How enabling the right design the first time can help heavy equipment manufacturers reap benefits

By Sarah Bartash

Design flaws, post-production flaws, machine efficiency, and high emissions are all common challenges for manufacturers of heavy equipment. But what if you could shift your approach so that your customers could focus on what matters most–productivity?

Heavy equipment is more complex than ever before. Companies must ensure innovation and manage complexity in an increasingly competitive market to address the challenges that can arise because of design errors.

Carraro Group, a manufacturer of agricultural machines, used a technological approach to solve common industry challenges and become a world-leading innovator. Want to see how they did it?

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Finding the right tool empowers heavy equipment manufacturers to impressive results

Carraro Agritalia’s R&D team was looking for software to handle the demands of designing electrical schematics and harnesses for its growing catalog of tractors and agricultural machinery, including its line of hybrid tractors and eTransmission products. They specifically needed a solution that offered ease of use and value.

Working with Siemens Digital Industries Software solution partner, Har-Tech, Carraro Agritalia was able to uncover the value of VeSys Harness and Design Software. This solution offered a way to enable their wiring design data to flow seamlessly to the associated harness designs, reducing effort and minimizing the risk of errors.

Using VeSys enabled the engineering team to rapidly achieve error-free electrical and harness designs the first time. They are also able to take advantage of numerous validation features in the future. For instance, they can automatically create production-ready drawings, bill-of-materials (BOMs) and all the files and reports needed for costing and manufacturing activity.

VeSys integrates with 3D computer-aided design (CAD) systems. Engineers can model the design then engineer the electrical details in VeSys.

VeSys is intuitive and easy-to-use. It comes with video tutorials, online training, extensive documentation and support from an active user community. Additionally, VeSys offers full data compatibility with Siemens’ Capital™ software electrical engineering (E/E) systems development solution. It therefore is seamless for Carraro Agritalia to partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) who use Capital solutions.

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