The trend of highly individualized products leads to many unique variables, low production batches, and the need for flexible automation systems. To support this steady evolution, a next generation of Digital Factory tools is required. At Automate 2017, the software specialist CENIT presented a powerful and efficient solution: the high-performance Digital Factory software -- FASTSUITE Edition 2.
Digital Factory methods including; virtual process planning, offline-programming, simulation, and optimization will become mandatory to enable new technologies and to increase production efficiency.
FASTSUITE Edition 2 is a stand-alone simulation platform that supports production with an offering of best-in-class software technology. The software addresses the entire Digital Manufacturing process -- from engineering to the virtual start of production. With this program, users can create, program and operate robots, machines, and production systems for specific technologies based on accurate, high performance simulations.
All of the technologies and functions interact seamlessly and complement each other in a single, innovative user interface with a standardized data model. This ensures an efficient workflow with full process control, while preventing data redundancy or the loss of information.
The scope of functions includes process-driven technology and control packages to provide offline programming even for sophisticated applications and technologies. With these basic features, users can get started quickly, and conveniently draw on proven solutions. CAD data is imported using standard interfaces like STEP or JT, or via direct interfaces to NX, CATIA, SolidWorks, etc.
That means: simple usability, high flexibility for any data format and adaptability to specific technologies. The modularity of FASTSUITE Edition 2 allows the user to expand and customize functions as project requirements change.
FASTSUITE Edition 2 focuses on the entire range of process steps that are positioned between classical product design and the real production. Due to its functional modularity, it is the ideal solution for both, small companies with just the need to program a single robot, and for big companies who eventually want to support the entire digital factory.
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