The simulation uses actual PLC code and hardware over OPC protocol. This allows your team to verify processes with greater accuracy and certainty before, during, and after lifecycles.
When using Process Simulate, manufacturing engineers can experience the following benefits:
Reduced Cost of Change
With early detection of product design issues, your team can implement process revisions more efficiently. This saves time, money, and improves turnaround time.
Reduced Number of Physical Prototypes
Through virtual validation, you can reduce the number of physical prototypes produced in the design and development stages. Housing your prototyping in a virtual environment can also more securely protect any intellectual property that you want to keep private.
Optimized Cycle Times
Through simulation, you can better optimize your cycle times to improve production efficiency. Design, edit, and test virtual representations of proposed processes within a single virtual hub.
Virtual Mechanical and Electrical Validation
Process Simulate allows for virtual validation of mechanical and electrical components of your process architecture. Ensure that all components are working properly and as intended within your design before building the physical production infrastructure.
Using Process Simulate promotes collaboration between mechanical design and controls departments. When everyone can use your virtual process design as a single reference point, this allows for better, more consistent feedback and revisions.
Streamline Your Process Design Today
To learn more about Technomatix Process Simulate, contact us at any time to speak with one of our team members about how it can help your specific project.