In a recently published article in Industrial Machinery Digest, Rahul Garg, Vice-president of Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment of Siemens Digital Industries Software, discusses the challenges machine builders face in responding to customer demand for complex machines and customization.
Intelligent Performance Engineering (IPE) addresses these challenges for companies developing new engineering practices with the growing complexities of machine introductions. Advancing technologies are the incentive for this change in manufacturing operations, with a need for personalization, global competition, and simulation while adopting IPE practices to ensure safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness.
Subsequently, running simulations involves some manual work to validate equipment characteristics using several tools. These simulations do not always reflect the interdependency of problems, including electromagnetic interference, structural loads, heat and vibration. The designers can run a fundamental analysis to confirm design safety, but performance must also be considered; therefore, many tests are necessary to substantiate the various factors to validate a design, performance, safety, weight, cost and more.
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About the author
Rahul Garg is the Vice President for Industrial Machinery & SMB Program, responsible for defining and delivering key strategic initiatives and solutions and global business development. He and his team are responsible for identifying key initiatives and developing solutions for the industry while working closely with industry leading customers and providing thought leadership on new and emerging issues faced by the machinery industry. Rahul’s experience and insight are derived from 25 year career delivering software-based solutions for product engineering and manufacturing innovation for the global manufacturing industry, spanning a career in R&D to program management, sales and P&L management and having focused exclusively on the industrial machinery and heavy equipment industry since 2007.