Serapid designs, manufactures and installs systems for transfer of heavy loads based on its unique “rigid chain” technology. Essentially a chain that can push, the technology consists of interlocking links that behave like a chain yet lock like a rigid bar, providing a telescopic actuation mechanism that is environmentally friendly and works in harsh environments. Serapid’s custom solutions range from individual components to turnkey stage systems, and encompass a variety of applications in industries as diverse as architecture, nuclear, medical technology, defense, automation, quick die change, engineering, manufacturing, theater and entertainment.
Bob Adams, engineering manager at Serapid, reports that he and his team just completed a successful evaluation and initial set of design studies using SIMSOLID, a new structural simulation tool that works directly on imported CAD geometry, eliminating the two most time-consuming and labor-intensive aspects of structural analysis: CAD geometry simplification and mesh preparation. As a result, Serapid is now in the process of implementing SIMSOLID to expand its use of simulation across all its product lines. Continue reading