Simulation & Emulation Modeling

HOW A MODEL CAN BENEFIT YOU AND YOUR OPERATION

  • Help analyze multiple options prior to capital investments
  • Optimize investment by quantifying the impact
  • Prioritize production scheduling for SKUs and minimize changeovers
  • Balance production across multiple lines
  • Determine your system’s bottlenecks and predict the results of upgrading
  • Predict the OEE and throughput on your line
  • Indicate necessary batch times and flow rates to meet production demand
  • Determine your system’s bottlenecks and predict the results of upgrading
  • Optimize buffer location and sizes on your line
  • Debug controls via a virtual system
  • Help understand when to use high speed versus redundant equipment
  • Optimize conveyor and machine speeds before the line is built

Simulation & Emulation Modeling

 

A SMART INVESTMENT THAT YIELDS BIG GAINS


Depending upon the question or challenge you are attempting to address, our modeling team has a number of tools at their disposal including 2D and 3D simulations, spreadsheets, flowcharts, warehouse sizing and emulation – all designed to help you analyze, predict, and improve the performance of your system.

You can quickly recoup the investment of a modeling project by making changes that ensure your facility or line is operationally faster, smoother, safer and more economical.

 

HOW A MODEL CAN BENEFIT YOU AND YOUR OPERATION

  • Help analyze multiple options prior to
    capital investments
  • Optimize investment by quantifying the impact
  • Prioritize production scheduling for SKUs
    and minimize changeovers
  • Balance production across multiple lines
  • Determine your system’s bottlenecks and
    predict the results of upgrading
  • Predict the OEE and throughput on your line
  • Indicate necessary batch times and flow rates
    to meet production demand
  • Determine your system’s bottlenecks and
    predict the results of upgrading
  • Optimize buffer location and sizes on your line
  • Debug controls via a virtual system
  • Help understand when to use high speed
    versus redundant equipment
  • Optimize conveyor and machine speeds
    before the line is built

VIEW SAMPLE MODELING DEMOS

 

SIMULATION FOR PROCESS & PACKAGING

Simulation, while it may appear simplistic, is a powerful tool to test, understand and optimize a process or packaging system.

  • Process simulation can help determine appropriate sizing for tanks and flow rates, allowing us to recommend and procure tanks that are perfectly suited for the application given a variety of parameters.

  • Packaging simulations incorporate machine speeds, failures and recoveries, scrap rates, and other inputs affecting line performance. It can be used to size buffers, predict throughput and compare overall performance of different layouts and scenarios.

  • Process and packaging simulations can be connected if appropriate.
 

PROCESS SIMULATION

PACKAGING SIMULATION

EMULATION FOR CONTROLS VALIDATION

Validating your PLC program in a virtual environment makes the transition to the facility more seamless with better quality and faster start-up.  The models are connected to the tags in the PLC, which is in turn connected to the HMI. This allows us to interact with the HMI and see real-time results in the model. At the conclusion of testing all scenarios we have a Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for our control system.

  • Connect 3-D models to the PLC
  • Verify the functionality of the PLC and HMI
  • Test all formats and SKUs on the virtual system before start-up
  • Obtain a virtual FAT on the controls system
  • Use the 3-D model to train operators on line functionality and using the HMI 

 

Food & Beverage Markets Served

We have 30 years of extensive experience in all segments of food and beverage.