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How to Use Simulation for System Improvement

Categories: Simulation

 

 

With any processing plant, an uncertain future presents unique challenges when managing capacity for growth. Will adding or updating equipment increase efficiency or create new obstacles? Does your facility require a costly CapEx project to scale up production or would a few smaller adjustments achieve similar results?

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Optimization Tools: The New Standard of Facility Effectiveness

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Innovation, Simulation

 

What if shifts in consumer demand drive your organization to manufacture a new trending product? What if you need to build a new facility, but are unfamiliar with where to locate?Would you put your facility's effectiveness in jeopardy by making a decision before evaluating all possible solutions? You don't have to.

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5 Questions with EPC Simulation Model Expert Vance Cogdell

Categories: Innovation, Expert Interviews, Simulation

 

Vance Cogdell serves as a Senior Designer and one of Haskell's BIM Integration Specialists. After 16 years with the company and a host of projects under his belt, Vance and his team used his expertise to develop an Engineer-Procure-Construct (EPC) simulation model that offers clients a view of their complete facility, both building and systems, before construction in one unified model. What...

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Cutting Edge Technology Changing the Rules of Project Delivery

Categories: Innovation, Ahead, Simulation

 

Do you remember when you transferred your address book contacts into your smartphone? It was painful at first, but once you got used to the change, it made your life much easier. The same is happening for project delivery. Virtual training, 3D modeling, and mobile accessibility may be foreign ideas, but they have made collaborating, executing and reviewing projects faster and easier.Ready,...

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3 Lessons Traffic Jams Teach About Material Handling Systems

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Simulation, Manufacturing

 

Are you tired of traffic? Do you want the answers to solve all of your traffic woes? Unless everyone in your city reads this blog, you are in the wrong place. Fortunately, there is something you have more control over – the effectiveness of your material handling system. This blog examines three lessons traffic jams can teach you about designing an efficient system. Though the first two...

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The Beam, The Owner, The Architect, The Engineer and The Conveyor

Categories: Simulation, EPC, Consumer Products, Manufacturing

 

The beam simply does its job. 

Principals dictated by the laws of physics authenticate the beam as a yeoman of industrial building design. Modern structures wouldn’t exist without the beam. Like any legendary statesman, the beam always gets respect. Ask any building architect or engineer, and they will speak fondly of the beam’s many fine qualities.Finding Design Flaws Before Construction...

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Cost Savings Using Simulation, Part 3 - Considering Simulation?

Categories: Innovation, Simulation, EPC

 

Simulation provides companies with an unparalleled insight into operations and a unique competitive advantage in the market place. Using models allows for replication, investigation and verification of concepts and system scenarios under real-world, plant-floor conditions, saving time and money. This is part 3 in a three-part series.Insuring Your System Simulation is like insurance for a...

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Cost Savings Using Simulation, Part 2 - Time is Money

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Innovation, Simulation, EPC

 

Simulation provides companies with an unparalleled insight into operations and a unique competitive advantage in the market place. Using models allows for replication, investigation and verification of concepts and system scenarios under real-world, plant-floor conditions, saving time and money. This is a three-part series. Part 1 discusses the benefits of simulation as a technical tool....

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Cost Savings Using Simulation, Part 1 - To Simulate or Not to Simulate

Categories: Innovation, Ahead, Simulation, EPC

 

Simulation provides companies with an unparalleled insight into operations and a unique competitive advantage in the market place. Using models allows for replication, investigation and verification of concepts and system scenarios under real-world plant-floor conditions, saving time and money. This is part 1 in a three-part series.

 

On paper, the design looks perfect. The calculations are...

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Physics Engines Boost Simulation Benefits

Categories: Simulation

 

Our latest simulation tool includes a physics engine that enhances modeling exercises to near-production values. By adding physics to the exploration exercise, we can study factors such as material properties and product shape, generating increasingly realistic results for Haskell customers. Software that uses a physics engine can exponentially increase the advantages of manufacturing system...

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Production Line Emulation Speeds the Path to Market

Categories: Processing and Packaging, Simulation

 

While product line simulation helps to address potential issues during the design phase, product line emulation extends the benefits of modeling to the installation and testing phases of a manufacturing system. The result is a shortened critical path, greater throughput, and increased profitability for the customer.

Here's how it works: When a project reaches the installation phase, control...

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