Check out an Industrial Machinery Digest article by Rahul Garg, Vice-president of Industrial Machinery and Heavy Equipment of Siemens Digital Industries Software. He talks about the challenges machine builders are facing in response to the customer demand for complex machines and customization.
Intelligent Performance Engineering (IPE) addresses how companies address the challenges of complexity by developing new engineering practices of machine introductions. Advancing technologies are driving these changes in manufacturing operations, with a need for personalization, global competition, and simulation. Fortunately, adopting IPE practices help to ensure safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness.
To run simulations requires manual work to validate equipment characteristics using various tools. However, these simulations do not always reflect the interdependency of problems, including electromagnetic interference, structural loads, heat and vibration. So, the designers can run a fundamental analysis to confirm the design safety; however, performance is also an essential consideration along with many crucial tests 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.