Today’s complex markets drive machine engineering companies to transition from traditional “physical” product engineering to simulation-driven, digital product design. Consumers are demanding a packaged system of integrated products and services customized to meet individual needs. Customers must respond to the complexity created by consumer demands with highly flexible, connected and adaptable machines that requires machinery that supports efficiencies through hyper automation and smart connected machines via the Internet of Things (IoT).
Therefore, technology innovation leaders must adopt a mindset around new practices that embrace perpetual change. This change may be incremental or radical, applied to existing or new business models and technologies.
AME Virtual Commissioning
Advanced Machine Engineering ensures better performance in developing next-generation machines. A digital twin provides greater design flexibility with multi-disciplinary collaboration to enable smart, connected machines with a comprehensive bill of materials (BOM). Also, AME offers advanced capabilities for innumerable options and variants and innovative machine builder support throughout the entire product life. In addition, it reduces the time to market through virtual design and commissioning.
The result is improved upfront validation, 25 percent shorter commissioning times and 50 percent faster time to production – helping a company become a leading innovator in a highly competitive global market.
Early validation boosts innovation, offering substantial opportunities and severe challenges for machine manufacturers who are building smarter, more connected, and flexible machines. As software is driving machines, its complexity is increasing significantly. Therefore, it is essential to simulate the code running on a machine’s virtual twin to generate substantial dividends in time and resources. This increasing complexity calls for smarter software solutions, with one such solution being virtual commissioning. Virtual machine simulation and commissioning validate and verify the machinery or entire production plant in a virtual world before deploying it on the factory floor.
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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About our experts:
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.
Frans Adamowicz is Solutions Director for Industrial Machinery, responsible for supporting the industry lead in delivering key strategic initiatives, solutions, and global business development. As part of the industry’s team, he’s 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. Franz’s experience and insights are derived from a 35-year career of delivering software-based solutions for product engineering and manufacturing innovation for the global manufacturing industry. He has held leadership positions in multiple functional areas, including sales and services management, country and industry marketing management, having focused exclusively on the industrial equipment and machinery industry globally since 2007.