Design Engineering

Automation Simulation Software

By DE Staff   

Automation Machine Building

Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator models machines and manufacturing processes virtually.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. has released its MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator Software that provides visualization and simulation manufacturing projects. The system employs a PC-based 3D digital space and connects directly to factory devices without having to go through an OPC server. With the software, engineers can test and debug the automation logic for machines and systems, as well as check the operation of the planned production facility prior to construction. As their projects advance into operation and maintenance phases, engineers can identify causes of abnormal occurrences in their production line using logged data to step through and review the error event on the synchronized 3D model, PLC sequence monitor, waveform display and/or video data. Gemini includes a hardware menu with approximately 2,500 types of production equipment, including robots, conveyors and processing machines. These can be combined in a simulated 3D production facility via drag and drop operation. Users can also set parameters to adjust the way the virtual production line operates.


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