Manufacturing Simulation and The Digital Twin

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Written by Zivile Badaraite on 10/4/2017


A lot of the value that Hyla Soft brings to companies is our experience working in manufacturing environments, working on the shop floor, and working hand-in-hand with engineers and operators to understand the problems that are occurring today and how to solve them. One of the big trends to emerge in the Industry 4.0 space is doing more planning through simulation tools. So, what exactly is "The Digital Twin," is it really worth it, and what are the benefits?

In this video, Matt Scanlan, the Manufacturing Engineering Practice Manager at Hyla Soft North America, explains how our team leverages the latest digital tools and solutions for simulation to help companies transform into the future leaders of Industry 4.0. Want more information about Manufacturing Simulation & The Digital Twin? Contact us: info@hylasoftusa.com

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Hi. My name is Matt Scanlan, and I am the Manufacturing Engineering Practice Manager at Hyla Soft North America. A lot of the value that Hyla Soft brings to companies is our experience working in manufacturing environments, working on the shop floor, and working hand-in-hand with manufacturing engineers to  understand the problems that are occurring today and how to solve those problems within PLM systems.
One of the big initiatives that we have seen over the last few years is doing more planning through simulation tools. There has been a lot of developments in simulation over the last years, particularly in tools like Plant Simulation and Process Simulate, which is giving customers the ability to analyze and predict how a product is going to be produced as well as doing studies on the plant itself.
A lot of manufacturing planning up until this point has been done through trial and error. Trial and error is a very expensive way to understand how your manufacturing systems should be optimized, because of the amount of time and resources, and even hardware and equipment, that need to go into the manufacturing process. Having to redesign robotic cells or having to reallocate space or move machines around is a very time-consuming and expensive process within manufacturing sites.
By leveraging simulation tools, we are able to cut down on the commissioning times needed to introduce new equipment or new products to the manufacturing line. It is another way that we are helping our customers plan for the future, not just through trial and error, but by helping them simulate their production and understand where there may be risks, where there may be opportunities for efficiencies, and overall lead to a higher level of quality within their product in a shorter time span.

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