Develop solutions in logistics quickly and reliably.
Logistics operations within 4.0 companies require solutions that are reliable, rapid in design and integrated. Indeed, the provision of innovative smart technologies contributes to more streamlined and effective management of inbound and outbound flows. In terms of production strategy, optimizing logistics operations from a technological perspective is a beneficial choice for a business, as it can positively affect the speed of production management and the quality of service offered to customers.
Within this context, the activity carried out by Automate is mainly addressed to the design of efficient and secure logistics systems, in line with the needs of the business involved, its customers and the target market. A know-how gained through many years of experience working in collaboration with leading companies in the sector, and which today enables innovative approaches to the definition of smart processes and systems: from the detailed analysis of requirements to the design, validation and commissioning of systems, even particularly complex ones.
Taking its first steps in the airport field, the Automate team has expanded its scope to include multiple types of production realities, empowered through the implementation of solutions that are quick in execution, reliable in operation and, above all, customizable based on business requirements. An aspect of particular importance since it proportions the balance between investment and result to the clear advantage of the latter.
So, starting from the first design phase, then continuing with the implementation of the system, the verification of its operation and the commissioning process, the adoption of predefined software modules makes it possible to conceive each time a unique and functionally inclusive solution of everything needed for high quality and precise performance to be delivered.
The same flexibility in customization, combined with the use of effective simulation and emulation tools, also allows the developed system to evolve over time, adapting it from time to time to the changing needs of the customer without negatively affecting cost and time.
Specifically, Automate's use of simulation and emulation software platforms facilitates the preparation of targeted and non-invasive interventions of both ordinary and extraordinary maintenance, which are particularly competitive from the point of view of digital innovation also thanks to the combination with software libraries developed over time by its team of specialized professionals, each strong in different skills.
Among examples of achievable results, the instrumentations employed offer the possibility of:
- Build accurate models indicative of the designed automated systems in the real field;
- Connect and virtually test control logic on the computer before performing the operation in the field;
- Imitate over time the operations performed by a real or hypothetical system, accurately modeling the physical and logical aspects characterizing complex environments;
- Control the various operations related to the productivity and efficiency of a system from simulating their activities and measuring specific indicators;
- Develop a virtual model of a machine or process in parallel with its creation in the real field;
- Monitor production performance through the created digital model.
Finally, based on the experience gained, it is improntant to recall the advantages obtained through the use of the same technology in the commissioning phase on the realized plant, since, by connecting the software directly to the PLC, it becomes possible to emulate in virtual the action of an asset of test packs, verifying their effects on the plant itself without the need to purchase them, thus guiding the company toward conscious and profitable investments.