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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.