In order to ensure quick on-site implementation and commissioning, a range of test cases can be simulated in advance. Changes can be validated immediately in the simulation, thus minimizing avoidable downtimes of the real production plant.
Quicker implementation thanks to kinematics simulation
Real-world example of a laser processing machine for sheet cutting
A customer wanted to implement new kinematics for a new model series of a laser processing machine for 2.5-D sheet cutting. In order to ensure quick on-site implementation, a range of test cases needed to be simulated in advance.
Details on the solution:
In the first step, the design drawings (CAD data) were used to create a simplified model of the machine. Taking into account the movable areas and the interplay of the axes, a subprocess was simulated and the possible motions of the tool were visualized and recorded. This made is possible to run through various test cases and to identify and address potential errors with regard to the processing path, focal point, parameter configuration, etc.—even without the actual machine.
The detailed simulation of the commissioning made it possible to perform the actual implementation within one day, rather than one week. In addition, the simulation model was reused later for quick troubleshooting during maintenance and for shorter set-up cycles (determining the zero points of workpieces, performing calibration, etc.).