Smart Manufacturing for Heavy Equipment

Collaborating in heavy equipment manufacturing

Heavy equipment manufacturing companies must manufacture a totally new generation of machines to address today’s increasing demand for digital technologies, electrification, and specialization. This adds complexity to their heavy equipment manufacturing process, such as more components from more diverse suppliers and a greater degree of customization. To stay in business, they must find a way to deliver this without affecting their margins, thereby additionally challenged by having global operations and an increased mandate to implement a sustainability strategy.

With smart heavy equipment manufacturing capabilities, Siemens helps companies win in the global marketplace by making what their customers demand in an efficient and sustainable way. Siemens Smart Heavy Equipment Manufacturing solutions offer heavy equipment manufacturing companies all the necessary capabilities to achieve zero defect manufacturing everywhere. They can achieve this by optimizing their manufacturing operations and by digitally connecting departments and locations, throughout their organization as well as with suppliers.

Heavy equipment manufacturing companies must manufacture a totally new generation of machines to address today’s increasing demand for digital technologies, electrification, and specialization. This adds complexity to their heavy equipment manufacturing process, such as more components from more diverse suppliers and a greater degree of customization. To stay in business, they must find a way to deliver this without affecting their margins, thereby additionally challenged by having global operations and an increased mandate to implement a sustainability strategy.

With smart heavy equipment manufacturing capabilities, Siemens helps companies win in the global marketplace by making what their customers demand in an efficient and sustainable way. Siemens Smart Heavy Equipment Manufacturing solutions offer heavy equipment manufacturing companies all the necessary capabilities to achieve zero defect manufacturing everywhere. They can achieve this by optimizing their manufacturing operations and by digitally connecting departments and locations, throughout their organization as well as with suppliers.

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Improve communication and collaboration across your organization and beyond

With limited production volumes of complex customized equipment, margins are tight. Therefor proper planning and optimized manufacturing operations are essential. Heavy equipment manufacturing organizations can unlock massive synergies by collaborating with design and engineering. But data exchange between organizations mostly happens manually, which is tedious and error prone. Besides, also within manufacturing, teams often use disconnected tools and processes. This slows everyone down, introduces mistakes, and leads to waste of energy and resources, putting sustainability, quality, and margins at risk. Such challenges become even more complex when working with global operations and as digitalization and electrification add more and more diverse suppliers to the equation. To keep up, heavy equipment manufacturers must improve their capabilities for communication and collaboration across their organization and beyond.

Secure your margins with collaborative heavy equipment manufacturing

Successful communication starts by speaking the same digital language. And to collaborate well, all heavy equipment manufacturing stakeholders must have access to a common source of up-to-date information. To achieve this, heavy equipment manufacturing companies must break down existing barriers, such as the use of different systems, software, data types, and more, on various levels. For example, if they want to leverage design and engineering data to improve heavy equipment manufacturing planning and operations, they must integrate those areas. If they want to achieve better efficiency, flexibility, productivity, and quality through smooth collaboration between the various teams within manufacturing, then those must have their tools in a common environment. And if they want to improve their interaction with suppliers, they must digitally align their PLM and ERP systems.

Deploy smart heavy equipment manufacturing solutions

With Smart Heavy Equipment Manufacturing, we offer OEMs a comprehensive solution set including all the necessary Siemens capabilities to connect manufacturing with other lifecycle phases, to optimize operations, to share data between the various teams within manufacturing, and to improve their interactions across their organization and with suppliers. With those solutions, they will be able to optimize their planning and operations using design and engineering data, to gain control over the complexity of their manufacturing process, and to achieve premium productivity, sustainability, and consistent quality through closed-loop manufacturing. Ultimately, the manufacturing intelligence they are building up in this way, can be the starting point for generating smart capabilities. Those can, for example, autonomously generate and contextualize data, and convert them into actionable information using artificial intelligence.

