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Digital Innovation 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 Innovation 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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Balfour Beatty Rail Track Systems

Balfour Beatty Rail Track Systems

Our advanced machining solutions lower production costs and build in quality

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LOHR Industrie

LOHR Industrie

PLM ensures product quality, durability and rapid CAE model preparation

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Siemens Rail Systems

Siemens Rail Systems

Train manufacturer uses PLM to ensure quality in manufacturing

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Systems Engineering

Increasing complexity of the rail industry requires systems-driven approaches to product development that combine systems engineering with integrated product definition. Digital Innovation Solutions unify product development with manufacturing to provide functional networking, advanced modeling and simulation, and an intuitive user experience.

Electrical Design

Advanced systems engineering expertise, tools and platforms from Mentor Graphics (a Siemens company) can meet your needs for everything from individual component design to complete rail systems engineering.

Software & Autonomous Transportation

Embedded software is driving innovation in the rail industry. Our integrated ALM and PLM solution allows you to manage embedded software development complexities.

Product Cost Management for Rail Systems

Our integrated product cost management solution combines the power of a PLM platform with sophisticated product cost management tools, enabling rail system providers to forecast target costs, best-cost-based purchase prices and profitable sales prices.

Lightweighting

Affordability and high-volume production of composite materials is a key challenge in the rail industry. Our solutions for composite part development provide a clear understanding of the impact of design choices on cost and schedule.

Rail Performance Engineering

Uniquely combine system simulation, 3D CAE and test engineering to predict performance of rail systems across critical attributes earlier and throughout vehicle development.

Compliance Management

Environmental compliance, sustainability and green operations are essential to rail system design, manufacturing and marketing. With support for compliance and sustainability objectives, our solutions help you maximize visibility of your compliance status across the product lifecycle.

Smart Manufacturing

Increasing complexity of the rail industry requires systems-driven approaches to product development that combine systems engineering with integrated product definition. Our PLM solutions unify product development with manufacturing to provide functional networking, advanced modeling and simulation, and an intuitive user experience.

IoT & Lifecycle Analytics

Leverage IoT-enabled rail systems and gather information from these smart systems on the tracks. Our solutions connect the physical product with engineering insight contained within the PLM system, providing rail companies the insight to improve product development.

Technical Publishing

Complexity of managing technical documentation for rail programs is increasing. Our solution enables content writers to reduce time and effort required to develop and revise technical documents.

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Systems-Driven Product Development

Complex automotive products require systems-driven approaches to product development that combine systems engineering with integrated product definition and unify product development with manufacturing. Our Digital Innovation Solutions provide functional networking, advanced modeling, simulation and an intuitive user experience.

Software & Autonomous Vehicles

Embedded software is driving new opportunities in the automotive industry and fueling innovation in connectivity, electrification and autonomous vehicle development. Our integrated ALM and PLM solution helps manage embedded software development complexities.

Automotive Performance Engineering

Uniquely combine system simulation, 3D CAE and test engineering to predict performance of automotive systems across critical attributes earlier and throughout vehicle development.

IoT & Lifecycle Analytics

Leverage the IoT-connected car and gather information from these smart systems on the road. By connecting the physical car with engineering insight contained within the Digital Innovation Platform—the car’s “digital twin”, Siemens PLM Software provides OEMs and suppliers the product insight they need to improve product design and manufacturing.

Smart Manufacturing

Advances in advanced robotics, 3D printing, factory automation and other new technologies for Industry 4.0 are transforming automotive production. Our comprehensive manufacturing solutions help automotive companies optimize powertrain manufacturing, body-in-white and final assembly processes on a global scale.

OEM Product Cost Management

With an integrated product cost management solution that combines the power of a PLM platform with sophisticated product cost management tools, automakers can forecast and analyze target costs, best-cost-based purchase prices and profitable sales prices more efficiently.

Vehicle Lightweighting

Affordability and high-volume production of composite materials is a key challenge in the automotive industry. Our proven solutions for advanced composite part development provide a clear understanding of the impact of design choices on cost and schedule.

Technical Publishing

Complexity of developing and revising technical documentation for global vehicle programs is increasing for automotive companies. Our technical publishing solution allows your content writers to significantly reduce time and effort required to update documents.

Product Cost Management for Automotive Suppliers

To win business, automotive suppliers must demonstrate capabilities to meet target price estimates and act as true collaborators in reducing program costs. With an integrated product cost management solution that combines the power of a PLM platform with sophisticated product cost management tools, suppliers can forecast and analyze target costs, best-cost-based purchase prices and profitable sales prices.

Product Cost Management for Truck OEMs

Cyclical demand and high volatility in the trucking industry forces truck OEMs to develop new products and bring them to the market cost-efficiently. With an integrated product cost management solution that combines the power of a PLM platform with sophisticated product cost management tools, truckmakers can forecast and analyze target costs, best-cost-based purchase prices and profitable sales prices more efficiently.

Compliance Management

Leading automotive companies recognize that environmental compliance, sustainability and green initiatives are an essential part of how vehicles are developed. With support for environmental compliance and sustainability objectives, our solution maximizes visibility of environmental compliance status throughout the product lifecycle so you can develop innovative and environmentally-friendly products.

Engineering Data Management

Demand for connectivity and autonomous features are driving the need for embedded software and electronics in automotive systems, forcing automakers to adopt integrated approaches to manage systems complexity. Manage engineering teams with an integrated system for engineering lifecycle management that leverages requirements management, supplier collaboration and a collaborative engineering management platform.

Multi-Discipline Engineering Data Management for Automotive Suppliers

As automotive suppliers adapt to software and connectivity features, companies need technologies that enable them to take advantage of new business opportunities. Auto suppliers can manage multidisciplinary teams with an integrated system for engineering lifecycle management that leverages requirements management, secure supplier collaboration, and a collaborative engineering management platform.

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Digital Innovation Solutions for Rail Systems
Digital Innovation Solutions for Rail Systems
Digital Innovation 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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