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project: Simulation of an automated production line with multiple product variants with different processing time in order to realize cycle time optimization and increase utilization. solution: A robot simulation model in Simio. Quick analyses reveal possible delays in the cycle due to improper parts sequence. features: Robot simulation in Simio, turn tables, cycle time for each work cell, data based sequence of stations.
VisualComponents Simulation Simulate robot and machines in detail
Simulate robot and machines in detail
Static CAD in              3D-moving construction
Static CAD in 3D-moving construction
Display evaluations clearly and in 3D PDF
Display evaluations clearly and in 3D PDF
Examples, Visual Components in action
Examples, Visual Components in action

From robot simulation up to offline programming and virtual commissioning

3D simulation for automated systems, robots, machinery, including control programs with loads of ready to use components, with a CAD animation, kinematics and physics. This can go as far as the virtual commissioning.
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The advantages of a CAD-simulation Quality analysis of the simulation runs Examples of models Do you have further questions to investigate your projects? Robot simulation on high class niveau
project: Simulation model with delta robots picking biscuits. Coordination of the picking task between the robots. solution: Simulation model created with Visual Components. With dynamic algorithms it was possible to achieve a higher pick rate and reduce the number of needed robots. features: delta robots pass messages between each other to let know which biscuit is going to be picked by which robot.
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One simulation with many robot brands

Visual Components has over 1000 predefined robots in its open library of such brands as Kuka, ABB, Stäubli, Fanuc, Motoman, Kawasaki and more. It offers a unified robot programming interface for all those robots. And at the same time it can save this program for many of these robots uniquely to its type.

Machines and systems with joints

Many other systems are also predefined in the open library. If a component is missing then it can be created out of its CAD file. This component may have rotating or movable arms and sections. Apart from CAD geometries the component needs a control mechanism that defines how it will operate.

Easy programming

Robots as well as all other components with joints can be easily programmed for the given layout in an editor. For example it is enough to bring the robot head to a new position, then click the mouse which records the position of the robot. Decisions such as "IF" or “While” can be also used here. This creates a complete program for the robot in the layout. After starting the simulation run, this program is carried out by the robot. This program can then be exported for the real robot too.

Signal and PLC

Visual Components uses signals to pass events and information between components in the model. With signals can VC connect even to a real PLC software, robot programming or hardware controllers via OPC UA, Profibus, Profinet, Simba, PLC Sim, TwinCAT (Beckhof) and many more.

Physics

Components can have associated physical properties, such as free fall, braking and accelerating, being blocked or aligned by other bodies. See the cylinders falling, stacking, being aligned in the picture on the side.

Collisions

To make sure there are no collisions between some components it is good to set a minimum distance between them. The distance is then constantly monitored in the simulation run. If the minimum distance falls below the set value the simulation run is stopped and the affected component is marked in color.

Visualization of reality

VC imports CAD directly from Step, Catia, SolidWorks, Unigrafics, AutoCAD, Parasolid, JTOpen, Iges, Igrip, 3D Studio, Sketchup, Rhino and many more CAD formats.

Geometries, splitting and rotary axes

Once imported, CAD geometries are simplified and split into smaller independent units. They may be then connected with each other with joints, which can be rotary axes or linear tracks. The joints have properties or can be even programmed to achieve its accurate movements behavior. For example they can be programmed with a kinematics routine that controls all joints in a robot so the robot can reach a particular position in space.

3D PDF

VC can save a 3D layout into a 3D PDF for even easier collaboration within the project team or as a reference for the customer. As every pdf file also the 3d pdf can be open with the popular Acrobat Reader.
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Exploit potential

With Visual Components it is possible to present the results in a variety of ways. The statistics on utilization, production rates and production volumes will be automatically collected by the components and visualized in the model.

