Digital Assembly Planning and Ergonomics

Digital Assembly Planning and Ergonomics

Along the way to digital transformation, we support in collision-free path planning for objects and the virtual evaluation of human assembly tasks during product development

Challenges of Industry

Assembly inspection

Assembly inspection

Can all components be installed? Is the human capable of doing the task?

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Assembly inspection

Assembly inspection

Virtual validation

Virtual validation

Do you virtually validate assembly processes and ergonomic tasks?

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Virtual validation

Virtual validation

Ergonomics

Ergonomics

Do you consider humans in simulation to reach a virtual assembly approach?

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Ergonomics

Ergonomics

 
Image Digital assembly planning & Ergonomics - Intelligent digital human model

Digital assembly planning & Ergonomics - Intelligent digital human model

The assembly planning of a new vehicle begins years before the start of production with the formation of the assembly sequence. Each work process, each installation space represents the work to be performed on each derivative on the assembly line.

3D software is increasingly being used to consider and evaluate alternatives in the early stages of product and process planning. At this early stage errors can be detected and design changes can be applied at very low cost. During later stages of the product planning or physical prototypes minor changes will lead to very high costs and time consumption.

The digital human model IPS IMMA and the path planning solution are digital tools to support the design of ergonomic products and humane work systems. They can make a significant contribution to the early recognition and correction of planning errors, especially in complex products and processes.

 

Use Cases

Digital assembly planning of a control unit Show video

Digital assembly planning of a control unit

The assembly of a control unit can be a complicated task and lead to errors in late phases of the process. Due to limited installation spaces and multiple cirtierias which need to checked. ... See more

To ensure a successful assembly it is necessary to not only consider the collision free path of the object (control unit) but also to take the human into account. Checking this use case a automatic collsion free path for the object could found and the reachability of the human guaranteed inside one software environment.

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Wiper Unit Simulation using IMMA, Path Planning and Cable Simulation Show video

Wiper Unit Simulation using IMMA, Path Planning and Cable Simulation

This use case is the perfect example of applications taking the path planning for objects, the digital human model and the attached flexibles into account.       ... See more

A collsion-free path for the wiper unit could be planned with the IPS Path Planner using this path the assembly task was checked for the human with the help of IPS IMMA and additionally the contact handling, gravity influences and flexible behavior of the hose can be checked with IPS Cable Simulation.

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