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Optimize Your Factory with Simcad® Automation Simulator

With Simcad® automation simulator, users can create detailed models of assembly lines, processes, resources, and objects to accurately replicate their factory. Utilize Simcad®'s advanced analysis tools to identify and address potential shortcomings in your production line.


Types of Simulation Supported by Simcad®

  • Stochastic Simulation
  • Discrete Event Simulation
  • Smart Agent Simulation

Benefits of Simcad® in Automation

Simcad® offers extensive benefits for automation, making it an essential tool for optimizing factory operations and enhancing efficiency. Here are the key advantages of using Simcad® in automation:


1  Analyze and Prove Out Control Logic Before Rollout

  • Ensure Flawless Implementation: Test and validate control logic in a virtual environment to avoid costly errors during implementation.
  • Balance workloads across various machines and workstations.

2  Identify Potential Buffering Problems, Conveyor Speeds, and Equipment Interaction

  • Optimize Workflow: Detect and resolve buffering issues, optimize conveyor speeds, and improve equipment interaction to streamline operations.

3  Identify AGV/STV Optimum Path and Intersection Behavior

  • Enhance Automation Efficiency: Determine the best paths and intersection behaviors for Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and Shuttle Transport Vehicles (STVs) to improve automation efficiency.

4  Prove Out Merge Logic, Slug Length, and Priorities

  • Validate Workflow Management: Test and validate merge logic, manage slug lengths, and set priorities effectively to ensure smooth operations.

5  Determine Expected PLC Logic in a Virtual Environment

  • Refine PLC Logic: Simulate Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) logic in a virtual environment for accurate and efficient control.

6  Perform Robot Analysis & Multiple Robot Interactions

  • Improve Robotic Performance: Analyze and optimize robot performance and interactions to enhance automation and productivity.

7  Capacity Planning & Scheduling

  • Meet Production Demands: Plan and schedule capacity accurately to meet production demands and optimize resource utilization.

8  Automation Simulation through "On-The-Fly" Modifications

  • Implement and Test Scenarios: Implement and examine different scenarios in real-time, including potential downtimes and mechanical failures, to develop the best action plans without wasting time or resources..

9  Spatially Aware Environment for Proper Equipment Sizing

  • Ensure Accurate Equipment Sizing: Use spatially aware simulations to size equipment correctly, ensuring optimal use of space and resources.

10  Control Movement Physics, Speeds, Acceleration/Deceleration

  • Realistic Simulations: Manage and simulate movement physics, speeds, and acceleration/deceleration to create realistic and effective automation processes.

11  Integrated 3D Visualization Engine with Detailed Animations

  • Comprehensive Visualization: Utilize a robust 3D visualization engine with detailed animations for a complete and immersive understanding of automation processes.

12  Dynamic Conveyors with Auto-Capacity Adjustment Based on Item Dimensions

  • Adaptive Conveyors: Use dynamic conveyors that automatically adjust capacity based on item dimensions, ensuring efficient and flexible material handling.




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Simcad® is a powerful tool for automation, offering advanced simulation capabilities that help optimize factory operations, reduce risks, and enhance overall efficiency. Implement Simcad® in your automation processes to achieve superior performance and productivity.