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Simulating Social Distancing When Going Back to Work in the Plant

No matter what your state policy currently entails, manufacturing companies are eager to return to the plant floor and ramp up production. However, even once some level of normalcy returns, the current pandemic will continue to be a problem. Social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus- and future diseases -will soon become mandatory or highly recommended. The manufacturing industry is likely to become a top target of these policies.

Social Distancing and Manufacturing

If you have workers on the plant floor, social distancing requires at least 6 feet of space between each person. As workers move around the plant throughout their shift, paths are bound to cross. With many manufacturing companies behind schedule, while facing major profit losses, this new hurtle appears daunting. However, it does not need to be.

If you are interested in keeping your employees safe and preparing your plant for potential social distancing policies, Tecnomatix Plant Simulation is a viable alternative to lengthy, in-person run-throughs.

Simulation vs In-Person

By simulating the daily tasks of your plant workers, manufacturers can save time and money while protecting their employees. Waiting until workers return to the floor to “see how it goes” could be rocky and ineffective. Medical experts predict a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak and simulation can prevent your plant floor from hosting patient zero.

By simulating upfront, your workers will remain safe and you will see major time savings.

Learn More About Using Tecnomatix Plant Simulation

Watch Curtis DeSaele, Director of Technology at Geometric Solutions, demonstrate how you can use plant simulation to parallel the paths of plant workers. As people work at stations, transfer parts, and walk throughout the plant, you will be notified of distance violations.

Watch the video above to learn more!