HYUNDAI WIA Uses ModuleWorks Technology

April 1, 2021

HYUNDAI WIA is using ModuleWorks CNC software technology to enhance its smart factory concept. Integrated in the HYUNDAI WIA iTROL smart machining platform, the ModuleWorks technology furthers HYUNDAI WIA’s vision of intelligent machining systems that offer enhanced monitoring, efficiency and protection as well as safe, cost-efficient operator training.

To protect machines from damage that can occur due to operating and programming errors, HYUNDAI WIA uses the ModuleWorks Collision Avoidance System integrated on the Siemens Sinumerik 840D SL CNC control. The ModuleWorks CAS runs in real-time during the machining process and uses the same motion data as the real servos to provide a highly accurate graphical simulation of the machine kinematics. Intelligent look-ahead algorithms detect potential collisions, in auto or jog mode, and alert the operator to stop the machine before a real collision occurs.

MW Collision Avoidance System
ModuleWorks Real-Time Collision Avoidance System (CAS) integrated on the Siemens Sinumerik 840D SL CNC control

The Siemens controller allows remote access which means data from the ModuleWorks CAS is potentially available to the HYUNDAI WIA HW-MMS superordinate monitoring system that enables engineers to monitor machine safety and performance anytime, from anywhere.

The ModuleWorks Visual Twin extends the smart factory concept further to incorporate operator training. Under the motto “as real as it gets”, the Visual Twin combines industry proven ModuleWorks simulation technology with state-of-the-art computer animation to deliver an authentic experience that enables operators to train on a specific machine in a fully virtual environment, thereby eliminating expensive downtime, waste material and any risk of damage to the real machine.

ModuleWorks Visual Twin offers “as real as it gets” simulation for safe operator training

“Our goal is to deliver intelligent, integrated machining solutions that enable our customers to transition to industry 4.0 manufacturing”, explains Jae-Yong Ha, Head of Machine Tool R&D Center at HYUNDAI WIA. “The ModuleWorks CAS and Visual Twin take us closer to this goal by offering enhanced machining safety and optimized productivity that fits perfectly into our smart factory concept.”

HYUNDAI WIA demonstrated the iTROL smart factory platform with integrated ModuleWorks CAS on the HYUNDAI WIA XF6500 Machining Center at an open event at the HYUNDAI WIA European headquarters in Rüsselsheim, Germany, last year. The iTROL platform with integrated ModuleWorks Visual Twin is planned for demonstration during the HINEX 2021 (Hyundai Wia International Machine Tool Exhibition) at the HYUNDAI WIA headquarters in Changwon, South Korea, 8 -10 September 2021.


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ModuleWorks is the leading software component provider for the digital manufacturing industry. With over 200 employees and 1000 person-years of software development, ModuleWorks’ expertise in toolpath creation and simulation is recognized throughout the industry and its software components are already optimizing the performance and quality of over 500,000 installed seats of CAD/CAM and CNC software around the world. From standard products to exclusive development projects, ModuleWorks helps companies to bring their vision of Industry 4.0 to life. With its comprehensive portfolio of cutting-edge software components, ModuleWorks enables its customers to optimize their CAD/CAM solutions and connect to CNC/MTB systems to increase their competitiveness and help them Get There Faster.

Hyundai WIA

Hyundai WIA Corporation- a member of the Hyundai Motor Group- develops ultra-precision machine tools and automated smart factory solutions in order to pursue innovation in automotive part manufacture. Being South Korea’s only automotive part manufacturer which also produces automobile engines and specializes in powertrain parts such as modular joints and constant velocity joints, Hyundai WIA Corporation prioritizes the pursuit of smart, automated manufacturing solutions. Based on its tried-and-tested technological prowess, it has continued to expand its global production hubs and achieve steady growth, while also aggressively responding to the latest trends in future mobility by developing the eco-friendly four-wheeled drive systems and integrated thermal management solutions for electric and hydrogen vehicles.

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