More than 30 years of reform and opening up, China's manufacturing industry has begun to transform from labor-intensive and low-value-added products to automated intelligence and production of high value-added products. A large number of manufacturing operations centered on labor-intensive foundry production are faced with challenges such as rapid labor costs, product localization, rising energy costs, environmental impact, and manufacturing capacity upgrading. The production of enterprises needs to change from mass production to customization. The upgrading and transformation of manufacturing industry structure will be the main melody of the new manufacturing development in the future. Under such a trend, the direction of the manufacturing industry must be two-way integration, that is, the integration of industrialization and informatization.
"This is why Siemens PLM software today is the integration of manufacturing and informatization, and industrialization is our vision and goal." "December 10, 2013, Siemens PLM software Greater China Chief Executive officer and managing director Liangneming in the Chengdu High-tech zone, the Chengdu Industrial automation products production research and development base (SEWC) to the media and users to display the results of Siemens Digital factory.
Manufacturing and industrialization and information integration
Siemens has successfully launched a digital chemical factory abroad. The German Amberg Electronics Factory (EWA) is a typical future-oriented digital factory template. and Siemens September 11, 2013 has just completed production in Chengdu High-tech zone SEWC, as Ewa "Backup" factory, is currently the largest digital factory in China. As the latest "digital factory" in the global production and research system of Siemens Industrial automation, Siemens is the first "digital factory" to be established outside Germany, and SEWC has achieved a high degree of digitization from product design to manufacturing process. Visit the factory technician's on-site explanation makes the author more easy, more intuitive to see the combination of software and hardware. Virtual manufacturing is incorporated into a broader blueprint that seamlessly joins the virtual world with the real world.
Siemens Industrial Automation products Chengdu production Research and development base location
Look zooms will find that Siemens PLM software from 2007 began to implement manufacturing and industrialization and information fusion, and that the future of products will be developed and produced in an unprecedented way. Since then, the entire Siemens industrial automation sector has been implemented to develop new software solutions that unify the product life cycle with the production life cycle. The author sees the SEWC digital factory combine the best technology of Siemens several departments perfectly. This solution is unique, so far no other hardware or software vendor technology has been able to integrate the product lifecycle with the production life cycle. This new production model not only improves the enterprise's innovation ability, but also improves the ability to evaluate new products and processes, which greatly accelerates the speed of new product launches, reduces capital expenditure, and increases market confidence.
Typical templates for digital plants
"Digital Factory" is a vision that excites everyone in the manufacturing industry, but the key is how to achieve it. In order to create an intelligent product and production life cycle, virtual and reality must be combined. The digitization of every process from product models to digital prototypes to production processes and manufacturing, intelligently integrates production of the underlying control systems and all equipment and seamlessly connects product development and analysis processes, enabling companies to collaborate around all organizations and institutions involved in product innovation. In addition, there is a need to build a digital platform for unified product lifecycle management and knowledge sharing with each other. This is a fusion of product and production process information integration platform, the product design, analysis, engineering, production, after-sales and other departments of the information integration.
Siemens Digital factory platform for the future is a highly integrated automation, information integrated solution. The top level of the platform is the interface between PLM and ERP information System, which provides master data, route, design data, Bill of materials, production order, and second and third layer to complete the series and interaction of DCs information data in production management MES system and monitoring operation layer with Siemens Simatic. In order to effectively realize the automation and intelligence from product design to production, the IV and fifth layers used the TIA system to manage the control layer of the factory automation and the control units and equipment of the field layer in a unified manner. From the Siemens Digital Factory platform Architecture, Siemens PLM Software as the core PLM system is not only the core data provider of product production in digital chemical plants, but also a big platform for digital chemical plant simulation, big data management, collaboration and flexible manufacturing. In the horizontal view, the lean production system will complete the whole production process according to the steps of input logistics, manufacturing process and output logistics in this framework. Siemens ' description of the Digital factory platform architecture is comprehensive and of great reference value.
As the specific practice of Siemens Digital Factory," SEWC on the top floor using the Siemens PLM software NX, Teamcenter and other software, Help provide the most fundamental product data needed in the production. "These product data provide the basis for our research and development, production and procurement, and the development and manufacturing systems are interrelated and interrelated with the procurement system," said Dai Youming, manager of operational Excellence at the Chengdu Production and research base of Siemens Industrial automation products. Siemens PLM SOFTWARE PRODUCT lifecycle management software as a top-level design product, it provides a common plant data platform, so that all departments of the plant can work in a platform, so that we communicate with each other, and can share with each other. "Using Siemens PLM and MES information interconnection, Siemens can also deploy production plans in real time between factories around the world based on material storage, delivery time and other information to achieve the best combination of resource utilization and material distribution.
