Hitting the ground running with SIMUL8

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Automotive design and systems integration specialists, DESign were tasked with using SIMUL8 to model an automotive body construction area for a Ford manufacturing plant.   More and more Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) are mandating that Tier 1 & 2 automotive suppliers use SIMUL8 as the simulation and throughput analysis tool of choice, in order to be awarded contracts. With our extensive support tools and new features, it’s important to us that SIMUL8 users can get up and running straight away.   Learning SIMUL8 DESign, had never used SIMUL8 before and were tasked with learning SIMUL8 for this project. From using…

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20 years of success with SIMUL8

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One user's SIMUL8 20-year journey from the days of floppy disks to his latest project.   We recently had the pleasure of speaking with one of SIMUL8’s earliest users. It happened by complete coincidence, a call that came in at the end of the day from a user who was keen to get access to his SIMUL8 License number so he could use his floppy disk, yes that’s right a floppy disk!   This fascinated us, as it has been a long, long time since any of us at SIMUL8 had seen a floppy disk version. It got us wondering…

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SIMTEGR8: Simulation To Evaluate Great Care

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Live webinar: Using simulation to help reduce emergency hospital admissions.   Hear from Cheryl Davenport, Director of Health and Care Integration at Leicestershire County Council, about how simulation is helping to evaluate how emergency hospital admissions can be reduced.   Find out about the fascinating collaboration between Leicestershire County, SIMUL8 Corporation, Loughborough University and Healthwatch Leicestershire and their challenge to reduce emergency hospital admissions - and learn how they used simulation to evaluate the effectiveness of new integrated care interventions.   Join the webinar on July 29th to see the simulations in action and to find out how simulation is…

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SIMUL8 Tip: Hold and Release Functions

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Watch the tutorial video and learn more about working with resources in SIMUL8.   Many of our customers find the Hold and Release functions in SIMUL8 useful when assigning resources. Check out our quick tutorial video to find out how to add Hold and Release functions to a resource within a simulation.   One instance where you might use this feature is if a piece of equipment is attached to a work item at the beginning of the process and is used for the duration of the process. In this case the work item is then is freed at the…

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Power and Free Conveyors in SIMUL8 2016

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One of the most prevalent conveyor systems within a wide varied of manufacturing applications is the “Power and Free” conveyor. It is commonly used within automotive manufacturing facilities; examples include moving subassembly, or conveying engines to the mainline.   What is a Power and Free Conveyor? A Power and Free conveyor allows for non-synchronous movement, which permits loads held by carriers to move at different paces. The conveyor is typically made up of two internal tracks; one referred to as the power track and the other the trolley track. The upper power track contains the chain and catching-dogs; and the…

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