TECNOMATIX MANUFACTURING PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT
Achieve concurrent engineering through collaborative product development and manufacturing process planning
Tecnomatix Planning and Management solutions help you manage product and process knowledge in a single environment. It provides several collaboration and analytical tools to help you perform manufacturing planning digitally and thereby avoid production stoppages because of design flaws. You are able to:
- Shorten product launch time by performing product design and manufacturing engineering concurrently
- Ensure accurate communication of manufacturing information to the shop floor
- Plan and optimize the layout of your manufacturing facilities digitally, well before you start production
- Avoid product quality issues by integrating quality parameters as part of the manufacturing planning process
With a true concurrent engineering solution that allows parallel execution of product engineering and process planning activities, you can drastically improve profitability, time-to-market and quality.
Process Design and Management
Tecnomatix allows you to associate and reconcile multiple configurations of product bills of materials (BOMs) and bills of process (BOPs). You can also validate manufacturing planning decisions by using advanced visualization and analytical tools.
Manufacturing Work Instructions
A comprehensive suite of 2D/3D work instruction authoring and viewing applications help you improve communication of assembly instructions to the shop floor by providing 3D views and up-to-date process steps.
Factory Design and Optimization
Design your assembly lines, equipment and tool requirements in a 3D environment. Optimize your factory space and maximize capital resource utilization by digitally configuring your factory layouts.
Dimensional variation can have huge impact on profitability through excessive tooling, labor and metrology costs. Tecnomatix can help mitigate this risk and reduce the need for costly prototypes by allowing you to analyze variation before design release.
Tecnomatix Manufacturing Simulation and Validation
Achieve lean manufacturing objectives and create right-first-time manufacturing plans
Tecnomatix Simulation and Validation solutions help you verify the methods and resources being defined and selected during manufacturing planning, resulting in proven, right-first-time manufacturing plans. You can achieve smart, fast, lean manufacturing through the virtual validation of production processes, equipment and systems. With manufacturing simulation, process plans are validated long before production implementation, providing you with the confidence that you have defined the right-first-time operations, resources and system configuration.
Our manufacturing simulation and validation applications allow you to:
- Discover and resolve late-stage changes earlier, when they are easier and less costly to fix, through the use of simulation
- Reduce the need for physical tryouts, thereby reducing system startup time for your automation systems
- Evaluate variations in manufacturing process and production throughput with a high degree of accuracy
- Easily perform engineering studies, including ergonomic factors of human operations
Assembly Simulation and Validation
Assembly simulation and validation allows you to simulate assembly sequences, human tasks, and machine interactions to optimize assembly processes before the start of production.
Robotics Simulation and Programming
You can develop and simulate manufacturing processes for robotic applications, including tooling and peripherals. You can also construct studies based on event-driven simulation capabilities and offline programming for automated systems.
Logistics and Material Flow Simulation
With logistics and material flow simulation, you can analyze and visualize production throughput and performance using discrete event simulation. This allows you to quickly check for bottlenecks, validate transported materials, and view resource utilization over time for multiple process alternatives.
Human Simulation and Ergonomics
Using advanced scaling for accurate human simulation and some of the most sophisticated human factors and ergonomics analysis capabilities available, you can build safer and more ergonomic human operations.
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Solutions for Industry
The latest Tecnomatix portfolio release provides valuable new digital manufacturing solutions for Aerospace & Defense, Automotive & Transportation, Consumer Packaged Goods, Electronics & Semiconductor, and Heavy Equipment Machinery industry users.
Powerful New Tools
Tecnomatix offers powerful new tools for your digital manufacturing toolbox; from robotic painting and cable simulation to point cloud integration, better fluid processing simulation and operator free walk path assessment.
Improved User Experience
Tecnomatix solutions are easier to use with a common Siemens PLM Software UI theme, ribbon menu interfaces, multiple graphic views and simulation performance enhancements, helping you to operate more effectively.
Tecnomatix Product Launch and Production
Seamlessly integrate planning and production systems so that manufacturing changes do not negatively impact time-to-market and profitability
The most critical phase of a product launch is managing the change in production facilities. Poor decisions during this transition have a lasting effect on productivity, and delays can quickly erode profitability due to the number of updates to system tooling, work instructions, and process and quality requirements. By managing manufacturing changes efficiently, you will have fewer installation, production and quality issues as you ramp-up to volume production. Ultimately, this means faster time-to-market for your products.
Tecnomatix Launch and Production solutions allow you to commission automated systems, integrate quality monitoring and analysis platforms, connect shop floor systems and drive continuous improvement opportunities. As a result, you can:
- Reduce the time needed to commission your automated systems
- Meet compliance requirements faster by increasing visibility and reporting of open issues
- Increase the accuracy of information by connecting planning to the shop floor
- Fix errors faster by capturing and ensuring build quality in real time
Issue Tracking and Management
Preventing non-conformances is the ultimate goal, yet you need to have a plan of action when they do arise. Using Tecnomatix, you can capture issues, solve root causes faster and continuously improve your preventative measures with closed-loop processes.
Our proven virtual commissioning capabilities allow you to promote early and effective collaboration between your simulation and control engineers. You can digitally validate both mechanical and electrical system components, including the programmable logic controller (PLC) programs that drive them.
Shop Floor Integration
Our product lifecycle management (PLM) to manufacturing execution system (MES) integration closes the gap between product design, manufacturing engineering and production. A two-way integration allows you to deliver proper work instructions, capture errors and validate successful execution of work plans.
Our build quality solutions allow you to optimize the throughput of inspection equipment and automate manual processes for data collection, translation and reporting. You can then consolidate the results so that your quality teams spend time solving problems instead of chasing data.