Conveyor System Analysis
- Control Logic Validation
Control Logic Validation
Modern day production systems require a high level of complexity of their operational control systems to operate effectively. A detailed simulation model will, by design, reflect the operational control algorithms needed to support both the operation of the systems as well as the lean production environment in which they are designed to run. A simulation model will establish and validate the control algorithms needed and should be communicated to the control system designer. A simulation is the perfect tool to document the control algorithms as well as visually communicate the system operation to all parties involved in the project. The simulation tool can be used to insure that design intent is effectively communicated and implemented. Reduce start-up risk Shorten Start-up times.
Developing a plan for conveyor controls to accomplish the desired material flow. A Control System Analysis will:
- Establish and validate the control algorithms needed by the control system designer.
- Reduce the risks at start-up.
- Shorten start-up times.
- Conveyor Speed Determination
Conveyor Speed Determination
Finding the optimum conveyor speed to meet production needs. A Conveyor Speed Determination will:
- Show what line speeds should be set to and evaluate how increasing or decreasing that line speed will affect production.
- Evaluate vendor options to determine the most cost-effective conveyor setup that is able to achieve planned production.
- Production Change Testing
Production Change Testing
Even the most flexible production system has its limitations. Due to ever changing market conditions, your product mix requirements change dramatically. How do you quickly assess what needs to be done on your production floor to meet the needs most economically? A simulation model can give you the answers you need quickly and efficiently. Whatever may drive the production changes you face, simulation is a planning tool to address these changes. An accurate simulation will provide you the answers you need to determine how to best meet your future needs:
- Budget Planning
- Quick Throughput Evaluation
- Quick Experimentation to Review Proposed Option
Find how changes in production processes and volumes affect the system. Production Change Testing can:
- Assist with budget planning.
- Provide a quick evaluation of throughput.
- Allow experimentation with different proposals.
- Carrier / Skid Sensitivity Analysis
Carrier / Skid Sensitivity Analysis
Any change to your production can impact the requirements of your capital equipment as well as labor. The impact of these changes may affect conveyor systems and part carriers, material handling equipment, labor utilization, assembly systems, tooling, etc. An accurate simulation model can allow you to examine the sensitivity of change to your production floor systems. It will allow you to accurately predict the effect of the changes and plan accordingly for them rather than react to unanticipated and often time consuming and expensive reactive solutions. Additionally, sensitivity analysis of the production variables will help you optimize and right size your manpower and capital equipment investments:
- Reduce cost by not over buying
- Reduce production loss by under buying
- Provide a "Lean" operating system
- Determine how quantities of carriers in conveyance systems will affect production. A Carrier/Skid Sensitivity Analysis will:
- Determine the optimal number of carriers, skids, or pallets
- Find how adjusting the number will affect throughput