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Advantages of simulation in manufacturing industry

Industrial simulation has helped the industries to deal with the competition in the business market with the growing globalization. The application of simulation solutions has enabled the manufacturers, to decentralize the entire process of manufacturing and also gave them access to real-time information exchange between the stages of product manufacture life cycle.

Since Product development processes are becoming increasingly more complex, due to versatility and variations of products, industrial simulation has emerged as the only solution which can address this variation.

Thus, the simulation solutions have become an important phenomenon in the manufacturing industry which connects the stages of decision making, engineering, and operation covering the whole life span of the production system.

Some of the advantages of industrial simulation in the manufacturing industry include the following:

1. Investment risk reduction

Simulation solutions in an industry help the manufacturer to gain a better insight, into what their operation needs. This insight would not only help them the manufacturers to save time but also use the right resources at the right time.

2. Waste Minimization

Simulation solutions enable manufacturers to understand the production system better. It is due to this, that the manufacturers develop a tap over the utilization of resources within the production facility. This in turn, not only helps in reducing the amount of waste produced but also helps in attaining overall production efficiency.

3. Efficiency Improvement

The simulation solutions help the manufacturers to get into the minute aspects of the production process, identify problems involved and then accordingly design solutions for the same.

4. Reduce energy consumption and save resources

Industrial simulation felicitates the establishment of an efficient system, where all components are perfectly tuned to each other. Each of the components within the system contributes to the smooth functioning of the system. Energy consumption is reduced when overdesign is avoided and valuable resources can be saved. Simulation coupled with modelling enables one to have a quick comparison of various layouts possible, and this helps the manufacturers to find the most suitable configuration.

5. Detects risks, thereby protecting human lives

The simulation solutions help the manufacturers to understand the functioning of the machinery in their unit under severe conditions. This would help them to take precautionary measures for the safety of human lives and the machinery. Virtual system simulation allows the manufacturers to carry out tests for the most extreme situation, without putting health and safety of human lives at risk.