Published on March 10, 2014
WHAT IS YOUR PLM CHALLENGE? 3-PART WEBINAR SERIES PART 2 – DECREASE DOWNTIME AND MINIMIZE PRODUCTION PROBLEMS FEBRUARY 26, 2014
WHAT IS YOUR PLM CHALLENGE? WEBINAR SERIES Part 2 – Decrease downtime and minimize production problems King Automation – Christian Kannenberg – Gustavo Santos Waltonen – Tim Robinson – Jamie Sackfield Geometric Solutions – George Ingols Moldex3D – Rob Stipek
Success Story February 26, 2014
King Automation, Inc. is a fast growing company within the Industrial Automation industry primarily focused in Automotive. We specialize in Engineering, Design Process and project Services. Our services include Solution Implementation, Software Development for PLCs and Supervisory HMI, configuration and commissioning of Servo Drivers/Servo Motion, Electrical installation, assembly and safety services. King Automation uses controllers to handle equipment and machine logic, motion control functions and conveyor lines as well as robot cells and paint process among others.
KING AUTOMATION CHALLENGES • Industry Direction: The industry we are working in is constantly evolving and growing. In addition we are seeing a reduction in the completion time of projects due to technology and better tools. Business Climate/Challenges: • Customer OEM Direction: Our customer base is growing and we are seeing many of our partners using PLM solutions. • King Automation Challenges: Biggest challenges King Automation is facing are manpower and time. Delivering a solution for clients in a timely manners is crucial for success. Another challenge is the understanding the capabilities of this type of software.
King Automation Successes: • Increased project size by factor of four with our largest customer. • Better able to support project documentation to get customer approval. • Positioned King Automation for future projects because of our success with current and new clients. • We are able to do more without increasing our headcount. Business Solutions: KING AUTOMATION SUCCESSES
KING AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS’ BENEFITS The purchase of the Siemens Process Simulate Software and partnering with Geometric Solutions and Waltonen: • Allowed us to increase the scope of the business and better meet the needs of our customers • Provided us with the ability to work from a different perspective and allowed us to do more work offline throughout the project rather than once it was physically installed • Saved time and money on current and future projects • Built a strong relationship with Geometric Solutions, who helped us select the right solution, and Waltonen, who provided us with manpower
King Automation, Inc. Solution Details
KING AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS’ OVERVIEW This was a new challenge for King Automation: • New project • New software • Critical timing of the project • Expensive undertaking: cost of software, training and execution of the customer requirements • Training of new employees
KING AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS’ OVERVIEW To minimize the risk: • King Automation partnered with Waltonen to complete the project • Each company agreed to undertake the execution of specific elements of the project • Both companies worked together – one standard approach was used • Training for both companies was arranged by Geometric Solutions with Siemens to ensure balanced training on the software, and requirements for the completion of the project as well as ensuring the OEM standards were maintained.
KING AUTOMATION INC SOLUTIONS’ OVERVIEW How was this a success: Given the goal we had, new customer requirements, new software, special training requirements, new people and new standards, this was a great success for King Automation • It increased our reputation in the industry. • Increased the amount of work that we could do on a project. • Allowed us provided our employees as contractors for other companies working on the same project.
