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Problem solutions, new approaches, further development of virtual commissioning: Here you will find worth reading information on the topics of plant simulation and digital twins.

Mechanical engineering of the future: How can the paradigm shift succeed?

Innovation up, costs down - AI in simulation, commissioning, operation and maintenance
Over the past 20 years, the automation specialist F.EE has continuously evolved in the fields of PLC simulation and process optimization. During this time, the software “fe.screen-sim“ was developed, which is now utilized by numerous companies for virtual commissioning. Although this simulation software is already highly effective, further advancements are on the horizon with the integration of artificial intelligence and digital twins.

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Successful collaboration sealed

Ulf Scheuchl, Managing Director of R. Scheuchl GmbH, and F.EE Managing Director Hans Fleischmann used this year's SPS trade fair to seal the successful cooperation with the virtual commissioning solution "fe.screen-sim".Ulf Scheuchl, Managing Director of R. Scheuchl GmbH, and F.EE Managing Director Hans Fleischmann used this year's SPS trade fair to seal the successful cooperation with the virtual commissioning solution "fe.screen-sim".


With high speed to the digital twin

In many companies today, the engineering process still follows a classic workflow. With regard to the ever advancing "digital engineering" as well as the associated workflow and data structure optimization, a rethinking must take place in the companies in order to continue to be successful on the market. 

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Joerg Thomas Klotz GmbH Portrait

"Virtual commissioning has become a success factor for us"

In this interview with Jörg Thomas - the technical manager of Klotz GmbH - you will learn how the use of the simulation software fe.screen-sim has positively influenced the workflow, why 90% of the company's plants are tested in advance by a digital twin and where the digital trends in engineering lie - which Klotz has already integrated into its processes.


Anlage als Simulation und in der Realität

Digital twins as a success factor in mechanical and plant engineering

Many companies from a wide range of industries are now faced with the decision to establish virtual commissioning and an associated software solution in their workflow. Inevitably, they are faced with the question of whether this project will bring the success and benefits they expect.

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Virtuelle Inbetriebnahme als Gamechanger im Maschinen- und Anlagenbau

Virtual commissioning as a gamechanger in mechanical and plant engineering

In many companies, the engineering process follows a classic workflow: The development process of machines and plants is partly still sequentially structured. The electrical and mechanical design are sometimes carried out in parallel, and for the creation of the necessary control software for the PLCs and robots, the preconstruction is usually used as the environment for finalizing and securing the control technology. Due to global supply difficulties, problems can occur in the project process. Virtual commissioning can help to minimize their impact on the workflow.

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SIM.ACADEMY fe.screen-sim

Welcome to SIM.ACADEMY

Browse through a variety of different tutorials as well as videos on already realized projects and the latest features of the simulation software "fe.screen-sim" in the new "SIM.ACADEMY". In addition, you have the opportunity to experience the simulation tool in practice in online webinars and workshops and to get to know the latest features. In the documentation section we provide you with helpful documents. So, let's get started!

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Reaching the goal together - With multi-user capability to efficient virtual commissioning

Multi-user capability – by which is meant the simultaneous work of several users on a simulation – has become a "game changer" in the creation of digital twins in terms of efficient working methods.

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three pillars for the creation of a digital twin

The three pillars of digital twins

The simulation solution fe.screen-sim differs in many essential points from other tools that are used to create plant models and the associated virtual commissioning.

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Nutzung unterschiedlicher Datenquellen bei fe.screen-sim

Effective use of existing data sources to create digital twins

The increasingly complex engineering process in companies entails, among other things, a large and constantly growing number of software solutions.

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native cad-data-import with fe.screen-sim

Virtual commissioning: efficiency increase and process optimization through direct data import

Especially in times of increasingly complex processes and short project lead times, many companies have recognized the advantages of virtual commissioning in terms of the associated time and cost savings.

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Veränderungen im Engineering Process

Changing the engineering process through virtual commissioning

With the use of a solution for the creation of a digital twin, the workflow in the engineering process will change from a sequentially characterised workflow to parallel processing and will become established in companies in the future.

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Erst modellieren, dann realisieren

First model, then realise

Our head of sales of fe.screen, Werner Pospiech, provides an interesting insight into the world of virtual commissioning in the special chapter "Factory Planning and Commissioning" of the trade journal "IT&Production".

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Current whitepaper as a reading tip

„Virtual commissioning: methods, approach, benefits". Read our latest whitepaper and get more in-depth information on the topic of plant simulation and how to implement it.

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Bidirektionaler Datenaustausch mit fe.screen-sim

fe.screen-sim: Bidirectional data exchange with "Process Simulate

An essential prerequisite for achieving data consistency in model creation is the flexible use of existing data sources and their data structures.

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Herausforderungen bei der virtuellen Inbetriebnahme

Challenges faced when introducing virtual commissioning

The introduction of a VC solution in a company is connected with a number of challenges. Knowing these challenges and the development of own strategies contribute to the success of the first project.

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46 Good reasons for plant simulation with fe.screen-sim

There are many reasons for using a simulation solution for digital plant twins.

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Virtuelle Inbetriebnahme und Effizienzsteigerung

Easy creation of simulation models from CAD and new features in fe.screen-sim V4

CAD data of plants are available in the form of 2D or 3D data. In essence, however, no thought has ever been given during design to being able to make this data available to other systems, such as a simulation environment. So how can simulation models of plants be created easily and quickly?

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Virtuelle Inbetriebnahme so realitätsnah wie nie

Virtual commissioning closer to reality than ever: New version 4 of fe.screen-sim available

The 3D simulation software for increased efficiency, plannability and risk minimization during the commissioning of machines and systems in the areas of materials handling, logistics, mechanical engineering and robotics makes a quantum leap with Version 4.0 - both in terms of functionality and in terms of appearance and fidelity to reality.

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Digitalisierung vorantreiben

Driving digitalization through plant simulation and virtual commissioning

Conventional commissioning of complex plants and machines can cause considerable cost and time expenditure. Especially when they do not run as planned. With "virtual commissioning", a so-called "digital twin" of the plant is created by importing the design data before the real assembly and commissioning.

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Simulation as a data concentrator thanks to open interfaces

Many companies have a more or less large toolchain for their engineering process and miss the data consistency of the tools used. Media disruptions and information losses generate costs. In plant simulation, the data accumulated in the process is used to generate a digital twin.

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Range of services expanded

Consulting, training and support: We now provide newcomers to plant simulation with targeted support for their digitization projects.

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Quantum leap in virtual commissioning and new cooperation presented in Nuremberg

The fe.screen-sim software solution was a real visitor magnet at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair 2018. A new partnership with ABITRON GmbH, a leading manufacturer of wireless remote controls in the industrial sector, ensures the possibility to use fe.screen-sim e.g. for virtual crane training including realistic vibration behavior of the load. Trade fair visitors had the opportunity to extensively test this live on site and by means of virtual reality and to prove their skills as virtual crane operators in the 3D environment. 

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fe.screen-sim v4 gets new interface to MATLAB® and Simulink®

The version V4 of the F.EE solution for Digital Twins gets a new interface to MATLAB® and Simulink®, which will be presented for the first time at the SPS IPC Drives trade fair on November 27 in Nuremberg. Thus, numerical calculations based on MATLAB® as well as the modeling of technical and physical systems using Simulink® can be integrated within the scope of a simulation.

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