Modern industry is characterized by a high degree of automation and digitization. Work steps are increasingly carried out autonomously, so that overall work processes are more efficient, cheaper and faster.
Simulation in the automation process: preliminary stage of robot programming
Modern industry is characterized by a high degree of automation and digitization. Work steps are increasingly carried out autonomously, so that overall work processes are more efficient, cheaper and faster. This affects the automotive industry as well as the logistics sector. A simulation should be carried out before certain processes are started or robots are put into operation. There are several reasons for this.
Simulation – that’s why it’s so important for automation
The simulation is a preliminary stage of robot programming. It is necessary in order to calculate costs better and to identify errors before the actual planning and implementation. The simulation represents an alternative to physical tests and supports planning security. In Industry 4.0, simulation has therefore become an important pillar in a wide variety of areas. However, successful implementation requires specialist knowledge and experience. And that’s where we come in.
What are the advantages of the simulation for you?
Simulation as a preliminary stage to robot programming has these advantages for your company:
- Faster integration of manufacturing processes
- resource saving
- cost reduction
- Compliance with robot standards in the group
- Reduced production downtime
We take on these tasks in the area of simulation
In the simulation phase, our programmers work closely with the design office. The focus here is on the creation and review of system concepts and work cells. The same applies to the project planning and allocation of the connection data according to the wishes of our customers. The range of tasks includes the following areas:
- Accessibility and feasibility study of all process-relevant applications
- Elaboration and validation of the joining point sequence
- Definition of the robot locking areas
- Process and cycle time analysis
- data feedback
For simulation and offline programming, we use, among other things, SIMATIC Process Simulate and RobCad.