Foundry Simulation

The simulation of foundry logistics


Foundry Logistics Simulation supports the engineering process in many  of our projects in order to create the optimum foundry capacity with minimum investment. Gemco’s simulation engineers create 3D models that run the actual or future client’s production program, giving inside in the process flow, utilization rates, potential bottle necks and ‘what happens if …’ scenario’s.


While simulation was introduced as a tool to support the engineers, our customers mostly appreciate the clear inside they get in their future foundry. Since 2001 Gemco has used 3D modeling tools to create a virtual insight into the design. Since 2005 we employ simulation in foundry logistics.  With simulation, this 3D insight is not only static: it shows the running foundry that produces the customer's products according their production schedule.


We have applied simulations on a wide variety of engineering challenges such as the design of a 100t-h scrap yard, logistical optimization in the production of 7 meter long railway crossings and the molten supply in a foundry with 10 continuous casting lines and many other challenges.


The Foundry Logistics Simulation tool was developed in close cooperation with the Technical University in Eindhoven (TU/e) and the University Twente (UT). It has enabled us to realize the most efficient and reliable solutions for our customers.