Scroll to top

VIRTUAL FACTORY

VERSABOX VIRTUAL FACTORY™ is a process design and simulation tool for operation managers and intralogistics specialists. Offers modeling, visualisation and evaluation of AMR-based intralogistics processes. Component of AUTONOMY@WORK™ platform, available also as an independent functionality.

This post is also available in: polski (Polish)

VERSABOX VIRTUAL FACTORY™ is one of the key tools supporting data driven implementation of the AUTONOMY@WORK™ platform. It enables operation managers and intralogistics specialists to model, evaluate, and optimise the configuration of AMR-based intralogistics processes. While an integrated component of the AUTONOMY@WORK platform, it may also be used as a standalone tool by organisations that are still evaluating the business case for smart intralogistics.

KEY FUNCTIONAL AREAS

INDUSTRIAL ANALYTICS

VERSABOX VIRTUAL FACTORY™ provides operation managers and intralogistics specialists with insights in the form of interactive, visual simulation of intralogistics traffic. The interactive analytical capabilities include:

  • Realtime Heat Maps visualising event intensity patterns for aspects such as corridor traffic, slowdowns, deadlocks, MRS interventions, etc.
  • Configurable KPI Dashboards providing core KPI information on fleet utilisation, energy usage, endpoint traffic at every time-point of the simulated intralogistics process.
  • Model Interaction – filtering and managing the level of details: zoom in and out to analyse the global picture or a specific part of the process layout, as well as include/exclude the building blocks of the process model (endpoints, paths, zones, etc).
REALISTIC PROCESS MODELING

VERSABOX VIRTUAL FACTORY™ can use either existing factory layouts available in popular DWG format, supported by many CAD tools, or maps created on site by Versabots’ auto-mapping functionality as process “canvas”. Using available CAD-based layouts enables customers, who have not yet decided to implement the AUTONOMY@WORK platform, to investigate the process improvement opportunity and the business case for smart intralogistics. The baseline model covering all aspects essential for process performance can be created quickly with user-friendly visual modelling tools.

ACCURATE RENDERING OF AMR NAVIGATION

The simulation engine accurately reflects the Navigational AI algorithms of individual simulated Versabots, as well as the functionality of the Multi Robotic System component of the AUTONOMY@WORK platform. This allows for detailed analysis of various aspects of Versabot utilisation: idle time, recharging time, coordination overheads, and mission execution times.

INTEGRATED TOOLSET

VERSABOX VIRTUAL FACTORY™ models are fully compatible with process models managed by the AUTONOMY@WORK platform. For clients who have implemented the platform, VIRTUAL FACTORY becomes just another component of the smart intralogistics toolset. But even if VIRTUAL FACTORY is used as a business case investigation tool before the actual implementation of the AUTONOMY@WORK platform (e.g. to determine the optimum configuration of the system), the defined models can be used as starting points for implementation, protecting clients’ investment in model development.

Use Cases Driving Data Driven Process Design

IMPLEMENTING VIRTUAL FACTORY

The modeling and visualisation tools will give you in-depth understanding of the AMR enabled intralogistics process. All you need is shop floor layout and basic requirements for the process efficiency (average cycle times and average payload estimates). Do not hesitate to contact VersaBox and book a free Virtual Factory Tour.

EXPLORE 3 USE CASES

Or Download White Paper on Implementing Smart Logistics

INVESTIGATE
TRY DIFFERENT SCENARIOS

Taking existing shop floor layouts as input, managers can run virtual ``run and rate`` experiments, where they define the process topologies (endpoints, paths, charging stations)for potential new implementations of AMR-based intralogistics.

DESIGN & OPTIMIZE
FROM SIMULATION TO REALITY

Intralogistics specialists can use simulations to optimise the process that will actually be implemented on a given site to shorten the implementation process and avoid master process disruptions.

CHANGE MANAGEMENT
IMPROVE YOUR PROCESS

When planning changes in an intralogistics process due to changing requirements, specialists and operation managers
can investigate the optimum re-configuration, taking advantage of historical data concerning shop floor traffic.

SEE ALSO

Paweł Oziębło
Posted by Paweł Oziębło
January 21, 2021

Run at rate before entering a production hall, or virtual AMR implementation tests

Simulation of an AMR implementation allows you to test any and all intralogistics processes before robots are deployed into the warehouse or production hall. Find out more!

Read More
Mateusz Wiśniowski
Posted by Mateusz Wiśniowski
January 12, 2021

Does every factory have to have a digital twin?

The virtual twin of a factory is a representation of the production hall, its equipment, and machines in the form of a digital model. Should every factory have one?

Read More
Paweł Oziębło
Posted by Paweł Oziębło
September 29, 2020

Data-driven intralogistics

This post is also available in: polski (Polish)Data-driven business...

Read More

OTHER PRODUCTS

AUTONOMY@WORK

VIRTUAL FACTORY

VERSABOT 500

VERSABOT 1500

LIFT MODULE

AUTOMATIC COUPLER MODULE

PERMANENT COUPLER MODULE

POWER SUPPLY