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eBook: Advanced machine engineering – virtual commissioning reduces time and prototype waste

By Bill Butcher

Customizations are crucial for machine builders to thrive as customers demand variations in their industrial machinery (IM) equipment.

Bill Butcher
Bill Butcher, Senior Marketing Manager of Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment Industry at Siemens.

Therefore, some builders are using modular components and arrangements of subassemblies. However, this comes at the cost of integration challenges when revising software, hardware or electronic systems with the need to retest each part for its impact on other engineering disciplines in the newly configured module connectivity.

Siemens offers a complete and holistic framework to help cope with today’s machine engineering market challenges.

Learn more by downloading our eBook.

Advanced Machine Engineering (AME) ensures better performance by developing next-generation machines via a digital twin to allow significant design flexibility. Also, it provides multi-disciplinary collaboration to build smart, connected machines, with a comprehensive bill of materials for advanced capabilities with limitless options and variants in AME support throughout the product life.

Moreover, time-to-market with virtual design and commissioning allows for earlier validation, shorter commissioning times and faster productivity. All these capabilities provide the path to becoming a leading innovator in a highly competitive global market.

Siemens’ Xcelerator portfolio helps companies of all sizes create and leverage digital twins that provide organizations with new insights, opportunities, and automation levels to drive innovation.

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