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Innovative oil plants and Industry 4.0

Innovative oil plants and Industry 4.0

With the fourth industrial revolution, the central repository for production data of a Direct Numerical Control (DNC) system improves processes among the various corporate structures

Approach & Solution

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Approach

The customer company is an industrial services multinational and one of the largest companies in the world in the oil services sector, operating in more than 120 countries. The company produces equipment necessary for start-up and extraction from oil fields, such as equipment for drilling, analysis and safety. In such a vast scenario of components to be produced, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a crucial part of production capacity. The customer thus decided to take action to improve the way production data were handled, including Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) files and Numerical Control (NC) programs that did not have a centralized position.

Solution

For the project we relied on our decades of experience in the oil and gas industry and our niche approach for exploiting the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system for the handling of both design and production data. In collaboration with the customer's team, we defined new standards for NC program management, implemented a complete DNC solution, connected all machines to CNC and workshop resources to the new system, providing support and training to end users for the entire project.

Results

With our best practice of CNC Machining & DNC Solutions we enabled the customer to implement a digital factory in which an efficient DNC system makes it possible to:
- Automate and streamline data flows between engineering, programming and machine operators.
- Establish revision control for all NC programs in the PLM system.
- Back up all existing NC programs within the PLM system.
- Reduce transfer errors and review time of NC programs.
- Reduce re-machining, waste and excessive workshop costs.

Project Value

Cost cutting
Process performance
Innovation
Visibility

Enabling Technologies

AI & Advanced Analytics  

Our Products & Other Technologies

Siemens Teamcenter Manufacturing Foundation Shop Floor Connect (SFC) for Siemens Teamcenter DNC (Direct Numerical Control) System Design & Implementation

Project Team

Engineering USA