The layout of an industrial plant is the visualization of the arrangement of the departments and services in an area used as an industrial plant. The construction of this layout is the result of an engineering study that compares different possible configurations aimed at solving a specific production cycle.
The planning of a department or an entire industrial plant obviously starts from afar and includes, in addition to the initial analysis linked to the sustainability of the project, also its formalization which is usually implemented thanks to a civil and mechanical engineering project.
The study of the layout is essential to meet the business objectives concerning the optimization of the available space as well as the timing of safe movement, both of people and goods, between one department and another or between an area and the another from the same department; in this regard obviously in the layout of the industrial plant it will be necessary to take into account not only the static structures but also the moving parts (people, robots, vehicles) involved in the production process.
The design of an industrial plant and its layout is implemented with the help of generalist CAD software and others specific to the subject. FL Engineering has these graphic suites that are able to comply with what is necessary both in the analysis phase and in the design of the plant itself.
The importance of good design software is obviously linked to the scalability of the proposed solutions and their integration with current production cost control systems. The application of the design of production systems is in fact a fundamental matter for the success of the layout.