We use a 3D application – LogABS – a high-level Lean-based 3D simulator dedicated to creating digital factory twins to design and redesign production systems in a 1:1 technique – this means that the digital twin is created in the same way and using the same methods as real production systems.
Creating a model using Database, Containers and PDKC (Plan for Each Part) – the engineer focuses on what (parts, sub-assemblies, finished goods) flows in the factory and in what – containers (creates a database of parts and assigns the containers in which they will be transported) – and where the locations will be – where the containers of parts will be stored in the factory, creating a material flow structure.
The use of means of transport – forklift trucks in 3 possibilities:
A. Forklift without driver, treated as equipment – directed by operator, who performs various activities including driving the forklift,
B. Forklift with operator treated as one object – operator never leaves the forklift, does not perform other operations,
C. Autonomous forklift – without operator, able to perform operations independently.
Creating routes of workers and operators using high-level language – corresponding to standardized work activities: work in step (at the rate at which products must be produced to meet customer demand), the exact sequence of work (work method), according to which the operator performs his tasks during a single step.
Work balancing of 3 assembly stations with automatic generation of work balancing diagrams.
An example of solving a resource sharing conflict (access by several operators to one resource at the same time) –using work description language (high level).
Using cycle control instructions.
Using instructions to assign and check attributes assigned to objects.
An advanced tool watching the states of locations, containers, and attribute values, and decides whether to execute a given cycle of work by a specific operator, taking priorities into account.
Together with Volkswagen, Bosch and Siemens factories, we develop failure prediction and image recognition software, which improves the working conditions of people.