Dashboard

The values of statistics during the simulation run can be recorded and displayed in a dashboard. You can show this way the quantities in a buffer over the time or the momentarily position of each axis in a robot. With this it is straightforward to see how the axes have worked in the robot and which one is used the most extensively. Clearly structured dashboards help to understand complex relationships in the modeled systems.
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© 2018 Simulate First. All rights reserved.
Simulation for robots, facilities, special machines and automation
Simulate robot and machines in detail
Simulate robot and machines in detail
Static CAD in              3D-moving construction
Static CAD in 3D-moving construction
Display evaluations clearly and in 3D PDF
Display evaluations clearly and in 3D PDF
Examples, Visual Components in action
Examples, Visual Components in action
From robot simulation up to offline programming and virtual commissioning
Robot simulation on high class level

One simulation with many robot brands

Visual Components has over 1000 predefined robots in its open library of such brands as Kuka, ABB, Stäubli, Fanuc, Motoman, Kawasaki and more.

Machines and systems with joints

Many other systems are also predefined in the open library. If a component is missing then it can be created out of its CAD file. This component may have rotating or movable arms and sections.

Easy programming

Robots as well as all other components with joints can be easily programmed for the given layout in an editor. For example it is enough to bring the robot head to a new position, then click the mouse which records the position of the robot. Decisions such as "IF" or “While” can be also used here. This creates a complete program for the robot in the layout. After starting the simulation run, this program is carried out by the robot. This program can then be exported for the real robot too.

Signal and PLC

With signals can VC connect even to a real PLC software, robot programming or hardware controllers via OPC UA, Profibus, Profinet, Simba, PLC Sim, TwinCAT (Beckhof) and many more.
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Physics

Components can have associated physical properties, such as free fall, braking and accelerating, being blocked or aligned by other bodies. See the cylinders falling, stacking, being aligned in the picture.

Collisions

To make sure there are no collisions between some components it is good to set a minimum distance between them. If the minimum distance falls below the set value the simulation run is stopped and the affected component is marked in color.

Visualization of reality

VC imports CAD directly from Step, Catia, SolidWorks, Unigrafics, AutoCAD, Parasolid, JTOpen, Iges, Igrip, 3D Studio, Sketchup, Rhino and many more CAD formats

Geometries, splitting and rotary axes

Once imported, CAD geometries are simplified and split into smaller independent units. They may be then connected with each other with joints, which can be rotary axes or linear tracks. The joints have properties or can be even programmed to achieve its accurate movements behavior.

3D PDF

VC can save a 3D layout into a 3D PDF for even easier collaboration within the project team or as a reference for the customer. As every pdf file also the 3d pdf can be open with the popular Acrobat Reader.
3D
The advantages of a CAD-simulation

Exploit potential

With Visual Components it is possible to present the results in a variety of ways. The statistics on utilization, production rates and production volumes will be automatically collected by the components and visualized in the model.

Dashboard

The values of statistics during the simulation run can be recorded and displayed in a dashboard. You can show this way the quantities in a buffer over the time or the momentarily position of each axis in a robot. With this it is straightforward to see how the axes have worked in the robot and which one is used the most extensively. Clearly structured dashboards help to understand complex relationships in the modeled systems.
Quality analysis of the simulation
Tell us what requirements has your project and we help you find a good solution to realize it.
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Increase pick rate and throughput

project: Simulation model of picking robots to distribute biscuits. Proof, that throughput is increased by communication between robots. solution: Simulation model created with Visual Components. Coordination took place between the robots, using algorithms to achieve a higher pick rate. features: Let communicating the robots with each other, Delta robots, different control algorithms tried

Simulation of an assembly with facilities

Examples of models Do you have further questions to your projects?
project: Simulation of an automated production line with multiple product variants with different processing time in order to realize cycle time optimization and increase utilization. solution: A robot simulation model in Simio. Quick analyses reveal possible delays in the cycle due to improper parts sequence. features: Robot simulation in Simio, turn tables, cycle time for each work cell, data based sequence of stations.
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