Providing engineers in industry with a digital precision tool for automated solutions.
Simumatik provides a digital platform to System Integrators, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Manufacturing Companies that want to increases their productivity and effectiveness. Our customers can develop and virtually deploy efficient and sustainable solutions, implement energy optimization, carry out operator training, and improve their control software using our digital models.
Our flexible platform enables us to offer affordable solutions that can be adapted to different customer segments, providing enough flexibility to solve many of the challenges in industry.
Model and emulate digital twins of industrial actuators and sensors.
Connect robots and mechatronics to control systems.
Support design and layout definition.
Support offline programming and virtual commissioning.
Provide operator training in a VR environment.
How it Works
Our unique data-model integrates geometry, kinematics, collisions, interfaces and internal behavior. It carries out complex emulations and provides flexibility to select the modelling detail level of each component. As a result, the models can be adapted to study specific features, for example energy optimization or physical interactions.
During the emulation the model is controlled using software or hardware in the loop, against real control algorithms. One of the key activities that can be carried out is the virtual commissioning of the control software, which provides an efficient environment to test and verify different technical solutions.
Case Study – Jernbro
“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.
A digital twin of an AGV TC70 vehicle
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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