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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ZOOMLION

Using Teamcenter and NX helps construction machinery manufacturer operate at optimal efficiency across 12 business divisions

Using Teamcenter and NX helps construction machinery manufacturer operate at optimal efficiency across 12 business divisions

ZOOMLION employs Siemens Digital Industries Software solutions to reduce data preparation times by 66 percent for new product processes

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BOM管理

シーメンスのソリューションは、BOM情報を一元化して組織全体に提供することで、製品の理解を支援します。基本的なBOM管理、高度なBOM管理、あるいはより柔軟で拡張性の高い製品構成などにも対応でき、革新的で多様な製品を求める市場ニーズを満たし、さらにそれ以上の要件にも応えます。

Product Requirements Engineering

要件の価値はただ単に要件を満足するということにあるのではなく、製品開発プロセスを促進させることです。Teamcenterは要件をさまざまな下流機能/フィーチャ/製品アーキテクチャーに割り当てます。それと同時にレポート、ドキュメント、ダッシュボードを生成して要件プロセスを管理します。Microsoft WordやExcelなどの使い慣れたMicrosoft Officeアプリケーションから直接要件を作成、表示、編集できます。ライフサイクル統合要件を活用すると、製品ライフサイクル全体にわたって「統合を開始し統合を維持する」開発プロセスを実現できるようになります。

ビジュアル化、デジタル・モックアップと仮想現実

Teamcenterのデジタル・モックアップ機能とビジュアル化機能により、製品ライフサイクルに関わる誰もが、2D / 3D設計データにアクセスし、協業できるため、情報に基づいて製品に関する意思決定を行うことができるようになります。Teamcenterは、複数の機械系コンピューター支援設計 (MCAD) 形式を仮想プロトタイプに変換します。コストのかかる物理試作品の代わりに仮想プロトタイプを使用して、人間工学やパスプランニングといったより特殊な解析を行うことができます。仮想現実 (VR) 設計レビューにより、製品デジタル・ツインの世界で作業することができます。

変更管理とワークフロー

Teamcenterは、あらゆるPLMプロセスの管理と追跡に必要な手作業とコストを削減します。複数分野にまたがる変更の管理から、単純な設計レビューの実行、品質問題に対する応答の調整に至るまで、ユーザーを適切なタスクに集中させ、適切なデータを使用して、適切なタイミングで適切な意思決定を行うことができます。変更にあたっては、変更内容とその影響をすべての関係者に確実に周知できます。

機械設計管理

Teamcenterは、すべての機械系コンピュータ支援設計 (MCAD) データを単一の製品データ管理 (PDM) 環境に集約し、エンジニアリングの生産性を向上させます。使用しているMCADツールが1つでも複数でも、MCAD環境内で作成された部品とアセンブリを簡単に検索し、それを編集して、他のCADツールで作成した組み立て図面や製品設計図に組み入れることができます。設計変更、検証、承認などのプロセスを自動化し、サイクルタイムの短縮や製品の品質向上を図ります。