Marcelo highlighted the results of a pilot project they made with a major automotive OEM in Brazil and how it transitioned to production. ThyssenKrupp Brazil started a year ago with with this project. After the successful first project ThyssenKrupp extend the project scope and included the PLC (programmable logical controller) in the simulation. This is known as Virtual Commissioning.
The issues he faces during the engineering process are multiple ones: Is the equipment positioned correctly? Does the cell works as planned? Does the devices operate as designed?
Today a bigger group of engineers is using the solution on a daily basis. Marcelo gave an outlook that ThyssenKrupp will extend the use of the solution in the next year to other projects and customers. And even more, using this technology provided a competitive advantage for ThyssenKrupp.