King Automation Success Story Tim Robinson Jamie Sackfield
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER Geometric Solutions Parent Company Product Development •Concept Engineering •Product Design •Modeling •Simulation •Digital Manufacturing •Systems Integration •Mechanical Design •Electrical Design •Program Management Manufacturing Engineering •Facilities Planning •Assembly Equipment •Automated Systems •Exterior Sheet Metal •Prototype •Production •Transfer Equipment •Fastening Systems •Test Equipment •Spare/Service Parts Quality Engineering •Dimensional Engineering •Human Ergonomics •CMM Inspection •Scanning •GD&T •Tolerance Analysis •Re-Engineering •Checking Fixture Design & Build PLM Software Solutions •Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner •Solid Edge •NX (UG) •Tecnomatix •Teamcenter •Consultation •Implementation •Support Services •Tech Support/Training Waltonen is your Siemens Tecnomatix Specialist • VSA • GD&T • CAD Translations • Scanning • Process Simulate • Process Designer • Robot Expert • FactoryCAD & Factory Flow • Plant Simulation • VSA • Jack Software Suite Of Products Related Services
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER King Automation Tecnomatix Process Simulate Implementation Challenges Deployment Simulation – Process Validation – Tooling Validation – Robot Programming – Off Line Programming
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER King Automation Tecnomatix Process Simulate Implementation Challenges: Versioning issues – Customer in right program? – Right robotic controllers and packages to meet customer requirements? – Robotic libraries customer compliant? Deployment scenarios – EX: Disconnected or connected? Proper software licensing
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER King Automation Tecnomatix Process Simulate Implementation Deployment: Average 1 week deployment time – 4-5 clients with EM server As long as challenges are considered/addressed, you will have a solid, clean deployment
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER King Automation Process Validation A new Path Operation can be edited when the operation is set as the current operation An existing path can be edited using the following options: • Location by Pick • Location Interactively • Current Location • Location before or After • Manipulate Single/Multiple locations • Shift location forward or Back • Copy Location Orientation • Interpolate Locations Orientation
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER King Automation Tool Validation A new Path Operation can be edited when the operation is set as the current operation An existing path can be edited using the following options: • Location by Pick • Location Interactively • Current Location • Location before or After • Manipulate Single/Multiple locations • Shift location forward or Back • Copy Location Orientation • Interpolate Locations Orientation
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER King Automation Robot Programming Robotics Menu • This menu provides tools for generating, editing and validating robotic tasks • You can create collision- free simulations • You can perform the final optimization & verification of programs • Accurately reflects robot cycle time and behavior
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER Robot Viewer • You can check the Joint Monitor, Joint Status, the TCPF Speed, or Joint Speed and Acceleration • You can drag panel splitters to adjust the relative sizes of the panels King Automation Robot Programming
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER King Automation Programming OLPs (Offline Programming) • Robotic simulation and off-line programming (OLP) are powerful tools • They save integrators and end-users time and money when designing a work cell • The ability to analyze how a work cell will behave before investing time and money on equipment makes for a smoother transition from concept to reality • Simulation and OLP allows integrators to study multiple scenarios of a work cell before any metal is committed • Mistakes commonly made in designing a work cell can be made in advance and studied You can define operation actions in an XML template and the actions to multiple operations. You can set parameters and OLP commands for locations, add approach and depart via locations, and set their coordinates. You can define many actions in the XML template and apply them with a single click. • Saves repetitive manual configuration • Increases productivity • Reduces errors
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER Teach Pendant • Enables you to define robotic location attributes in a robot’s controller in order to fine tune robotic operations • A controller can be defined for each robot used in a robotic operation • The parameters displayed in the Teach Pendant depend on the type of controller • The default controller can be used with all robots • You can purchase customized controller packages containing the following components: • Robot Controller Simulation (RCS) module • Off Line Programming (OLP) package King Automation Programming
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER RCS Module • Produced by the robot manufacturer and supplies accurate data for motion planning and reverse kinematics • It contains accurate joint values for motion • Allows for the optimal path of motion between points in space • The RCS module passes information back to Process Simulate to create a Realistic Robot Simulation (RRS) • Using the RCS module results in a highly accurate simulation • Encountering problems the RCS module returns detailed warning and error messages to help resolve problems and improve simulations King Automation Programming
YOUR ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS PARTNER OLP Package To Use the RCS for creating RRS you should also use the OLP package for the robot. The OLP package includes the following components: • Simulation Controller - Performs simulation according to the specific controller logic • Custom Teach Pendant - Allows the user to control parameters commands specific to this robot • Application for downloading & uploading robotic programs - Download and upload completed programs to and from your robot Tecnomatix may add controllers as required, and customers can define their own with assistance. King Automation Programming
