Advanced Machine Engineering Enables Advanced Machine Engineering
Michael Alba posted on November 10, 2017 | 1440 views
(Image courtesy of Siemens.)
(Image courtesy of Siemens.)

Siemens has announced Advanced Machine Engineering, a new machine design solution that aims to simplify the development of industrial machinery. Part of Siemen’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) portfolio, Advanced Machine Engineering is a multidisciplinary engineering platform connecting mechanical, electrical and software engineering data to design and validate industrial machinery.

A main goal of Advanced Machine Engineering is to enable concurrent development through a modularized product development process. It offers a common framework—that is, a common digital thread—between mechanical, electrical and software engineers, allowing them to work in parallel through all stages of development. Furthermore, users can establish common parts, processes and functional modules to allow for easy revisions and reusable components.

Advanced Machine Engineering also makes use of digital twins to reduce the need for physical prototypes and speed up the development process. Digital twins are essentially virtual representations of physical objects, reflecting simulated variables such as gravity, friction, fluids, pneumatics and electrical performance. These models can be leveraged to understand the interaction between different machinery components and spot problems before production.

As industrial machinery becomes more and more customized, Siemens emphasizes the benefits of rapid development. The combination of design modularity, parallel workflow and digital twins in Advanced Machine Engineering will, according to Siemens, add up to a faster time to market and increased customer satisfaction.

“Siemens’ new Advanced Machine Engineering industry solution can effectively manage complex processes and control costs, all while speeding up time to market and customers’ time to value,” said Siemens’ Rahul Garg. “By leveraging our software tools, companies can optimize iterative system designs, and capture and re-use institutional knowledge and best practices to create an innovative, modular approach to machine design and deliver the most advanced machines on the market today.”

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