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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Flujo de trabajo y gestión de cambios

Con Teamcenter, puede reducir los esfuerzos manuales y el coste de la gestión y el seguimiento de cualquier proceso de PLM. Desde la gestión de los cambios en las diferentes disciplinas, hasta la ejecución de una sencilla revisión del diseño o la coordinación de una respuesta a un problema de calidad, puede asignar al personal las tareas correctas, con los datos adecuados, para que tomen decisiones acertadas en el momento preciso. Al ejecutar los cambios, puede asegurarse de que todas las partes implicadas comprenden exactamente qué está cambiando y cómo les afectará.

Gestión de diseños mecánicos

Teamcenter agrupa todos los datos mecánicos del diseño asistido por ordenador (MCAD) en un único entorno de gestión de datos del producto (PDM) con el objetivo de mejorar la productividad en la ingeniería. Tanto si la empresa utiliza una o varias herramientas de MCAD, puede encontrar fácilmente las piezas y los ensambles creados en otras herramientas dentro de su entorno de MCAD preferido y, a continuación, modificarlos e incorporarlos en ensambles multiCAD o diseños de producto. Puede automatizar los procesos de cambios de ingeniería, validación y autorización con el objetivo de reducir el tiempo del ciclo y mejorar la calidad del producto.

Gestión de listas de materiales

Nuestra solución le ayuda a conocer el producto gracias a una fuente común de información sobre la BOM en toda la empresa. Tanto si necesita una gestión básica de la lista de materiales como una más avanzada junto a una configuración con mayor flexibilidad y escalabilidad, ahora podrá satisfacer e incluso superar la demanda del mercado con ofertas de productos innovadoras y variadas.

Product Requirements Engineering

El valor de los requisitos no radica en su registro, sino en fomentar el proceso de desarrollo de los productos. Teamcenter asigna requisitos a distintas funciones/características/arquitecturas de producto posteriores, todo ello mientras genera los informes, la documentación y los paneles para gestionar el proceso de los requisitos. Puede crear, visualizar y editar los requisitos directamente desde las aplicaciones habituales de Microsoft Office, como Microsoft Word y Excel. Los requisitos integrados en el ciclo de vida permiten un proceso de desarrollo que "empieza integrado y continúa integrado" a lo largo de todo el ciclo de vida del producto.

Visualización, maquetas digitales y realidad virtual

Las funciones de maquetas digitales y visualización de Teamcenter permiten a las personas implicadas en el ciclo de vida del producto acceder y colaborar con los datos de diseño en 2D y 3D para tomar decisiones fundamentadas sobre el producto. Teamcenter crea prototipos virtuales a partir de varios formatos de diseño mecánico asistido por ordenador (MCAD) que pueden utilizarse en lugar de los costosos prototipos físicos para realizar estudios más especializados como los estudios de ergonomía y de planificación de la trayectoria. Con las revisiones de diseño de realidad virtual puede sumergirse en el mundo virtual del gemelo digital del producto.