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What is enterprise PLM? The answer is today’s Teamcenter.
By Margaret Furleigh – As Teamcenter has evolved as the world’s most widely used enterprise PLM software, the challenge has been to explain in simple terms the enormity and complexity of what Teamcenter can do to transform businesses … and help companies become more agile and adapt to disruptions, whether caused by changing technology, regulations, markets or competition.

If you’re a PLM user, where are you in your PLM journey? Are you primarily focused on product data management (PDM), controlling your designs, documents, BOMs and processes … or have you grown from PDM to reach more people, beyond functional boundaries, or outside your company to suppliers, partners or customers? Maybe you’ve extended from product development to manufacturing and service, or brought in requirements and program management. Are you using PLM to transform the way your business manages product costs, quality, safety, reliability, or sustainabilty? more>


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Declarative Configuration when Change is Constant
By Dave McLeish – Change is a double-edged sword. To set the scene let’s first focus on recent change for the good as relates to our own domain of product lifecycle management (PLM). In the past few years, increased mobility with smart phones and tablets has provided new opportunities for mobile access to PLM. Adoption of familiar user interface (UI) patterns from everyday life (shopping cart, smart search) and enhanced possibilities for user experience through touch and virtual assistants have enabled more of the “extended enterprise” to embrace PLM. From the shop floor where there’s touch screen access to work instructions to executives empowered to simply search, sign off and interact with dashboards on their device of choice, increasingly the whole enterprise can contribute to and view the digital thread from product development to delivery.

At the heart of this change for the good is the rich web-based access to PLM that has been made possible by html5. Rich capabilities that have meant we can begin to reimagine how we collaborate and deliver products from inception, through realization and utilization. Zero-install rich, browser-based solutions remove the need for desktop install and reduce the IT deployment overhead through firewall friendly standard https requirements.

But developing in the browser has its challenges when targeting rich capabilities over high latency WAN and with limited memory resources. Arguably the greatest challenge is managing change. Whilst the emergence of HTML5 and CSS3 among other standards have provided a reliable basis for developing web solutions, the same cannot be said for much of the web development space. more> https://goo.gl/NjgcsC


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Siemens’ comprehensive LNG portfolio in operation
Siemens – For EWC’s planned LNG operation in Sengkang, Siemens has delivered four compressor trains and the associated process automation and electrical solutions. And in Livorno [2, 3], Italy, a boil-off-compressor is at the core of the “FSRU Toscana.”

Siemens’ LNG (liquefied natural gas) portfolio comprises compressors and drives and also products and solutions for electrification and process automation. For the LNG installation planned for Energy World Corporation Ltd. (EWC) in Sengkang [2, 3], Indonesia, Siemens is supplying four compressor trains with electrical drives, each capable of liquefying 0.5 million tons of gas per year, along with dedicated electrification, energy and process automation solutions. more> https://goo.gl/nge08d


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Largest order: Siemens is building ICE 4 trains for Deutsche Bahn
Siemens – The ICE 4 will be the backbone of the Deutsche Bahn’s future long-distance network. In May 2011, the German national railway company concluded a framework agreement with Siemens Mobility for up to 300 trainsets. It is the largest train contract that Siemens has ever won in its more than 160 years of corporate history.

In the initial phase, 130 ICE4-type trains have been ordered, and beginning in 2017 they will replace the Intercity and Eurocity fleets put into operation between 1971 and 1991. At a later time, it is planned to replace ICE 1 and ICE 2 vehicles. The ICE 4 will then be responsible for roughly 70 percent of Deutsche Bahn’s interurban transport revenue.

The ICE 4 sets new standards in intercity traffic. A unique train concept has been developed, that means it can be individually adapted to the requirements of various transport tasks. The modular drive concept is based on independent Powercars with identical traction technology, resulting in more flexibility than ever before. High operational availability is guaranteed by a large number of reliable systems with high redundancy. more> https://goo.gl/naMuHv

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Siemens successfully installs offshore grid connection
Siemens – Siemens is supporting a sustainable future as over 410,000 British homes will be powered by renewable energy when the Dudgeon offshore wind farm is fully developed in 2017.

The crucial grid connection, which enables the energy generated by the wind turbines to be transported to shore, has reached another milestone as the topside to the substation sails from Sembmarine SLP in Lowestoft to be installed on site 32 kilometres (km) north of Cromer off the coast of Norfolk.

The offshore 1,500 ton steel substation jacket was designed and fabricated at Sembmarine SLP in Lowestoft and is fitted with suction bucket technology – a first for any UK substation project.

The design and construction of the Dudgeon topside was also completed by Sembmarine SLP including the installation of internal services on behalf of STDL, which commenced in August 2015 and all primary equipment was delivered and installed within a six week period from October 2015. The plant comprises of two 200MVA 132/33kV power transformers, two 132kV GIS (8DN8) and two boards of nine 33kV GIS (8DA10), as well as numerous secondary equipment including LVAC, LVDC, UPS, control & protection and a back-up diesel generator.

The picture is taken at Westermost Rough wind power plant - the first large-scale commercial project featuring this type of turbine. (Simens)The platform is designed for decades of operation in the rugged North Sea and will be monitored and controlled from land when it has been commissioned. With the Dudgeon platform, Siemens has completed the 14th installation of an offshore substation.

