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Industrial machinery – talking shop with Rahul Garg

By Bill Butcher

In a recent article published in Industrial Machine Digest, Rahul Garg, Vice President of Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment at Siemens Digital Industries Software, discusses significant shifts occurring in the industrial environment. “We have identified Advanced Machine Engineering, Next Generation Machine Design, and Engineering Data Management as three target areas that demand particular attention,” says Rahul.

Rahul Garg
Rahul Garg, Vice-president, Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment of Siemens Digital Industries Software

Customer demands are now very dynamic. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must reconsider their approach to meet customers’ needs for customization, increased productivity, hyper-automation and adaptability. Companies must incorporate and manage additional machine complexity for machine building and entire manufacturing systems to survive. There is an advantage to a multi-angle approach that provides customer training. One of the benefits of Siemens Digital Industries Software is welcoming new users into a community of their peers globally, using similar technologies and offering insightful information based on their experience. Also, periodic classroom learning is available at technical centers, virtual education events and online customer portals where technology history is preloaded, with various useful functions.

Similarly, Siemens provides live annual events with engineers and technicians in two to three-day virtual sessions for discussing challenges and solutions. Moreover, software updates are delivered automatically or manually with notification provided for a customer’s system to download at will.

Siemens also provides MindSphere, which collects real-time operational data from machine tools that feed into the design software for instant improvements to all equipment produced in the future. Connecting all the machines and combining the relevant data allows for concise and powerful analysis for optimizing processes.

Read Rahul’s interview in Industrial Machinery Digest for more information.

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