HANNOVER MESSE 2018,
23 - 27 April
Digital twins are representations of a chosen product (a material object, service, or intangible object) that capture that object's properties, state, and behavior in digital models, information, and data. They offer not only a geometrically accurate visualization of the product, but also an exact representation of its behavior. Digital twins can be used already in initial product development to ascertain whether the available production facilities of a company would be able to manufacture that product. Virtual pre-runs of new or changed production facilities are also made possible - keeping the downtime during their commissioning or reconfiguration to a minimum. During actual production, digital twins help maintain quality parameters or plan and implement the required production sequences.
The »pICASSO« research project produced a robot cell for palletizing, whose components are laid out as cyber-physical systems (CPS): Each component is handled by ...
Custom processes have long become reality in traditional mass production. It is not uncommon to see production runs of 50 000 system products with an annual repetition ...