KUKA Systems Applies Dassault Systèmes DELMIA Automation to Plant Engineering2009/04/08
Trouble-free, Speedy Launches Made Possible Through Virtual System Validation
Auburn Hills, Mich., USA, & Fellbach, Germany, April 8, 2009. Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, today announced that KUKA Systems GmbH, (Augsburg, Germany) a manufacturer of automation solutions, has committed to the DELMIA Automation solution for virtual commissioning of the production facilities that KUKA plans and builds.
A technology leader in plant and systems engineering, KUKA understands that it is important to invest in new technologies in order to stay ahead of the curve in developing innovative manufacturing process and facility concepts. Next to the geometrical validation it is increasingly important to digitally define, control and monitor automated systems entirely in a 3D virtual environment. This cuts development time, reduces costs in both manpower and capital investment, and increases initial PLC program quality and overall factory productivity.
The DELMIA Virtual Commissioning solution enables manufacturing engineers to link the virtual manufacturing model with the actual control system and robot controller. The company can then conduct and evaluate “what if” scenarios to optimize production, allowing to get it right the first time.
When integrating changes within existing plants, the use of DELMIA Automation will help make a significant impact on KUKA’s manufacturing line planning. Any proposed changes are to be explored beforehand in the virtual model of the plants. To do that, it is important to combine actual PLC and robot control with the virtual plant. Actual programs will thus drive the virtual model. “This is the only way to confirm manufacturing system performance prior to system build–by using DELMIA Automation,” emphasizes Günther Mikuta, product manager, Control Technologies, KUKA Systems. “With this solution, we expect substantial efficiency gains for our clients in the future. When re-configuring plants, we will apply this KUKA approach to virtual launch,” adds Dr. Christian Fedrowitz, chief, Technical Data Processing, KUKA Systems. “KUKA will, consequently, achieve an increase in quality while reducing actual production downtime as our solution will eliminate many errors that often occur during system build.”
KUKA’s decision for DELMIA Automation is proof for the fact that the topic of automation-simulation has arrived within the industry. The solution is a natural extension to the Dassault Systèmes PLM offering. While PLM solutions simplify and enhance end-to-end product management, Automation solutions validate and improve the internal behavior of control systems.
关于 KUKA Systems
KUKA is an international developer of flexible robot-based automation plants for the automotive, aerospace, energy and production industries. Approximately 3780 employees contribute ideas, concepts and solutions for automated production, as well as products and services for almost all industrial processing tasks of metallic and non-metallic materials. With subsidiaries in Europe, America and Asia, the company has a global sales and marketing presence. KUKA sales were approximately 855 million Euros in the financial year 2008. For further information, visit www.kuka-systems.com.
关于 Dassault Systemes
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
CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks和3DVIA是Dassault Systemes或其子公司在美国和/或其他国家的注册商标。