Compliant Equipment Design

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Today’s equipment design is always under time pressure because of the continuously growing product complexity and the increasing demand for customization. Besides, globalization adds more challenges, such as working in distributed teams, with all sorts of suppliers, and being confronted with numerous local regulations that become increasingly stringent. It’s important for heavy equipment manufacturers to stay focused on what ultimately matters most: delivering compliant equipment of consistently high quality that exceeds the industry standard anywhere, every time.

Siemens helps heavy equipment manufacturers build a solid reputation in the market by providing them with all the components they need to achieve compliant equipment design excellence. By deploying those solutions, manufacturers can make sure that throughout the entire process, all stakeholders in equipment design stay continuously focused on the requirements. They can take a systematic approach to verification management, based on a common environment where all data is stored and kept up to date. And they preserve, at any time, a clear view of deliverables, status, risks, and opportunities, and traceability of all decisions across the program.

Today’s equipment design is always under time pressure because of the continuously growing product complexity and the increasing demand for customization. Besides, globalization adds more challenges, such as working in distributed teams, with all sorts of suppliers, and being confronted with numerous local regulations that become increasingly stringent. It’s important for heavy equipment manufacturers to stay focused on what ultimately matters most: delivering compliant equipment of consistently high quality that exceeds the industry standard anywhere, every time.

Siemens helps heavy equipment manufacturers build a solid reputation in the market by providing them with all the components they need to achieve compliant equipment design excellence. By deploying those solutions, manufacturers can make sure that throughout the entire process, all stakeholders in equipment design stay continuously focused on the requirements. They can take a systematic approach to verification management, based on a common environment where all data is stored and kept up to date. And they preserve, at any time, a clear view of deliverables, status, risks, and opportunities, and traceability of all decisions across the program.

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Manage requirements and confidently achieve compliant equipment

Today is all about emissions. But compliant equipment design is also about aspects like safety, ergonomics, noise, vibrations and more. Unfortunately, around the world, many local variants of regulations apply. For globally operating OEMs, managing those so that their product groups understand and implement them correctly, is challenging. To simplify the problem, it is important that they see the similarities and differences across regions, so that they can translate all regulations into a set that is more concise and easier to work with. This can help, for example, to set up processes for automated design to regulatory requirements. Still, keeping all stakeholders focused on the requirements must be a continuous effort to achieve compliant equipment design. Proper requirement management means they must be captured, shared, and maintained in an integrated repository that participates in standard product lifecycle management services. They must be linked to tasks and resources to drive priorities, for continuous verification and validation, and to study the impact and the risk of change.

Exceed industry standards for compliant equipment by following a systematic verification management approach

Industry standards provide a framework for a common understanding of what appropriate quality or good practice is. To strengthen their reputation and protect their brand, OEMs must adhere to all the methods, processes, requirements, and specifications defined in those standards, and must also be able to proof this. Being a global industrial player as well as a user of the technologies we sell, at Siemens we have embedded vast knowledge of standards and regulations as built-in features in our solutions. With Siemens solutions, OEMs can conduct, for example, ergonomics analysis, visibility studies, and many more during compliant equipment design. Still, it requires a continuous effort to verify if the equipment meets the prescribed standards. Therefore, it is also necessary to deploy a systematic approach to verification and validation, one where all stakeholders can access the same, common up-to-date data set, where they can communicate instantly on information like data, requirements, and status, and where the impact of all decisions can be tracked throughout the entire compliant equipment design cycle.

Be accountable and transparent and provide proof of delivering compliant equipment

The relationship between OEMs and their customers often strongly relies on trust. And with emerging technologies such as autonomous and connected capabilities, this will become even more important as an increasing number of responsibilities will come to the OEMs. In this context, it is crucial for them to be transparent. They must keep track of requirements throughout the lifecycle and document all decisions that are being taken along the way, including changes. They must follow such a systematic and traceable approach to program management so that they are able to provide proof points of good practice for compliant equipment design in case there is a litigation. In fact, it will benefit all stakeholders if program managers, team leaders and designers are connected via a common platform where they share up-to-date information. With execution and planning tied together, everyone has immediate access to what they need for their job. This fosters efficiency, provides a clear view of deliverables, status, risks, and opportunities, and allows traceability of decisions across the program.

