Simulation and virtual commissioning
The main task of the simulation department is to ensure the functionality of automated and robotic lines. The focus is in particular on collision-free and consistent production technologies with the maximum possible utilisation, mainly with robots and workers in the line, in relation to the set production time.
The ability to perform servicing work that enables equipment-maintenance workers to gain access to key components and areas of the line is then checked.
Based on its skills and experience, the simulation department also participates in the actual planning of these production systems.
Planning is based on the documentation of the manufactured product, the required production capacity, the required quality and, finally, the location of the means of production.
The production systems we design are largely specific, because they produce subassemblies that include the outer panels of the vehicles themselves. Increased demands are also placed on the surface quality and the entire process has to be planned such that the surface of the panels does not deteriorate.
The main outputs of the simulation include the calculation of the mass loading of robots and the subsequent specification of certain types of robot as well as their percentage load in the process, for example.