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Rail Systems

Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Rail Systems

Rail transport is key to the mobility of communities and movement of citizens and goods in comfort and safety while minimizing environmental impact. Whether you are manufacturing train, tram, metro, subway, light rail or monorail systems, our solutions offer a comprehensive, integrated design, simulation and manufacturing environment for rail systems. Our solutions incorporate design and testing for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), engineering, durability, thermal and energy management, dynamics, and controls development.

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Rail Systems

Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Rail Systems

Rail transport is key to the mobility of communities and movement of citizens and goods in comfort and safety while minimizing environmental impact. Whether you are manufacturing train, tram, metro, subway, light rail or monorail systems, our solutions offer a comprehensive, integrated design, simulation and manufacturing environment for rail systems. Our solutions incorporate design and testing for noise, vibration and harshness (NVH), engineering, durability, thermal and energy management, dynamics, and controls development.

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Siemens Rail Systems

Digital manufacturing tools strengthen rapid organic growth

Train manufacturer uses Manufacturing Process Planner and Process Simulate to ensure its products are manufactured at the highest quality standards against continuously shorter delivery times.

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Lifecycle Collaboration

Today’s Automotive & Transportation industry has never been more cost-competitive, and efficiencies need to be gained wherever possible as vehicles are getting more complex.  A lifecycle approach to process and data management is critical to meet these challenges.  Our solutions address how you manage change, execute work processes, drive quality, and connect to external suppliers and customers. Our lifecycle management approach to centralizing technical information and keeping it up to date and accessible, means knowledge workers can be more efficient and achieve higher levels of performance.

Lifecycle Requirements Management

To deliver the Automotive and Transportation systems of the future, we need to truly understand the market and customer dynamics. Requirements that are maintained outside the product development lifecycle, or delivered through documents and spreadsheets, prevent collaboration and can’t deliver products efficiently. Collaborating on requirements is critical to successful product realization and innovation. Our solution allows you to capture, keep up with, and deliver requirements to the entire enterprise.

Program Management

Designing and simulating the Automobile and Transportation systems of the future that are more complex and sophisticated requires a sophisticated program management tool. Siemens PLM software provides a systems approach to project planning integrating cost, schedule and technical requirements in a fully planned, resourced and budgeted program management solution to accelerate vehicle product development to design, engineer, reproduce and optimize vehicle platforms.

Program Management

Designing and Simulating the Automobile and Transportation systems of the future that are more complex and sophisticated requires a sophisticated program management tool. Siemens PLM software provides a systems approach to project planning integrating cost, schedule and technical requirements in a fully planned, resourced and budgeted program management solution to accelerate vehicle product development to design, engineer, simulate and optimize vehicle platforms.

Supplier Program Management

Designing and simulating automobile and transportation systems of the future requires a sophisticated program management tool. Our solutions bring a systems approach to project planning, resulting in accelerated vehicle product development.

IP Protection & Export Control

Optimize your ability to bring products to markets, fully leverage your IP portfolio, and maximize reuse with our unified solutions for IP Management. This proven solution will help your team reduce cycle times, decrease costs, and remove risks around compliance and litigation. The easy-to-use search functions allow distributed design teams to securely access and reuse best-in-class IP. Our platform also ensures improved visibility and data sharing as well as secures your IP by controlling and recording access.

Reliability, Functional & Systems Safety

As OEMs shift design responsibility to partners and lower-tier suppliers, they must be able to effectively use data generated by these partners as the basis for risk and hazard analysis. This ensures reliability of the highly complex cyber-physical systems used by the next generation of transportation systems. By enabling integrated “Design for Support”, our solution increases the system reliability while decreasing the maintenance/logistics footprint—contributing directly to the bottom line.

Vehicle Verification Management

The Verification Management solution enables companies to achieve faster time to certification by providing a single integrated environment. This ensures that all product verification events, whether simulation modeling and analysis or physical tests, are driven by requirements, planned and executed in the correct sequence. Our solutions provide full traceability by linking individual tests and analyses to the necessary resources.

Vehicle Verification Management

The Verification Management solution enables companies to achieve faster time to certification by providing a single integrated environment. This ensures that all product verification events, whether simulation modeling and analysis or physical tests, are driven by requirements, planned and executed in the correct sequence. Our solutions provide full traceability by linking to individual tests and analyses to the necessary resources.

