Sugino Machine Limited is one of Japan’s leading providers of industrial robots and automation solutions. Based in Namekawa City and employing about 1,200 staff, the machine maker boasts a broad portfolio covering development, production and sales of high-pressure jet cleaning equipment, drilling units and equipment for inspection and maintenance of nuclear power plants.
To ensure the safety, performance and efficiency of Sugino’s robotics and automation solutions, the company relies on simulation-based technology made by CENIT: FASTSUITE Edition 2 serves as a high-performance platform for SUGINO’s digital twin software, enabling offline programming, 3D simulation and PLC validation.
“For a typical automation system that incorporates a multitude of machines, components, sensors and robots, you must be able to conduct test runs and final commissioning on the ground, at the client’s premises”, explains Takeo Onishi, CEO of Sugino Machine. “For us, FASTSUITE-based topics like digital twin and offline programming are a major resource for boosting quality, efficiency and profitability in our project execution”.