Mitsubishi Electric to Launch MELSOFT Gemini 3D Simulator on April 28
Mitsubishi Electric announced today that on April 28 it will launch the MELSOFT Gemini” 3D simulator. The simulator will expedite the design and construction of production facilities by using digital space to simulate and verify envisioned production operations in a 3-dimentional environment. By connecting to a variety of software and factory devices, MELSOFT Gemini will visualize, simulate and help streamline manufacturing work processes ranging from design of production facilities to operation and maintenance.
MELSOFT Gemini simulates the operation and control of production lines and equipment using a PC-based 3D digital space, so that digital verification can be made to support the fast and simplified launch of actual equipment and lines later on. MELSOFT Gemini connects to MELSOFT simulators, (available separately) as part of the MELSOFT iQ Works software package, to simulate the control of devices such as programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and motion controllers (Servos).
During the verification process, facility engineers can check the status of the planned production facility by looking at the PLC sequence program, reviewing displays of operational waveforms and/or video data when an error is found. MELSOFT Gemini directly connects to the MELSOFT simulator and factory devices without having to go through an OPC server, enabling 3D data to be updated in digital spaces approximately 12 times faster than OPC environments, according to Mitsubishi Electric as of March 29, 2022. Detailed checks for possible operational interference can also reduce the need to rework processes as well as helping to improve quality.