Software Engineering

The evolution of modern transportation systems is driving the demand for Electric, Autonomous, and Hybrid vehicles. Electronics and Software are driving this revolution with the exponential adoption of sophisticated electronics, sensors, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. The need to manage this level of sophisticated smart products requires an integrated software engineering solution.  Our systems-driven digitalization approach to product development combines systems engineering with an integrated approach to software engineering and product engineering.

Vehicle Performance Engineering

Explore our simulation and testing solutions to frontload vehicle multi-attribute performance engineering and mechatronic system innovation throughout development.

Powertrain Performance Engineering

Discover how Simcenter simulation and testing solutions enable to balance powertrain fuel economy, drivability, energy management, NVH and acoustics.

Additive Engineering & Manufacturing

The power of additive manufacturing is the ability to generate new designs that could not be developed by traditional manufacturing processes. This capability allows us to create organic shapes that normally are impossible to manufacture. Additive manufacturing permits exploration of multiple design alternatives to find optimal designs quickly. Our solutions for additive manufacturing enable you to reimagine products, retool manufacturing and rethink business models.

Supply Chain Collaboration

Most auto OEMs no longer compete solely as autonomous corporations. They also compete as participants in integrated supply chains. Synchronizing processes and collaborating on data between the OEM and the supplier is therefore critical. Siemens PLM Software provides an easy-to-use, secure platform for collaborating with suppliers, even those outside the PLM environment. Our solutions to support multiple use cases including design data exchange, direct materials sourcing, and supplier program management.

Manufacturing Engineering for Body Assembly

For automotive manufacturers scaling up to deliver autonomous, electric and hybrid vehicles, highly integrated manufacturing processes are needed to produce a vehicle that is far more complex while increasing margin and getting products to market faster. Our solutions bring a systems driven approach to automotive body engineering and manufacturing connecting all aspects of vehicle design in an end to end digital thread with design, simulation, and manufacturing applications. This provides OEMs and suppliers with the ability to build the automotive and transportation systems of the future.

Manufacturing Engineering for Final Assembly

Today, manufacturers are building multiple car models, along with their associated trim levels, in a single assembly line. Managing this complex mixed-model production process presents an enormous challenge for automakers as more complex vehicles need to be manufactured. With our digital manufacturing solutions, you can perform early evaluation of cycle time, estimate budgets and analyze assembly costs. Our solutions offer capabilities such as line balancing, enterprise process planning, throughput analysis and resource planning. With these tools, you can reduce engineering change orders (ECOs) and increase final assembly productivity.

Manufacturing Engineering for Paint

Automotive paint shops must meet the highest demands for maximum availability, energy efficiency, round-the-clock production, and operating in a harsh production environment. With Siemens PLM software tools you can develop and simulate robotic operations of your paint processes, including tooling and peripherals. You can enhance communication and coordination among manufacturing disciplines, enabling smarter decision-making.

Manufacturing Engineering for Powertrain Assembly

With our solutions for powertrain production automakers can easily plan complete powertrain manufacturing operations. You can define CNC tool paths and calculate machining cycle times for specific stages of operations. Using integrated G-code-driven machine tool simulation, you can identify and avoid potential collisions between parts, machines or fixtures. Furthermore, the CNC work package can be delivered directly to the machines. This streamlined process chain can help you reduce powertrain manufacturing setup times and increase product quality.

Supplier Assembly Manufacturing Engineering

Suppliers need to maximize profitability in automotive part manufacturing by improving collaboration with OEMs. Our digital manufacturing solutions help automotive part suppliers maximize business performance by improving manufacturing planning collaboration, defining and optimizing proposed manufacturing processes, designing and manufacturing high-performance tooling, supporting effective communication with production and shop floor systems, and monitoring and controlling quality.

Manufacturing Data Management

The integration of smart manufacturing systems is enabled by connecting people, systems and machines through a digital thread of information from design, manufacturing and field support. As a result, the enterprise can collaborate instantly and securely across the product design and process planning functions. By consistently and accurately connecting planning to production, we ensure that the correct manufacturing data is delivered to and accessible from the shop floor.

