Material flow simulation and robot simulation
Connected to the overall simulation
Prevent oversizing through material flow simulation
In most robot simulations, individual process steps are considered, for example the interior painting of a car body or the powder coating of a baking case. In overall plant planning, many process steps are usually linked together and their process times can differ greatly for the various products.
In the automotive industry, customers like to examine the „largest car body“ here in order to be on the safe side. All the necessary applications must be completed within the required cycle time. In the end, with different processing times of the workpieces, this inevitably leads to an overdimensioning of the system in practice, since a fixed cycle time is calculated in each station during the design.
Material flow simulation
ASIS therefore offers a holistic plant design in which we link the pure robot simulation of the individual stations with a material flow simulation of the entire plant. The correct design of the connecting conveyor technology with its buffer sections and also the consideration of error possibilities in the individual areas up to the determination of the number of necessary zones working in parallel is in the foreground here and leads to an accurate design of the entire plant.
In such considerations, it has already been proven that if all the different processing times of the components are taken into account, the number of stations and thus the overall size of a plant can be considerably reduced. This results in important findings and high potential for cost reduction both for new plants and for modernization, retrofit and conversion.
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Advantages of material flow simulation
- Linking of robot simulations and a material flow simulation
- Simulation of interlinked processes
- Ensure exact cycle times
- Avoid overdimensioning
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