THE MOST effective hydraulic manifold block design, prototyping, validation and production software solution that uses cartridge valves from many manufacturers’ catalogues. This module allows hundreds of manifold solutions to be prototyped rapidly through its incredibly sophisticated “Auto-Create Block” algorithms and customizable design preference options.
You first create your machine in the Automation Studio™ schematic workspace using components from manufacturers’ catalogues. These components already contain all the parameters necessary for the simulation, but also specific data required in a manifold block design such as cavities, connection ports, 3D geometries, etc.
Easily manage default design preferences and options in designing of your block. You can define preferred faces for component positioning, rules for clearance zones, drilling rules, drill set, hole closures, and many other options.
If the cavity for your component is not present, you can use the Cavity Manager to create it based on your requirements.
Among several features offered in the Hydraulic Manifold Block workshop, the "Auto-Create Block" automatic creation function saves considerable time in the design process. A few seconds are enough to generate a hundred block solutions. Preferred options can be modified to narrow the solution set based on your standards and requirements.
Manual operations provide an effortless mechanism for designing a manifold block by quickly and easily reworking the automatic solutions by moving components and channels. Port diameters, drill lists, plug closure types and extrusion blocks are among some of the elements that can be easily adapted to match the equipment at your disposal.
Use the power of simulation for which Automation Studio ™ is renowned, to check your block's performance, in terms of pressure, flow and temperature within your manifold, and to validate the behaviour before production, thus saving time and costs in the prototyping phase.
This workshop was designed to optimize the creation of a hydraulic manifold block. Not only is the block designed quickly, but all required reports are also generated promptly. Similar to our auto-routing capabilities, reports can be generated automatically based on preferences. The report types available include: the drilling list, technical and production drawings containing dimensions, references, orthogonal views, component lists, and 2D hydraulic manifold circuit, all with very few clicks! A full report can also be generated. Additionally, hydraulic manifold blocks can be exported in STEP, XML and CAD formats, allowing you to send this information to your manifold manufacturer.