Projects are costly and can set a company back if not properly managed.
Being able to determine failures without risking material assets or company personnel safety is the ideal scenario.
Nobody wants to cost their company extra dollars or risk assets and employees.
Finite element analysis (FEA) can give you the insight you need without the risk that you do not want.
If doing the work without the risk sounds like the answer you have been looking for, read on to learn more.
What is FEA Analysis
FEA or Finite Element Analysis is a method used to predict how a material or product would react to a real-world situation. Vibration, fluid flow, temperature, and other effects.
FEA shows you if the design work was adequate or if there was something missed.
You will see if components will break, wear out or if the design is excellent and the product will work.
It is analysis, but the information provided is more conclusive than simple analysis because it can predict how your product will work and what will happen when it is put to use.
How Does FEA Analysis Work
FEA works by taking a real object and breaking down a large number of finite elements of the product like little cubes. Equations are used to help predict how each item will behave.
Then the data uploaded to a computer, and it adds up all the behaviors individually to predict the actual object.
With many elements analyzed and the behavior predicted for physical effects like:
- Mechanical stress
- Mechanical vibration
- Heat Transfer
FEA Analysis Can Benefit Lifting Beams & Cranes
A lifting beam or spreader that is solid or fabricated suspended from a crane or forklift that is designed to provide many lifting points.
The idea behind all of the loading points is to secure the load and control the load movement.
If you are designing a lifting beam or customizing it for a client, using FEA to ensure it will work. Even before you ever put a load on the lifting beam would help deliver a product that would make the customer happy.
A lifting beam is an excellent component for cranes and forklifts, but what about the crane itself?
We’ve probably all seen news clips or newspaper articles where a crane failed. Equipment failure is damaging not only to the crane but the equipment that put into position.
Nobody wants that kind of attention. If your company designed and built a crane that failed it would damage your companies reputation.
Take the Risk out of the Design
Being able to simulate real-world reactions with anything without spending money on materials or man-hours is something that FEA analysis brings to the table.
You can make all the changes, upgrade material and components to see if it is cost effective and delivers on performance.
Who wouldn’t want to be able to take advantage of technology like this? Not only to help you give your customer what they want but to give your company the flexibility and analytics they need. FEA analysis will help to keep cost, product testing, and risk under control.
You can take the guesswork out of your design and development by using FEA analytics and contact us today to get started.