Collaboration with Aarhus University
As a manufacturing company, it is essential to be able to assess whether digitalisation technology investments are paying off.
So far, it has been difficult to figure out, and a lack of overview is causing many to drop digital production technology investments.
With Aarhus University’s Center for Digital Twins – established, May 2019 – the overview is strengthened. The center is based on interdisciplinary technology research and the goal is to determine whether digital twins can provide a more flexible production technology with many applications.
A total solution was essential. One wanted a plug & play complete solution from a one-stop-shop supplier.
It was important that the supplier could effectively handle the entire process: from initial advice over delivery and installation to ongoing service and support, the quality should be top notch.
Techicon created a complete solution consisting of two connected module boards, mounted respectively. a UR3 and a UR5 robot.
In addition, a MiR-200 robot and Robotiq grippers are included in the solution together with a complete installation package, which can be used in the research in the production case around digital twins.
The collaboration between Technicon and AU strengthens production companies’ ability to predict whether a digital twin will be able to improve their production.
Technicon’s solution benefits students, researchers and small and medium-sized enterprises who need knowledge about the possibilities of flexible automation in a digital twin context.
This calculator shows the potentially dramatic impact in savings on a robot versus manual labor over the life of the project.
Takes only 1 minute to completeOur calculator should be seen as an indication. With each installation, there may be other costs / savings that affect the repayment of the individual installation.
Total system costs for new automation solution
Number of robots for new solution
Application of solution
Annual labor costs per operator, including employee benefits
Number of operators released per shift(Note: % part that is released is entered on the next page)
Percentage of workforce retained for system operation per shift:
Expected increased productivity
Freed labor over 7 years
Productivity improvement over 7 years