Simulation of robot systems and material flows


Simulation of robot systems and components

Modeling and simulation in an offline environment provide the basis for planning a robot system, especially when it comes to determining accessibility to machining points or cycle times. Other simulations, such as of material flows or the FEM analysis of component configurations, are also necessary when designing and configuring production lines, individual systems and components.

Sample applications

  • Cell planning using various offline programming systems
  • Cycle time analyses
  • Structure analyses using FEM
  • Crash analyses using purpose-built FEM tools and models
  • Multibody simulation for kinematics and dynamics



  • Requirements analysis, identification of necessary simulation tasks
  • Simulation execution and analysis
  • Integration of simulation algorithms into task-specific software

Material flow simulation

Automated systems also need to be optimally integrated into the overall material flow. We have already conducted numerous material flow simulations to determine, for example, the feasibility of material flows or buffer capacities. When we planned a fully-automated assembly system for a medical product, we were able to eliminate or reduce the size of several buffers. This cut investment costs as well as the cost of materials tied up in production.

Material flows can also be simulated to develop and optimize the control of automated material flow systems. For example, we developed a control system for a complex mail-sorting logistics system with the aid of simulations.

However, material flow simulations are both expensive and time-consuming. We help you determine whether it makes economic sense to simulate your task or whether the problem can be examined in a different way.