Cross Hydraulics uses the unique design & simulation solution, Automation Studio™ that allows us to optimise system implementation, deployment, and maintenance.
SOLIDWORKS® Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
At Cross we utilize SOLIDWORKS’S Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to predict a product’s real-world physical behavior by virtually testing CAD models. The portfolio provides linear, non-linear static and dynamic analysis capabilities.
FEA is the method of using virtual simulation technology to test how a product design reacts to physical effects including bending, heat, vibration, fluid flow, and other impacts. With FEA simulation tools, you can evaluate designs early in the design cycle, determine what will cause premature failures, quickly explore design changes to reduce cost and weight, and determine the product’s factor of safety.
Automation Studio™ offers a unique combination of advanced engineering capabilities, dynamic and realistic simulation, comprehensive animation features and flexible documentation functionalities in one common environment. This helps us to improve quality, speeding up workflow and boost productivity while simultaneously reducing costs and enhancing all aspects of project communication.
During simulation, components become animated and lines are color-coded according to their states. We can also monitor variables such as pressure, flow, displacement, current and voltage at any point in a circuit allowing us to find potential design flaws. This information assists when validating systems, saves time during prototyping and helps find faults during the early stages of equipment design.
The result: increased productivity and reduced product time-to-market.