How 3 industrial machinery companies used Intelligent Performance Engineering to revolutionize their processes

By Jason Meyers

Forward-thinking machine builders are embracing new methodologies found within Intelligent Performance Engineering (IPE).

By using a combination of integrated design and simulation, multiphysics simulation, and closed-loop validation, machine builders are designing more quickly, building better, and improving performance.

Arriving at a final design sooner

Bearings play a key role in reducing friction between moving parts, and PM-Bearings in the Netherlands is at the leading edge.

As a worldwide supplier and integrator of linear and rotational bearings, the company spends a significant amount of time developing and improving its products.

PM-Bearings used integrated design and simulation to encourage collaboration between designers, analysts, and production engineers.

After implementing this change, they shortened the amount of time it took to get results from two weeks to a matter of minutes.

Watch this short webinar clip and learn the multitude of benefits they experienced.

PM-Bearings benefits from Intelligent Performance Engineering

A new solution enabled the company to move faster and give them a competitive edge over their competition.

Multiphysics simulation decreases costly prototypes

Picanol has played a pioneering role in the weaving machine industry, so it was no surprise when they set out to build a more energy-efficient machine without sacrificing performance.

The company achieved their goal and more when they produced the most energy-efficient weaving loom on the market by embracing multiphysics simulation.

They were able to optimize machine design early in the process, and as a result, they eliminated at least one complete prototype, saving both time and money.

This short webinar clip outlines how they succeeded.

Using multiphysics simulation to design a more energy-efficient weaving machine

As energy prices continue to rise, a more energy-efficient machine has a lower total cost of ownership, and this gives Picanol a significant competitive advantage in a competitive market.

Improving performance with closed-loop validation

The most modern machine builders are always looking for ways to improve on what they’ve built.

Homag embraced closed-loop validation to increase operational speed without sacrificing quality in their wood processing equipment.

Through the use of Siemens’ software solutions, Homag was able to pinpoint areas where they could improve their machinery with faster speeds without sacrificing the quality their end customers expected.

This short webinar clip provides a brief overview of Homag’s achievements and how they made them.

Using closed-loop validation to improve machine performance

Homag is embracing Industry 4.0 and the plethora of data associated with it to better serve their customers, reduce costs, and increase production efficiency.

Choosing the right technology partner

Making any change can be a challenge, which is why it’s critical to find the right partner when shifting to Intelligent Performance Engineering.

The right software and engineering services partner can be the difference between a smooth transition and a clumsy one.

Find out some of the engineering services Siemens Digital Industries can provide to help in this short webinar clip.

Partnering with the right software company is key to success

Finding the right combination of software and support is invaluable when undergoing any kind of transformation.

An in-depth look at Intelligent Performance Engineering

Move faster and gain a competitive edge with Intelligent Performance Engineering (IPE), just like PM-Bearings, Picanol, and Homag experienced.

Learn more about IPE in this educational on-demand webinar.

Get a broad overview of the topic in this introductory white paper, “Intelligent Performance Engineering: A new approach to machine building.”

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