Achieve zero defect manufacturing everywhere with Siemens

This digital transformation of the heavy equipment manufacturing process that is enabled by Smart Heavy Equipment Manufacturing can be deployed at a pace and on a scale that is desirable or manageable for each individual heavy equipment manufacturing company. Any degree of engagement will present immediate advantages. First, connecting manufacturing to design and engineering will let them anticipate and act upon issues or challenges before they arise and will allow them to configure workspaces for optimal productivity, sustainability, quality, and flexibility. Besides, through better communication and collaboration within the manufacturing organization, they can continuously improve their process and master complex configure-to-order manufacturing. Finally, by extending their digital connection across departments and locations, throughout their organization as well as with suppliers, they will achieve zero defect manufacturing everywhere.

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Funcionalidades de la solución

Colaboración en la cadena de suministro

Nuestra solución proporciona una plataforma segura y fácil de utilizar para interactuar con los proveedores, incluso con los que trabajan fuera del entorno PLM. Al almacenar y proporcionar los datos de los productos en una base de datos centralizada, puede mantener una vista integral de las estructuras de productos, que incluyen datos de los proveedores.

Diseño y optimización de estructuras de fábrica y líneas

Nuestra solución de diseño y optimización de estructuras de fábrica y líneas para los sectores de la maquinaria industrial y pesada le permite diseñar, planificar y configurar su entorno de fábrica, además de optimizar sus operaciones con modelos de fábrica 3D digitales y herramientas avanzadas de software.

Fabricación colaborativa de maquinaria pesada

Nuestra solución de fabricación colaborativa ayuda a unificar los equipos globales de diseño, ingeniería y fabricación para poder trabajar de acuerdo a los mismos requisitos, modelos y planes de procesos de fabricación, sin por ello perder la flexibilidad necesaria para responder a los requisitos locales. En este entorno colaborativo, se beneficiará de una mejor simulación y de la optimización de la planificación de fabricación, procesos de diseño y fabricación, e inteligencia de fabricación conectada con el desarrollo de productos.

Fabricación y diseño aditivos

La fabricación y el diseño aditivos para el sector de la maquinaria pesada ofrece aplicaciones de software integradas para la fabricación aditiva que le permiten reinventar sus productos, rediseñar la fabricación y redefinir los modelos empresariales.

Gestión de la ejecución de la fabricación

La gestión de la ejecución de la fabricación es un sistema MES sofisticado y con gran escalabilidad que ofrece la posibilidad de combinar la eficacia de la producción global con la calidad y la visibilidad, además de la optimización de la producción. El resultado es una mayor capacidad de respuesta de la fabricación.

Gestión integrada de la calidad

Nuestra solución integrada de gestión de la calidad ofrece a los fabricantes la posibilidad de mejorar su calidad y reducir costes a lo largo de todo el ciclo de vida del producto mediante la incorporación de un entorno de calidad de bucle cerrado. Este servirá para optimizar la eficiencia operativa y ayudar a desechar residuos y restos del proceso de fabricación, lo que le permitirá diseñar operaciones avanzadas de fabricación.

Herramientas y dispositivos

La solución de fabricación de herramientas, dispositivos y piezas para los sectores de la maquinaria industrial y pesada ofrece un conjunto de herramientas completamente integradas para la fabricación de piezas, desde CAD/CAM, robótica, mecanizado CNC e inspección CMM hasta impresión 3D.

Ingeniería y producción de materiales compuestos

Benefíciese de las ventajas de la reducción de peso prometida y del modelado de las piezas de materiales compuestos para maquinaria agrícola, de minería y de construcción utilizando nuestras soluciones avanzadas, integradas y probadas en relación con el desarrollo avanzado de piezas de materiales compuestos. Permita que sus equipos de ingeniería y fabricación diseñen y construyan con total confianza utilizando materiales compuestos y sabiendo que nuestras soluciones de definición, simulación y fabricación basadas en modelos les ayudan a satisfacer los estrictos requisitos que plantean los desafíos de ingeniería de sus clientes.

Proceso de fabricación y gestión de datos

La solución de gestión del ciclo de vida del proceso de fabricación para la industria de la maquinaria pesada le permite administrar toda la información, procesos, recursos de producción e instalaciones de la fábrica que corresponden a un determinado producto desde una única fuente de información.