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Machine Performance Engineering for Heavy Equipment

Machine Performance Engineering for Heavy Equipment

Heavy equipment manufacturers are under constant pressure to deliver machines that provide ever increasing peak power, productivity, precision and ability to withstand harsh conditions. These attributes though must be met while design and manufacturing within multiple constraints including meeting global and local energy consumption targets, regulations and safety standards for human and machines

Designing a machine that combines all these requirements is a true challenge. Yet with today’s technological advancements, engineers have a large range of options at hand. They can experiment with new architectures for powertrain and drives, including electrification, as well as large numbers of mechatronic systems and controls, and explore revolutionary innovations in the field of digitization, such as smart behavior and autonomous operation. 

The additional complexity though, is no longer manageable in classic verification-centric development processes. Instead, predictive methods, that effectively achieve ultra-realistic, multi-physics models and data by digitally integrating technologies, are necessary. Siemens uniquely integrates testing with scalable simulation technologies, allowing engineers to create the most comprehensive Digital Twin, to optimally balance the performance requirements of today’s complex heavy equipment products.

Heavy equipment manufacturers are under constant pressure to deliver machines that provide ever increasing peak power, productivity, precision and ability to withstand harsh conditions. These attributes though must be met while design and manufacturing within multiple constraints including meeting global and local energy consumption targets, regulations and safety standards for human and machines

Designing a machine that combines all these requirements is a true challenge. Yet with today’s technological advancements, engineers have a large range of options at hand. They can experiment with new architectures for powertrain and drives, including electrification, as well as large numbers of mechatronic systems and controls, and explore revolutionary innovations in the field of digitization, such as smart behavior and autonomous operation. 

The additional complexity though, is no longer manageable in classic verification-centric development processes. Instead, predictive methods, that effectively achieve ultra-realistic, multi-physics models and data by digitally integrating technologies, are necessary. Siemens uniquely integrates testing with scalable simulation technologies, allowing engineers to create the most comprehensive Digital Twin, to optimally balance the performance requirements of today’s complex heavy equipment products.

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Heavy equipment manufacturers are under constant pressure to deliver machines that provide ever increasing peak power, productivity, precision and ability to withstand harsh conditions. These attributes though must be met while design and manufacturing within multiple constraints including meeting global and local energy consumption targets, regulations and safety standards for human and machines

Designing a machine that combines all these requirements is a true challenge. Yet with today’s technological advancements, engineers have a large range of options at hand. They can experiment with new architectures for powertrain and drives, including electrification, as well as large numbers of mechatronic systems and controls, and explore revolutionary innovations in the field of digitization, such as smart behavior and autonomous operation. 

The additional complexity though, is no longer manageable in classic verification-centric development processes. Instead, predictive methods, that effectively achieve ultra-realistic, multi-physics models and data by digitally integrating technologies, are necessary. Siemens uniquely integrates testing with scalable simulation technologies, allowing engineers to create the most comprehensive Digital Twin, to optimally balance the performance requirements of today’s complex heavy equipment products.

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Controls Development, Verification & Validation

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

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.

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 Digital Industries Software helps engineers calculate load transfer, optimize ride and in-cabin noise comfort, and validate the final prototype for ISO certification.

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, and 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.

Simcenter Engineering & Consulting

Accelerate product development and solve the toughest problems with scalable help from engineering and consulting services.

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.

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