Food Processors Visualise the Future
At the CFIA Metz agrofood event, and the PPMA processing and packaging machinery show, CAD Schroer met with factory operators, engineering project management companies, and system integrators. Its MPDS4 2D to 3D factory layout software, and its factory modelling service, are designed to get new build or modification projects moving quickly.
MPDS4 Factory Layout interactive demo: http://www.cad-schroer.com/Software/MPDS4/Factory_Design/
Keeping Track of Factory Changes
“Our factory modelling service greatly interested Owner/Operators, who say that keeping track of their inventory and ever changing layouts is very time-consuming and expensive without the right tools,” explains Pierre Crabbe of CAD Schroer France.
“Many food processers only have 2D drawings of their factory layouts,” agrees UK Sales Manager Bill Wilkins, “When it’s time to expand operations or move facilities, they find that much is outdated. We help by modelling existing factories, then providing the MPDS4 design software for making changes in a quality controlled manner, providing 3D visualisations, as well as full project documentation for contractors.”
Visualising Layouts in 3D
The 3D factory walk-throughs delivered directly in the MPDS4 design tool caught the attention of engineering managers at both events, who saw this as an effective way to examine issues, plan factory changes, and communicate with Directors.
“Maintenance managers saw the 3D review tool as a great way to examine maintenance or safety issues in a factory or proposed layout, especially where machinery operates on multiple levels,” Pierre adds. MPDS4’s integrated interference checker automatically flags up breaches of safety clearance zones, for example.
Machinery providers and system integrators specialising in niche areas, such as providing clean rooms or conveying systems, have to fit their equipment into existing spaces. “They now recognise the huge benefits of planning in 3D - gaining precision layouts that avoid expensive rework on site, as well as excellent pre-sales materials,” says Bill.
The food sector faces huge opportunities with new ingredients and an emphasis on lifestyle foods - but flexibility is key. For project engineers, this means a factory design tool that allows users to gain control over and flexibly adapt or redesign facilities, without a big implementation burden.
CAD Schroer is a global software development company and engineering solutions provider, helping to raise the productivity and competitiveness of customers working in manufacturing and plant design, including the automotive sector and its supply chain, the energy sector and public utilities. CAD Schroer has offices and subsidiaries throughout Europe and in the United States.
CAD Schroer’s product portfolio includes 2D/3D CAD, plant design, factory layout and data management solutions. Customers in 39 countries rely on MEDUSA4®, MPDS4™ and STHENO/PRO® to provide an efficient, flexible and integrated design environment for all phases of product or plant design – cutting costs while raising quality. CAD Schroer emphasises close customer partnerships and supports its clients’ objectives through extensive consultancy, training, development, software support and maintenance services.
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