Simulation & Fab Planning

As a provider of integrated production lines and turnkey factories, Manz has plenty of experience in material flow simulation and analysis. We also offer this expertise as a service: We assist our customers as early as the design phase or during analysis of existing production processes.

Simulation & Fab Planning

A dynamic simulation accompanies planning of production lines and factories throughout the project. The latest tools and methods are used to combine event-discrete and agent-based models. Even before a production line is commissioned, countless production years can be simulated.
A simulation’s results can show improvement potential and point out possible optimizations.

A material flow simulation and analysis can cover the following points:

  • Stochastic modeling of key performance indicators (KPIs) of each individual piece of equipment
  • Detection of bottlenecks and simultaneity factors
  • Tests of critical situations (such as material blockages or bottlenecks, machine failure)
  • Interactive control and observation of logistical issues
  • Reliable design of buffer sizes and dimensioning of automation in a very early project phase
  • Testing and optimization of operating concepts and maintenance plans
  • Modeling of setup times and product changes
  • Measurement of product-specific metrics, such as overall equipment efficiency (OEE) and overall factory efficiency (OFE) before production even begins
  • Testing and development of production logics, significantly shortening the design, adjustment and commissioning of a manufacturing execution system (MES)