COMPANY OVERVIEW GEORGE INGOLS FEBRUARY 26, 2014
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right Solutions CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM Software Geometric Solutions’ strategic partnerships enable us to provide our customers with cutting-edge technologies and services to maximize creativity, productivity, and profitability Technical Training We offer certified training for all our software and solutions packages: • Traditional classroom training • Web-based distance learning • Online-self-paced training • Customized training IT Support – First Line Of Support program We use the latest support methods to support our customers: • Over-the-web appshare • Phone support • Email • Website Consulting & Implementation Services As your trusted advisor, we can perform an audit of your current software solutions and assess your various engineering and manufacturing processes. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive roadmap, outlining the right tools, services, and best practices to meet your needs and requirements Your complete source
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right Solutions IT Support – First Line Of Support program We use the latest support methods to support our customers • Monday – Friday: 8am – 6pm EST • Customized Support Packages available Over-The-Web Appshare • On demand remote support • Fast and secure • Desktop calling card Phone Support • 1-866-844-4470 Email • firstname.lastname@example.org Website • www.geometricsolutions.net Received 100% on previous Siemens Support Audit Your complete source
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right Solutions Financing Options We can customize a leasing plan that will fit your budget and address your needs. • 12 months SAME AS CASH • 3.9% Lease – minimum payment as low as $383/month • Solid Edge ST6/Hardware lease bundle Bundle multiple components: • Other software/hardware • Training • Services • Machinery Your complete source
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right SolutionsYour complete source Supporting the complete product development lifecycle Waltonen Headquarters & Engineering • Warren, MI • Atlanta, GA Geometric Solutions • Indianapolis, IN • Warren, MI • Chicago, IL • Atlanta, GA
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right SolutionsYour complete source Product Development •Concept Engineering •Product Design •Modeling •Simulation •Digital Manufacturing •Systems Integration •Mechanical Design •Electrical Design •Program Management Manufacturing Engineering •Facilities Planning •Assembly Equipment •Automated Systems •Exterior Sheet Metal •Prototype •Production •Transfer Equipment •Fastening Systems •Test Equipment •Spare/Service Parts Quality Engineering •Dimensional Engineering •Human Ergonomics •CMM Inspection •Scanning •GD&T •Tolerance Analysis •Re-Engineering •Checking Fixture Design & Build PLM Software Solutions •Siemens PLM Software Solution Partner •Solid Edge •NX (UG) •Tecnomatix •Teamcenter •Consultation •Implementation •Support Services •Tech Support/Training Geometric Solutions is a Siemens PLM Specialist • Technology transfer • Engineering services • Implementation • Data migration • Customized OEM services • Service to ownership • NX CAD/CAM/CAE • Solid Edge/Femap • Tecnomatix • Teamcenter Software Suite Of Products Related Services
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right SolutionsYour complete source Geometric Solutions Parent Company Privately owned, Michigan-based small business founded in 1957 Full-service engineering solutions company supporting the complete product development lifecycle: • Product Development • Modeling & Simulation • Manufacturing Engineering • Quality Engineering • Design & Build Industries served: • Automotive • Aerospace • Military • Medical Devices • Heavy Machinery • Energy • Consumer Products ISO 9001 Certified - Financial Strength & Stability – Proven Track Record (GM & Tier 1)
YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER Right People Right Processes Right SolutionsYour complete source Geometric Solutions Parent Company UG / NX 162 VIS/VSA 5 Teamcenter 112 Solid Edge 5 Factory CAD 7 EmPlant 3 IDEAS 4 EmPlanner 5 CATIA V4 / V5 20 Intralink 12 DELMIA IGRIP 3 Jack 1 DELMIA USPOT 5 Imageware 1 PRO-E Wildfire 85 Process Designer 3 Autodesk Inventor 12 Process Simulate 3 Mechanical Desktop 12 VIS Quality 3 AutoCAD 34 VIS View 30 AutoMod 1 VIS Mockup 60 RobCAD 4 Plant Simulation 3 FIDES 25 Factory Flow 3 SolidWorks 5 Teamcenter Manufacturing 3 We use what we sell everyday • 300+ workstations Service offerings: • Installations • Integrations • Implementations • Consultations • Training • Translations • Design • Scanning
Some of Our Customers YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER
R12.0 Moldex3D eDesign Software By Rob Stipek
35 Plastic Injection Simulation Software Key Features 5 step automatic meshing software True 3D analysis on injection molded parts Full simulation (Filling, Packing, Cooling, Warp, MCM) Fully integrated into CAD and FEA software's Ideal for Part Designers and Mold Makers to ensure part and mold quality Material Testing Advanced Simulation Capabilities
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For more information, contact… YOUR PLM SOLUTIONS PARTNER OnDemand “What Is Your PLM Challenge?” webinar sessions: REGISTER AT www.geometricsolutions.net >> Click on EVENTS button << Part 1: Manage configurable products and maintain product integrity – Featuring DES CASE Corporation success story using Teamcenter – Not recorded – presentation available to view Part 2: Decrease downtime and minimize production problems – Featuring King Automation success story using Tecnomatix Process Simulate Part 3: Decrease design time, increase product performance and reliability – Featuring ERL Performance success story using NX and Solid Edge
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