A clear vision, ambition and a powerful strategy
LMS is unique. It has demonstrated over and over again an unprecedented combination of customer-driven vision, crystal clear strategic direction and the commitment needed to keep its customers a step ahead of their competition. LMS is the only partner offering integrated end-to-end solutions. LMS has continuously fine-tuned its vision, strategy and structure in order to be the preferred engineering innovation partner.
|1980 - Undisputed Leader in Test…. the LMS Test.Lab Vision |
Since 1980, LMS has pioneered multi-channel computer-based testing systems. Innovative software and hardware applications cover a full set of NVH, structural, acoustic, modal, durability, and rotating machinery applications delivered in a modular hardware/software platform to support the integrated “LMS Test.Lab” vision.
LMS is the industry’s leading single source provider of best-in-class hardware and software for high-end testing systems.
LMS Test.Lab became the market reference with more than 5,000 active systems, totalling over 150.000 channels, where extensive user benchmarks reported 50% performance gains.
|1995 - Originator of the “Hybrid Engineering” Vision… LMS Virtual.Lab |
By 1995 it was clear that manufacturers had to shorten time-to-market drastically to stay competitive and that physical prototype testing was often one of their critical path bottlenecks. LMS continued to invest in dramatic, innovative improvements in physical testing but, at the same time, expanded its vision to include the addition of virtual simulation…a unique “hybrid” test and simulation solution that, for the first time, leveraged the best of both the test and simulation worlds.
With a series of acquisitions and innovative partnerships, LMS facilitated the movement to reduce back-end prototype testing by frontloading the design process with virtual simulation. In 2000, LMS introduced the LMS Virtual.Lab platform which has grown to simulate many multiphysics, multi-attribute applications.
|2010 - Setting the Standard once again… LMS Imagine.Lab & the MBSE Solution |
To accurately simulate multi-domain intelligent system behavior and predict multi-disciplinary performance long before detailed CAD geometry is available, LMS acquired Imagine in 2007 and produced the LMS Imagine.Lab suite for 1D multi-physics simulation.
With the acquisition of Emmeskay in 2010, LMS is again leading a paradigm shift, this time to MBSE. In complex, mechatronic products, controls and mechanical designs can no longer proceed independently or in parallel; they must be interlocked. MBSE creates the ideal product development architecture to design, calibrate and test controls and controlled systems together in a simulation environment. For the first time, the dynamic interacting behavior of the growing number of controls and software can be proven before physical prototypes become available.
|2011 - Empowering the Hybrid Engineering and the MBSE-strategy |
In 2011, to further empower the Hybrid Engineering and the MBSE-strategy, LMS acquires a 60% controlling majority position in SAMTECH. This Belgian provider of Computer Aided Engineering and structural analysis software is recognized as the top provider within the European aviation and aerospace industry.