Increasing cost and time pressures in production, along with ongoing globalization, mean that logistics is a key factor in the success of a company. Money can be lost daily through inefficient schedules, local instead of global optimization, inefficient resource allocation, and poor productivity.
The need to deliver just-in-time (JIT) or just-in-sequence (JIS), introduce Kanban, plan and build new production lines, and manage global production networks, requires objective decision criteria to help management evaluate and compare alternative approaches.
Todays highly automated and flexible manufacturing systems are all controlled by programmable logic controller (PLC) programs that include sophisticated tooling, robots, transfer lines and other safety equipment. PLC programming allows manufacturers to alter production lines without having to completely retool the entire facility. However, whenever changes are made, engineers still have to stop the production for an extended period of time while they debug the PLC programs against live equipment.
With Tecnomatix virtual commissioning solutions, you can debug your PLC codes on a virtual environment before downloading them to real equipment. By simulating and validating your automation equipment virtually, you can confirm that they will work as expected and significantly reduce system startup time.
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