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Digital Factory - Key Features
One source of truth manufacturing control tower. Providing real-time data and analytics of production and machines, with real-time monitoring and condition of assets. Bringing together diverse data, including ERP, production control systems, building management systems, asset management systems, and business analytics (BI).
Multiple software from different providers is integrated to deliver one source of truth, for real-time visibility of the whole digital factory. Allowing real-time decisions and immediate identification of problems that could otherwise shut down production.
A fully automated warehouse with both an infeed and outfeed conveyor for totes with either raw materials (caps, vials, syringes) or finished products (capped vials, syringes). A robot picks up totes (the gripper can pick and move totes of various sizes) from the infeed conveyor and then places them in a bin in the warehouse.
When raw materials are needed, the manufacturing control system sends a signal to the warehouse to retrieve the material, which triggers the robot to collect it from the bins and place it on the out feed conveyor.
An electromagnetic conveyor demonstrating agile, integrating manufacturing systems, fully integrated with production control systems and machinery, offering new-era manufacturing transport systems.
Depending on the colour cap needed, a robot picks a cap from a puck and screws it on a vial that sits in a shuttle on the track. The electromagnetic conveyor allows different materials to be present at the same time and selected as required for production. Reducing time lost in changeovers.
State-of-the-art cognitive visioning systems, used for inspection and product identification. Featuring a fully automated warehouse that is integrated with a test production line. A robot picks a product from the shuttle, and moves it to the camera which inspect 3 parameters:
- Is there a cap or not?
- What is the colour of the cap?
- Is the cap screwed on correctly? (torque).
If one of these parameters fails, the robot disposes of the product. The system then automatically produces another part to make up for the scrapped product. There is no human intervention required to do this.
The digital factory is the physical production environment with its control layer, connection to the data layer and digital twin. This allows us to collaborate with clients and see the impact and benefit of digital transformation in physical production environments. Using data testing to inform processes of ideation.
The digital twin is a model-based representation of a physical production environment, a physical product and a real supply chain. Our digital twin allows us to demonstrate the value of working in a virtual world in tandem with physical assets.
Digital Transformation Space
Visitors can explore the art of the possible in advanced manufacturing through local and international case studies, technology exemplars and user stories: manufacturers speaking about how they have transformed their operations and the impact that it has had on their business.
Digital MAnufacturing Suite
The world of digital manufacturing can be further explored here where the world’s leading technology innovators have partnered with DMI to make fully functional and integrated digital tools available to visitors.
The suite will focus on transformation across the full value chain from digital product and production design to virtual reality maintenance, training and cyber security. Here visitors can see how the adoption of innovative manufacturing technologies can help their organisation prepare for the future.
External Interface Layer
The external interface layer allows DMI to share and interact with clients, partners, academia, other research organisations and manufacturing experts.
Here we publish live data models and virtual interfaces to allow participants to interact with our physical and digital assets, where they can test our datasets.