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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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Collaborative Manufacturing for Heavy Equipment

Our collaborative manufacturing solution helps you unify global design, engineering and manufacturing teams so they are able to work on the same requirements, models and manufacturing process plans, while having the flexibility to meet local requirements. In this collaborative environment, you benefit from better simulation and optimization of manufacturing planning, optimized design and manufacturing processes, and manufacturing intelligence connected with product development.

Machine Performance Engineering for Heavy Equipment

Equipment manufacturers are challenged with differentiating product offerings to meet individual customer needs across markets. While reliability and durability are essential criteria in machine design, a focus on machine performance, cost of ownership, operability and user comfort are increasingly critical to accommodate mass customization while ensuring a short lead time. Siemens PLM Software offers a closed loop simulation and test solution that goes beyond simple verification to performance prediction by combining simulation, physical testing and data analytics to spot unforeseen issues in part and assembly design.

Engineering Data Management

Industrial machinery and heavy equipment manufacturing is becoming more complex due to increasing requirements of embedded software and electronics content. Manage multi-disciplinary machinery and equipment engineering teams with an integrated approach to engineering lifecycle management that integrates requirements management, secure supplier collaboration and an engineering management platform that combines mechanical, electronic, software and simulation data in a single collaborative environment.

Next Generation Heavy Equipment Design

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 with a comprehensive 3D design suite. Build larger, more sophisticated and comprehensive models that encompass all design features to overcome challenges of validating multi-configuration requirements.

Part Manufacturing & Quality

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.

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 Enterprise 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.

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. Actively managing compliance records and tracing them to the individual component through the product lifecycle is the most effective method to insure your machinery is always compliant.

Cabin Interior Design

Deliver innovation at lower cost with comprehensive 3D cabin design. Our integrated suite of broad, deep, best-in-class capabilities enable design teams to balance operator functionality and safety with comfort and style. Our solution for cabin design enables the development of intuitive, flexible cab configurations with distinctive style and brand identity.

Composites Engineering & Manufacturing

Take advantage of weight reduction and style advantages of composite parts for 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 customer requirements.

Technical Publishing

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.

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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 Enterprise Platform, the "digital twin", to gain insights necessary for achieving a competitive advantage.

Engineering Data Management

Industrial machinery and heavy equipment manufacturing is becoming more complex due to increasing requirements of embedded software and electronics content. Manage multi-disciplinary machinery and equipment engineering teams with an integrated approach to engineering lifecycle management that integrates requirements management, secure supplier collaboration and an engineering management platform that combines mechanical, electronic, software and simulation data in a single collaborative environment.

Next Generation Machine Design

Deliver machine innovation with mechatronic content, 3D product design, integrated simulation and unmatched data management capabilities. Bring your custom machinery to customer acceptance faster, with our broad and deep solution suite. Our Next Generation Machine Design machine design solution provides an integrated view of how improvements to design, engineering simulation and manufacturing decisions can impact the final machine solution. The machine design process is modularized to dramatically improve reuse.

Next Generation Heavy Equipment Design

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 with a 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

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.

Additive Engineering & Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing enables manufacturers to reduce new product costs by consolidating subassemblies into more efficient individual parts, and to accelerate delivery and avoid upfront tooling costs for obsolete service parts. Siemens PLM Software provides an integrated solution for additive engineering and manufacturing that allows you to quickly reimagine products, retool manufacturing and rethink business models to create breakthrough products and transform your business. The streamlined, digitalized process from design model to printed part eliminates the need to translate and remodel parts between applications.

Machine Performance Engineering for Heavy Equipment

Equipment manufacturers are challenged with differentiating product offerings to meet individual customer needs across markets. While reliability and durability are essential criteria in machine design, a focus on machine performance, cost of ownership, operability and user comfort are increasingly critical to accommodate mass customization while ensuring a short lead time. Siemens PLM Software offers a closed loop simulation and test solution that goes beyond simple verification to performance prediction by combining simulation, physical testing and data analytics to spot unforeseen issues in part and assembly design.

Advanced Machine Engineering for Industrial Machinery

Machinery manufacturers must employ advanced multi-disciplinary techniques and move from a serial development process to deliver designs that meet or exceed customer expectations.They must also ensure that all downstream design implications (CNC, commissioning) are considered during the early stages of product development to meet challenging time-to-market demands. The Siemens PLM Software solution for advanced machine engineering enables a modular machine design process encompassing multiple disciplines, and a comprehensive engineering process management solution that is critical to addressing complexity.

Collaborative Manufacturing for Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment manufacturers are facing global challenges with increasing regional emissions regulations, customer buying criteria, multiple configurations, and the growing requirements for software and electronics. To address these challenges, we provide a unified, open Digital Enterprise Industry Solution that enables collaborative manufacturing across your global product development and manufacturing organizations. Our solution enables you to shift the design and development of manufacturing processes upstream so that they can be interlocked with product design and development on an open Digital Enterprise Platform, enabling you to manage individual product and regional manufacturing location needs and ensuring a consistent process to deliver quality.

Cabin Interior Design

Deliver innovation at lower cost with comprehensive 3D cabin design. Our integrated suite of broad, deep, best-in-class capabilities enable design teams to balance operator functionality and safety with comfort and style. Our solution for cabin design enables the development of intuitive, flexible cab configurations with distinctive style and brand identity.

Part Manufacturing & Quality

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.

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.

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. Actively managing compliance records and tracing them to the individual component through the product lifecycle is the most effective method to insure your machinery is always compliant.

Composites Engineering & Manufacturing

Take advantage of weight reduction and style advantages of composite parts for 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 customer requirements.

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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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