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Mitsubishi Electric Automation Announces Release of MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator Software

Mitsubishi have released their latest MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator Software to that allows you to expedite the design and construction of manufacturing projects as you introduce new automation components to your facility!

By connecting to a variety of software and factory devices, Gemini provides visualisation, simulation, and the streamlining of work processes.

Amidst the digital transformation trend, a demand has emerged to speed up the process from product planning to commercialisation, however there are hurdles to this, such as an increase in the labor time required for rework due to problems upon launch of line and equipment at production sites. Mitsubishi Electric dramatically improves this problem with a 3D simulator that can verify line equipment in a digital space. Before launching, we can make "results" visible.

Gemini operates using a PC-based 3D digital space and connects directly to factory devices without having to go through an OPC server. This enables 3D data to be updated in digital spaces approximately 12 times faster than OPC environments. As engineers use the software for their verification purposes, the 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 quickly identify the causes of abnormal occurrences in their production line using logged data to step through and review the error event on the synchronised 3D model, PLC sequence monitor, waveform display, and/or video data.

Gemini includes a hardware menu that offers selection from approximately 2,500 types of production equipment, including robots, conveyors, processing machines, and more. These can be combined in a simulated 3D production facility via easy drag operation. Users can also set parameters to adjust the way the virtual production line operates.

"The manufacturing sector is seeing an increase in demand for digital transformation
within factories. Software assets like 3D simulators are a pivotal part of this transformation."

- Lee Cheung, Associate Product Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Application Example

3D Simulators Are Ideal for Users with the Below Type of Concerns

Line Simulation: Want to pre-verify line changes to prevent rework such as redesign and additional construction. Pre-verification and effectiveness verification of improvement measures before actual line construction. Significant reduction in rework labour and shorter construction period!

Line Simulation

Breakdown Maintenance: Not possible to verify line/equipment defects during operation without visiting site. Reproduce remote line / equipment conditions. Effective troubleshooting!

Equipment Simulation: Actual on-site adjustment takes a huge amount of time which majorly delays launch. Pre-verification of mechanical operations in a digital space is possible with a control program. Shorter on-site adjustment period!

equipment simulation

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If you want to know more about Mitsubishi Simulation Software that could benefit your operation, don't hesitate to get in touch on 01254 685900 and our Internal Sales Advisors or Technical Support Engineers will be happy to chat!

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Mitsubishi Melsoft Gemini 3D Simulator

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