Dynamic simulation in the LLOYD COILS EUROPE manufacturing company. That is the topic of today’s interview with the company’s operation manager Jan Miksa. LLOYD COILS EUROPE is a specialist in manufacturing heat exchangers and it’s possible that you use their products for heating or in air conditioning and cooling devices and don’t even know about it. Jan Miska has years of experience with dynamic simulation across various companies and together, we were utilizing dynamic simulation in LLOYD COILS EUROPE by the end of last year as well. So, what does using dynamic simulation mean for a company in practice, what were the expectations and the following reality? We asked these questions in this interview.
Hello mistr Miksa, Lloyd Coils Europe produces interesting products, could you please specify your core business?
[Jan Miksa] Our company focuses on custom production of heat exchangers. We construct heat exchangers using copper pipes and aluminum or copper tubes. Most of the needed items for final completion of exchangers is being manufactured right in our enterprise. For example, it concerns collectors and contact parts for connecting exchangers to cooling systems. The dimensions of the manufactured exchangers are ranging from 20 cm to 8.5 m.
Perfect and what is your role in Lloyd Coils Europe, what exactly do you do?
[Jan Miksa] My role in the company is to secure the whole manufacturing process, so that customers’ requirements on due dates and quality are fulfilled. At the same time, I am responsible for warehouse management and maintenance process. Concurrently, I am, of course, responsible for efficient management with entrusted resources regarding both labor force and usage of the company’s machinery park.
You’ve decided to use the method of dynamic simulation for your business. Why? What was your original situation and needs?
[Jan Miksa] During my professional history, I’ve successfully used dynamic simulation multiple times in various companies. In the current company, I’ve used this method as a certain kind of revision of the new manufacturing process of large heat exchangers and following optimization of this process. To start a new production, we needed to check whether the set parameters of the process are optimal and whether we, somewhere, have an unnecessary reserve set or generate a risk of a narrow space being created in the future.
And the result? Now that we have performed dynamic simulation in your company, did this method fulfill the original expectations?
[Jan Miksa] The result of dynamic simulation and following optimization completely fulfilled our expectations. Today, at our disposal, we have clearly defined process parameters which need to be met in order to produce specific volumes of exchangers.
When you compare the period before and after dynamic simulation, how do you see it today?
[Jan Miksa] After the current phase of simulation was finished, a lot of things, which have been discussed before, were clarified in the team, and our current production runs in accordance with the firmly set rules. After a certain period, we will definitely consider further expansion of simulation activities which might be used for processes related to pre-production and internal logistics flow of unfinished production.
Thank you for the interview.
Are you interested in using dynamic simulation in your company too? Contact us and we can talk about it over a cup of coffee.