How MAG optimizes flexible manufacturing systems with simulation
Automobile manufacturers are outsourcing ever larger parts of their production to suppliers. Due to the increasing variety of models, suppliers are faced with the challenge of processing even smaller batch sizes efficiently and economically. Many manufacturers are turning to flexible manufacturing cells, which can process rapidly changing orders autonomously and produce parts such as transmission housings and steering knuckles around the clock, largely without personnel. They are complemented by measuring, assembly, and cleaning applications that complete the mechanical machining process.
FFG Europe & Americas unites major players from the German, Italian, Swiss and American machine tool industry with a broad range of milling, turning, grinding, and gear manufacturing technology, designs individual automation concepts and integrates machines with peripheral equipment for assembly or measurement. In this case study, we’ll show you how MAG’s Factory Automation department used Visual Components to design and optimize a flexible manufacturing system for unmanned or reduced-manning production.