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Mechanik-Konstruktionsmanagement

Teamcenter kombiniert alle Ihre MCAD-Daten (Mechanical Computer-Aided Design) in einer einzigen Umgebung für das Produktdatenmanagement (PDM), um die Produktivität bei der Konstruktion zu verbessern. Unabhängig davon, wie viele MCAD-Tools Ihr Unternehmen verwendet, können Sie Teile und Baugruppen, die in anderen Tools erstellt wurden, problemlos in Ihrer bevorzugten MCAD-Umgebung suchen, sie dann bearbeiten und in Multi-CAD-Baugruppen oder Produktkonstruktionen einfügen. Sie können Ihre Änderungs-, Validierungs- und Genehmigungsprozesse automatisieren, um Durchlaufzeiten zu kürzen und die Produktqualität zu verbessern.

Product Requirements Engineering

Der Nutzen von Anforderungen liegt nicht in ihrer Erfassung, sondern in der Verbesserung des Produktentwicklungsprozesses. Teamcenter weist Anforderungen verschiedenen nachgelagerten Funktionen/Features/Produktarchitekturen zu – und ermöglicht gleichzeitig die Erstellung von Berichten, Dokumentationen und Dashboards zur Verwaltung des Anforderungsprozesses. Sie können Anforderungen direkt aus der vertrauten Microsoft Office-Umgebung wie Microsoft Word und Excel erstellen, anzeigen und bearbeiten. Die im Lebenszyklus integrierten Anforderungen ermöglichen einen „Start integrated – Stay integrated“-Entwicklungsprozess über die gesamte Produktlebensdauer hinweg.

Stücklistenmanagement

Unsere Lösung bietet Ihrem gesamten Unternehmen eine gemeinsame Quelle für Stücklisteninformationen, damit Sie Ihr Produkt in- und auswendig kennen. Unabhängig davon, ob Sie nur ein elementares Stücklistenmanagement benötigen oder ein fortgeschrittenes Stücklistenmanagement mit größerer Flexibilität und Skalierbarkeit bei der Stücklistenkonfiguration, mit Teamcenter können Sie die Marktnachfrage nach innovativen und vielfältigen Produktangeboten erfüllen und sogar übertreffen.

Visualisierung, digitale Mockups und virtuelle Realität

Dank der Teamcenter-Funktionen für digitale Mockups und Visualisierung können alle Beteiligten während der gesamten Produktlebensdauer auf 2D- und 3D-Konstruktionsdaten zugreifen und gemeinsam an diesen Daten arbeiten, sodass Sie fundierte Entscheidungen zum Produkt treffen können. Teamcenter erstellt virtuelle Prototypen aus mehreren MCAD-Formaten (Mechanical Computer-Aided Design), sodass Sie keine teuren physischen Prototypen mehr bauen müssen, um spezifische Untersuchungen z. B. zu Ergonomie und Pfadplanung durchzuführen. Mit Virtual Reality-Konstruktionsvalidierungen können Sie den digitalen Zwilling Ihres Produkts virtuell unter die Lupe nehmen.

Änderungsmanagement und Workflow

Mit Teamcenter können Sie den manuellen Aufwand und die Kosten zum Verwalten und Verfolgen von PLM-Prozessen reduzieren. Vom bereichsübergreifenden Verwalten von Änderungen bis zum Ausführen einer einfachen Konstruktionsprüfung oder dem Koordinieren einer Reaktion auf Qualitätsprobleme können sich Ihre Mitarbeiter auf die richtigen Aufgaben konzentrieren, um auf Grundlage der richtigen Daten zum richtigen Zeitpunkt die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen. Beim Ausführen von Änderungen können Sie gewährleisten, dass alle Beteiligten genau verstehen, was sich ändert, und welchen Einfluss dies auf sie hat.