Mechanical and Plant Engineering

More value for your machines

Competitive pressure in mechanical engineering demands intelligent, complex machines in which mechanics, electronics and software are perfectly integrated and can be efficiently maintained. The same applies to the information exchanged between man and machine.
This information is an integral part of every machine and must be optimally shared for operation, maintenance and repair purposes.
An optimally designed human/machine interface is thus a true value-add for your machines - and your customers.

Linked topics for new perspectives

In mechanical engineering, machines, electronics and software are logically connected through mutual dependencies. An intelligent information model lets you map out these logical structures for a clear understanding of the complex web of interrelations. This allows you to view information from a variety of different viewpoints – even those you've never thought of before.

A model with a future

Being able to control machines efficiently is not the end of the story. With a semantic model, you can structure information today to meet the additional needs of tomorrow: built-in troubleshooting, situational diagnostics, individualized maintenance procedures and interactive repair guides let man and machine work together in the most effective way possible.

Adding value through user feedback

Operators and on-site technicians gain new experience and practical expertise regarding their products every day. Through defined feedback processes, this knowledge can be collected and evaluated to add value to the company. The result is more practice-oriented and relevant content that increases user satisfaction and efficiency and supports the ongoing development of future projects.

Example: GRIPS

GRIPS (Global Realtime Information Processing Solution) tracks information units and their content- and product-based relationships from the point of creation.
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Example: The GRIPS Matrix

The central component of GRIPS is a multidimensional information matrix that organizes information in a series of models by product, variant, theme, language and validation status.
Pieces of information thus become bundles of meaning that can be used for any purpose, including future needs, without additional time and effort.
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Example: Machine control information as a GRIPS publication type

GRIPS keeps information separate from layout, allowing its flexible use regardless of purpose.
GRIPS is therefore ideal for publishing machine control information. The use of a common data source for all publication types guarantees standardized communication between man and machine – from the user to the service technician.
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