Digital twin simplifies actual commissioning
This high degree of flexibility presents Paro with many significant challenges in terms of the time required to develop machines and systems. To keep project schedules for special machinery to a minimum, the risks and error sources, specifically in the critical feed system, must be identified and resolved in advance. To this end, Siemens supported the project by producing a digital twin for the guidance system using the Mechatronics Concept Designer. The digital twin allowed the behavior and functionality of the whole system to be tested and validated in a model. In addition to this, it was possible to run the development of the Multi-Carrier System and the versatile Paro-Motion system from the digital image in parallel which reduced the implementation time for the machine significantly. Furthermore, the virtual commissioning of the MCS provided an optimum platform for integration and actual commissioning. The result: It was possible to complete the first and successful test run of the actual system in only two days.