Apr 26, 2010

KOSME Relies on MSC.Software Solutions to Design, Optimize and Visualize Packaging Machines Prior to the Prototype Stage

SANTA ANA, CA - MSC.Software, a provider of simulation software and services, announced today that the Italian engineering site of KOSME, a leading provider of packaging solutions, adopted a suite of MSC.Software simulation solutions to engineer substantial performance improvements while getting the design right the first time. Specifically, the KOSME engineering team implemented the MSC Nastran finite element analysis software and MSC Adams multibody dynamics simulation software in its engineering process.

KOSME produces a full range of turn-key filling, labeling, capping, packaging and conveying solutions for beverage products including soft drinks, water, beer, wine, and spirits, as well as personal care products.

"The ability to quickly and thoroughly evaluate many design alternatives with MSC.Software's solutions made it possible to increase the processing speed of our machines by 50%, while reducing vibration levels below the previous generation of machines," said Stefano Grasso, Technical Director and Member of the Board of Directors at KOSME. "The first prototype provided the performance and functionality predicted by the simulations so it became the final product. The new machine was completely designed in one and a half months, faster than any similar machine. The impact on our bottom line was substantial."

"We are extremely pleased by the results obtained by KOSME," says Kais Bouchiba, Senior Vice President at MSC.Software. "This example proves once again that our solutions excel at assisting in the design, optimization and visualization of packaging machines prior to the expensive and time consuming prototype stage."