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SCANIA - Digital Twin and Virtual Commissioning


Scania, a global provider of heavy trucks, buses, and engines, faced a challenge of modernizing its production lines. The company needed to create a digital twin and perform a virtual commissioning of automated production lines while updating the line controlling programs.


To tackle this challenge, Scania employed a team of experts in PLC programming, simulation systems, and commissioning of communication between PLCs and robots. The team worked collaboratively with customers, project managers, designers, and robot programmers to ensure the project's success. They monitored and reported project progress, delegated and coordinated work tasks, and debugged and commissioned PLC programs. They also tested the line functionalities to verify PLC program completeness and provided accurate documentation to ensure the project's long-term sustainability.


With the help of its expert team and advanced technologies, Scania successfully created a digital twin and performed a virtual commissioning of automated production lines. The new line controlling programs enabled Scania to streamline its production process, resulting in increased efficiency and reduced downtime. The accurate documentation provided by the team ensured the project's long-term sustainability, allowing Scania to continue to benefit from the modernization of its production lines.


Scania used several technologies to modernize its production lines, including SIEMENS SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC, TIA Portal V13 Software, WinCC, WinMOD, RF Suite, and RobotStudio. These tools helped Scania develop a digital twin and create a virtual commissioning of automated production lines. By using these technologies, Scania was able to achieve its goal of modernizing production lines and streamlining the production process.

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