Simulation Engineering

What We Do

Optimize, Validate, or Improve Your System

Simulation is the process of modeling the performance of a system in a virtual computer environment to analyze and predict the system’s dynamic behavior and develop industrial engineering solutions and engineered recommendations to improve the system operation.

Design Systems, Inc.’s simulation engineering staff has over 75 years of combined experience in a variety of industries and is composed of backgrounds including computer science, industrial engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and simulation engineering.

Our team works with yours to understand the details about your current or future manufacturing or distribution system. We’ll collaborate to define key parameters which are used to “simulate” the system.

We utilize advanced software such as AutoMod and PlantSim to model the dynamics. Through analysis and experimentation, we produce key information for you which can be used to optimize, validate, or improve the system.

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Even for an item as simple as a prop tool for a door, Design Systems, Inc. Engineers are still thinking outside of the box.

Our Engineers may still use simple sketches for a design, but ultimately your company will have a professionally finished product that will meet your facilities expectations.

"Napkin" Concept

Our engineers sketch out a simple design

Design Drawing

We spec the tooling or equipment with precise dimensions and tolerances


The tool or equipment is fabricated using the latest 3D software

Facility Implementation

The tool or equipment is fabricated using the latest 3D software

Why We Do It
  • Throughput Evaluation and Optimization
  • Bottleneck Identification
  • Plant Animation and Visualization - Communication
  • Conveyor Speed Optimization to Process Capacity Optimization
  • Production Mix Testing
  • Carrier / Skid Sensitivity Analysis
  • Utilization Assessment (Human & Equipment Resources)
  • Production Sensitivity Testing
      • Production Variations Analysis – Cost / benefit showing how variations in production planning will impact requirements for labor and capital equipment.
      • System Recovery Analysis – Recognize consequences of downtime anywhere in the system and identify critical preventive maintenance areas and high priority repair points.
  • Warehousing Optimization
  • Facility Traffic Analysis & Vehicle Optimization
  • Material Delivery Planning
  • Document your system in terms of process function, data parameters and process flow.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of your system including the dynamic aspects that are often “hard to put your finger on”.
  • Determine the “best” proposed system concept prior to making any capital investment.
  • Improve & optimize your system.
  • Validate future concepts or changes & understand consequences of changes.
  • Create visual representation of system (for communication and display purposes).
  • The simulation model is a living tool which accurately represents your current / proposed operations and can be used to test “What If?” scenarios for your system.

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