June 22, 2020
“The ability to virtually test our programming and new systems has huge potential for us as a business and our ability to increase operational efficiency. In addition, Simumatik’s VR features could help us achieve greater results in operator training and safety. We see this activity as critical to the industry over the next few years and in the development of industry 4.0”– Martin Bratt, AGV Product Manager
Jernbro are market leaders in industrial maintenance in Sweden and develops their own Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) systems. They have deep, extensive knowledge of production and technical systems across multiple industries.
As a forward-thinking business, Jernbro wanted to investigate the use of virtual commissioning for their AVGs. The goal here was to see how virtual commissioning could reduce programming lead times and cost, in a safer and more accessible way.
The action taken was to virtually recreate an AGV TC70, a vehicle specifically designed for ergonomic assembly of heavy duty truck engines within a factory.
Simumatik’s Open Emulation Platform was used to virtually recreate the complex mechatronic structure, ensuring physical attributes such as mass, friction, inertia and tensility matched the physical version. Virtual programming was also tested so that the actions and movements of the vehicle could be reproduced.
The investigation resulted in key insights into how virtual commissioning could be applied to other areas of the business, and how to address current commissioning set up challenges. This has put Jernbro on a clearer path towards further developments in efficiency.
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