A structured approach to simulate manufacturing system in virtual environment

Francesco Caputo, Adelaide Marzano, G. Di Gironimo

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Abstract

Nowadays, the realization of the Virtual Factory (VF) is the strategic goal of many manufacturing enterprises for the coming years. The industrial scenario is characterized by the dynamics of innovations increment and the product life cycle became shorter. Furthermore products and the corresponding manufacturing processes get more and more complex. Therefore, companies need new methods for the planning of manufacturing systems.

To date, the efforts have focused on the creation of an integrated environment to design and manage the manufacturing process of a new product. The future goal is to integrate Virtual Reality (VR) tools into the Product Lifecycle Management of the manufacturing industries.

In order to realize this goal the authors have conducted a study to perform VF simulation steps for a supplier of Industrial Automation Systems and have provided a structured approach focusing on interaction between simulation software and VR hardware tools in order to simulate both robotic andmanual work cells.

The first results of the study in progress have been carried out in the VR Laboratory of the Competence Regional Centre for the qualification of the Transportation Systems that has been founded by Campania Region.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventXVIII Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería Gráfica - , Spain
Duration: 31 May 20062 Jun 2006

Conference

ConferenceXVIII Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería Gráfica
CountrySpain
Period31/05/062/06/06

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Virtual reality
Industrial plants
Industry
Computer hardware
Life cycle
Robotics
Automation
Innovation
Planning

Keywords

  • virtual manufacturing
  • robotic simulations
  • ergonomic analyses
  • virtual reality tools

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Caputo, F., Marzano, A., & Di Gironimo, G. (2006). A structured approach to simulate manufacturing system in virtual environment. Paper presented at XVIII Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería Gráfica, Spain.
Caputo, Francesco ; Marzano, Adelaide ; Di Gironimo, G. / A structured approach to simulate manufacturing system in virtual environment. Paper presented at XVIII Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería Gráfica, Spain.
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2006. Paper presented at XVIII Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería Gráfica, Spain.

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Caputo F, Marzano A, Di Gironimo G. A structured approach to simulate manufacturing system in virtual environment. 2006. Paper presented at XVIII Congreso Internacional de Ingeniería Gráfica, Spain.