Material Handling

Material Handling Design Validation using SOLIDWORKS Simulation – Sales and Technical Support in India since 1997

Conveyors, cranes, scissor jacks, lifting devices among other material handling equipments are required to provide fail-safe service without compromising on safety. Though Indian and Internationally accepted Standards provide methods for design of these equipments, they serve as guidelines for incorporating best design practices. Finite element analysis has become commonplace to address cost and weight challenges without compromising on integrity, safety and longevity of such heavy-duty mechanical systems. SOLIDWORKS Simulation has been aiding design engineers in providing fail-safe designs to address mission-critical requirements. Some of the areas of applications include:

  • Stiffness and strength calculations of load bearing members
  • Factor of safety calculations for combination of loads involving self-weight, payload, wind-loads (for outdoor applications) among others
  • Natural frequency calculations for girders
  • Weight and Cost reduction strategies for load bearing members
  • Limit load analysis and buckling load factor calculations for full systems
  • Performance simulations of shipboard equipments subjected to shock and vibrations

Benefits of SOLIDWORKS Simulation for Material Handling Equipment Design Validation

SOLIDWORKS Simulation has been proven for design validation of many equipments used in material handling. Some of them include:

  • Cranes
  • Scissor Lifts and Jacks
  • Conveyors and Chains
  • Structural support members

SOLIDWORKS Simulation can be used to determine:

  • Stresses and Deflections in machine load bearing members
  • Natural Frequency and Velocities/ Accelerations due to operational requirements
  • Least Cost and Weight Designs
  • Stiffness and deflections of girders and beams
  • Kinematic analysis of Drive Train using SOLIDWORKS Motion
  • Selective Optimization to reduce cost and weight
  • Fatigue Life prediction and Failure Mode estimation of load-bearing members and components
  • Limit Load Analysis

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