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and valve manufacturing  of plant equipment. Opening and closing a valve or monitoring a sensor is a relatively simple task. In contrast, robots have 3D motion, but can one easily separate their software and hardware? In other words, once a company heads down the robotics path, does it need to own both robotics hardware and software? If so, Siemens Industrial does hardware (whereas PTC and Dassault Systèmes don’t) and could be uniquely qualified in this regard. Miscellaneous BoB Solutions Also in early October 2012, Siemens Read More

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and valve manufacturing  avatar can walk through and find a dangerously hissing valve that needs repair), and a breathtaking reconstruction of the entire Giza plateau (created in collaboration with a team of Egyptology experts from Harvard University and Museum of Fine Arts , Boston. Jean-Pierre Houdin, a French architect with a keen interest in reconstructing ancient pyramids, said in a recent article that if he hadn’t experienced the pyramid in 3D using Dassault Systèmes technologies, he would never have been able to Read More

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and valve manufacturing  (e.g., maintain water temperature and contain water in the tank); possible failures (e.g., water too hot or too cold); possible failure modes or causes (e.g., heat exchanger fouled, shut-off valve closed or pump bearing fatigued); most probable failure effects for each failure mode (e.g., inefficient heat exchanger results in higher utility cost, extra cooling tower sections in operation and eventual inability to deliver quality parts); and proposed maintenance task for each failure mode that includes Read More

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and valve manufacturing  (e.g., maintain water temperature and contain water in the tank) possible failures (e.g., water becomes too hot or too cold) possible failure modes or causes (e.g., heat exchanger is fouled, shut-off valve is closed, or pump bearing is fatigued) most probable failure effects for each failure mode (e.g., inefficient heat exchanger results in higher utility cost, extra cooling tower sections in operation, and eventual inability to deliver quality parts) proposed maintenance task for each failure mode that Read More

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