What is Behind Smart Machines?

By Diana

What is behind Smart Machines?

In the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution, Industrial Equipment companies have started to adopt new methods to conceive and produce smarter multi task machines that are more robust, powerful, and flexible. Customers see great opportunities to acquire equipments that will enable them to quickly adapt their production to their customers’ needs. As a result, creating smarter machines is increasingly complex.

 

Multi-disciplinary design is key

Yet, industrial equipment companies have to manage a higher number of product components and integrate different disciplines to create “mechatronic” machines in which software and electronics are as important as mechanical and fluidic systems. Each discipline would work separately on their part and hope the different parts would come together flawlessly when the time came to merge them together. But, as can be expected, there were errors, which resulted in lost time and money.

In the connected world we live in, there is no other option than to enable teams to interact live and to work together on a single version of the truth.

This is especially critical for companies that produce complex products like machines.

Emergence of systems and process approach

However, today’s machines are not only made of mechanical parts; software and electronics are combined with traditional mechanical parts giving birth to systems. And since systems are made of components from various disciplines, they are harder to manage than mechanical parts alone.

Machines that have many systems require efficient processes to develop them. This is why there is a shift in the way machines are designed.

Documents will increasingly be replaced by models

Today, the product engineering process still relies mainly on documents. Product information is gathered in an “unfriendly” and heavy document that is too often used “as is” and not updated after it has been created. The problem is that this “roadmap” is usually the unique source of information and communication and I am sure you understand the types of problems that usually appear when project teams depend on a document that is not updated and therefore, full of errors…

Model based systems engineering

It consists of having a holistic specification of the system that gives actors of every discipline a common understanding of the system.

It provides a single version of the truth throughout the entire development process.

Thanks to this approach, teams will have a model starting from the design phase and see it evolve and updated during product development.

Multi-disciplinary systems and models are revolutionizing the way Industrial Equipment companies work. If you want to know more about Smart Machines and how to revolutionize the way your company develops its products, watch our on-demand webinar in partnership with Design Machine.

To know more about the 4th Industrial Revolution, click here.

Incredible things will happen at #IMTS 2014 will you be part of it?

By Diana

IMTS started yesterday in Chicago, and here is what happened on Dassault Systèmes booth:

Theater Schedule

We ran 7 demos showing  SOLIDWORKS, DELMIA, EXALEAD, and Industrial Equipment solutions on the theater.

We commented live on Twitter what was going on at our booth

IMTS conference

Our Industrial Equipment VP Philippe BARTISSOL was a featured speaker at the conference


Unusual foot traffic was spotted at the booth…

The tiniest 4G USB drives were offered with our key e-collateral and customer case studies; but we will still have one reserved just for you!

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If you missed us yesterday, no worries we are here for the entire week, and we are a team of welcoming people here to listen to you and willing to help you find solutions to solve your problems.

See you later at booth E-3125 ;)

Discover the Power of Solutions Tailored to Industrial Equipment Companies at IMTS

By Diana

Consumers can now influence and control production from the beginning of the manufacturing process, allowing manufacturers to quickly adapt to demands. They can visualize the impact of their opinions and manufacturers no longer need to fear negative consumer feedback after a product has been released. Join us at IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show) and enter into the 4th Industrial Revolution.

At IMTS from September 08, 2014 to September 13, 2014, the Industrial Equipment team of Dassault Systèmes will show you the solutions that can help you take the lead in this new era. See our demo “3DEXPERIENCE platform in action” and discover how Industrial Equipment companies can work in a more socially-connected and customized way while ensuring business profitability and great customer experiences through high value-added services. See also our “Mechatronic systems for a Smarter production” demonstration and discover how equipment becomes smarter with embedded intelligence.

Don’t be shy. Come see our team at booth E-3125; we’ll be available to answer your questions every day from 9am to 5pm.

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Curious to see our booth? Here is a second foretaste for you ;) :

IMTS Chicago 2014 - Dassault Systèmes booth

 



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