Body Manufacturing Stamping

Automotive stamping dies and press lines are high-cost, long lead-time investments. To maximize return on investment (ROI), it’s important to streamline development and commissioning of new lines, while flexibly adapting existing lines to new designs. Our automotive stamping solutions are used by leading companies to optimize operational efficiency and reduce time, cost and errors in design, planning and production of sheet metal parts and dies. Performance improvement include: reduction of try-out time by 70 percent, reduction of tooling design costs by 20 percent, reduction of stamping die design errors by 90 percent, and increase of stroke rate by 10 percent.

Powertrain Machining

Easily plan complete powertrain manufacturing operations to reduce powertrain manufacturing setup times and increase product quality.

Tooling & Fixture Design

Transform automotive manufacturing by embracing digitalization for more competitive, cost-effective, and efficient processes. Our solutions streamline the entire tool development process including part design, tool assembly layout, and detailed tooling design and validation. Using the advanced functionality of our solutions, step-by-step guidance, and associativity with part designs, you can work with even the most challenging tooling and fixture designs.

Factory Layout, Line Design & Optimization

Factories are being architected and simulated virtually through digitalized processes to create the smart factory of the future. The virtual factory is created in 3D with layout and optimization tools, allowing you to design, layout, and configure the factory environment and optimize factory operations. By giving facility planning and line design teams the ability to see the outcome of plans virtually, you can avoid costly expenses and wasted resources that occur when problems are discovered in real facilities.

Automation Engineering & Commissioning

When systems and machines are connected in a digital thread, they are easy to simulate. Automation equipment that is controlled by programmable logic controller (PLC) programs can be virtually tested to meet performance requirements, resulting in reduced system startup time. With our solutions, you can debug PLC codes in a virtual environment before integrating them into real systems and machines.

Integrated Quality Management

In today’s competitive environment, it’s a challenge to deliver a product that meets all technical and performance requirements at cost and on schedule. Our quality management solution gives you the ability to improve quality and reduce costs along the entire product lifecycle. By allowing you to know and meet all relevant standards, this solution helps you become best-in-class with regard to regulatory compliance, quality, and operational effectiveness.

Automotive Chassis Design

Market demands are forcing automotive companies to adopt new materials and production methods to improve strength, durability, and NVH. Today, chassis design involves adding more electronically-controlled systems while continuing to look for new ways to reduce weight. Siemens PLM Software provides an integrated platform for chassis design, engineering simulation, and manufacturing validation of chassis parts. Our solution helps you achieve high-performance design, simulation, documentation, tooling, and manufacturing of chassis systems.

Automotive Interior & Exterior Trim Design Solution

Automotive trim components with superior fit, finish and aesthetic properties are critical to conveying design and brand appeal. Weight, durability and the environmental aspects of trim materials are critical design considerations that must be carefully evaluated. Our solution gives you the comprehensive interior and exterior trim design toolset you need to stay ahead of the competition. You can work in the context of the entire vehicle or subsystem to create high-quality molded components and decorative panels.

Automotive Concept Design & Styling

In automotive styling, creativity, productivity and the ability to rapidly iterate different design concepts are critical for success. Our tools for concept design, reverse engineering and high-end rendering give you the power and freedom to push your creativity, all in one system. For exterior and interior Class A surfaces, we provide pole manipulation and surface alignment tools while giving you full control and real-time analysis of surface quality.

Automotive Body Design & Engineering

Changing consumer preferences and regulatory pressures are forcing automotive companies to find new ways to improve vehicle aerodynamics, enhance visual appeal, and increase interior space. Today, automotive companies rely on a systems-driven approach for automotive body engineering and manufacturing to realize body systems innovations. Our solutions provide an integrated automotive body systems design, simulation, and manufacturing solution in a managed environment to help you respond quickly to changing market demands.

Automotive Instrument Panel & HVAC Design

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ADAS & Integrated Safety

Explore our simulation and testing solutions to optimize safety and performance linked to ADAS by validating resulting behavior when integrating active and passive safety systems.

Aerodynamics

Get better insights on airflows and aerodynamics to increase vehicle efficiency, comfort and safety, improve handling and reduce noise using 3D CFD simulation.

