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Heavy Equipment

Leveraging Interoperability to Achieve Superior Performance

Heavy equipment manufacturers are developing high-performance machinery with new sensor technology and alternative materials. Along with the need to extend the product lifecycle, manufacturers face many challenges: global competition, multi-site manufacturing, compressed development cycles, total cost-of-ownership reductions, fuel economy, and regulatory emissions standards. These challenges require an integrated set of design, simulation and manufacturing tools that are managed in a unified and integrated environment.

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Heavy Equipment

Leveraging Interoperability to Achieve Superior Performance

Heavy equipment manufacturers are developing high-performance machinery with new sensor technology and alternative materials. Along with the need to extend the product lifecycle, manufacturers face many challenges: global competition, multi-site manufacturing, compressed development cycles, total cost-of-ownership reductions, fuel economy, and regulatory emissions standards. These challenges require an integrated set of design, simulation and manufacturing tools that are managed in a unified and integrated environment.

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Project Management

Project Lifecycle Management for the Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment industries provides a platform for Program Management, Project Management, and Product Lifecycle Management to be combined with features for managing the Project and Product Portfolio in an integrated manner.

Engineer To Order Process Automation

Our ETO process automation solution provides a powerful rule authoring environment and repository that allows domain experts to capture rules and best practices used to engineer and bid ETO products, reducing the manufacturing cost of configured products.

Verification Management

Our Verification Management Solution for the Heavy Equipment Industry combines unique capabilities for integrated simulation and test management with plant simulation for manufacturing and manufacturing planning and execution, all while insuring complete closed loop requirements traceability.

Powertrain Mechanical Design

Powertrain Mechanical Design for the Heavy Equipment Industry combines advanced simulation capabilities and best-in-class generative design software to create a state-of-the-art modeling environment to quickly assess the efficiency of powertrain designs.

Software Engineering

Software Engineering for the Heavy Equipment Industry leverages an Integrated product development strategy, where software (both embedded and non-embedded) development is part of a multi-discipline approach, enabling closed-loop performance assessment. Providing bi-directional integration between ALM and PLM which helps to build the complete digital twin.

Additive Design & Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing and Design for the Heavy Equipment industry delivers integrated software applications for additive manufacturing that allow you to reimagine products, retool manufacturing and rethink business models.

Supply Chain Collaboration

Our solution offers an easy-to-use, secure platform for interacting with suppliers, even those outside of your PLM environment. A holistic view of product structure, including supplier data, is available by storing and providing product data in a centralized database.

Manufacturing Process Planning & Simulation

Manufacturing Process Planning and Simulation for the Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment industry is designed to enable manufacturing enterprises to manage their highly complex, configured-to-order product variations and produce them as required to meet regional and local regulations, as well as specific customer requirements.

Manufacturing Process & Data Management

The Manufacturing Lifecycle Management Solution for the Heavy Equipment Industry allows you to Manage all of the information defining your products, processes, production resources and plant facilities in a single source of manufacturing knowledge.

Production Planning & Scheduling

Production Planning and Scheduling Solution for the Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment Industry provides a suite of tools that helps planners, from owner-operators to equipment OEM’s to work together to optimize production processes within the digital enterprise to increase efficiency, flexibility and time-to market.

In-service Data Management

In-service Data Management solution for the heavy equipment industry allows customers to manage the entire lifecycle of product configuration from concept to variants, from designed to manufacture and service.

Cabin Interior Design

Deliver greater innovation at higher quality and lower cost with comprehensive 3D cab design. Let our integrated and intuitive solution suite of broad and deep best-in-class capabilities enable your design team to balance operator functionality and safety with comfort and style. Quickly identify and design the high-strength structural cab exterior while determining the best solutions for operator visibility. Locate all the control and interface devices in a logical arrangement, recognizing the parallel needs of operator ergonomics along with multiple configurations and selection of customer-specified components. Create the most intuitive and flexible cab configurations with distinctive style and brand identity.

Next Generation Design for Heavy Equipment

Deliver greater innovation at higher quality and lower cost with comprehensive 3D product design. Our integrated and intuitive solution suite, with broad and deep, best-in-class capabilities, allows your design team to explore multiple machine or mechanism solution approaches and quickly arrive at the most cost-effective, innovative, functional products.

Quickly deliver innovative construction, mining, and agricultural machinery by using most comprehensive 3D design suite. Build larger, more sophisticated and comprehensive models that encompass all design features to overcome challenges of validating multi-configuration requirements.

