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Body Shop – to higher availability and flexibility with safety

Virtual commissioning, standardized, integrated hardware and software solutions, and services for the improvement of assets – that's only a part of the solutions for the body shop.

Tasks in the body shop

Today, robots perform almost all manufacturing operations for body-in-white (BIW) in advanced automotive factories. Flexibility is a critical success factor for automakers whose modular platform strategies are helping them consolidate their global car programs.

Planning of a flexible body-in-white line

NX Tooling and Fixture Design
Video: How to develop a body-in-white line

It is essential that the body-in-white (BIW) assembly processes are flexible, support re-use and can adapt to process changes quickly.


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FAW Car

FAW Car

New car projects shortened by two months using Tecnomatix


ŠKODA AUTO

ŠKODA AUTO

Use of Tecnomatix tools helps spur ŠKODA’s automotive market growth


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Efficient engineering with Totally Integrated Automation

Automation concepts for the body shop

Siemens seamlessly integrates controllers, distributed I/O, HMI, drives, motion control and motor management into a single engineering environment - TIA Portal. TIA Portal opens the door to the world of Totally Integrated Automation.

The Siemens comprehensive industrial communications solutions allow efficient integration of all company areas into one coherent system.


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Totally Integrated Automation

Efficient automation starts with efficient engineering

Totally Integrated Automation: Efficiency driving productivity


Maruti Suzuki Die Shop

Rugged motor starters for distributed drive solutions

SIRIUS M200D in the automotive industry


Mercedes-Benz

Smart labels control the production

Mercedes-Benz plant Rastatt (Germany)


SEAT car manufacturing

Efficient solutions for the automotive future

SEAT car manufacturing


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Virtual commissioning

Tecnomatix virtual commissioning

With Tecnomatix virtual commissioning, simulation and control engineers can verify robot programs including system logic in a holistic simulation environment. They can also perform “what-if” scenarios to check system behavior during possible system failures.


Further information and case studies

ŠKODA AUTO

ŠKODA AUTO

Use of Tecnomatix tools helps spur ŠKODA’s automotive market growth


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Manufacturing Execution and Quality Management

Manufacturing Execution and Quality Management

Agile supply chains, synchronized production operations and real-time plant visibility are required to respond to market fluctuations and to keep product quality high. The Manufacturing Operations System helps to achieve that. It consolidates all production processes to improve manufacturing execution process, quality management, and advanced planning and scheduling.

SIMATIC IT Manufacturing Execution System controls and optimizes material and order management, production monitoring and asset management, as well as manufacturing and quality management.

IBS Quality Management System provides real-time information on the company’s production and quality situation.

SIMATIC IT Preactor advanced planning and scheduling (APS) allows detailed production scheduling and capacity planning.


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Maserati and the Future of Manufacturing

Italian passion. Virtually developed. Efficiently built.

Maserati is improving its competitiveness by digitalizing the production process.


Solutions for vehicle manufacturers

Just-in-time – Just-in-sequence

"Off-the-shelf" solutions for vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) to manage complete information flows


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Services for the body shop

Services for the Body Shop: Industrial Network Validation and Analytics

The Industrial Network Validation reduce the risk of unplanned downtimes and improves the system availability in all areas of your body-in-white manufacturing.

Energy Analytics can tell you where and why you are wasting energy, as well as advice you on what measures you can take to avoid waisting it.

The Integral Plant Maintenance cover the complete range from services for Siemens products and systems to the maintenance outsourcing of the complete body shop.


Further information and case studies

Training VW America Chattanooga


Plant maintenance at Tata Motors in India


Network validation at Volkswagen foundry in Hanover


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Turnkey automation solutions for body-in-white

Siemens is a globally operating supplier of energy efficient, automated complete solutions and offers expert consulting for installation of new systems as well as for modernization of and upgrades to existing production systems. Siemens supplies everything from a single source, and all based on its automation standards.

Flexible production in automotive manufacturing
Video: Flexible production in automotive manufacturing

Siemens provides solutions best fit to the current challenges of automobile manufacturing in body-in-white. The focus is on automation of production facilities as well as complete systems for material handling, assembly of doors and closures and manufacturing operations management.


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Holistic approach for the entire value chain

Product design

Product design

How can I create a high-quality product?


Production planning

Production planning

How can I have a flexible production process and adapt to changes quickly?


Production engineering

Production engineering

How can I lower my engineering effort?



Production execution

Production execution

How can I receive scalable process information in real time?


Services

Services

What can I learn from the data that my plant generates?