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Digital twinning of production process – Manages risk and cuts cost

Simulation Modelling Services (SMS) is helping a global pharmaceutical giant to optimise its manufacturing processes. Structural and process changes are being tested in digital simulations to save the company time and money.

Typical of pharmaceutical manufacturers, the client has a number of products being made in the one facility. Structural changes to the production line must be made each time they switch to making a different product. This is necessary to accommodate the different ingredients and processes unique to each product.

The traditional method of determining optimal reconfigurations of equipment in the production line involves risky trial and error. SMS’s computer modelling helped the pharmaceutical manufacturer test different process reconfigurations in a virtual environment while keeping production running.

Managing Director of SMS, Lucas Stretton, believes there is no need to stop production in order to test new processes.

“Costly ‘change-over’ delays can be avoided by experimenting with a simulation or ‘digital twin’ of the manufacturing process.

“We can test different configurations in a simulated environment before a single aspect is altered in reality,” said Mr Stretton.

SMS helps businesses from a range of sectors predict outcomes to improve their operational efficiencies. Its team of engineers, mathematicians and scientists deliver simulation consultation, software sales, training, and simulation project development and deployment.

Contact SMS to help you minimise risk and maximise opportunity.