Simulation in the Industrial Machinery

SimulationX is our preferred software tool for simulating, analyzing and optimizing the operational performance of our electromechanical drives.

Markus Kiele-Dunsche, Lenze Drives GmbH

Modeling and simulation in the industrial machinery

ESI ITI’s engineers support you throughout the entire product development process in mechanical engineering. How do individual sub-systems interact with each other? What impact do single components or assimblies have on a system’s overall behavior? Our engineering services and simulation software SimulationX let you focus on detailed analyses of your machinery, while you keep track of the system as a whole.

New in SimulationX 3.8
  • Evaluate complex three-dimensional rope and belt drives through detailed and convenient simulation

    Operating complex rope and belt assemblies with high precision including offshore heave compensation requires accurate controls and clever engineering. With the new, dedicated model library with pulleys, drums and belts/ropes, you can create detailed models of spatial rope and belt drives or winders for cables and wires fast and efficiently. Evaluate all interactions between belt or rope, input, output and controls as well as occurring forces and torques.

  • Simulate electric machines, which serve as generator or motor, without the need to have detailed knowledge in electrical and controls engineering

    With dedicated circuit models, which are easily parameterized with catalogue data and the desired automatic controller action, design engineers can simulate the behavior of electric machines interacting with mechanical and electrical components. Electrical engineers benefit from ready-to-use circuit models for efficient and easy modeling, simulation and detailed analyses of the power electronics and controls in electric machines.

  • Market requirements

    Industrial machinery: market requirements and trends

    Be it energy efficiency, adaptive production or intelligent networks in the digital factory as part of greater cyber-physical systems – with each new development in mechanical engineering, there is the ongoing demand from operators for technically fully matured machines which are easy to service, available on a daily basis, with a long lifespan and a high level of energy efficiency. These are requirements that manufacturers are only able to meet through simulation of the many different systems of which a machine consists.

    Requirements for manufacturers:

    • Counter time and cost constraints in product development effectively
    • Understand and master the increasing complexity of machinery
    • Keep track of the many component variants and manage them efficiently
    • Comply with legal requirements (e.g. energy efficiency)
    • Ensure powerful, low-noise and safe machinery that is easy to maintain

    Requirements for operators:

    • Analyze anomalies during operation without interruptions
    • Avoid breakdowns and related cost impacts
    • Ensure ecofriendliness (comprehensive resource preservation und reduction of emissions)
    • Train operators and maintenance staff to prevent maloperation and to reduce maintenance downtimes
    • Prove the energy efficiency of your machinery at the click of a button
    Our offer

    Simulation software for the industrial machinery

    From variation calculations during the development of electrical components and systems to increased reliability through calibrated control systems for fluidic, mechanical and electric drives to vibration analyses of entire plants – with our simulation software SimulationX and ESI ITI’s engineering services, you, too, can develop machinery free of risk and in an efficient way!

    Simulation for a wide range of machinery, such as:

    • Machine tools
    • Textile machinery
    • Paper machines
    • Drive systems

    SimulationX – software for modeling and simulations in mechanical engineering

    • Analysis and evaluation of dynamic machine behavior with respect to interactions between all sub-systems involved
    • Virtual testing with HiL, SiL and MiL simulations
    • Comprehensive examination of the efficiency chain and conclusions for energetic optimization potential
    • Analysis and reduction of vibrations in the machinery’s drive systems
    • Simulation of machinery in extreme situations and scenarios which are impossible to test under real conditions
    • Testing and optimization of controls based on physical plant model at early stages of the development without an actual prototype

    Get to know SimulationX

    Are you as a manufacturer of machinery or as supplier of components already using CAE simulation software in your product development? Or are you in the middle of a discussion whether simulation software is for you at all? Whether you are an expert in simulation techniques or just a beginner – our simulation software SimulationX is available in different configurations specially designed for mechanical engineering. To find out which version may suit you best, continue reading here.

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    ESI ITI in Touch brings industry experts and scientists together

    Are you on the lookout for a cooperation partner to cover your intended research or do you have free resources for commercial or third-party funded development projects? Then we can help you find the right partner amongst the SimulationX community.

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    Inside knowledge in the Customer Center

    Do you want to try our simulation software SimulationX, access brochures and documents on system simulation or learn more about our various training options? Then visit the Customer Center.

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    Make conducting energy audits fast and easy

    All producing non-SMEs in the EU are required by law to conduct periodical energy audits. Do you work at an inspection agency and conduct energy audits yourself? Or are you a manufacturer or operator of machinery and are looking for ways of keeping the effort for delivering the required proof at a minimum right from the start? We are familiar with the requirements from several projects in the field of mechanical engineering and have the necessary experience to find the right solution for you. Learn more about ESI ITI’s engineering services.

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    Customers and References

    For 25 years, SimulationX has been the standard tool in the development of energy-efficient and safe machinery. Renowned companies including ABB Automation, Bosch Rexroth, Ferromatik Milacron, Fuji Electric, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik, Mitsubishi Electric, Siemens Large Drives und Voith Paper already count on the simulation software from Dresden.

  • Lenze Drives

    Lenze Drives optimizes mechatronic drive solutions by incorporating SimulationX into their own software tools

    about Lenze's project
  • Eickhoff

    Eickhoff uses SimulationX for torsional vibration analyses and testbench studies as part of the design process of wind turbines

    about Eickhoff's project
  • Voith Paper

    Voith Paper excels at making high-quality paper machines by using SimulationX

    about Voith's project
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    From battery storage to flywheel storage - learn more about the simulation of energy storages.

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    Application examples and solutions

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