Batz is a world-wide supplier of premium solutions for the automotive sector.
Batz contacted Simumatik to work together on a project to build a digital twin of a servomechanical press. The press is used for hot forming.
The goal of the project was to create a digital twin that would allow the company to quickly iterate through future improvements and designs. This would ultimately allow PLC programs to be be tested to ensure no set backs or faults.
In addition, the project was a good opportunity to try out new improvements to the overall production process. Operator training using virtual reality (VR) was also carried out in an emulated scene.
With the creation of the digital twin, Batz are now able to study production set up changes quickly and efficiently, allowing them to look at further automation solutions and production capacity.