Mechanical industry

Design more efficient mechanical machinery with Simcenter Amesim

Simcenter Amesim (Siemens PLM), is an engineering simulation software that allows the creation of virtual mock-ups of complex automatic machines, industrial plants, CNC machines, etc. and virtually predict their performance during an operating cycle.

Industrial Applications.

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Filling machines

With dedicated mathematical models, Simcenter Amesim allows:

to calculate the variation in time of flow rates, pressures, temperature, speed of the filling liquid in all points of the system.

to optimize sizing and control of the filling valve and to guarantee opening /closing times and precision.

to analyse the supply systems to guarantee the correct flow to the system, with analysis of the load losses in the circuit.

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Presses, punching machines, bending machines

Model, study and optimize the design of the hydraulic or electrical power circuit, actuation and the press movement;

Set the working cycle (high speed descent, pause, low speed descent, folding, facelift) to the model and evaluate the performance, as the design of the power and implementation circuit changes;

Predictively calculate the evolution of physical quantities (pressure, flow rates, temperatures, speed), as the operating conditions change.

Study fluid-born resonances, undesired vibrations induced by, for example, control valves or flow oscillations.

Evaluate the energy efficiency of the entire system, identify more energy-saving plants and study alternative designs (eg hydraulic accumulator insertion) while maintaining performance.

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Air-Conditioning, Refrigeration, Heating

With dedicated mathematical models, Simcenter Amesim allows to:

 Predict the evolution of pressures, temperatures, flow rates, power, speed, air humidity and phase change in all points of the plant, as the operating conditions change.

Evaluate the performance of the loop and the energy consumption, using different fluids (R410A, R600a, CO2, R134a etc.), optimizing the amount of refrigerant fluid and with changing operating conditions, considering a hypothetical volume of air/thermal mass to be cooled/heated;

Select the best sizing of individual system components (HEX, compressor, TXV, short tube, valve)

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Industrial Printers

INK-JET PRINTERS:

Thermal drying system performance design and analysis, with thermal transient evaluation during the process, in order to optimize the heat exchange with the material.

Study of the dynamic behavior of the fluid system, according to working cycles (eg printing speed), simulation of pressures, flow rates, temperatures, load losses to guarantee timing and quantity of dispensed ink;

Reduce the vibrations induced in the system by opening / closing the inkjet valves;

FLEXO PRINTERS:

Size the compressor, heat exchanger, valves, heating system, analyzing its integration within the volume of space to be cooled / heated;

Dynamic study of paper / plastic handling in machines to guarantee tension on the rollers according to the feed speed, avoid slipping and vibrations during specific phases of the working cycle (eg machine start / stop)

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Packaging,Winders,Paper/Plastic Web Handling.

Simulate velocities (linear and angular), accelerations, forces, torques in the early stages of system design;

Size systems for the implementation of shearing/robotic mechanisms, in order to guarantee speed and accuracy;

Simulate the dynamics of the material transportation, sizing rollers and pulleys to guarantee the correct tension of the material according to the feed speed;Analysis of plant productivity by evaluating the increase in speed and precision of the machines

Prevent and avoid slipping or undesired vibrations during specific work phases (eg machine start /stop);

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Compressors

By using mathematical models validated and available within the software, it creates a mock-up with lumped parameters of the compressor, useful for:

virtually analyzing the dynamic behavior, to reduce the pressure peaks generated;

studying the behavior of the compressor in stationary conditions, evaluating the volumetric efficiencies considering the different leakages of the component due to the backlash;

optimizing the connections in opening and closing towards suction and delivery volumes;

studying the integration of the compressor in the system and the free and forced response of the pneumatic system due to the characteristics of the specific compressor

analyzing the dynamic behavior of the valves that control pressure or flow rate, any mechanical vibrations induced by the fluctuations in flow and pressure near the compressor and / or in the entire distribution system.

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Textile Machines

Implements the different physical components of the machine in a single virtual model: mechanical-inertial aspects, electrical components, pneumatic drive systems:

performs energetical analysis, with the identification of the most energy-intensive plants or components;

simulates different working cycles and extracts predictive information on operation and performance, to optimize (time and precision) implementation and movement systems; 

finds the right balance between performance, duration, noise and vibration, by taking into account energy consumption

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Machine Tools and CNC

Take advantage of Simcenter Amesim’s “green design” tool to predict the energy consumption of the machinery

Debug the machine control software (Software in the Loop) or hardware PLC (hardware in the loop) by interfacing it with the physical model of the machinery in Simcenter Amesim, and by simulating a hypothetical working cycle.

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White goods Industry

With dedicated mathematical models, Simcenter Amesim allows to:

Predict the evolution of pressures, temperatures, flow rates, power, speed, humid air and phase change in all points of the plant, as operating conditions change.

Sizing system components (HEX, compressor, TXV, short tube, valve).

Evaluate loop performance and energy consumption, using different fluids (NH3, CO2 ….), optimizing the amount of refrigerant fluid and, with changing operating conditions, considering a hypothetical volume of air / thermal mass to be cooled / heated;

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Pneumatic and blowing systems

Using mathematical models validated and available within the software, it creates a mock-up with lumped parameters of the machinery in order to:

study the behavior of the pneumatic system during different working cycles, evaluating the transients of pressures, flow rates, temperatures, speed, load losses;

integrate the pneumatic system with the mechanical and handling parts, in order to obtain maximum speed and coordination.

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Industrial ovens and heat treatment machines

With dedicated mathematical models, Simcenter Amesim allows to:

Study heat recovery systems for combustion gases with a focus on energy saving.

Simulate the thermal transients of the system, and the heat exchange with the treated material / product;

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The Advantages of Simulation

“Already, we have reduced the number of prototypes by 20 percent.”

Gabriele Pastrello
R&D Engineering
RONCHI MARIO

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“We highly appreciate the products and support from Siemens PLM Software.
They help us design the most energy-efficient weaving looms on the market.”

Kristof Roelstraete
Manager Research and Development
Picanol

“Thanks to the system simulation, we can evaluate future operating points by changing the geometries of the cleaning nozzle or the water lines.”

Tobias Malec
Development Engineer
Miele

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