Technical Publishing for Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment

The amount of complexity inside Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment is growing at a pace never seen before thanks to Industry 4.0, customization and globalization. Bringing your document development and management processes into your PLM environment enables you to address this complexity with a more efficient and accurate development process that avoids the duplication errors and out-of-date information caused by manual, paper based tasks. This solution also enables you to generate more rich 2D and 3D content, making it easier to give end users information in the media they choose.

Engineering Data Management

Industrial machinery and heavy equipment manufacturing is becoming more complex with the increasing requirements of embedded software and electronics content. Many manufacturers are challenged with these new and ever-changing needs. Manage multi-disciplinary machinery and equipment engineering teams with an integrated approach to engineering lifecycle management that leverages integrated requirements management, secure supplier collaboration and an engineering management platform that combines mechanical, electronic, software and simulation data into a single collaborative environment.

IoT & Lifecycle Analytics

Leverage the Internet of Things to collect information from machinery in the field, mine and construction site, the "physical twin". Combine this with engineering insight contained in the Digital Innovation Platform, the "digital twin", to gain insights necessary for achieving a competitive advantage.

Product Cost Management

Machine and equipment costs are under constant pressure and increasingly stringent governmental regulations. Customized user specifications around the globe affect delivery, costing and quality control processes in the industrial machinery and heavy equipment industry. Our solutions help deliver a competitive advantage through an effective, sophisticated product cost solution that integrates a world class PLM program with precise cost management tools.

Heavy Equipment Compliance Management

Global heavy equipment manufacturers must be compliant with local, national and global governmental requirements for material source and selection, as well as safety and emissions in order to be competitive.

Composites Engineering & Manufacturing

Take advantage of the promised weight reduction and style advantages of composite parts for your mining, construction and agriculture machinery by leveraging our advanced, integrated, proven solutions for advanced composite part development. Enable your engineering and manufacturing teams to confidently design and build with composites, knowing that our model-based definition, simulation and manufacturing solutions help them meet the strict requirements of your customers’ engineering challenges.

Fuel Economy & Energy Management

Energy management decisions influence a variety of factors in heavy equipment development, from fuel consumption and emissions to powertrain choices and thermal system performance, such as HVAC and cooling systems. This is why it is so important to make the right energy management decisions on the vehicle level early in the conceptual phase. Later in the process, the final design can be balanced to optimize driver thermal comfort and fuel efficiency as well. Engineers can turn to 1D and CFD solutions to provide the scalable simulation tools that can help make the right energy management choices right from the start.

Operability & Efficiency

Improve product operability and efficiency, and help your heavy equipment customers reduce operational costs. By combining system simulation tools, 3D analysis software including CFD, testing solutions and services, our solution can help you during all stages of the development cycle -- from selecting a design, to optimizing components and fine tuning the control strategy, to testing the final product prototype.

Heavy Equipment Performance Engineering

The new norm for heavy equipment manufacturers is how to address massive, ever-increasing levels of complexity in machine design while improving the engineering process. Our portfolio helps you achieve high-performance design, simulation, and test, improving engineering accuracy and development productivity to address real industry issues.

Structural Integrity & Durability

Help your customers be more productive by delivering heavy equipment that can withstand higher loads and reducing downtime. Our simulation and testing solutions provide a complete and effective durability engineering process, from high-quality, automated load data acquisition and target setting, to load prediction on full product level, to stress and lifetime behavior assessment of components.

Noise & Vibration

Optimize noise and vibration performance to increase the comfort and safety of operators, passengers and bystanders, and to comply with market-mandatory regulations. By providing a comprehensive set of advanced NVH and acoustic simulation and testing solutions, Siemens PLM Software helps engineers calculate load transfer, optimize ride and in-cabin noise comfort, and validate the final prototype for ISO certification.

Digital Mockup, Virtual & Augmented Reality

Digital Mockup and Virtual/Augmented Reality for the Heavy Equipment Industry enables users to perform form, fit and function studies, as well as conduct design reviews by immersing themselves in the virtual world of the product’s digital twin to view and analyze the 3D model at the proper scale.

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IoT and Lifecycle Analytics (Shop Floor)

Our IoT and Lifecycle Analytics Solution for the Industrial Machinery industry can combine diverse data sources and fragment information to help your customer influence design, product innovation and improved performance. From design and development of the machines, through manufacturing, delivery and end customer use, advanced analytics are required every step of the way.

