EDAG Implements DELMIA Automation for Virtual Commissioning of Manufacturing Fa-cilities2008/09/30
Plant Construction Company Seeks to Optimize Production
Auburn Hills, Mich., USA & Fellbach, GERMANY, September 30, 2008 – Dassault Systèmes (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), announces that its DELMIA Automation solution—for simulating virtual operations of manufacturing facilities—is being implemented by EDAG, the world’s largest turnkey partner in plant construction and low volume pro-duction to the automotive and aerospace industries. DELMIA Automation connects the mechanical elements within a facility or machine to real production system controls. As a result, the control engineer can test the control logic and human-machine interface within the mechanical cell before any of the equipment is built, which helps to reduce debug and testing time.
“The ability to virtually optimize and validate control behavior in a production cell is particularly advantageous for us as an engineering partner with our own associated line builder,” said Karina Schäfer, project manager and head of the digital factory at EDAG. “It lets us move from the construction site into the office, which in turn creates better working conditions.”
Automation simulation is playing an ever-greater role in the automotive industry, and EDAG is using DELMIA Automation to prepare for the anticipated future OEM demand. According to an ARC Advisory report, an automotive OEM implementing DELMIA Auto-mation in its assembly plants for controls validation and integration has been able to eliminate off-site physical validation of these systems. This saves significant startup costs and several months of work per installation. As engineering teams are able to find problems that would not be discovered for weeks after production started, product acce-lerations are much smoother and initial quality and productivity is improved.
“EDAG’s decision to go with DELMIA Automation is proof that the topic of automation simulation has found an enthusiastic audience in the industry,” said Rafael Haida, key account manager for DELMIA Automation Dassault Systèmes. “It also shows that DELMIA is on the right track with a comprehensive solution spanning the gap from V5 Robotics to DELMIA Automation.”
DELMIA Automation solutions allow the control engineer to experiment with the virtual model of the machine--or cell--to test, validate, and debug prior to physical commissioning. In addition, engineers can perform a virtual integration of all devices including hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical, to make sure each is complete and properly designed. It provides a natural extension to the DELMIA PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) offering and integrates seamlessly with the all of the Dassault Systèmes portfolio. This al-lows control departments to work in parallel, and share information, with mechanical and electrical departments earlier in the development process allowing optimization of engineering processes.
More information on DELMIA Automation is available by visiting www.3ds.com/products/delmia/solutions/automation/.
EDAG develops vehicles and production systems, prototypes and turnkey production systems for the world’s major automotive manufacturers and suppliers. Comprehensive capacity and state-of-the-art technical equipment are available for all process steps. We use the integration of modern simulation technology (digital factory and digital product) to ensure optimum solutions with respect to quality, time, and cost and to develop for the future. For more information, visit www.edag.com
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Dassault Systemes是全球产品全生命周期(PLM)解决方案和3D技术的领导者，为80个国家的100,000多名客户创造价值。自1981年以来，Dassault Systemes一直是3D软件的先驱，开发和推广支持工业流程的PLM应用软件和服务，以及提供产品从概念到维护全生命周期的3D构想。Dassault Systemes软件系列由用于设计虚拟产品的CATIA、用于三维机械设计的SolidWorks、用于虚拟生产的DELMIA、用于虚拟测试的SIMULIA、用于全球协同生命周期管理的ENOVIA，以及用于在线3D逼真体验的3DVIA组成。Dassault Systemes已经在Nasdaq (DASTY)和Euronext (#13065, DSY.PA)证券交易所上市。如欲了解更多信息，敬请访问http://www.3ds.com
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