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Empowering industrial machinery engineering – eBook

By Blake Snodgrass

Check out a recent Siemens ebook discussing the evolution of traditionally engineered products to digitally simulated designs and outlining the four key trends in machine engineering. Increasingly complex products are driving consumers to demand customization to meet specific needs for their products. In turn, a customer’s machinery must support flexible, smart connected machines through the Internet of Things (IoT).

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

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Advanced Machine Engineering (AME) ensures the development of next-generation machines. A digital twin provides the machinery to advance in this industry that is demanding customization. Furthermore, collaboration is crucial with multiple disciplines to allow smart connected machines to reduce the time to market using virtual design and commissioning. This innovation results in improved validation, shorter commissioning times and faster productivity, leading to significant innovation in highly competitive global markets.

Learn how AME addresses four key trends in the machinery industry:

  • Consumer-driven customization requires highly flexible machines.
  • Smart machines are intelligently connected machines via the Internet of Things (IoT).
  • Hyper-automation, a combination of multiple machine learning, packaged software and automation tools.
  • Global competitive pressures from new, low-cost providers have never been higher.

The good news is that advanced capabilities are now available to manage the entire bill of materials (BOM) for all options and variants for advanced machine builders by providing support throughout the product life – from engineering design to manufacturing and service life.

Machine manufacturers need to build smarter machines to compete globally with shrinking margins and expand customization and environmental and government regulations. Advanced machine engineering delivers a digital thread for engineering, enabling companies to develop sophisticated machines more rapidly while lowering development, production and operational costs.

Therefore, advanced machine engineering enables the simulation of multi-disciplinary models for extensive use of innovative manufacturing automation technologies early in the process. Furthermore, these sophisticated design solutions effortlessly support complex, optimized models for a considerable increase in design flexibility.

Advanced machine engineering delivers a multi-disciplinary, synchronized engineering platform, providing thousands of features and requirements to allow numerous configurations. It further ensures constant, multi-disciplinary innovation that empowers a global collaboration to access new market geographies successfully with less cost.

Siemens Digital Industries Software is driving transformation to enable a digital enterprise where engineering, manufacturing and electronics design meet tomorrow.

The Xcelerator portfolio in Siemens Digital Industries Software suite of products provides a full suite of solutions to empower machine builders and suppliers with the essential tools to thrive in their highly competitive market and transition seamlessly to create tomorrow’s machinery today.

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About our expert:
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.

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