Material Handling Simulation by Talumis
TALUMIS has extensive experience in analyzing automated handling systems. The main benefits in analyzing material handling systems using simulation can be found in a reduction in investment- and operational costs. The emphasis in analyzing and improving material handling systems is on the overall (hardware) design of the systems and on details of (PLC-) control rules.
It is very important to analyze various different scenarios and to use a dynamic stochastic approach to reveal all hidden bottlenecks. As systems and interactions become more complex, material handling systems can only be analyzed successfully by using simulation.
Material handling simulation: Why?
The need for efficiency in industry has never been greater, with personnel, fuel, transportation and material costs continuing to rise each year. Material Handling Simulation provides a way to put a process to the test in a risk-free environment, helping to avoid costly mistakes through observation and analysis. It also enables users to determine minimum storage costs without sacrificing the required output.
In more recent projects the benefits of operational use of material handling simulation has also been demonstrated. For instance in sorting and picking systems, it is possible to use simulation as a planning tool to determine where and (more importantly) when people and product are needed.
An important feature of simulating automated handling system is the visualization. The systems can be represented attractively and accurately in a 3D environment. In this way it is possible to walk through the future installations. This enables you to validate and create insight into the system for people involved. It also allows you to educate and train people in how the system will function.