Resource Engineers

Resource Engineers

Defining and optimizing manufacturing assets concurrently with manufacturing planning

DELMIA Device Task Definition

Program, Simulate, and Validate Mechanical Device Behavior

DELMIA Device Task Definition (DTD) enables programming and simulating forward kinematic mechanical devices from simple clamps to complex lift-assist mechanisms. Users can manage multiple devices, integrate them within the Version 6 3D workcell layout, and perform feasibility studies. Each device is individually programmed with tasks that are sequenced and simulated to eliminate any interference and obtain optimal cycle times. Device and device behavior can be instantiated multiple times within a single workcell and across the entire factory.

  • Create and validate device tasks in the manufacturing context
  • Define device tasks concurrently
  • Find and resolve Design for Assembly (DFA) and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) issues early
  • Program a device to perform tasks
    DTD provides an interactive Version 6 3D environment to define the tasks of each device in the context of the shop floor. Specific tasks can be defined such as “move home” or material handling tasks. The motion targets can be created both in absolute and relative coordinates. These tasks can then be simulated for validation and task optimization.
  • Support Advance Logic in Device Programs
    DTD supports the implementation of advance logic programming instructions through its easy-to-use teach pendant interface. These logic commands include conditional statements (if-then-else) and looping statements within the device task. They support validation through simulation and optimization of complex manufacturing processes.
  • Sequence the tasks of multiple devices
    DTD lets users sequence the tasks of individually programmed devices to achieve synchronized motion between the devices in the workcell.
  • Create and synchronize input/output signals
    Users can create input/output signals between programmable devices and apply seamless integration with Automation (PLC) virtual commissioning. Input/output ports can also be easily created from an external file.
  • Simulate and validate in 3D
    Single or multiple device tasks can be simulated in 3D to locate and correct any interferences or collisions in the workcell. Users can evaluate and optimize device activities to achieve desired cycle times.
  • Collaborate through simulation roll-up
    Multiple users can concurrently create and validate individual device tasks in a single workcell or across an entire factory. Device tasks are automatically incorporated into the parent resource (device/workcell/line/factory) hierarchy. Other stakeholders can run simulations to validate processes that contain work from multiple contributors.
  • Resource structure definition
    Users can modify a device by editing, adding, or replacing existing parts or joint attributes. This is particularly helpful when users want to create variants from the resource library to fit the current product or process requirements.
  • Motion controller definition
    Users can enrich the product structure with kinematics and motion attributes. The result is a mechanical device ready to be programmed for use in resource detailing, simulations and program generation.