Logimat hall 1, booth G21
Before a necessary Plant modernization many companies shy away. There is never the right time for this. The weekends are best suited for this. With the right preparation for implementation, downtimes and machine downtimes can be reduced to a minimum. A ensures planning security digital twin with Intralogistik Systems Uniware from Uni technology.
A digital twin depicts the entire system as an emulation of the control technology and the connected machines. In the spirit of Industry 4.0, the twin simulates the properties of controls, trades and also the human behavior of the system operator. This virtual image of the real environment is very suitable as a test platform for IT solutions that will later control all trades.
One example is the Uniware warehouse management software. Programming tweaks can be implemented using digital twins prior to actual commissioning. The emulation of the material flow system, together with the Unitechnik software, forms a complete digital twin of the logistics center when the programming work is completed. The twin can e.g. B. can be used for training the user's employees before the system is converted.
Retrofit thanks to twins on the weekend
“We have successfully completed the digital twins approach for several projects. The real retrofit on the Benteler system was only carried out on weekends that are not in operation, ”says Michael Huhn, sales manager and authorized representative of Unitechnik Systems GmbH. For Benteler, it was particularly important to implement a modernization of the drive technology, control technology and control technology without affecting the operation. The preparatory work on drive technology and control technology took place over several weekends.
The final real conversion with the conversion of the warehouse management system could take place over a long weekend thanks to extensive tests with the virtual simulation. For example, with the digital twins, Unitechnik undertook extensive interventions in automation with minimal restrictions for ongoing operations. With success. Benteler now benefits from a highly available system, short downtimes and repair times and higher operational safety for the employees.
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Logimat Hall 1, Stand G21 Many companies are reluctant to modernize their facilities. There is never the right time for this. The weekends are best suited for this. With the right preparation for implementation, downtimes and machine downtimes can be reduced to a minimum. A digital twin of the Uniware intralogistics system from Unitechnik ensures planning security.
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