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In many cases, the end of the year gives you time to step back and take stock of the last 12 months. This is when many of us take a hard look at what worked and what did not, complete performance reviews, and formulate plans for the coming year. For me, it is all of those things plus a time when I u...
DEM Solutions Releases EDEM BulkSim® Design Engineering Software and Solutions for the Global Mining Industries

DEM Solutions, the company setting the standard for engineering application of discrete element method (DEM) simulation, today announced the availability of EDEM BulkSim® suite of design engineering solutions developed specifically to overcome the bulk materials handling challenges of the global Mining industry. Developed with input and collaboration from leading Mining and Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) companies, EDEM BulkSim enables simulation-based design of production critical bulk materials handling equipment, such as chutes and transfer points, that are better performing and more reliable.

“The mining industry has unique challenges in handling and processing its raw product at the scale now common in high-producing mines,” stated Dr John Favier, CEO and Founder of DEM Solutions. “Due to the tonnage of ore or coal involved there are massive cost implications to mine site operations of equipment failure and unscheduled down time. Conveyor transfer equipment is crucial to the transport and handling of thousands of tons of mined materials per hour and a major pain point for mine operators. EDEM BulkSim software provides an unparalleled capability for transfer point design engineers to virtually test and troubleshoot the performance of conveyor transfer equipment before it is actually manufactured and commissioned. This capability not only reduces front-end design costs and shortens development time, but it also results in better performing and more reliable equipment with less down time. Also, mine operators now have a tool for quantifying the affect of changes in production capacity or ore body characteristics on the performance and maintenance scheduling for transfer equipment. All of these benefits are particularly important as the mining industry increases its focus on user safety, optimizing operational efficiencies and adopting a total product life cycle management approach to mine operations.”

Dr Favier added, “DEM simulation is being widely adopted in many of the major discrete manufacturing and process industries as it provides a ‘real world’ level of detail of bulk materials and solids like no other CAE technology, and our EDEM® portfolio of simulation software, advanced calibration methods and services has been setting the standard in the commercial application of DEM. Building on the commercial successes of EDEM with blue chip customers across many industries, including mining, construction and agricultural equipment as well as metals manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods, we are now leading the industry with EDEM BulkSim, the most advanced DEM simulation software and solutions for the optimization of bulk material handling equipment design and operation for the Mining industry. Early deployments of EDEM BulkSim have already demonstrated improved designs and operational benefits, and one such project with our partner Bulk Materials Engineering Australia (BMEA) has resulted in us receiving a Highly Commended Award in the category of Innovative Technology for EDEM BulkSim at the recent Australian Bulk Handling Awards Dinner in Sydney, Australia.”

For more information about the EDEM BulkSim software and solutions, visit us at or email us at Recently published white paper titled ‘The EDEM BulkSim Solution: Maximizing the Reliability and Performance of Conveyor Transfer Equipment’ and other related material are available for viewing and download from our website.


About DEM Solutions

DEM Solutions is the market leader in simulation software and services for the design and development of bulk particle handling and processing equipment. The Company’s ground-breaking Discrete Element Method (“DEM”) simulation technology and expertise provides unparalleled model calibration, virtual prototyping and validation capability for improved equipment design and product innovation that deliver optimized performance, increased productivity and improved operational efficiencies. In addition to market leading EDEM® simulation platform, EDEM Academic and EDEM BulkSim® software, the Company provides engineering support services to blue-chip companies around the world in mining, energy, discrete manufacturing and process industries.

Founded in 2003, the Company is headquartered in Edinburgh (UK) with offices in Denver (USA) and Yokohama (Japan) supporting direct sales in Europe, Americas, Japan, and Australia, and channel sales in the rest of the world. DEM Solutions also works with a network of industry-expert engineering service partners worldwide supporting customers in deployment of EDEM simulation technology to address engineering challenges involving bulk particles.

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