EDEM software streamlines engineering design process

Martin Engineering has expanded its use of DEM Solutions’ EDEM software in the design optimisation and development of its engineered products, which include all aspects of conveyor systems and transfer points for multiple industrial sectors.

EDEM provides a means of testing the performance of design prototypes to determine the best system configuration to match the solid materials and operating conditions. The software is fully integrated with CAD design software, enabling direct use of 3D solid models of equipment with easy-to-use tools for definition of material properties and movement of components such as conveyor belts and rollers.

EDEM enables engineers to quickly iterate towards the optimum design at the same time gaining insights into the interactions between the physical characteristics of the bulk solids (size and shape distribution, flow properties, etc.) and the equipment design and operating parameters.

James Gassen, Martin Engineering’s vice president of product development, said: ‘We find EDEM software allows us to easily and accurately model our conceptual designs, to produce outstanding engineered solutions for our customers. EDEM software adds another exciting dimension to the capabilities of our industry-leading Center for Bulk Material Handling Innovation.’

Martin Engineering researches, develops, and tests structures and products that improve the operation of conveyor systems and transfer points, including engineered chutes, belt accessories, air cannons, vibration equipment, and other flow aid devices, dust and spillage control equipment, and other conveyor technologies and parts.

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