Industry 4.0: SKODA AUTO Vrchlabí plant has made use of ‘Digital twin’
The software aspect of the twin ensures smooth communication between all hardware components and the program-based control sequences on the production line.
Using this set-up, the technicians developed, tested and optimised the control electronics and determined the space required for the new workstation. They were also able to prevent any chance of the robot arms colliding and calculated the ideal cycle time, the digital twin can also be used to train the workforce for example.
By using the digital twin, the robots’ control programs were also developed before the physical robots and their peripherals were even in the factory.
Jul 25, 2020 at 11:38