Reduced weight of a standard trailer by a ton
Increased precision of design work
Reduced the amount of scrap from production, reducing the environmental impact
“Companies want lighter trailers that at the same time can carry as much as possible. For a designer of trailers, it means that it is necessary to optimize the relationship between weight and strength. We do this partly by using the right materials, partly by developing smarter solutions, and this has become much easier with SolidWorks. We also have had very strong support from the PLM Group team in creating new development processes.”
Hellgrens truck service produces trailers for use with heavy vehicles such as tractor-trailers. The challenge was to produce trailers that can carry the weight load of the cargo they are designed to transport, while reducing overall bodyweight.
Hellgrens choice was SolidWorks Professional and SolidWorks Simulation. The company has managed to reduce the weight of a standard trailer by a ton, increased the precision of design work and also significantly reduced the amount of scrap from production, reducing the environmental impact. By using SolidWorks Simulation for FEM analysis, they ensure that the welded plate structures can carry the weight load of the cargo they are designed to transport.