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Mechatronic engineering for the seamless integration of machines

Digital machine model. Integrated digital validation of machines and processes.

Increasing variant diversity and declining batch sizes, further increases in automation levels, and last but not least, the requirements of ‘Industrie 4.0’ are causing mechanical complexity to be replaced by high-performance, flexible control engineering. This means a rise in the mechatronic engineering element involved in the development of machines and automation engineering.

To handle the resulting requirements, numerous high-performance applications are available, including tools for cycle time and layout planning, 3D CAD with kinematics, simulation applications for creating behaviour models, ECAD for pneumatic and electrical planning, and development environments for PLC and robot programming. The software systems ensure early validation of the products, with the advantages that this saves time and cuts costs.

However, the advantages associated with this specialisation are countered by yet more challenges: a lack of data continuity, repeated data acquisition, conversion and updating problems, highly specialised user skills, complex licence management, unused though expensive functions, and above all the absence of a general overview of the planned product or system.

At Feynsinn, we help companies on their way to an integrated mechatronic process chain. We set the course for the seamless integration of machines in a single digital model – from the initial concept to the initial commissioning of the machines – providing process planning, 3D design, mechatronic engineering and behaviour modelling, process simulation and control software.

Our range of services

Advisory service

  • Analysis of of existing system landscapes and processes
  • Development of a mechatronic engineering process that is as consistent as possible for the application in question
  • Evaluation of licensing and development requirements
  • Validation and documentation of the target process

Implementation

  • Support during the introduction of the new process
  • Development of custom-made application and interfaces
  • Provision of any licences required

Training

  • Training for standard applications relating to the integrated mechatronic engineering process
  • Specialised training courses and workshops for concrete applications

Advantages of the integrated mechatronic engineering process

  • Early, integrated digital validation of machines and processes.
  • Digital machine model as a “single point of truth”
  • Consistent data usage and avoidance of redundant processes
  • Automation potential
  • Shorter commissioning process
  • Complete digital machine model (“digital twin”) as basis for integrated engineering

Increasing variant diversity and declining batch sizes, further increases in automation levels, and last but not least, the requirements of ‘Industrie 4.0’ are causing mechanical complexity to be replaced by high-performance, flexible control engineering. This means a rise in the mechatronic engineering element involved in the development of machines and automation engineering.

To handle the resulting requirements, numerous high-performance applications are available, including tools for cycle time and layout planning, 3D CAD with kinematics, simulation applications for creating behaviour models, ECAD for pneumatic and electrical planning, and development environments for PLC and robot programming. The software systems ensure early validation of the products, with the advantages that this saves time and cuts costs.

However, the advantages associated with this specialisation are countered by yet more challenges: a lack of data continuity, repeated data acquisition, conversion and updating problems, highly specialised user skills, complex licence management, unused though expensive functions, and above all the absence of a general overview of the planned product or system.

At Feynsinn, we help companies on their way to an integrated mechatronic process chain. We set the course for the seamless integration of machines in a single digital model – from the initial concept to the initial commissioning of the machines – providing process planning, 3D design, mechatronic engineering and behaviour modelling, process simulation and control software.

Our range of services

Advisory service

  • Analysis of of existing system landscapes and processes
  • Development of a mechatronic engineering process that is as consistent as possible for the application in question
  • Evaluation of licensing and development requirements
  • Validation and documentation of the target process

Implementation

  • Support during the introduction of the new process
  • Development of custom-made application and interfaces
  • Provision of any licences required

Training

  • Training for standard applications relating to the integrated mechatronic engineering process
  • Specialised training courses and workshops for concrete applications