Sequence Planner: Supporting Integrated Virtual Preparation and Commissioning
Paper i proceeding, 2017

It is essential to understand the operation sequences of a production system when designing or changing it. This paper will demonstrate how the software tool Sequence Planner (SP) not only supports this understanding by sequence visualization, but also improves the solution using optimization and verification. SP is a tool for modeling and analyzing automation systems. The tool has been developed since 2007 with an initial focus on supporting engineers when developing control code for programmable logical controllers. Today, SP is a micro-service architecture, usable in various areas like runtime control, online monitoring, energy optimization, and even emergency department patient planning. This paper presents a use case at an automotive company, where the operation sequences in a large number of automated robot stations, need to be modified. SP, together with virtual commissioning tools, automates this modification by identifying, optimizing, verifying and simulating operation sequences, and then updates the robot and control programs. This use case demonstrates the strength of SP and its architecture and how it is used for integrated virtual preparation and commissioning.

virtual manufacturing

robot programming

automation

sequence of operation

Författare

Martin Dahl

Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Kristofer Bengtsson

Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Patrik Bergagård

Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Martin Fabian

Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Petter Falkman

Signaler och system, System- och reglerteknik, Automation

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Produktion

Ämneskategorier

Robotteknik och automation