Water & Dirt Management

Analyze the vehicle’s interaction with water and dirt, and predict its behavior in harsh conditions, improving driver safety and vehicle reliability.

Vehicle Energy Management

Optimize the overall energy management of innovative, eco-friendly concepts while improving drivability, thermal comfort and performance.

Controls Development, Verification & Validation

Successfully develop mechatronics systems and optimize mechanics, electronics and software simultaneously as an integrated system.

NVH & Acoustics for Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

Experience optimal driving sensations with the added comfort of a quiet hybrid or electric powertrain. Optimize the NVH & acoustic behavior of your powertrain or vehicle with Simcenter tools and services.

Thermal & Energy Management for Conventional Powertrain

Get a deep understanding of the engine and powertrain systems performance early in the design cycle to help you meet fuel economy, emissions and drivability requirements.

Digital Mockup, Virtual & Augmented Reality

Our physical world is being designed and simulated virtually through digitalized processes as a digital twin before a physical product is even created. This is done using the 3D Visualization and Digital Mockup capabilities. Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a real-life environment; immersing the user to experience the simulated reality first hand. Augmented Reality (AR) merges computer-generated graphics on top of real world, to digitally enhance what we see.

Digital Mockup, Virtual & Augmented Reality

Our physical world is being designed and simulated virtually through digitalized processes as a digital twin before a physical product is even created. This is done using the 3D Visualization and Digital Mockup capabilities. Virtual Reality (VR) is a computer-generated simulation of a real-life environment; immersing the user to experience the simulated reality first hand. Augmented Reality (AR) merges computer-generated graphics on top of the real world, to digitally enhance what we see.

Strength & Durability

Strength and durability solutions for automotive performance engineering.

Autonomous Vehicles

Autonomous vehicles will revolutionize the transportation industry like no other change since the invention of the automobile. Creating these vehicles demands agile, model-based development with integrated data flows and a heavy reliance on software-based simulation capabilities. Siemens PLM Software offers a full set of autonomous vehicle solutions for all key technical domains – from chip design to full vehicle validation.

Next-Generation Design

The next generation of vehicles requires a next-generation design solution that removes the barriers to innovation with an integrated set of design and validation tools. Our solutions deliver the full set of tools to create the next generation of vehicles.

Vehicle Performance Engineering for Autonomous Driving

Implement efficient design exploration, validation and verification of ADAS and autonomous driving systems at vehicle level.

NVH & Acoustics for Conventional Powertrain

Eco-friendly measures impact the powertrain NVH and acoustics performance. Simcenter helps diagnose, analyze and resolve powertrain NVH issues.

Thermal & Energy Management for E-Powertrain

Virtually explore and physically validate critical xEV components and subsystems, as well as their performance during integration to meet range, drivability and performance expectations.

Vehicle Electrification

Vehicle electrification is a driving force in the ongoing revolution in the automotive industry. Engineering electric vehicles fast and profitably, while making them desirable to consumers, is a daunting challenge. We offer an integrated and precise digital twin for electric vehicles addressing challenges for all vehicle domains. Our best-in-class solutions empower automakers and the vehicle electrification supply chain to reduce development time and deliver high-quality solutions, with the ability to adapt to changes easily at every stage of the process.

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Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Rail Systems
Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Rail Systems
Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Rail Systems

Rail transport is a key element in the mobility of communities, moving citizens and goods in comfort and safety while minimizing environmental impact.

Rail transport can be a source of noise, vibration and pollution. It can event present a nuisance or threat to surrounding infrastructure. Whether you are manufacturing train, tram, metro, subway, light rail or monorail systems, our solutions offer a comprehensive, integrated design, simulation and manufacturing environment for developing rail systems.

Managing pass-by-noise of rail transport is a constraint in cities with dense populations. Performance and reliability of rail systems also present operational concerns. Train manufacturers must offer a quiet and comfortable ride. Ergonomic seats, low background noise and an optimal design of in-vehicle noise cancellation systems are key differentiators that add value to the travel experience. Our rail design, simulation and testing solutions optimize noise and vibration comfort.

Our solutions enable you to make smart design decisions so that your rail systems carry people and freight cleanly, efficiently and quietly.

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Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Rail Systems
Digital Enterprise Industry Solutions for Rail Systems