Integration live – at HMI 2014

Visitors experience the perfect interplay of SAP PLM and the integrations of DSC Software in a genuine factory atmosphere

Karlsruhe, April 15, 2014
From April 7 to 11, 2014, DSC Software was again present at the Hanover Fair – as usual on the SAP partner stand, which this year however surprised everyone with a completely new concept: in a genuine factory atmosphere, SAP organized guided tours across the whole stand according to the preferred topic, for example on the subject of Product Lifecycle Management. Thus visitors to the world’s largest industrial trade fair saw the SAP and partner solutions not only in action but also in interaction along the entire process chain. The concept was met with great enthusiasm, and both the number of visitors and the visitor frequency at the stand were much higher than last year.

With the slogan “On your marks, get set, go! Take a run-up with Industry 4.0”, the focus at DSC was on the Factory Control Center integration solution. FCTR makes it easier for companies to get into Smart Factory, in which machines solve tasks themselves. A factory in which systems talk to each other and, thanks to agile logistics, adjust processes dynamically to all requirements – with decisive advantages for companies.

Faster, more efficient and more flexible production
Factory Control Center helps producers to deliver better and more individual products even faster and at competitive prices, since FCTR optimizes the central areas CAM and DNC as well as tool data management and tool lifecycle management. A few examples:
• Seamless CAD-CAM process with complete NX-CAM structures in the SAP system
• Workflow-controlled transport of NC data and order data to the machine
• Automatic feedback of optimized NC programs to the SAP system
• Smaller variety of tools and automated construction of tool assemblies
• Higher machine capacity utilization and streamlining of tool stocks

FCTR is very convincing, even in inter-site use, and has passed every company-specific stress test in well-known global corporations.

Seamless links between development and production
n combination with Engineering Control Center – ECTR – Factory Control Center integrates production planning seamlessly in the global PLM process and closes the gap between development and production. This gains extra points in efficiency, quality, and process security, for example with continuous change management including automatic transmission of information to all concerned. Not for nothing does ECTR, with its long years of market success, provide the technology basis for the new integration initiative of SAP. As SAP stated in early April, it is planning to push on with the integration of authoring systems for mechanics, electronics, software, and simulation. The SAP Engineering Control Center integration platform is an important part of this initiative. It is being developed together with DSC Software, a longstanding SAP partner.

For the latest information on SAP strategy and the SAP Engineering Control Center integration platform, see our website.