For automakers, customers are becoming increasingly picky, and globally so: lighter bodies, more diverse styles, and better quality. Intelligent functions are becoming more and more popular in automobiles. They are realized through extended auxiliary systems and information integration, such as smart phones, intelligent fuel consumption optimization systems, automatic braking systems, automatic control systems, etc. Moreover, engineering design also encounters more and more new challenges: shorter product life cycle; shorter SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) deadlines; faster product delivery cycle; higher validation and so on. Therefore, from the end-customer perspective, the numerous and growing options are daunting, requiring individual configuration, as well as comparison with the framework of flexible standardized processes.
In the production process, digital factory is particularly important for effective plant engineering. The simulation of 3D prototype, virtual debugging, simulation of different variables and modular systems all play a decisive role in the engineering process. Moreover, the time required from the start of planning and design of new plants to the formal commissioning has been reduced from the past 30 months to 18 months. In addition, in the manufacturing process, data need to be centralized stored in ERP, PDM and PLM systems. Other related data may need to be stored in maintenance and service systems, such as CMMS (Computer Maintenance Management System).
Your Ideal Partner-EPLAN Software and Service Company
EPLAN Software and Services has been providing high quality solutions for the automotive industry and its suppliers for a long time. EPLAN software platform allows easy data exchange between the whole plant and suppliers, ensuring that standardized production workshop can plan and build the plant in the expected time and put into operation. EPLAN's high-end solution, EPLAN Engineering Center (EEC), is able to plan and design standardized workshops globally and comply with local standards and regulations. Documents provided by the software platform have the characteristics of always updating, good data consistency, uniform style and style. It is the guarantee of smooth production and trouble-free operation of the system. In engineering projects, equipment naming, project structure and even the whole schematic diagram conform to the design standards of electrical engineering. Users need not spend time on compliance with the standards, but only pay attention to the content of the schematic diagram. Any modification in the schematic diagram can be reflected in the automatic report. EPLAN can also integrate with existing systems through ERP/PDM Integration Suite (integration package) to create a unified platform for the entire process chain.
The impact of EPLAN on time, cost and quality improvement:
Accelerate the process of cost accounting and quotation by accessing standard data blocks
To provide flexible product variables through standardization and reduce manual work. While optimizing the utilization ratio of production, the contradiction between product variables and the demand of flexible engineering design should be reduced.
Interfaces with ERP, PDM, PLM and CMMS systems for continuous and consistent data exchange
Through the development of standardized data, the project cost is greatly reduced. Recurrent components can help reduce errors and risks
Completely consistent Mechatronics process eliminates multiple data creation between mechanical and electrical systems