The Story behind ema
The buzz word ‘digital factory‘ unites efforts made in recent years to revolutionise production technology by application of modern computer systems. Behind that, there is a vision to show the entire development process of products.
The field of automated processes, for example for simulation of assembly robots has already been covered by integrated visualisation solutions. Here, sources of errors and risks can be recognised with the virtual commissioning at an early stage and can be removed, if required.
However, in particular for assembly processes, human work is still of high significance due to its flexibility regarding machines and robots. Therefore, it is the key factor of success. In turn, the lack of appropriate software tools is even more serious to be able to capture this area efficiently and to plan and visualise it in advance.
ema aims at a completion of the models needed for the ‘digital factory‘.
Motion models of humans are the connecting link between the mere visual representation and the methodological studies by means of simulations. Motions the human model ema offers are primarily used to verify the practicability of planned activities and the accuracy of time assessment. Currently, aspects relating to ergonomics and industrial safety legislation of the process and work place design are becoming more important.