The newest release of Siemens' Tecnomatix® software for digital manufacturing will be available on November 20th, and it offers real solutions for manufacturing so companies in a wide range of industries can realize innovation with less risk.
Here are the featured highlights:
A new web-based app for plant-specific production planning that helps realize greater process flexibility and increased product complexity
How it works: Production planners link the product design and manufacturing requirements to create detailed plant-specific process plans. Manufacturing operations are defined with 3D visual work instructions, balanced for the available resources and analyzed for cycle times.
Who It’s for: Factory-floor production planners that need to stay ahead of fluctuating production forecasts and numerous product configurations; while staying within the necessary Takt time.
Why It Matters: Easy Plan provides the ability to analyze what-if scenarios to ensure feasibility of assembly processes within performance targets. Also assists in identifying value-added and nonvalue-added tasks for the purpose of achieving maximum assembly efficiency.
New simulation solutions for dual arm and cooperative robots can automate more manual tasks, improve efficiency and quality.
How it works: Robotics programming and simulation is a proven technology for programming and synchronizing multiple independent robots and devices that work together. Tecnomatix 12 introduces new capabilities to program the latest dual arm and cooperative robots that are controlled as one.
Who It’s for: Manufacturers that need to automate manual tasks performed by human beings in order to compete on price and quality – such as those that assemble high tech electronics and perform packaging.
Why It Matters: Newly available robots can perform tasks once only workable by humans - and are able to safely work alongside production personnel. While these robots are starting to replace real people in factories, they require skilled workers for programming, installation and maintenance which will create new and higher paying jobs.
Optimize complex manufacturing systems for more industries with more productivity.
How it works: Users build smart digital models of their discrete manufacturing systems in a state-of-the-art 3D simulation environment and then run experiments to identify which processes, parameters and settings result in the best performance. With Tecnomatix 12 the user experience is modernized and new capabilities are available to model and simulate continuous processes that utilize fluids and recipes.
Who It’s for: Manufacturers that need to achieve efficiency targets, and reduce operating expenses and capital investments.
Why It Matters: Plant Simulation can assist in identifying opportunities to boost production efficiency and throughput, and minimize energy usage as well as the negative effects that manufacturing can have on the environment. It is proven to reduce capital investments, eliminate bottlenecks, reduce WIP (work in progress) inventory, minimize emissions and reduce energy utilization.
Close the loop between the virtual and real worlds of production with a model-based execution environment.
How it works: In the product lifecycle management (PLM) environment, design intent defined on 3D models in the form of PMI (product manufacturing information) is linked to the manufacturing process and delivered directly to the manufacturing execution system (Siemens' SIMATIC IT as well as other MES software) for validation in production. Shop floor operators capture non-conformances in the system for disposition and tracking, and corrective and preventive actions are initiated and managed.
Who It’s for: Manufacturers that face challenges to quickly deliver increasingly complex products on time, on cost, and on quality.
Why It Matters: PLM-MES integration helps companies execute more efficiently and with more agility. It closes the loop between manufacturing and design by managing change, improving visibility, hard-wiring compliance, and increasing design for manufacturability potential.
Take control of production by using volumes of measured data to identify and react to quality trends.
How it works: Dimensional quality data collected from connected measurement devices in production is loaded into a database where smart analytic tools are used to automate data reporting and generate executive dashboard reports. Enhanced tools are available to help engineers visualize, identify and react to quality trends, as well as correct and prevent issues from recurring. This solution is scalable: it can monitor quality data for multiple devices, factories and even suppliers.
Who It’s for: Manufacturers that need real-time insight into production quality performance, standard reporting and analysis techniques, and the ability to share data and lessons learned . This solution can consolidate multiple disconnected applications and databases into a single integrated solution.
Why It Matters: Engineers can reduce the cost of quality by using real-time insight into production performance to become proactive on quality, react more quickly when issues occur and track improvements over time.