Managing Manufacturing Data for Heavy Machinery

CASE STUDY

Written by Chris Draska on 1/3/2017


About the Customer

The customer is a leading U.S. developer and manufacturer of compressed air solutions. A pioneer in air compressor technology, the company offers a complete line of compressed air system products including portable and stationary compressors and accompanying aftermarket equipment. With manufacturing facilities on three continents and a worldwide distribution network, the customer has established itself as a global leader in the industry.

The Customer's Need

Hyla Soft completed the analysis phase of a comprehensive Siemens Teamcenter for Manufacturing implementation for the customer. In our first engagement with the customer, a manufacturer of Heavy Machinery, Hyla Soft consultants designed and developed a complete solution to help the customer realize the following business benefits:

  • Reduce scrap and rework by linking manufacturing data to engineering data for superior change control capabilities.
  • Speed up new product development time with digital process planning and validation.
  • Reduce inventory and material handling costs by promoting accuracy of parts assignment to manufacturing work centers.
  • Increase quality and decrease assembly issues and rework by delivering digital Work Instructions paperless-ly to shop floor personnel.
  • Increase global manufacturing capabilities and flexibility by sharing manufacturing process plans and data with other facilities.

Ultimately, the aim of the solution is to unite both the customer’s manufacturing data and their engineering data into the same system, as a result driving improvements within not only their manufacturing engineering group, but across their design engineering, quality, operations, service, supply chain, and inventory groups as well, not to mention on the shop floor itself.

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Source: Cortona3D for Siemens Teamcenter

About the Project

Hyla Soft’s approach to requirements gathering is to get our customer hands-on with the software from day 1. Throughout our analysis for the customer, Hyla Soft and the customer’s end users worked directly with the Siemens Teamcenter for Manufacturing products in order to gather business requirements, user requirements, and functional requirements of the final solution. This approach enhanced the requirements gathering process by allowing project stakeholders to understand the future system in the context of their business and manufacturing processes.

The result of our analysis for the customer was a complete system design for the customer, which will include:

  • Teamcenter for Manufacturing Process Planner to create Bill of Process (BOP), with digital BOP validation, and process Work Instructions attached directly to the BOP.
  • Cortona3D with Integration to Teamcenter for Manufacturing to create 3D animations of the assembly process, attached directly to the BOP.
  • Teamcenter for Manufacturing Electronic Work Instructions (EWI) to deliver digital Work Instructions directly from the Teamcenter BOP to the shop floor.

The new system design also encompasses the CNC machining division, which will receive cutting-edge parts manufacturing solutions from Siemens, including NX-CAM and Shop Floor Connect for Siemens Teamcenter.

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Source: Siemens Electronic Work Instructions (EWI)

Hyla Soft's Advantage

Proud to have one of the most extensive backgrounds working with the Siemens IT offering, Hyla Soft is the only company in the world partnered with 3 of the software giant’s divisions. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is undoubtedly one of our strongest areas of experience and expertise. While most companies see Siemens Teamcenter for Manufacturing as a tool to manage engineering data alone, Hyla Soft focuses on the tool to bridge the gap between engineering and production as it relates to manufacturing.

Thanks to our continuous investment in expanding how we leverage the Teamcenter for Manufacturing offering for our customers and the manufacturing industry, our consultants’ unmatched knowledge of and experience working with the product firsthand, and our practice’s end-to-end expertise and capabilities, the result of this initiative for the customer will be a complete solution for unparalleled manufacturing data management, from top floor to shop floor.



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