Dalian Auto lays the foundation for a digital manufacturing plant with Tecnomatix solutions
China-based Dalian Auto-Tech Incorporated, specialists in planning, designing, manufacturing and integrated systems for body-in-white (BIW) equipment, was growing fast and needed to reduce the complexity of its work environment to deliver continuous innovation.
Dalian Auto-Tech needed to find a way to improve collaboration between design and manufacturing to overcome static interference in the manufacturing planning process, reduce time needed to process planning files, and reduce long design variation cycles.
Dalian Auto-Tech discovered that a better way to achieve their objectives is to digitalize their manufacturing processes while getting better value from their investment.
After conducting design, simulation and analysis functionality studies, Dalian Auto selected software from Siemens PLM Software’s Tecnomatix portfolio to connect all manufacturing disciplines with product engineering, while facilitating overall innovation. By implementing Siemens Process Simulate and Process Designer solutions, Dalian Auto has:
- Eliminated the complexity of the work environment with enhanced collaboration between multiple robots and related automation equipment.
- The ability to simulate robots’ working status in a real environment
- The ability to enable precise offline programming, with simulation driven by actual control-logic-based event, making virtual commissioning possible.
- Saved time and cost of physical commissioning
The decision to begin digitalizing their manufacturing processes has enabled Dalian Auto to avoid static interference during the planning process, facilitate transparent teamwork with real-time information exchange, and avoid omissions and repetitions when designing welding spots.
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Case study: Dalian Auto-Tech Incorporated
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