Fogg Filler Designs Complex Machines with SOLIDWORKS

Are you always looking for the best tools to make you and your company work faster and more efficiently? With less time spent on the day-to-day tasks, you can focus more on inventing new technologies and creating better designs. Let’s take a look at Fogg Filler’s story, which is about just that, saving time on assembly and prototype development with SOLIDWORKS allowed its designers to focus on creating more innovative and efficient designs.

A leading innovator in the filling industry, Fogg Filler manufactures some of the best-performing rotary filling systems available, with speeds that can exceed 1,000 bottles per minute. Considered an industry leader, Fogg Filler is always looking to improve performance and capabilities of its products.

The filling machinery market has dramatically changed in recent years and in order to keep up with the changing the market, Fogg Filler knew it had to upgrade from its existing AutoCAD® 2D design tools to a 3D design platform that could support the increasing demands and allow them to work faster and more efficiently.

After evaluating multiple 3D CAD software products, Fogg Filler chose SOLIDWORKS Professional and SOLIDWORKS Premium because it supports large assembly design and includes motion simulation tools. According to Fogg Filler Owner, Ben Fogg, “We believed that SOLIDWORKS represented the best available design solution.” Needless to say, it didn’t take Fogg Filler long to standardize on SOLIDWORKS solutions.

With SOLIDWORKS and the company’s state-of-the-art machine shop, engineers can now create prototypes in 24 hours instead of the weeks that prototyping used to take. This efficiency improvement— combined with SOLIDWORKS tools for simulating motion, stress loads, and fluid flows—enables Fogg Filler to spend more time on innovative concepts at a much lower cost.

With the increased efficiency and quality provided by SOLIDWORKS, Fogg Filler can spend more time developing industry innovations, inventing new applications for its machines, and expanding into additional markets.

Read the full case study here, then learn how packaging machines and industrial equipment design are critical for delivering fresh, cold beer to your glass.

Josie Morales

Josie Morales

Josie connects with SOLIDWORKS users every day to help them share their cool and ground breaking design stories. When not speaking to users, she's binge watching everything.