Advancing Industrial Burner, Heater, And Ac Development With Solidworks Solutions
STREAMLINING DEVELOPMENTSince utilizing the SOLIDWORKS product development environment to develop and introduce Baltur’s new TBG 800 industrial burner, the company has completed more than 200 designs and new products, all within a more streamlined development process. “We have reduced design cycle time by 25 percent, and by more than 40 percent if we consider the specific development of virtual prototypes,” Sisti notes. “Design and drafting are executed in the Engineering Department, followed by a test phase in our laboratory to make sure that design results meet end-product specifications,” Sisti adds. “Because SOLIDWORKS is a full-featured, integrated product development environment, it helps us design very quickly and competitively. It has an extensive range of technologies and tight integration between all of the modules that we use across the entire order lead-time.”
UNDERSTANDING FLUID DYNAMICSOne of the integrated technologies that Baltur has heavily used is the CFD analysis capabilities of SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software, which are especially beneficial in understanding the performance of a burner’s combustion head. “SOLIDWORKS offers its greatest benefit in the fluid dynamics simulations. We use it to analyze a burner’s combustion head, where specific conditions are difficult to anticipate and often cannot be replicated in our laboratory,“ Sisti stresses. “This is also a critical issue for our competitors, and we are now one step ahead thanks to the virtual flow simulation engineering technology that SOLIDWORKS offers for product development,” Sisti continues. “With SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation software, we can use virtual prototypes to check product features and performance without having to manufacture them. This has enabled us to reduce the number of prototypes required and consequently has allowed us to slash costs.”
SHORTER LEAD-TIMES, FEWER ERRORSWith design cycle reductions and the ability to analyze virtual prototypes, Baltur has achieved its goal of shortening delivery lead-times while simultaneously reducing design errors by 15 percent. “SOLIDWORKS improves our ability to handle modifications, even at the end of a project, and collaborate in real time with other corporate teams,” Sisti points out. “Furthermore, with virtual product development, we can avoid several prototypes and last-minute modifications in the factory. “All enterprise areas benefit from the integration offered by SOLIDWORKS solutions,” Sisti concludes. “The SOLIDWORKS platform helps us handle orders with very short lead-times and supports collaboration among all departments.”
Reduce product development cycle time by improving collaboration and eliminating duplicative work.
Implement SOLIDWORKS 3D product development software solutions, including SOLIDWORKS Standard, SOLIDWORKS Professional, SOLIDWORKS Premium design and analysis, SOLIDWORKS Flow Simulation computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and SOLIDWORKS Inspection software solutions.
- Cut design time by 25 to 40 percent
- Decreased design errors by 15 percent
- Reduced prototyping requirements and associated costs
- Shortened lead-times and improved interdepartmental collaboration
Products(s) Used:SOLIDWORKS Inspection
SolidWorks Flow Simulation