Easy manufacturing optimization: 2 ways to use the Neural Network wizard in Tecnomatix Plant Simulation in combination with the Experiment Manager

By Matthias Heinicke

In the ever-evolving landscape of manufacturing, the quest for efficiency and cost reduction remains paramount. The combination of Neural Networks for advanced predictive analytics and optimization tools can provide valuable insights to achieve these goals. In this blog post, we delve into the expertise of Marc Hermans, a specialist in event-based simulation with Plant Simulation software from Siemens Digital Industries Software, as he explores the synergy between the Neural Network wizard and the Experiment Manager in Tecnomatix Plant Simulation. Attendees can join us as we uncover how these powerful tools enable predictive modeling, data validation and optimization to drive manufacturing efficiency and reduce costs.

Attendees can join the presentation by Marc Hermans, Audi Hungaria Zrt at the 2023 Plant Simulation User Conference.

Image of Audi's use of Plant Simulation software for Neural Networks.

Presenter profile

Marc Hermans, hailing from Maaseik, Belgium, has been an integral part of Audi since 2004. With a master’s degree in nautical science from HZS Antwerp, Belgium, and currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Miskolc, Hungary, Marc has honed his expertise in planning control and digital simulation. Joining the digital faction at the planning department in 2008, Marc has been working as a specialist in event-based simulation with Plant Simulation, leveraging his knowledge to drive advancements in production efficiency.

Picture of Marc Hermans, Audi Hungaria Zrt.

Embarking on a journey of discovery – Unleashing the potential of AI-powered predictive analytics

Embark on an exhilarating expedition with Marc Hermans as we explore the realm of AI-powered predictive analytics, together. Through the Neural Network wizard in Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, manufacturers can unlock of possibilities by modeling intricate relationships between process variables and forecasting outcomes. In an experimental showcase, Marc Hermans will unveil the capabilities of this tool and present hypothetical scenarios that shed light on the hidden insights revealed by neural networks.

By joining forces, each and every one of us can harness the transformative power of AI-driven predictive analytics and embark on a collective journey to make well-informed decisions, optimize processes and enhance overall efficiency. Allow the artificial intelligence algorithms within the Neural Network wizard to guide you in identifying patterns, correlations and trends within vast volumes of data, providing you with invaluable insights to drive continuous improvement and strategic decision-making.

Together, let us set forth on this voyage of discovery and explore the limitless potentials that AI-powered predictive analytics hold for us.

Unlocking optimization potential

The Experiment Manager in Tecnomatix Plant Simulation complements the Neural Network wizard by enabling the design and execution of experiments to collect data for model validation and optimization. Marc Hermans will shed light on how this tool streamlines the process of gathering validation data, providing manufacturers with the necessary information to fine-tune their models and optimize manufacturing processes. Attendees will gain practical insights into leveraging the Experiment Manager to maximize production efficiency and reduce costs.

Image of Audi's use of Plant Simulation software for experiments.

Advancing manufacturing efficiency

Bringing the digital twin into the real world is a key objective for manufacturers striving for efficiency and sustainability. Marc Hermans will discuss how the Neural Network wizard and the Experiment Manager work in tandem to bridge the gap between the digital twin and physical operations. By optimizing processes based on predictive analytics and data-driven experimentation, manufacturers can unlock opportunities for continuous improvement, enhance overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) and achieve their production targets.

2023 Plant Simulation User Conference

Are you ready to unlock the full potential of predictive modeling and optimization tools like the Neural Network wizard and the Experiment Manager in Tecnomatix Plant Simulation? Attendees will join us at the 2023 Plant Simulation User Conference, taking place on July 13th in Munich at the Infinity hotel, right after Realize LIVE Europe. This event brings together industry professionals, thought leaders and practitioners in the field of manufacturing optimization. Experience presentations, what’s new in Plant Simulation 2023 and engaging discussions that will transform your approach to simulation.

In summary

The fusion of advanced analytics and optimization tools holds immense potential for driving manufacturing efficiency and cost reduction. By utilizing the Neural Network wizard and the Experiment Manager in Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, companies can unlock valuable insights, validate their models and optimize their manufacturing processes. Marc Hermans, with his expertise in event-based simulation, brings practical knowledge to the forefront, demonstrating how these tools can bridge the gap between the digital and physical realms.

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