During the development of a machine, there are many risks that can jeopardise the ability to introduce the machine into production on schedule. Virtual commissioning makes it possible to conduct machine commissioning tests early in the design and development phase. Take a look at our video on Virtual Commissioning to find out more.
During the development of a machine, there are many risks that can jeopardise the ability to introduce the machine into production on schedule. Virtual commissioning makes it possible to conduct machine commissioning tests early in the design and development phase. What-if scenarios can be tested with no risks involved, the engineering error quota gets reduced, and the security validated – before the real machine even exists. By using Virtual Commissioning, total time required for commissioning an actual machine can be substantially reduced, removing the need for physical prototypes and significantly reducing the time-to-market for production machines.
Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD), the software module behind Virtual Commissioning, brings teams together by facilitating the integration of engineering departments, including requirements management, concept design, mechanical design, electrical design and software/automation engineering. With this feature, you can:
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A small company with a big vision is behind a revolutionary packaging system that is reducing the consumption of energy and material by food producers in the UK. With its cold wrapping technology, TrakRap has not only taken heat and waste out of the packaging line; it is working with Siemens to provide its customers with all the benefits of manufacturing digitalisation.
TrakRap CEO Martin Leeming commented “Our digital twin has been really useful in developing the first machine that we’re now building. We know this machine works in a way that is going to deliver exactly what we want.” In addition to the manufacturing predictability that TrakRap has gained, time to market has been reduced by 40% and development costs cut by 30% because the physical prototype stage has been eliminated.
More critically, a new precedent has been set. “We now think of our machine not so much as a physical entity but as a flexible software platform that can adapt to different types of environment, product and set up, enabling us to predict quality, throughput and timescales,” says Leeming.
Digitalization is transforming all areas of life as well as existing business models. It is enabling the manufacturing industry to implement its product ideas by taking advantage of technology trends such as generative design and intelligent models. Production has become more innovative through additive manufacturing and advanced robotics, and new service models are being developed with the use of cloud solutions and knowledge automation. Make the most of your journey toward digitalization and Industry 4.0 today to ensure your competitive edge, with scalable solutions from Siemens. Now is the right time to begin: Become a digital enterprise and stay ahead of your competition.
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When developing machines, organisations follow a specific process with consecutive tasks of mechanical design, electrical design and automation. However, if a mistake is made anywhere in the process and isn’t detected, the error costs grow by a factor of ten per phase of development. These errors can be very costly during commissioning. Using virtual commissioning allows an organisation to create a digital twin of the new machine, the mechanical design, electrical design, and automation engineering can be performed in parallel. Simulations and tests uncover faults at an early stage, with the result that real commissioning on site at the customer’s is performed faster and with less risk.
Virtual commissioning can be used for a number of items and processes including machine build, production lines, material handling and warehousing, and machine optimisation. We understand that there are different requirements for all manufacturing items and processes and as a result provide tailored Siemens solutions for each. From modeling kinematic and electrical systems to automation and multiphysics models, there are powerful solutions that allow organisations to create a digital twin and virtually optimise and validate business systems and processes before the physical model is made.
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Sunseeker optimises yacht design, parts procurement and build with NX and Teamcenter.
• Eliminated two stages of the design cycle
• Quicker customer decision making and approval
• Accelerated development of new models through re-use of parts
• More than twice as much design detail captured in drawings
• 100% increase in production rate, from two models per year to an average of four per year
Founded in 1893, Kesslers have a proud and long-standing heritage of quality, service and innovation. As a business that has achieved sustained, organic, growth they attribute our success to the passion of our people, currently totaling over 200 experienced retail design and manufacturing experts connected with Siemens Teamcenter and NX.
JCB had traditionally relied on sourcing engines through third party suppliers but made the decision to develop its own endives to further increase customer satisfaction.
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