Cement company simulates bulk handling and production processes
FLSmidth, a provider of cement and minerals technology, has invested in EDEM software from DEM Solutions to simulate bulk handling and production processes during the design stage of product development and general research
FLSmidth supplies process design and equipment for all materials handling applications for the cement and minerals industry as well as the pulp and paper, fertiliser and related industries. The deployment of EDEM as part of the design process continues to support FLSmidth's reputation for innovation, and the company aim to offer optimum solutions tailored specifically to customers' needs. This investment in EDEM will help FLSmidth to shorten development schedules, improve operational efficiency and retain their technological advantage in the market. Michael Bo Dragsdal Hansen, simulation engineer at FLSmidth, says that vital information in the design phase can be extracted early in the process. 'Using EDEM, we can gain a lot of information in the design phase, often information we could not previously measure.'
FLSmidth recognises the benefits of using DEM software and can see how EDEM can be implemented globally to develop and improve products and processes. Mads Jespersen, head of product development, states: 'Simulation tools strengthen our research and development at FLSmidth, and EDEM software completes the full set of CAE tools along with CFD (computational fluid dynamics) and FEA (finite element analysis).'