Industrial food processing equipment (IFPE) manufacturers face pressure to improve the speed and efficiency of their product design and engineering so they can reduce delivery time and increase profit margins. Solid Edge® software from Siemens PLM Software enables them to do just that by streamlining the design of new equipment so they can meet market pressures, including:

Changing consumer food habits and a growing population demanding more processed food is driving higher demand for IFPE equipment. This requires manufacturers to design more custom machines and is an opportunity for them to grow their business.
Rising and unstable costs of raw materials and energy. These unknowns lead to inaccurate cost estimates and are a threat to the margin on individual projects and on overall profitability.
Rising consumer awareness and attitudes surrounding food safety are increasing litigation risks. IFPE companies need to apply strong corporate governance and ensure that the equipment they deliver meets all relevant industry standards.
Meeting food manufacturers’ demands for equipment that results in lower labor costs and an improved work environment for their employees. To support this, equipment manufacturers need to improve the operating costs and ergonomic characteristics of the equipment they design and manufacture.
The trend toward more food product parity together with a growing awareness of the environmental impact of food packaging. This is driving food manufacturers to demand packaging with more customer appeal while maximizing recyclability. This is an opportunity to offer innovative equipment that maximizes consumer convenience and appeal, while minimizing the environmental impact of packaging.
The drive for a better return on capital and the desire to reduce their carbon footprint is driving producers to purchase more re manufactured equipment. This is an opportunity for equipment manufacturers to extend their machine refurbishment business.
Facing increasing pressure to reduce the environmental impact of running their equipment. Energy is a major cost for food producers. The IFPE industry is responding with new technologies that reduce power consumption.

With Solid Edge you can create a complete digital model of your new machinery and equipment & prove out the capabilities of your machines digitally.

Test out new ideas

Validate your designs for their motion, performance and reliability

Create the manufacturing instructions you need

Sell your machine before building it

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Significant experience shared by Solid Edge User in food processing equipment manufacturing

Cutting equipment design time by 50 percent
Replacing physical prototypes with virtual prototypes
Increasing capacity for new product development by 30 percent
Reducing manufacturing time by 20 percent
Cutting manufacturing costs by 20 percent
Reducing errors and part interference in manufacturing

How you can Speedup food processing equipment development with Solid Edge

Design engineers have to wait until the one-off machine is built and assembled to identify engineering problems but through Solid Edge you can do significant drop in costs and time-to-delivery as engineers identify and resolve problems before manufacture.
Visualise new products for sales and marketing to clearly demonstrate new innovations and use of latest design technology.
Managing customer requirements to reduce business risk by proposing practical solutions that are predictable and competitive
Speed mechanical 3D design and 2D drawings Speed up design, make changes faster and increase reuse Deliver sooner, lower business risk, and grow revenue at higher margin.
Reducing customised machine content Reduce business risk by fulfilling more orders with standard, predictable product configurations
Integrating electrical and mechanical design to produce correct cable lengths and accurately predict system performance Accurate bills-of-materials and cut lists.
Producing fabricated structures in Solid Edge software Improves margin from optimised structures that minimise material and manufacturing costs
Develop safety guarding and sheet metal parts in Solid Edge to Streamline sheet metal design and manufacturing which reduces cost and speeds delivery