SIMUL8

Manufacturing systems simulation, process digital twin, performance improvement and optimization

SIMUL8 is a software for modeling, simulating, analyzing and optimizing the system-level performance of production systems during their design, reconfiguration and production planning phases. The simulation building blocks allow to create accurate system models of complex system architectures, such as production lines, job shops, robotics cells, assembly systems and complex product flows.

SIMUL8 supports a wide range of scale and complexity of manufacturing systems modeling: rapidly create a preliminary model requires limited information e.g. from a process list and from the 2D layout of the plant, and progressively detail the simulation as needed. Simulation models can be adapted according to the manufacturing system type (discrete events, agent-based, continuous and hybrid simulations).

SIMUL8 provides decision makers with critical information, such as:

  • resource utilization level (machines, operators, etc.)
  • inventory levels
  • flow of materials and semi-finished products
  • efficiency of the production system

Simulation models can be easily connected to optimization algorithms by considering output objectives (throughput, quality yield), and constraints (machine capacities, failure rates, shift patterns, and other factors affecting the total performance and efficiency of production systems).

Therefore, SIMUL8 allows to evaluate the effect of different scheduling policies, batch and production flow management and operators, maintenance policies, the impact of system modification interventions (modification of the layout, replacement of machinery, interventions aimed at reducing the average return time of certain events, etc.), evaluate the effect of launching new products variants, etc. and to identify the best tradeoff solutions in the face of conflicting objectives (e.g. costs vs. productivity).

Simulations are visual and animated, allowing to easily verify what’s happening in a process as time progresses. Web-based simulation: seamlessly build, run and share simulations and results between SIMUL8 web browser and desktop editions.

SIMUL8 is a product of SIMUL8 Corporation

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Main Benefits

  Build evidence-based manufacturing strategies, proposals and investments

  Explore alternative and design efficient new processes, layouts and facilities with simulation

  Right-size buffers and verify internal logistics performance

  Simulate production planning and control policies

  Discover and test solutions to overcome production bottlenecks, increase throughput and decrease lead time

  Understand multiple challenges through versatile modeling tools approaches, production output, quality


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Analisi di un sistema di produzione con SIMUL8

Book a free assessment of your production system

EnginSoft simulation competences and tools, targeted to complex manufacturing systems and high product-mix variation, can help your company to increase production efficiency.

Book a free assessment, remote or in person on-site: you will receive a short report including an efficiency improvement proposal.

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The design optimization of a small axial turbine with millions of configurations

The case for computerized optimization over manual design interventions

In this article, we show that the main turbine characteristics, such as efficiency and exit flow angle, can be sufficiently improved using parametric optimization.

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Optimization of an automotive manufacturing system design taking into account regional requirements

Applying CAE to facilitate business CapEx decision making in the automotive manufacturing sector

In this case study, EnginSoft engineers explain how they used modeFRONTIER to assist Comau, a Fiat Chrysler subsidiary, to optimize their approach to the preliminary design of production systems for automotive manufacturing system RFQs.

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Structural Analysis of the Planing Hull for the Permare Amer 116 Super Yacht

An efficient, fully integrated and optimized logic that consisted in the coupling of different software analysis tools

The main structure of the yacht is made of composite laminates with the presence of many composite reinforcements and bonded joints. We conducted a detailed structural analysis of the entire structure and verified the structural requirements.

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Multi-Objective Optimization of a Sailing Yacht Aluminum Mast

The optimal mast weight under specific structural strength requirements

The aim of this study was to reduce the weight of the world’s tallest aluminum mast for a new series of single mast sailing yachts manufactured by Perini Navi under the brand name Salute.

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A system to simplify the towing and laying down of marine pipelines in shallow water fields

A developer of innovative equipment designed a system to simplify the towing and laying down of marine pipelines in shallow water fields.

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