Speed up food processing equipment design with Solid Edge
Solid Edge software enables manufacturers to streamline the design of new equipment to reduce delivery time and increase profit margins.
Affordable, professional productivity solutions
Solid Edge provides solutions for industrial food processing equipment design, validation and manufacturing that help you meet these challenges. Solid Edge can help your company flourish in the demanding IFPE business environment with:
Digitalize engineering processes. Digitalize your entire product development process and transform your business. Streamline engineering processes with 3D digital models. Add intelligence to 3D models throughout the product development lifecycle.
Speed mechanical design with 3D CAD. Use a history-free approach to 3D CAD with synchronous technology. Design complex parts and assemblies quickly and flexibly. Work directly with design geometry and make changes instantly.
Integrate electromechanical design efforts. Create fully functional and manufacturable designs using industry-proven wiring and harness design capabilities. Enable seamless ECAD-MCAD collaboration for electrical and mechanical engineers.
Meet customer and regulatory requirements. Manage customer and regulatory requirements using requirements management. Make requirements easily visible to design engineers, and track fulfillment of these requirements.
Enable paperless 3D documentation. Communicate more effectively and reduce manufacturing costs using annotated 3D models rather than 2D drawings with model-based definition. Spend less time on documentation.
Validate and improve product performance. Validate and improve performance of products with scalable simulation tools that use virtual prototyping and new integrated motion and vibration simulation. Communicate your digital design documentation globally with XLIFF language translation.
Simplify data re-use and migration. Simplify re-use and migration of 3D models and 2D drawings from other CAD solutions. Maintain 3D model intelligence and 2D drawing associativity.
With 3D CAD, electrical design, simulation, manufacturing and data management capabilities, Solid Edge provides an integrated portfolio of affordable and easy-to-use industrial machinery design solutions that help companies design better.
Digital models improve overall efficiency
The Solid Edge portfolio enables small and medium-sized manufacturing firms to rapidly digitalize their product design and their product development process, a fundamental step in moving to a full digital enterprise.
Digital validation of critical components reduces the need to create and test physical prototypes, speeding the product development process while ensuring that the final product performs as expected. Plus, 3D digital models, or “digital twins,” linked to digital compliance records, help maintain full traceability throughout the development process.
Shrinking industrial food processing equipment design time
Reading Bakery Systems designs and manufactures equipment for high-volume production of pretzels, cookies and crackers. Using Solid Edge, they have achieved a 63 percent improvement in overall design productivity.
- Products require significant customization and thousands of drawings
- Customer deadlines must be met to avoid costly penalty clauses
- Unmanaged, out-of-date designs can’t be trusted, causing costly redesign work
Keys to Success
- Move from old 2D design process to more productive 3D
- Find an easy-to-use 3D design system with powerful assembly modeling sheet metal design capabilities
- Incorporate design management to guarantee design integrity and share product information outside of engineering
- 3 percent design productivity gain
- Detailed drawing production time reduced from 3.2 to 1.2 hours
- Produced almost three times as many drawings in first year
- About half of all RBS employees (manufacturing, purchasing, sales, CNC shop) can now access current design data
Solid Edge and industrial food processing design
Restaurant equipment manufacturer develops cutting-edge food delivery system with Solid Edge