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Virtual Technologies for Automotive 4.0

Thanks to our digital technologies, one of the world's largest car manufacturers now can design and visualize the virtual models of its production plants.

Approach & Solution

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Approach

Our client designs, manufactures and markets vehicles, components and production systems in nearly 150 countries worldwide.
In order to define production during workplace integration activities (WPI), users must simultaneously analyze multiple items of information (stored in different systems) such as the CAD layout of the plant, project sheets, product structures (BOM) and WCM documents.

Our innovative approach, at the service of the customer, uses a new augmented reality technology that permits visualization of the 3D environment using a simple Web browser: VPI.
VPI is a powerful 3D WEB tool designed for easily drawing and visualizing the virtual model of a production plant, focused on planning of the processes based on the workstations and places of work.
By integrating the layout of the plant, production process and production data, VPI provides a single point of access for all the necessary information, thanks to an intuitive graphic user interface.

Solution

The main features of the solution are:
  • Fast and easy 3D layout of the plant: direct access to process and product information and easy assignment to operators in the workplace.
  • Import of data directly from analyses of the main system.
  • Support for multiple production scenarios in order to study a more efficient alternative planning configuration.
  • Advanced visual analysis to test the production line in different conditions, such as particular production mixes, different production rates and product variations.
  • Automatic creation of macrocycle sheets and CrossSheet documents.
  • Advanced analysis of low added value activities for identifying critical workplaces and defining best practices.
  • KPIs for highlighting display problems with respect to planning.

Results

Reduction of hardware/software costs through 3D

More sharing of information

Higher analysis detail

Reduced risk of human errors

Improved production planning and line balancing

Training time and cost reduction

Project value

Process performance

Cost-cutting

Engineering proprietary products & other technologies

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Project Team

Engineering Automotive Business Unit

Engineering Manufacturing and Automation Competence Center