Plant & Works Engineering
Agreement broadens use of simulation to disrupt preventative maintenance
Published:  09 March, 2017

Grundfos, designer and manufacturer of pumps and systems, is expanding its use of ANSYS simulation software that will enable it to harness the power of the Internet of Things to create complete digital twins. The company will use digital twin technology to better serve its customers through improved product quality and performance, enhanced development productivity, optimised maintenance and reduced overall costs and risks associated with unplanned downtime.

Building on the existing relationship through ANSYS Elite channel partner, EDRMedeso, this new multi-year agreement provides Grundfos with broad access to ANSYS’ premium engineering simulation software. As part of the agreement, Grundfos will have flexible license access and training as well as expert services to virtually model, simulate and test the manufacturer’s products, resulting in reduced time to market for new products.

Maintenance is critical in large pump applications where installations are difficult to access and service, and downtime can be extremely costly. Simulation is moving beyond its traditional use of digital prototyping into the operations phase of the product lifecycle.

“The development of digitalisation is a key platform for our goals of growth for 2020”, said Jakob Vernersen, senior manager, mechanics and materials, technology and innovation, Grundfos. “We are developing not only products that differentiate us in the market, but also compelling service offerings that take us beyond just pumps. For both of these objectives, simulation and our partnership with ANSYS will be vital.”

ANSYS simulation will also provide Grundfos with detailed answers to complex maintenance challenges that will help them develop new service offerings to their customers.