Machine building is a diverse sector, covering designers, engineers and system integrators working on one-off machines, special-purpose machinery, series machines, and industrial automation equipment. They specify and utilise a wide range of engineering products and components within their constructions.
The many applications in the machine-building sector make a wide variety of demands on the components used. For example, many bottling systems consist of numerous, specialised and connected individual machines. In addition to the bottling processes, other steps, such as the inspection of empty bottles, cleaning, closing and labelling bottles, are also integrated.
On construction sites, or with tunnel boring and mining, workers and material are permanently surrounded by extreme environmental stress, such as noise, dirt, heat, cold or heavy vibrations. The measurement itself is also characterised by major load changes and pressure peaks. Apart from major temperature changes, dust and humidity also have an impact on plant and machinery.
Manufacturers of industrial machinery or heavy equipment face formidable challenges in today’s competitive global market. Clients look for more complex equipment customised to specific needs, higher reliability and compressed delivery time.
As packaging machines become increasingly complex, designers and engineers face unique mechatronic engineering challenges. Design teams must streamline communication between mechanical systems and electrical engineering controls like never before.
Customer expectations grow increasingly demanding. The expected time to react and respond continues to shrink. At each phase of your design cycle your challenges and deliverables are different. You need to do more than ever in less time.
Time: Reduce Time-to-Market
- Increased competitive landscape demands shorter time-to-market
- Delays due to assembly interference issues, incorrect BOM’s and design changes late in the development process
Cost: Reduce Cost
- Reduce number of physical prototypes
- Improve reliability to avoid costly warranty work
Quality: Increased Complexity of Designs
- Visualisation and management of large assembly designs
- Interference and misaligned holes
- Keep drawings and BOM’s current and track drawing revisions
Quickly develop new design variations