Siemens will manufacture, deliver, install and commission 67 Siemens direct-drive wind turbines rated at 6 megawatts (MW) each and equipped with a 154-meter rotor for the Dudgeon wind power plant. more> http://goo.gl/c3N4rk

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Siemens tests Intercity train for Deutsche Bahn in the Climatic Wind Tunnel in Vienna
Siemens – Rail customers expect to be served by trains that function perfectly from the very first day of service.

This is particularly true for the new Intercity platform that will be operated by Deutsche Bahn (DB). Expected to account for around 70 percent of revenue, the ICE 4 will be the backbone of DB’s future long-distance service.

Two ICE 4 trains will enter passenger service in the fall of 2016 as part of a twelve-month period of trial operations. Until then, the trains will be subjected to rigorous testing.

Before the first passengers board the train, however, the ICE 4 has to prove that it can operate even under the most extreme weather conditions, in blazing heat as well as freezing cold.

The tests, conducted at the Climatic Wind Tunnel operated by Rail Tec Arsenal (RTA) in Vienna, subject the train to conditions far more stringent than required by European norms. Deutsche Bahn commissioned supplementary tests that are specifically designed to ensure that the train’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) operate faultlessly. more> http://goo.gl/Cymovl

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First installation of Siemens’ 6 megawatt wind turbine in Germany

Siemens – In Wehlens, the wind conditions are nearly the same as out at sea. The rotor of the 6 MW turbine from Siemens covers an area of 18,600 square meters – more than three soccer fields. Project owner Bioenergie Nord GmbH and planning engineering agency Pommer & Schwarz selected the Siemens 6 MW wind turbine for this location near the coast on account of the great energy yield that it promises.

With a weight of only around 230 tons, the SWT-6.0 nacelles are able to be transported by truck. This low tower head mass gives Siemens a strong, competitive edge.

The entire electrical system is located in the nacelle of a D6 platform wind turbine, including power unit and transformer. This allows fast commissioning. The spacious and ergonomic nacelle design offers an improved working environment with safe and easy access to all key components.

Designed as an offshore wind turbine, the Siemens D6 sets new standards in regards of safety: The lighted nacelle helihoist platform is highly accessible – also in rough weather conditions.

After commissioning in late 2014, the two Siemens D6 wind turbines will deliver sufficient electricity to supply more than 14,000 average German households with clean energy.

Rated at 6 megawatts, the Siemens SWT-6.0-154 is among the largest wind turbines worldwide. In Wehlens, the total height of each turbine – an impressive 195 meters – is taller than all other wind turbines found in the area.

The hub of the SWT-6.0-154 measures four meters in diameter. When three 75-meter long Siemens blades are joined to it, a rotor with a diameter of 154 meters is created.

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Design complete production layouts on a single platform with NX Line Designer

Siemens – NX™ 10 software introduces NX Line Designer, an advanced solution to design and visualize layouts of product lines. The integrated Siemens PLM Software platform enables you to easily associate the designed layout to manufacturing planning.

This close integration with planning allows you to efficiently manage the entire manu­facturing process. You can easily optimize the process by specifying each production step down to managing a single manufac­turing resource such as a robot or a fixture.You can perform accurate impact analysis and drive efficient change management by using the parametric resources that are associated with the manufacturing plan.

Having a complete solution for line-level design that is integrated with manufac­turing planning is essential to define optimized production processes. more> http://tinyurl.com/ktpr3g2


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A quick look at the latest technological developments in the international space testing community
Siemens – Vibration testing is a big milestone for any space program. And no wonder, space is one of the harshest environments in engineering. It doesn’t matter if you are launching a state-of-the-art, 8-tonne communication satellite, the Rosetta spacecraft or a 1.33 kilogram CubeSat, these orbiting wonders of technology must be thoroughly tested prior to lift off.

So how does one do this?

Following a strict vibration testing process, scientists rule out the impact that noise and vibration effects during launch would have on the overall satellite structure and other expensive equipment and payloads. Nobody wants to see a failed or aborted mission. Comprehensive testing is the best-possible insurance policy. One can easily see why the space community places great value on the vibration testing process.

While technology and research move forward, global space programs and commercial endeavors are constantly under the knife to reduce development time and cost. This is influencing testing technology considerably. Will hot topics like multi-input excitation, Direct Field Acoustic eXposure (DFAX), and nonlinear dynamics be the new standard in environmental vibration testing? Or will improved virtual testing reduce testing time cycles and cost while increasing test confidence and safety? more> http://tinyurl.com/ohhz932


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Why is model-based systems engineering (MBSE) important for aircraft development ?
Siemens – The heart of the problem is that engineering organizations are not set up to tackle the integrated complexity of the current aircraft. In the past, aircraft were simply complicated systems.

Engineers used to develop an aircraft as “a system-of-systems” split into various isolated subsystems. Separate departments would individually design separate subsystems and very often distribute the work according to various Air Transport Association, or ATA, chapter numbers. For example, ATA 32 is Landing Gear and ATA 24 is electrical power.

So, still today in most cases, the complete aircraft development ecosystem, including suppliers and risk-sharing partners or RSPs, still communicates through documents.

How can communicating through documents successfully translate the integrated system functionality and complex dynamic interaction including control software that is the modern-day aircraft?

Well, this so-called “document-based-systems-engineering” is one of the key symptoms that cause these high-end, experienced and professional aerospace organizations to systematically suffer integration problems. more> http://tinyurl.com/qg7zmhw