Simulation is Corner Stone of The Smart Factory

The first step on the 4.0 factory path is simulation. 3D inspection, integral in the Smart Factory, should be simulated and virtual providing greater productivity, efficiency and smarter part programming. Why?

  • Because when metrologists program offline inspection tasks on complete simulated twins of their actual environment and equipment, the actual physical equipment is free to continue measuring and monitoring.
  • Because when inspection programs have been simulated and virtually tested, they are error and collision-free when applied to the manufacturing process.
  • Because, an offline simulation program can work directly with native or neutral CAD files and automatically interpret GD&T.

Unparalleled Virtual Programming Software

Metrologic’s Silma X4 is a complete offline programming solution providing the integration of all real-world components into the virtual world gives the user an endless range of tools to create, simulate and validate offline part programs. Silma X4 consumes digital data from engineering allowing inspection programs to be created and validated even before the first part appears on the manufacturing line. Once the inspection system is working, Silma X4 retrieves measurement data and updates its virtual model. This loop between reality and simulation guarantees that simulation sticks precisely to the real world, thus allowing to create a virtual twin of the real inspection process.

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