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Industrial Machinery & Heavy Equipment

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Digitalization for Industrial Machinery


Increased customization and sophisticated software controls challenge today's industrial machinery industry to deliver machine systems in scope, time and budget. Software and automated product systems are becoming more complex, requiring integration with IoT sensors and increased emphasis on software and system validation. These requirements challenge engineering operations to control of mechanical, electrical and software versions to support customers and benefit from design reuse.


Proof-of-concept projects in unfamiliar technologies disrupt the standard machinery platform approach and threaten profitability. Integration extends to the manufacturing floor and supply chain, driving the need for increased, closed-loop quality with a focus on reducing operating costs and waste. The result is a need to improve the sophistication and interoperability
of design, simulation, manufacturing and service operations, without losing
speed or data integrity.


Machinery designers are constantly faced with design challenges, requiring innovative solutions that expand part conceptualization beyond conventional 3D approaches. Couple design challenges with time to market and compressed margins, and it becomes essential to improve efficiency and validate virtually before manufacturing.


A single-source data management system is essential to managing data, while also keeping focus on the engineering, manufacturing and product life BOM. Siemens PLM Software provides the tools needed to deliver innovative and profitable machine systems.


Heavy Equipment


Engineers designing heavy equipment are challenged on a daily basis by the variability and complex nature of the materials that their machine will face.


EDEM software brings the benefits of Discrete Element Method (DEM) simulation to the heavy equipment manufacturing industry as a tool that uniquely simulates and analyzes the behavior of bulk materials such as coal, ores, soils and grains.


EDEM provides engineers with crucial engineering insight into how materials will interact with their equipment during a range of operating conditions.


By introducing EDEM simulation and analysis into their design workflow, equipment manufacturers are significantly reducing their reliance on assumption and physical prototyping and are able to increase the productivity and reliability of their equipment by understanding how a material will affect their designs.




heavy equipment, industrial machinery, mining, transfer chutes, excavator, trucks, dump, conveyor