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Multi - Product Facility

Multi Product Facilities are planned, as a rule, into the progressive, far - reaching, unknown product portfolio. There is an enormous uncertainty regarding the capacity and economical viability of every piece of equipment.

Simulation technology decisively reduces this uncertainty by means of scenario design. An economically optimised planning is therefore guaranteed. For example, different product portfolios with wholly differing proportions of specific product groups are tested. The product groups are defined at crucial process steps throughout the manufacturing process, this means future products do not to be known. With the use of these scenarios, test runs are carried out, analysed and improved to see how the plant fares with e.g. different shift models with defined annual outputs in regard to its economical viability.

The decisive factor, at this point, is often the number of workers required for the basic operations which depends on the level of automation. If the number and volume of reactors are also varied the examination reaches a level of complexity that could impossible be handled without the use of simulation tools.

The most important advantages of simulation technology are:

  • Dynamic interdependencies can be directly seen and analysed in a very short amount of time.
  • Statistical evaluations for example, for annual production, are achievable within minutes.
  • A direct link to calculation software enables the immediate calculation of production costs.
  • The results from different extended profitability studies, cash flow and amortisation time frames give a previously unreachable expressiveness.