Widely understood robotization and automation of industrial processes is an integral part of Industry 4.0. SIEMENS Digital Industries Software (SDIS) is a producer of a wide range of software that supports robotization processes, from the design of sockets, lines, entire production halls, through programming of robot and CNC machines, to optimization and flow analysis processes.
What is NX CAD Line Designer?
NX Line Designer is used to create a 3D project of the production line. It allows you to create a concept, visualization and documentation of lines in the NX CAD environment, which is an efficient environment that allows you to work on many thousands of objects. The project is divided into real objects (departments, individual buildings, halls), production lines, sockets, workstations, etc. The program has an extensive library of machines, devices and accessories integrated in the TEAMCENTER database.
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What is TECNOMATIX?
TECNOMATIX enables the simulation and optimization of production systems and processes on production lines.
TECNOMATIX PLANT SIMULATION package allows the user (in a 3D and 2D environment) to optimize material flow processes, analyze the level of resource utilization and verify logistics processes at all stages of planning, from global networks of production plants through local facilities to single lines. The user has the ability to analyze alternative solutions without interfering with the production systems or during the planning of the production process.
Plant Simulation 2D enables users to perform multiple simulation studies used to eliminate bottlenecks, optimize throughput, and reduce in-progress inventory. There are many tools available to evaluate the performance of production systems, including Sankey’s chart or Gantt’s diagram.
Process simulation takes into account internal and external supply chains, production resources and business processes. Plant Simulation is equipped with a number of analytical tools allowing for quick interpretation of the results obtained in the simulation process. The user receives a series of information in the form of charts and summaries showing the use of machine buffers and human resources. Detailed statistics of performance parameters include, among others line production loads, non-productive time, interruptions, failures and a number of other performance indicators.
Plant Simulation 3D, in addition to the 2D view, allows you to visualize a virtual simulation of the process using a 3D application. This allows you to see “up close” the entire production process from entering the material into the warehouse until it leaves the line as the final product. Thanks to dedicated libraries and the ability to import geometric data from CAD systems, the user gets the opportunity to build 3D models such as production lines or entire plants. The virtual image obtained in this way can be used as an attractive presentation of the plant for the management, for current and future customers, and it will be perfect as a promotional material at fairs or various business meetings.
With TECNOMATIX PROCESS SIMULATE package, highly complex production areas can be designed and simulated in 3D, including production lines or workstations and realistically (exact times) recreate the processes taking place on the production line (the work of operators, robots, tools), which allows you to optimize the process at the initial stage of conceptual work, and thus reduce costs thanks to early detection of problems and reduction the amount of physical prototypes.
Process Simulate allows you to design not only a collision-free work path for all robots, in all areas of their work in the production hall, but also for offline programming of these robots. This solution allows to significantly reduce the time of new launches.
Machining cell in TECNOMATIX Process Simulate ⬇⬇⬇
What is NX CAM Robotics and what is it for?
NX CAM Robotics is one of the NX CAM modules that enables easy programming of individual industrial robots for, e.g. for milling, grinding, welding and handling. The NX CAM Robotics environment has the ability to generate code, among others for ABB, FANUC, KUKA, KAWASAKI, NACHI, STAUBLI, YASKAWA robots and realistic process simulation in a 3D environment with the possibility of optimization and full control and detection of collisions.
How to use NX MECHATRONICS?
NX Mechatronics Concept Designer is a solution that enables the design and simulation of kinematic and physical motion sequences as well as virtual commissioning of machines and devices, using motors, other actuators and sensors. It is an interdisciplinary application dedicated to systems engineering. Mechanical engineers, electricians and programmers as well as automation experts can use it to develop and evaluate their machine concepts as well as quickly create alternative scenarios in a common system environment based on customer requirements throughout the entire project.
The use of NX Mechatronics Concept Designer enables rapid design and evaluation of the correctness of concepts and details of mechatronics while using product models from the CAD system. This software combines 3D modeling with concept simulation that uses multi-body physics and precision automation. Instead of building expensive prototypes, you can simulate machines and systems with target control software and operate them virtually.
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The available environments for the design and optimization of robotic halls, production lines and work cells are innovative solutions with a whole spectrum of applications, increase the work efficiency and competitiveness of companies, and ultimately reduce the cost of product production. Thanks to the software solutions used, the user creates a complete design of the production system along with the simulation of the processes taking place in it.