Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Improves Factory Automation Production Line Efficiency
New Solution Validates Operations with 3D Virtual Manufacturing Simulation
YOKOHAMA, Japan, June 7, 2010 Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions announced today the availability of a solution for DELMIA Automation virtual simulation to connect directly to Mitsubishi Electric (MELSEC) Hardware and GX-Simulator. This solution targets the factory automation industry to simulate production lines and machinery controlled by programmable logic controllers (PLCs) on 3D engineering simulation software, with the goal of yielding significant production line efficiency gains.
Dassault Systèmes’ DELMIA Automation and Mitsubishi Electric’s PLC (known as MELSEC) and GX Simulator software work together so users can virtually simulate the operation of the machine with validation of the operation of the production machinery. By this, they are able to validate machinery in early stages of production line and machinery engineering.
Because customers are able to simulate production operations in the early stages of engineering, they can respond flexibly and swiftly to customer requests for changes during the build process. This solution helps customers reduce engineering costs, as well as improve the quality of the final product.
“Mitsubishi and DS are delivering on our common commitment to provide innovation and value to the market. Started in November 2009, the collaboration between Mitsubishi Electric and DS is now delivering the first of several deliverables to the market,” said Patrick Michel, vice president, Solutions and Marketing, DELMIA, Dassault Systèmes. “DS and Mitsubishi Electric will continue their collaboration, especially in the areas of virtual motion control validation.”
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