SMARTPM and Virtualware to show the benefits of virtual commissioning in manufacturing at MetalMadrid

SMARTPM and Virtualware bring the latest developments of the R2M Project for advanced manufacturing to MetalMadrid 2022, a benchmark event in industrial transformation. It will be held from October 19 to 20 at Ifema, Madrid.

Digital transformation in factories is a challenge that is becoming more and more accessible with tools to facilitate and speed up its implementation. Production assets are evolving towards greater connectivity and automation thanks to the implementation of technologies such as virtual reality, artificial intelligence, cloud computing or digital twins. 

The mix between the physical and virtual world is enabling more sustainable, flexible and zero-defect production processes. 

MetalMadrid attendees will have the opportunity to experience firsthand the virtual virtual commissioning at SMARTPM booth 4B06. Visitors will be able to immerse themselves with PICO3 virtual reality glasses in a virtual environment, known as a digital twin, and interact with it with devices from the physical world.

You will be able to test in a virtual environment the components of the real manufacturing cell that SMARTPM has installed in its Factory Lab. Factory Labmore than 300 km away, thanks to the collaboration with Virtualware, Europe's leading virtual reality supplier.

"Our simulator is capable of virtually accurately representing the assets, as well as the actual processes, remotely, identifying pre-fabrication errors."

Sergio Barrera, CTO of Virtualware

In this way, SMARTPM brings to Madrid a real demonstration of its MIC automation platform. MIC automation platform for the machining industry.

The MIC system connects assets, designs, executes and controls workflows, improving the productivity of machining industries thanks to predictive analytics, machine learning and autonomous cell management.

This platform is in turn connected to the project developed by Virtualware, a simulator that virtually represents the processes that the automated physical cell is executing in real, such as milling, pre-setting and inspection of parts, robotic feeding or polishing.

"The project enables the virtual commissioning of a machine for testing at an early stage of design and development, reducing errors, development times and commissioning periods of projects in the factory."

Jose Castellanos, managing director of SMARTPM.

MetalMadrid becomes the ideal scenario in which both companies will show how intelligent automation is helping to modernize industrial processes, solving real manufacturing problems and improving productivity data. In addition, they will offer solutions that simplify the adoption of these technologies, whose implementation is no longer exclusive to large manufacturers.

About the R2M project

The R2M Project is a commitment to research on manufacturing systems based on robot-machine collaboration. Its objective: to seek the best integration of both automation and intelligent robotics technologies and advanced manufacturing technologies.

It is led by SMARTPM with the support of AFM Cluster as part of a consortium that also includes leading companies in the machine tool sector such as SORALUCE, JUARISTI, Fagor Arrasate, Fagor Automation, Aldakin Group and Virtualware.

It has been financed by the Basque Government through the R&D&I support program Hazitek Estratégico, to improve the competitiveness of companies.

Innovation Award poster next to the manufacturing cell at the SMARTPM booth.
MIC platform for intelligent management of manufacturing processes, awarded at the Innovation Awards 2022 during BIEMH 2022