Project Management

Project Lifecycle Management for the Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment industries provides a platform for Program Management, Project Management, and Product Lifecycle Management to be combined with features for managing the Project and Product Portfolio in an integrated manner.

Tool Cost Management

Product Cost Management for the Mold, Tool and Die Industry provides tooling manufacturers with access to an extensive collection of master data. The selection of profiles and locations from this master database enables you to leverage preconfigured information like specifications, manufacturing techniques and hourly rates. The result is a tool costing calculation with a high level of detail which allows you to be flexible in creating cost breakdowns.

Modular Machine Engineering Process Management

Modular Machine Engineering Process Management solution for the Industrial Machinery industry supports Engineer to Order, Configure to Order, and Assembly to Order processes to help establishes common processes configuring and managing a family of products while defining functional modules (subsystems) that can be easily modified to meet a customer’s specific requirements and related changes.

Engineer To Order Process Automation

Engineer to Order Process Automation solution for the Industrial Machinery industry provides a powerful rule authoring environment and repository that allows domain experts to capture the rules and best practices used to engineer and bid engineer to order (ETO) products which helps reduce the manufacturing cost of configured products.

Engineer To Order Process Automation

Our ETO process automation solution provides a powerful rule authoring environment and repository that allows domain experts to capture rules and best practices used to engineer and bid ETO products, reducing the manufacturing cost of configured products.

Verification Management

Our Verification Management Solution for the Heavy Equipment Industry combines unique capabilities for integrated simulation and test management with plant simulation for manufacturing and manufacturing planning and execution, all while insuring complete closed loop requirements traceability.

Powertrain Mechanical Design

Powertrain Mechanical Design for the Heavy Equipment Industry combines advanced simulation capabilities and best-in-class generative design software to create a state-of-the-art modeling environment to quickly assess the efficiency of powertrain designs.

Robotics Design & Commissioning

Robotic Design and Commissioning for the Industrial Machinery Industry helps you develop complete robot programs that contain robot specific logic to help you perform “What-if” scenarios to check system behavior and provide complete validation of cell behavior virtually.

Software Engineering

Software Engineering for the Heavy Equipment Industry leverages an Integrated product development strategy, where software (both embedded and non-embedded) development is part of a multi-discipline approach, enabling closed-loop performance assessment. Providing bi-directional integration between ALM and PLM which helps to build the complete digital twin.

Software Engineering

Software Engineering solution for the Industrial Machinery Industry allows you to transform otherwise disconnected tools and processes into an integrated design solution that enables you to builds the complete digital twin by combining software functionality with mechanical and electrical capabilities and builds the complete digital twin and align the product through development and change impact analysis.

Manufacturing & Production Machine Performance Engineering

Engineering tomorrow’s advanced production machines requires a new engineering approach. Mechanical, electrical, electronics, and software system performance all must come together and exceed your customers’ expectations. Simcenter can help you engineer, simulate and virtually commission advanced machines from concept to validation to in-service deployment.

HVAC Performance Engineering

Gain better insight into HVAC systems for performance and efficiency, noise and vibration, and cooling than you can achieve with physical testing alone.

Rotating Machinery Performance Engineering

Gain better insight into rotating equipment like pumps, compressors, motors and more for performance and efficiency, noise and vibration, and cooling than you can achieve with physical testing alone.

Additive Design & Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing and Design for the Heavy Equipment industry delivers integrated software applications for additive manufacturing that allow you to reimagine products, retool manufacturing and rethink business models.

Supply Chain Collaboration

Our solution offers an easy-to-use, secure platform for interacting with suppliers, even those outside of your PLM environment. A holistic view of product structure, including supplier data, is available by storing and providing product data in a centralized database.

Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply Chain Collaboration for the Mold Tool & Die Industry provides an easy-to-use, secure platform for suppliers, even those outside of an OEM’s PLM environment to initiate data sharing from defined supplier workflows and change process.

Manufacturing Process Planning & Simulation

Manufacturing Process Planning and Simulation for the Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment industry is designed to enable manufacturing enterprises to manage their highly complex, configured-to-order product variations and produce them as required to meet regional and local regulations, as well as specific customer requirements.

Manufacturing Data Management

Our Manufacturing Data Management solution for the Industrial Machinery Industry allows you to manage all of the information defining your products, processes, production resources and plant facilities in a single source of manufacturing knowledge.

