From construction to agricultural, forestry, lifting and handling machines, metal forming machines, mining and heavy mobile equipment, heavy industry manufacturers need to face not only challenges related to product design, but also product manufacture, product assembly, and even product operations. 

Their aim is to deliver safer, cleaner, and more productive machinery. Doing this at controlled cost and within set lead times. Thanks to efficient enterprise-wide collaboration. While committing to lifetime performance for the toughest usage conditions.  

Customer expectations are expanding from Product Features and Performance to Product Lifetime Performance. Product Performance as-built, as-used, as-operated, and even as-maintained all merge into a single outcome: machinery & equipment must deliver maximum productivity and uptime for companies who operate them.  

 

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Safe & Productive Human-Centric Operations Powered by Virtual Reality

Break the silos between design, manufacturing, and maintenance. Decrease lead times to meet the start of production, at controlled quality and cost. Validate product integration early in a human-centric way. Integrate human interactions at the heart of the factory. Anticipate and optimize human interactions, to protect worker safety and increase productivity while ramping-up production. Develop human-centric maintenance processes early on to secure, speed up and decrease the cost of maintenance. Ensure safe & productive service operations as early as possible.

Virtual Prototyping is Key for Engineers to Beat Expectations 

Design for Reality 

Get early confidence over product lifetime performance, even for the toughest usage conditions. Catch up with the growing use of mechatronics and complex systems. Implement the latest electrification and automation technologies, by getting clarity on system design, dimensioning, testing and reliability predictions. Anticipate usage faults and misuse scenarios. Plan for operational durability and misuse. Provide fast & safe driving in rough terrains, including vehicle dynamics and stabilization. Investigate dynamic machine behavior, including for emergency stops and shutdown scenarios. Check for tipping safety. Deliver maximum productivity and maximize lifetime usage. 

Virtual Proving Ground  

Design safe, clean, and productive machinery & equipment. Cut down on real tests and prototypes. Achieve product pre-certification despite constantly evolving regulations. Face challenges related to product performance across multiple domains, from noise and acoustics to durability. Make sure operator safety and comfort are a priority. Evaluate shocks and vibrations experienced by operators at work. Meet regulations and targets for interior and exterior noise & acoustics. Ensure best possible visibility, reachability, accessibility.

Aim for Zero Defects With Virtual Prototyping

Boost productivity and production output. Improve production ROI by leaning towards zero defects in production. Secure product quality. Model any manufacturing process from casting to sheet metal forming, composites forming, additive manufacturing, welding, joining and assembly. Improve process parameters, even for the most complex product shape and process. Beat your competitors for new business bids, while securing profitability with fast and easy quotes for new tooling and parts production. Skip physical prototypes for new tools, parts, and assemblies. Anticipate and accelerate start of production. Meet requirements and stay within acceptable tolerances. Understand the physics of materials to deliver promised product quality. Say good-bye to scrapping. Improve sustainability aspects for your production plants.  

Build on the Hybrid Twin When Aiming for Zero Downtime

Give your clients maximum uptime. Switch from preventive to predictive maintenance, diagnostics, and prognostics. Expand your mindset: switch from PLM to ESI’s Product Performance Lifecycle. Build your very own Hybrid Twin, leveraging the physics of materials and data gathered from sensors. Make the right decision at the right time to protect your assets. 

Virtual Prototyping in the Heavy Industry is Trusted By

All over the world, suppliers, manufacturers, and engineering partners use ESI’s solutions to design and optimize heavy machinery, such as ABB, AP&T, Arcelor Mittal, Bosch Rexroth, Caterpillar, CNH, Eickhoff, Epiroc, Fuji Electrik, Gabler, Hitachi, John Deere, Jungheinrich, Komatsu, Liebherr, Lenze Drives, Mitsubishi Electric, Palfinger, Putzmeister, Romonta, Siemens Minerals, Siemens Large Drives, Tenova Takraf, United Technologies, and Voith Paper.