SIMUL8

SIMUL8

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

SIMUL8

SIMUL8 is a product of SIMUL8 Corporation.

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.

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Main benefits

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  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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The roller coaster

A design challenge combining excitement and rigour

A fascinating article on the origin, history, and evolution of roller coasters from their earliest prototypes in Russia in the 16th century on the banks of the Neva River of St. Petersburg, and then dives into detail on how numerical simulation of roller coasters works to ensure their success both as entertainment and from a safety perspective for users and operators.

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CASE STUDY

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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Strategy to optimize the independent suspension system of an off-highway, agricultural tractor

The purpose of the case study was to implement a design methodology that used multi-disciplinary simulation and an automated process to analyse thousands of product configurations and highlight vehicle performance distributions in terms of handling, comfort, and cost. This approach ensures that the best solution is always selected.

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Structural Optimization of the Drift Chamber at FermiLAB

A collaboration between EnginSoft and the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (I.N.F.N.)

The ultimate goal of the study was to optimize the Drift Chamber’s performance in terms of stiffness, strength and weight o be mounted on the Mu2e particle detector at FermiLAB in Chicago

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Development and optimization of crash brackets for ECE R29 regulation compliance

IVECO uses modeFRONTIER to simulate results to pass type-approval tests

This paper presents the main steps taken in the development phase of the IVECO cab suspension brackets to comply with the new ECE R29 crash regulation for Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HVC).

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