Developing customized solution packages to improve production efficiency and accuracy
UDS supports customer transitions to Industry 4.0 while reducing process planning time by 50 percent
United Digital Systems
Founded in 1995, UDS is a Siemens Platinum level partner with 27 years of experience in manufacturing enterprise digitalization. It serves over 2,000 advanced manufacturing companies, helping its customers identify digitalization trends and paths to ensure rapid improvement and success.http://www.udschina.com/
- Shanghai, China
- NX, Teamcenter
Achieving success with specialization
United Digital Systems Co., Ltd. (UDS) achieved its Siemens Expert Partner status by specializing in Teamcenter™ software and NX™ software, which are part of the Xcelerator portfolio, the comprehensive and integrated portfolio of software and services from Siemens Digital Industries Software.
UDS, which has more than 20 years of experience working with Siemens technology, provides high-end research and development and manufacturing enterprises with intelligent, innovative manufacturing solutions and implementation services. It has developed dedicated business units and technical service teams to provide customized, industry-specific solutions for its clients in the consumer products and retail, automotive and transportation and digital manufacturing industries.
UDS leverages its industry knowledge alongside its expertise in Xcelerator portfolio products to create custom packages of solutions for clients. With Teamcenter, it created solutions for consumer products and retail, including raw material management and marketing feedback management, to support customers in their transition to Industry 4.0 and deliver a tangible return-on-investment (ROI).
Using NX, UDS created numerous integrated machining programing solutions, including templates for 3-axis and 5-axis machining, a feature that helps clients reduce the time required for the manufacturing process. UDS developed further solutions such as machining-based automatic computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programing, machine tool simulation, machine tool postprocessing, online measurement, closed-loop machining and virtual machine tools. These solutions help clients improve their process knowledge and programming efficiency and accuracy.
“Based on Siemens’ excellent digital solution portfolio platform together with our years of practical experience, we are enabling our customers to embrace a digitalization transformation so they can enjoy a sustainable future,” says Shi Lei, vice president and technical director of product lifecycle management (PLM) at UDS.
Custom solutions for data visualization
Shenyang Fortune Precision Equipment Co., Ltd (Fortune) specializes in manufacturing integrated circuit (IC) equipment and photovoltaic equipment parts that are used to extract geometric and process features to improve its data visualization capabilities. It also wanted to create automatic planning for tool trajectory during the design state while optimizing process parameters for nonstandard parts.
UDS offered Fortune NX CAM based feature recognition and automatic processing technology to enhance accuracy. UDS’ tools, such as the one-click output system in its process knowledge package, helped the company reduce costs and increase efficiency across all aspects of the process. Compared with traditional processes, UDS helped the company reduce the process programing time by over 50 percent and increase the programing accuracy by over 80 percent. This enabled unmanned or partially manned operations in some pilot work sites while improving core competitiveness in process management.
To aggregate Fortune’s expansive knowledge of IC precision parts processing, UDS integrated a unique process decision-making engine, leveraging its expertise in digital cognitive-based systems. UDS developed enterprise process experience and knowledge on the Teamcenter platform, using an iterative process to continuously update and support the platform. This also helped the customer to integrate all process knowledge more quickly to aid data transfer.
Delivering comprehensive R&D data management
Another of UDS’ clients, Shanghai Inoherb Cosmetics Co., Ltd. (Inoherb), is a cosmetic and beauty products manufacturer. It approached UDS to improve R&D-focused data management of its Chinese herbal medicines. The data included information on more than 1,000 raw materials, 750 in-production formulas, more than 900 formulas not in full production, and specific details on raw materials, origins, processing methods, efficacies, chemical compositions, processes, toxicology, adverse reactions and other related references.
UDS recommended the Teamcenter PLM solution, which allowed Inoherb to establish an enterprise-level R&D knowledge base and promote information structuring and systematization. This guaranteed Inoherb control over its core processes such as raw material activation and formula release. It also helped improve interdepartmental collaboration and traceability while ensuring the continuity and sustainability of its R&D workflow.
Specialization optimizes customer expectations
By focusing on the solution and services for each industry segment, UDS exceeds its customers’ expectations and serves more customers with its in-depth knowledge and experience. Being recognized as a Siemens Expert Partner enables UDS to boost customer trust and confidence and improve its potential for expanding business.