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What are the possible Plant Simulation use cases for Automobile OEM Body In White Manufacturing

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor

What can be possible Plant Simulation use cases for Auto OEM BIW Mfg. , other than following:

  • Analyse the effect of downtimes on jobs per hour
  • Analyse the effect of buffer capacities on jobs per hour
  • Optimize buffer capacities.

 

 

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Re: What are the possible Plant Simulation use cases for Automobile OEM Body In White Manufacturing

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

this depends on the level of detail of the model. If you are daring to model the robots itself you can add:

 

- evaluation of the number of robots

- evaluation of number of workers for feeding the line

- evaluation of feeding concepts (single parts, bufferline, buffer container...)

- evaluation/ estimation of maximum power load 

- evaluation of technology changes (e.g. spot number changes, static vs. mobile weld guns, product mix)

- dimensioning of protection areas 

- feeding logistics (incl. bin logistics)

-...

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: What are the possible Plant Simulation use cases for Automobile OEM Body In White Manufacturing

Siemens Valued Contributor Siemens Valued Contributor
Siemens Valued Contributor
Great!!!, Thanks for the quick response.

Evaluation of feeding concept and Energy consumption estimation seems to be good idea.

Not sure of number of robots, as for that, I think Process Simulation would be required to analyze Weld point distribution, robot positioning, gun approach , interference, collision etc.

Could not understand 'dimensioning of protection areas' . Could you please elaborate this a little more?

Re: What are the possible Plant Simulation use cases for Automobile OEM Body In White Manufacturing

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

number of robots: Process Simulation needs geometry data  to make the estimations !! In Plant Simulation we can do the first models based on rough layouts, assembly orders and proctime estimations (powerpoint and excel), much earlier e.g. to check the budgets, handling and tooling concepts ...

 

dimensioning of protection areas: how many robots, how to decouple --> availability

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net