Mechanical Engineering & Engineering

The soft­ware tools of the STIWA Group for Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing and Engi­neer­ing sup­port the inter­dis­ci­pli­nary plan­ning and assem­bly of machines.
With the inte­grat­ed data base, mechan­ics, electrics and con­trol tech­nol­o­gy grow togeth­er in order to play out their strengths.
The par­al­leliza­tion of plan­ning process­es short­ens lead times and saves costs by reusing information.


Performance optimized PLC framework

With the PLC frame­work, a sta­ble reusable plat­form, the foun­da­tion for effi­cient mechan­i­cal engi­neer­ing is laid.

This plat­form process­es infor­ma­tion in real time and is per­for­mance opti­mized. The frame­work is designed as a mod­u­lar sys­tem and is reused con­sis­tent­ly and across all machines.

The reuse of exist­ing basic build­ing blocks (e.g. build­ing block for safe­ty engi­neer­ing, hard­ware dri­vers) enables con­sid­er­able pro­duc­tiv­i­ty increas­es in the engi­neer­ing process.


Consistent tool and data base

Com­pa­nies usu­al­ly keep impor­tant data of the engi­neer­ing process in dif­fer­ent sources.

With our con­sis­tent data base and our engi­neer­ing tools tai­lored to it, step-by-step project man­age­ment is pos­si­ble. Infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed across dis­ci­plines and depart­ments where it is gen­er­at­ed and used where it is needed.

The engi­neer­ing effort can thus be rad­i­cal­ly min­i­mized: Cir­cuit dia­grams and pneu­mat­ic lay­outs as well as machin­ery mate­ri­als labels and PLC con­fig­u­ra­tions can be cre­at­ed and updat­ed automatically.


Transparency in Mechanical Engineering: Machinery material list

A machin­ery mate­r­i­al list cre­ates trans­paren­cy in Mechan­i­cal Engi­neer­ing and enables a divi­sion of labor and dis­trib­uted work in mechan­i­cal and elec­tri­cal plan­ning and con­struc­tion of the machine.

In inter­dis­ci­pli­nary coop­er­a­tion (e.g. electrics, mechan­ics, pneu­mat­ics and IT) the machine is pro­ject­ed step-by-step and sub­se­quent­ly man­u­fac­tured. Infor­ma­tion is col­lect­ed once and then enriched step-by-step with details from the dif­fer­ent ares. Changes are imme­di­ate­ly and auto­mat­i­cal­ly for­ward­ed to all rel­e­vant departments.

This also means a min­i­miza­tion of the engi­neer­ing effort and a secured change management.


Comfortable programming of module sequences

The graph­i­cal sequence pro­gram­ming envi­ron­ment allows com­fort­able and user-friend­ly pro­gram­ming, analy­sis and sim­u­la­tion of mod­ule sequences.

Sequences (steps, branch­es, etc.) are cre­at­ed graph­i­cal­ly. Sub­se­quent­ly, process­es can be auto­mat­ed and secure­ly trans­ferred to a PLC pro­gram. With the debug­ging and mon­i­tor­ing func­tion­al­i­ty of our engi­neer­ing suite, the process can be fol­lowed online.

The sim­ple rep­re­sen­ta­tion of com­plex process­es push­es the bound­aries of what is tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble. The spe­cial­ists with the process know-how can there­fore eas­i­ly be ful­ly involved in the cre­ation process of the machine software.


Cooperative relationships and communication

Adjust­ments of oper­at­ing equip­ment are part of the dai­ly rou­tine for the machine oper­a­tor. In order to always present a cor­rect and up-to-date image of the machine in the tech­ni­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, cor­rec­tions to doc­u­ments and bills of mate­ri­als are often necessary.

These dynam­ic process­es can be con­trolled with the PACCO view­er. Cor­rec­tions to e.g. CAD draw­ings, set­up doc­u­ments, etc. are imme­di­ate­ly sent to the depart­ments for review and his­tor­i­cal­ly traceable.

With this tool for coop­er­a­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion in part­ner­ship, machine oper­a­tors and machine man­u­fac­tur­ers are always up-to-date — the coor­di­na­tion effort is minimized.


Alexan­der Meisinger

+43 7236 3351