In-house material flow simulation

To investigate the dynamic behavior of logistics, material flow and manufacturing systems in contamination-sensitive production processes, discrete event simulation has proved to be an effective method. According to the Association of German Engineers (VDI), simulation is defined as mapping a system with its dynamic processes in a model which can be used for the purpose of experiments in order to gain information that is transferrable to reality. In particular, processes are developed over time.

This type of simulation can be applied in numerous ways. It can be used to plan new systems or adapt and optimize existing ones. This enables a wide range of scenarios to be simulated and assessed in advance, thus aiding decision-making. When designing the model, a particular emphasis is placed on the special general conditions required for cleanliness-suitable manufacturing environments and processes. This helps to understand the behavior of systems when machines stoppages occur due to maintenance or failures.  

To provide the right support, we offer two levels of service:

In-house development of simulation models

  • Support from the assessment of requirements to the final result
  • Visualization of complex process sequences and effects
  • Selection of new systems to extend an existing facility or plan a new one
  • Dimensioning of buffer capacities

Support during simulation projects – validation and analysis of simulation models and results that are either in progress or planned

  • Assessment of requirements
  • Selection of suitable key performance indicators
  • Selection of appropriate degree of detail
  • Verification and analysis of correct system behavior in the model
  • Verification of results obtained

Tests are carried out on the basis of input data and results from specific simulation scenarios; to perform these tests, we do not have to be in possession of the respective simulation software or model.