For the positioning systems of the 3-series family, the drive technology specialist halstrup-walcher provides its customers with standardized simulation models that map the behaviour of the drives. They can be integrated into the customer’s digital machine twin regardless of the manufacturer.

As a component supplier for mechanical engineering, halstrup-walcher GmbH, based in South-West Germany, has specialized, among other things, in the automatic adjustment of machine axes. With the help of positioning systems, format adjustments can be implemented error-free and efficiently, thus reducing setup times.

For the positioning systems of the 3-series family, the drive technology specialist provides its customers with standardized model files that simulate the behaviour of the drives. This means that they can be integrated into the customer’s digital machine twin. Thanks to the standardization, they can be used regardless of the manufacturer and can be used in different simulation environments without any adjustments.

Simulation models for positioning systems enable customers to speed up machine development

With the help of simulation models, real machine systems can be modelled and used for experiments, so that development time and production costs can be saved (up to approx. 16%). There are already a large number of simulation environments from different manufacturers in which digital twins can be tested.

The use of simulation models offers numerous advantages: Parameters can be varied easily and development alternatives can be assessed against each other. Thus, it is possible to reduce the number of prototypes and achieve a reduction in production costs.

In addition, relevant simulation results are quickly available, thereby saving development time. Another benefit: Problematic operating conditions can be simulated without risk and thus avoided in real life.

 

Edwin Brown
Vepac Electronics
Tel. +27 11 454 8053
sales@vepac.co.za

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