Planning with factory components from the included library
With Visual Components – and in the same way with mMS-Sim4edu – you can design, plan and simulate a plant using factory components, i.e. machines, robots, conveyor belts, etc. In order to achieve rapid use in training, the software is delivered with a prepared library. In the industrial version of Visual Components, the library contains factory components from well-known manufacturers in the field of automation technology; in the case of the mMS-Sim4edu training software, the library components are, of course, the functional modules of the Christiani mMS system such as robot stations, sorting units, high-bay warehouses, handling devices and conveyor belts. For example, the “digital twin” of the mMS assembly machine exactly simulates the behaviour of the real assembly machine. All physical limits of the real assembly are mapped in the computer model.
Detect and avoid problems earlier with Visual Components
This allows trainees to quickly and easily create layouts by dragging components from the library directly into the 3D environment and connecting compatible components such as conveyors using the plug & play function. Afterwards, they can simulate the flow of the entire plant on the screen and compare the capacity of different variants, calculate the size of buffers, determine the exact placement of robots, etc. In general: with the Visual Components software, the trainees can learn how to build a digital twin of a plant and use it to detect and avoid all kinds of problems earlier.
The trainees can present the results of the simulation as simulation statistics with line, area, bar or pie charts. In the statistics dashboard, they can create, modify and visualise individual simulation data. And if more in-depth analysis is required, simulation data can be easily exported to PDF or Microsoft Excel data formats. Trainees can also present their solutions as a video, 3D PDF file, 2D drawings or even in virtual reality models.
Practice-oriented training thanks to professional software
In Visual Components, Christiani has been able to gain one of the world’s leading providers of factory planning and simulation software as a partner. Visual Components is headquartered in Finland; its solutions have been used worldwide for over 20 years, by larger companies such as KUKA, Rehau or AGCO (Fendt) as well as by numerous smaller companies. Visual Components’ software is easy to use, visual and powerful. It can be used to transfer tasks and activities from the real environment to the digital environment. Trainees can develop, test and simulate manufacturing solutions in a networked environment. Bottom line: With mMS-Sim4edu, they get hands-on training.
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