Con-vey Keystone of Roseburg, Ore. has invested in the Delmia Robotics system for simulation of its automation processes.

Delmia is the Auburn Hills-based division of Paris-based Dassault Systèmes, a Paris-based leader in three-dimensional simulation and product lifecycle management software.

Con-vey worked through Delmia channel partner EOS Solutions of Rochester in the purchase and training of the software and has embedded the Delmia Robotics system into its strategy as a standard part of the sales process.

EOS, a provider of software, hardware and professional services for the engineering community in a variety of industries helps companies implement Delmia to diversify into new industries.

Specializing in the design and manufacturer of automated equipment for the wood products industry, Con-Vey Material Handling has been able to use its simulation skills, based upon the Delmia Robotics system, to gain business from other market sectors and keep the company viable when the construction industry hit a slump.

The company has recently used the Delmia simulations to gain entry into new markets such as food and beverage palletizing, welding and drilling.

“We are closely tied to the housing market, which has been a little soft,” said Scott Patterson, Con-vey sales engineer. “By applying our material handling and simulation expertise via Delmia Robotics to other markets, we have been able to diversify our company and gain new customers.”

The company believes that simulating its systems in a 3D virtual environment provides an advantage over its competitors by proving to customers that they can achieve their goals in an optimal way.

“EOS has been very helpful, spending whatever time necessary to get us up and running – they’ve been great to work with,” added Scott Patterson.  “A moving picture of the process clearly illustrates that the proposed system can achieve the throughput without any clashes or interferences.”

Prior to purchasing Delmia, Con-vey was implementing a particular robot manufacturer system, which often resulted in long lead times. Delmia, which comes with a large robot library, as well as the ability to add in new robot models as needed, provides greater breadth of capability to the company. Additionally, the solution has the flexibility to import 3D models from various CAD systems. The solution is being used for cycle analysis, throughput and robot reachability and collision analysis.

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