Manufacturing Process & Data Management

The Manufacturing Lifecycle Management Solution for the Heavy Equipment Industry allows you to Manage all of the information defining your products, processes, production resources and plant facilities in a single source of manufacturing knowledge.

Production Planning & Scheduling

Production Planning and Scheduling Solution for the Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment Industry provides a suite of tools that helps planners, from owner-operators to equipment OEM’s to work together to optimize production processes within the digital enterprise to increase efficiency, flexibility and time-to market.

In-service Data Management

In-service Data Management solution for the Industrial machinery Industry addresses the need for providing capabilities to manage physical product and related information and processes, specifically, test data management, as-built, and as-maintained (serviced) and perform functions related to servicing those physical products.

In-service Data Management

In-service Data Management solution for the heavy equipment industry allows customers to manage the entire lifecycle of product configuration from concept to variants, from designed to manufacture and service.

Part Manufacturing & Quality for Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment

Part manufacturers are under pressure to improve profitability on existing business and attract new projects for added revenue. While some manufacturers may have taken steps to address these concerns, their efforts have not been enough. Current digital technology only automates some steps of the manufacturing process using independent applications, resulting in a disconnected process and interrupted information flow. Our manufacturing solution offers a comprehensive set of fully integrated tools for part manufacturing, including CAD/CAM, robotics, CNC machining, CMM inspection and 3D printing.

Heavy Equipment Performance Engineering

The new norm for heavy equipment manufacturers is how to address massive, ever-increasing levels of complexity in machine design while improving the engineering process. Our portfolio helps you achieve high-performance design, simulation, and test, improving engineering accuracy and development productivity to address real industry issues.

Advanced Machine Engineering

Enabling the plan-to-production innovation process can be difficult. With Siemens PLM Software’s machine design solution, Advanced Machine Engineering, your company can immediately begin the digital innovation journey and improve productivity. Our Advanced Machine Engineering solution ensures greater certainty in the development of mature machines, reducing ramp-up time in production through virtual design and commissioning, resulting in better upfront validation, shorter commissioning times, and more immediate productivity.

Noise, Vibrations & Dynamics

Rattle, whine, torsional vibration, rotor dynamics, and other noise and vibration issues are common in rotating machinery. Reduce noise and vibration with a comprehensive set of advanced vibration and acoustic simulation and testing solutions that can help you earlier predict the dynamic and acoustic performance of your machine, as well as determine the source and transfer path of noise in machines that are already in the field.

Digital Mockup, Virtual & Augmented Reality

Digital Markup, Augmented and Virtual Reality for the Industrial Machinery Industry is a lifecycle visualization and mockup technology allows design teams to immersing themselves in the virtual world of the product’s digital twin to create high-level digital prototypes comprised of thousands of parts and components.

Digital Mockup, Virtual & Augmented Reality

Digital Mockup and Virtual/Augmented Reality for the Heavy Equipment Industry enables users to perform form, fit and function studies, as well as conduct design reviews by immersing themselves in the virtual world of the product’s digital twin to view and analyze the 3D model at the proper scale.

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Heavy Equipment
Leveraging interoperability to achieve superior performance
Leveraging interoperability to achieve superior performance

From agriculture to construction, mining and material handling, heavy equipment is undergoing a shift in sophistication. This includes enhanced integration with the manufacturing operating environment. 

Changing design requirements, from more powerful powertrains to complex load cases and operating conditions, challenge single-discipline simulation and analysis tools. Software-driven product features, functions and operating systems are becoming more complex, requiring integration with IoT sensors and increased emphasis on software validation and revision management. The integration extends to the manufacturing floor and supply chain, driving the need for increased, closed-loop quality with a focus on operating costs and waste reduction.

Sophistication and interoperability among design, simulation, manufacturing, and service operations, without compromising speed or data integrity, are critical to industry success. Advanced design solutions expand part conceptualization beyond conventional 3D approaches. This allows designers to take advantage of generative design and additive manufacturing methods to create innovative and material-efficient components. Improved analysis capabilities provide electro, hydraulic and mechanical simulation that seamlessly extends to 3D load cases. 

A single-source data management system is essential to managing the different forms and data created, while keeping focus on engineering, manufacturing and product life BOM. Our solutions for the heavy equipment industry help you excel in challenging and dynamic environments and deliver innovative products while decreasing total cost of ownership.

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