Product: Management and Development
Product: Management and Development
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Use of the Digital Factory for simulation and analysis of working methods in automotive manufacturing cell

Samilla Thalitta Macedo da Silva, Guilherme Canuto da Silva, Paulo Carlos Kaminski

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The Digital Factory (DF) can be defined as a set of software oriented to the development of production processes, from the design and planning to the implementation of such processes. This work presents an update of a theoretical background and applications of DF concepts for modeling in a virtual environment of an automaker’s manufacturing cell. In this cell, the operator assembles a turn signal switch of different car models, which requires him to move and bring the assembly components to a workbench. Tecnomatix Jack ergonomics software was used to simulate three methods of displacement of an avatar with Brazilian height and weight parameters, with a cycle time of one min as a boundary condition. The results in terms of cycle time (s) and metabolism (kcal) are presented and analyzed.


Digital Factory; digital human models; human-machine interaction


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