MSC.Software helps Toyota Industrial Equipment optimize forklift design

  • 21-Dec-2010 08:56 EST

Toyota Industrial Equipment S.A. (TIESA) has chosen SimXpert with MD Nastran from MSC.Software Corp. for the modeling and analysis of chassis components and forklift truck body frames for customized material handling equipment. Due to the need for equipment design customization for European customers, the engineering department of TIESA decided to develop its own competency in CAE modeling and analysis. The company is now able to optimize complex welded body frames by running structural analysis and validating real-world behavior of the forklift before doing any physical prototypes, according to Engineering Manager Jean-François Ferron. The TIESA manufacturing facility, located in Ancenis, France, produces counterbalance forklifts for the European market. It produces both internal-combustion-engine and electric-powered forklifts with a capacity of 1.5 to 5.0 t (1.7 to 5.5 ton). TIESA also has a spare-parts distribution center that provides European customers with more than 20,000 spare parts.

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