Delux Cuts Development Time 50% With Creo



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Nebraska-based Delux Mfg. has been building grain dryers on the U.S. Great Plains since 1962. Delux equipment processes Delux machineryanywhere from 250 to 5,000 bushels of grain per hour. The company's dryers can be found throughout North America, Central America, Europe and Asia.

Initiatives

  • Offer the most innovative options in agricultural equipment so that customers get superior value for their investment
  • Alleviate the pain of rework
  • Communicate effectively with partners, plant floor assemblers, dealers and potential dealers, using BOMs and digital documentation

Solution

  • Creo streamlines the product development process, providing more bandwidth for implementing new ideas
  • Creo Parametric with Creo NC Sheetmetal Extension and Creo Advanced Assembly Extension ensures designs and last-minute changes work before physical prototyping
  • Creo generates the CAD to CAM models fabricators need to quickly create new components
  • Creo data used for visualizations and assembly instructions

Results

  • Introduced major technology breakthroughs recently, including a self-cleaning dryer, screenless dryers and remote monitoring that can operate from mobile devices anywhere in the world
  • Cost savings of about $15,000 per prototype
  • Hundreds of hours saved when working with external partners
  • Product design process is 50% faster with Creo 2.0