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Services: Simulation

McGinty Conveyors, Inc. computer simulation presents a real-time display of your conveyor system before any major investment in physical materials is made. Our simulation graphically demonstrates the conveyor's operation, how it interfaces with other equipment and personnel, and any potential bottlenecks. Most importantly, computer simulation shows your production cycle in motion: storage lanes, traffic routing, through-put statistics, load/unload processes and other critical operations. Without question, simulation is a great risk-reducer. Using simulation, engineers and managers can apply alternative strategies and operating parameters to find the best system design and operation, before actual implementation begins.

The power of computer simulation provides insight into your existing or planned facility's future. You can make the right decisions today to confidently meet tomorrow's production or distribution needs. Simulation is the tool of choice in manufacturing, warehousing and service industries for analyzing schedules and process flow, troubleshooting problem situations and testing system designs to ensure that throughput goals can be met.


Real-time integration
Simulation displays real-time integration of the conveyor and your production cycle before production begins.

Conflict identification and resolution
Simulation identifies potential system conflicts early in the development process and allows for system modification and alternative design to address production conflicts.

System demonstration
Simulation demonstrates the conveyor systems operational integrity prior to final system design.

Saves time and money
Simulation reduces re-manufacturing and installation costs.

Allows for "What If" scenarios
Simulation visually displays effects of alternative system designs.


Computer simulation is a critical element in the design of any multiple-path conveyor system such as Richards-Wilcox Power & Free Conveyors. Simulation streamlines the design, manufacturing and installation process for work-in-progress, finishing and other multi-phase operations.


In order to develop a computer simulation for your proposed conveyor system, we need to address the following manufacturing process considerations:

  • Through-put requirements
  • Load/Unload rates
  • Peripheral equipment interface
  • Scheduled and random down-times
  • Desired production rates and schedules
  • Multiple shift impact

Simulation provides you with feedback on the operations of your system through a variety of statistics and reports. Among them are:

McGinty Conveyor Computer Simulation
  • Load status report
  • Process traffic summary
  • Order list statistical summary
  • Resource utilization summary