LMS, A Siemens Business, The Leading Partner in Test and Mechatronic Simulation
LMS is a leading provider of test and mechatronic simulation software and engineering services in the automotive, aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries.
As a business segment within Siemens PLM, LMS provides a unique portfolio of products and services for manufacturing companies to manage the complexities of tomorrow’s product development by incorporating model-based mechatronic simulation and advanced testing in the product development process. LMS tunes into mission-critical engineering attributes, ranging from system dynamics, structural integrity and sound quality to durability, safety and power consumption.
With multi-domain and mechatronic simulation solutions, LMS addresses the complex engineering challenges associated with intelligent system design and model-based systems engineering. Thanks to our technology and over 1250 dedicated people, LMS has become the partner of choice of more than 5,000 manufacturing companies worldwide. LMS operates in over 30 key locations around the world.
Based in Leuven, Belgium, LMS has 30 years of solid engineering experience with an unrivaled track record in developing and marketing technology breakthroughs that address very real customer challenges. From its roots as a high-tech spin-off from the University of Leuven in Belgium, LMS has grown to become a worldwide leader in engineering innovation with mechatronic simulation software, testing systems and engineering services.
Leading partner in Test
LMS is the market leader in test-based engineering, having pioneered many innovative techniques in high-end structural and NVH testing over the years. The full portfolio of LMS testing solutions includes transfer path analysis, rotating machinery, structural and acoustics testing, environmental testing, vibration control, report and data management. On the hardware side, the LMS SCADAS family ranges from compact mobile units, autonomous smart recorders, dedicated durability solutions up to high-channel count laboratory systems. All hardware and software systems are tightly integrated to tune into the specific needs of practically any testing engineer across a variety of industries.
Over the last decade, LMS International has developed an integrated hybrid process solution – simulation enhanced by test. With LMS mechatronic simulation software and solutions, critical functional performance attributes are simulated and designed upfront in the development process. This process has enable LMS customers to slash development times by 30-50%. This is not only a tremendous advantage in terms of faster time to market, it also significantly reduced risks and costs.
Leading partner in Mechatronic Simulation
Today, LMS International is taking simulation a step further to help its customers face new and tough challenges, like energy management and emission reduction, as well as the almost exponential explosion of electronics and controls in a variety of products, such as intelligent vehicles. The LMS International mission today is to continue to be the undisputed leader for empowering innovation -- not only the mechanical side, but also a process that bridges into the world of controls and mechatronics. With solutions for mechatronic simulation and 3D analysis supported by expert engineering services, LMS is ready to lead the mechatronic simulation market. These innovative new LMS tools and processes will be the ones customers count on to make the smarter and greener products of the future.
Cutting-edge services for a successful partnership
LMS International helps customers engineer their products better. Our expert engineering service team knows how to support all aspects of the process from concept engineering until digital engineering and, even further, until test-based refinement and final production. Although it is best to use a frontloaded development process, where product-critical performance attributes can be defined way before the first virtual model, LMS understands that occasionally an outside intervention team is the best way to solve last minute issues. Not only can LMS assist with this, our engineering service experts work hands-on with our customers to share the latest technology and methods.
LMS experts help engineering departments around the world deploy the most up-to-date engineering processes successfully. LMS engineers master a variety of complex domains ranging from vehicle and aerospace engineering to mechanical and mechatronic applications. Our experts combine solid industry experience with multidisciplinary technology and know-how in noise and vibration, strength and durability, safety and crash, kinematics and dynamics, vehicle handling, eco-engineering and mechatronic simulation. The LMS Engineering Services centers in Europe, the USA and Asia combine state-of-the-art testing facilities with an extensive simulation infrastructure. The local LMS Customer Service team further guarantees that every LMS customer can maintain their software and system know-how for an optimal return on investment through extensive training, seminars, a multi-lingual response line and other customized professional services.
A top of the line track record
Over the years, LMS has maintained a track record of profitable growth. By understanding customers’ challenges, anticipating future needs, and responding with innovative solutions, LMS will continue to grow and lead the industry forward in empowering engineering innovation.
More than anything else, LMS is a dedicated group of talented people, driven by a compelling vision and a well-defined strategy. A continuous focus on the customer is the foundation of the company culture. Simply expressed, anything LMS does must ultimately contribute to customer success. Every single LMS employee around the world is completely committed to applying innovative engineering technologies to address today’s and tomorrow’s product and process challenges.
Just some of the 5000 references
LMS helps companies like BMW, Daimler Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Renault, Toyota, and Volkswagen to develop quieter, more reliable cars and greener cars. LMS supports component suppliers like Bosch, Delphi, Denso, Michelin, Rieter and Visteon as they operate in today’s advanced supply chains. LMS works together with Airbus and Boeing as they engineer the airplanes you travel on, Hughes, Thales Alenia and TRW by testing the satellites that support the wireless telecom revolution, and NASA, ESA and JAXA as they further develop their international space programs. LMS works with consumer product companies such as Apple, HP, IBM, Miele, Motorola, Nokia and Sony to reduce noise in the home and office. And, LMS has even helped Harley-Davidson preserve the famous sound of their motorcycles.