" processing track width, detection accuracy and other data can be synchronized with the development data, and then simulation. This way can solve the design and manufacturing integration time problem, make it faster. "Dai Youming Introduction, simulation will be the important supporting technology of the future plant." Siemens PLM Software's Tecnomatix software plays a particularly significant role in the engineering implementation of digital plants, "virtual and judging possible contradictions, flaws, mismatches in production or planning, which can be simulated in this way, Reduce the number of live real-time operations. "Before production, from conception, design, testing, simulation, assembly line, plant planning and other links, all the foreseeable problems can be simulated." All tests are carried out before the entire production plant is in the planning stage or not manifested. This is also a manifestation of the Siemens PLM Software's ability to quickly change the manufacturing process across the entire industry.
SEWC Digital Factory mixed line production makes the author impressive. Large-scale production of automated production lines can achieve efficient manufacturing, but it is difficult to flexibly strain. Today, product design personalization, production customization, as well as the shortening of the market cycle, it is necessary to make large-scale production in the flexible manufacturing. How can you maintain high productivity in a small and varied production model? The mixed-line production is a kind of flexible production mode with high automation and informationization, and lean effect obviously. In SEWC's most advanced production line, a production line can also be used for two different series of PLC controller production, automatic identification technology and all-digital production of MES system for this mixed-line production matching material of the correct transport, parts production accuracy and quality are provided adequate protection. The product also passes the "strict" inspection procedure before it reaches the next operation. Visual inspection is a unique quality inspection method for digital chemical plants, which is clearly reliable and fast compared to manual sampling in traditional manufacturing enterprises, where the camera will take the image of the product and compare it with the correct image in the Teamcenter data platform.
Siemens Industrial Automation Products Chengdu production research and development base automation production line
High efficiency, fast, flexible, is the digital enterprise for the manufacturing industry to bring the biggest change. This production model relies on Siemens PLM software data management throughout the process from design to production. Siemens PLM Software offers more software features that integrate with industrial automation and drive technology. Help companies to verify the performance, process and cost of their products in a virtual manner before investing in funds, actually developing tests, or manufacturing products. More importantly, Siemens PLM Software is now able to provide complete closed-loop data management to align the virtual model with the actual product and device. Liangneming this desire, "to achieve lean production in a digital way." The
Siemens PLM Software "Industry 4.0"
"Industry 4.0" is one of the ten future projects identified by the German Union's Ministry of Education and Research and the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in 2013 to support the development and innovation of a new generation of key technologies in the field of industrial technology. To this end, more than 20 German enterprises, institutions, universities to participate, Siemens is one of the two lead units. In the "Industry 4.0" era, the virtual world will be integrated with the real world, manufacturing industry will make full use of the Information Physics Fusion system (cyber-physical systems) and other means, the manufacturing industry to "digital manufacturing" transformation.
" the only way to industry 4.0 is to fully integrate and optimize the product life cycle and production life cycle. "Siemens PLM Software has two roles: 1, world-class practitioners, and 2 of the world's leading suppliers," said Fang, former technical director of Siemens PLM software Greater China. "The next revolution in information technology will take place in the industrial sector, and the two-in-depth integration of the assistant is industrial software." Siemens PLM Software has positioned itself to drive the industry's informatization and its standards, focusing on the needs of industrial equipment and product development.
For companies that want to build a "digital factory", Fang suggests, "The innovation of enterprise architecture must conform to the enterprise's strategic requirements and business model." The main impact of PLM and MES on the enterprise architecture is more flat, and the original highly hierarchical, highly divided organization may be replaced by a flatter and more flexible cross-professional group. New factory is good, easy to respond quickly, we can provide one-stop service. The transformation of the old production line is complicated, and it needs to be unified and simulated at the software level. In terms of management, the lack of a research and development system is a major challenge, but that is why we are willing to share new technologies with users. ”
The emergence of Siemens SEWC Digital Chemical plant provides a good reference for the future direction of China-made transformation. China's manufacturing industry has developed rapidly over the past 30 years, with the goal of transforming from a "manufacturing power" to a "manufacturing powerhouse". Therefore, China needs to complete industrial transformation and upgrade while maintaining industrial growth, which will be a big challenge. "Chinese companies are facing fierce competition, but they are more aware of the lack of innovation, quality, and ultimately dead end. Therefore, enterprises in the investment research and development, innovation, the proportion of more and more large. Liangneming said that in this market outlook, customer demand also shifted from product equipment to the search for a holistic solution.
I see in the SEWC digital factory that PLM has a pivotal position in the innovation of products and processes, and it will be a trend to integrate with other business systems more broadly and in depth. "Siemens PLM Software is committed to using our knowledge and experience to help China's manufacturing industry to upgrade to a higher level, and to digital manufacturing development." "Liangneming is confident that Siemens PLM software can help domestic manufacturers to improve their manufacturing efficiency, craftsmanship, quality, so that they can be like Siemens, as a 165-year-old enterprise." ”
Siemens PLM Software Drives "digital Factory"