Simulations produce data to support production development
Production line simulations support investment decisions.
Changes to production lines constitute sizable investments, so they are made only on good grounds. Simulations with a virtual model enable cost-efficient, quick, and risk-free testing before any changes to the actual production line. For example, simulations can aid in ascertaining how much the proposed changes will reduce lead times or increase capacity, before the company decides on investing in a new device or machine. This helps you assess whether the investment will pay for itself.
The results generated by simulations are especially informative because a simulation environment permits incremental changes to a single part of the system or process, whereas real-world situations typically involve many factors changing simultaneously. In the case of complex processes, a simulation may reveal unexpected problems created when, for example, changing one part of the production line causes bottlenecks that influence the operations of another section. Simulations also enable testing various possible solutions in response.
Makron can implement a simulation environment suiting your production development needs, for example, in conjunction with the control system’s modernization or with implementation of a control system for a new line. Factory automation is part of our core expertise.
If you are considering changes to your system, we can determine the impact of the planned changes through simulations and produce the reports you require. We can also provide simulations as part of our maintenance services: in an annual cycle, we simulate any changes you are planning and help you develop the production line on the basis of the simulation’s results. With simulations, you can make sure your production system operates at its full potential.
Simulations facilitate day-to-day operations too. We can create a simulation environment for your use in the planning of production processes and the calculation of lead times. Once we have created a connection that lets the simulation environment read data from your ERP system, you can simulate a given production day from start to finish, for example. Your predictions of the production operations improve, and you can give your clients more precise information.
Interested? Contact Kari!
Kari Koski, Sales Director, +358 40 716 5245, [email protected]