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Record of PLM project of Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower Equipment Co., Ltd.

Zhejiang Fuchunjiang Hydropower was founded in 1970. At that time, its name was Fuchunjiang hydraulic machinery factory, which is a state-owned factory subordinate to the Ministry of water resources and hydropower. In the second year of its establishment, Fuchunjiang hydraulic machinery plant officially put into operation its first water turbine generator unit, unit 3 of Fuchunjiang Hydropower Station, nearly 40 years ago. After a series of development experiences shared by domestic manufacturing enterprises such as renaming, restructuring and listing, Zhefu hydropower has now grown into a professional manufacturer capable of designing and producing large and medium-sized complete sets of hydraulic turbine generator units, with an annual income of nearly 1billion yuan

in fact, as one of the leading manufacturers in the manufacturing field of large and medium-sized water turbine generator units in China, Zhefu hydropower has introduced and applied information systems in the field of product research and development for a long time. Zhaozhiqiang, deputy general manager of Zhefu hydropower, said in an interview that Zhefu hydropower had been using CAD software and CAM software in the process of product research and development, and CAE software was also used in the stage of product simulation analysis. But at that time, these were only called information-based software, not information-based systems, because these software were solving problems within the scope of local systems, and did not form a complete data flow. "At that time, CAD system was the most widely used, but it was still a two-dimensional software system." Zhao Zhiqiang said

changes in the enterprise and the external environment made Zhefu hydropower quickly realize that the enterprise's information system and product R & D platform need to be completely changed: in addition to the technology accumulated in the past and the understanding of products, they obviously also need a more complete information system and a more optimized product R & D platform

in 2009, Zhefu hydropower decided to build its own information system - implement ERP and CAPP systems, and set up a computing center at the same time. Zhefu hydropower hopes to realize the electronization of business process, automation of data transmission and high integration between systems (including the integration between design system and PLM system, and between PLM system and ERP system) through this series of investment. At this time, the upgrading of the design platform has become the basis of the information project

as we all know, hydropower equipment is a non-standard product with multiple varieties and specifications. The design of hydropower units must be determined according to the actual situation of the power station. Therefore, its business process is more complex than that of other manufacturing enterprises - it needs to obtain customers' orders through bidding. From the order to production, it needs to be designed by the design department, reviewed by the audit department, and finally handed over to the project department. According to the different conditions of different projects, purchase and production are arranged until delivery, installation and after-sales management. Not only the production technology preparation and manufacturing cycle is quite long, but also the whole process is full of variables. Obviously, in the face of such a complex and lengthy product life cycle, it is difficult for technology-based enterprises such as Zhefu Hydropower to sustain the development momentum with only one-point application of information software and a product development platform composed of two-dimensional CAD

"pure two-dimensional design can no longer meet the company's development requirements, because the design data obviously can't be automatically transferred to ERP or CAPP, nor can it automatically carry out finite element analysis and calculation and NC machining programming. If we continue to use the original product development platform, it not only means that we continue to increase the workload, but also there are human errors in data re modeling." Zhao Zhiqiang believes that the original two-dimensional design is not only at a disadvantage in the competition among peers, but also can no longer meet the requirements of customers. For the product research and development platform with PLM system as the core, "we hope that the product will have data records and can be checked in the whole life cycle from research and development, design, processing and installation to after-sales. At the same time, the data transmission of each link is completed automatically through the system. And it can realize the synchronous sharing of remote data through PLM system, and realize collaborative design and remote office." Obviously, as a typical project-based industry, the PLM system required by the hydropower equipment industry has appropriate personalized needs to adapt to the special business processes of such enterprises

in fact, Zhefu hydropower has clear and simple requirements for product R & D platform, which is to upgrade the design system from 2D CAD to 3D CAD design, standardize national and enterprise standard parts, improve drawing quality and reduce costs. From the perspective of the company's information system construction planning, Zhefu hydropower also requires that the new product R & D platform can be integrated with the PLM system, and through the PLM system, the automatic transmission of product design data with CAPP, ERP and other systems can be realized

after demonstration, Zhefu hydropower's plan to upgrade the product R & D platform as a whole is the first step in the implementation of the entire information system. From the perspective of, the biggest problem for such enterprises to implement information systems is that, as a product research and development platform with a history of more than 40 years and a large amount of product data has been accumulated, to completely change, the determination of application enterprises is only one aspect, and more importantly, the method - to transfer existing data, knowledge and experience in a more secure and secure way to protect existing knowledge. If it is not handled well, not only will the project fall short, but also it is likely to die out

Zhefu water electrolysis makes the working piston of the main body rise by a distance. A very smart method is used to solve this problem - for all systems related to product data, from 3D CAD, to cam, CAE, to PLM system, Siemens is selected. Because the material can 3D print PLM Software products at room temperature, from solid edge, to Teamcenter, NX, NX NASTRAN and UG cam. In this way, it not only ensures that there is no compatibility problem in the prosperous market of data in the future system, but also minimizes the workload of data import system and ensures the safety and effectiveness of data transfer

in April 2009, Zhefu hydropower signed a long-term strategic partnership agreement with Siemens PLM Software

at the beginning of the project, at that time, Zhefu hydropower, "there was no product data management, no project management, no change management, and the company did not have a unified and efficient cad/cae system." In Zhao Zhiqiang's view, such a situation has both advantages and obvious crisis. The advantage is that Zhefu hydropower can implement a complete set of solutions including solid edge, Teamcenter, NX, NX NASTRAN and UG cam at one time, so as to fundamentally solve the problem of system integration. The crisis is that the difficulties and problems to be overcome in establishing a system from scratch are often unpredictable and unimaginable

like many other enterprises implementing PLM system, Zhefu hydropower first encountered the conflict between the company's interests and personal performance in the process of implementing PLM system. From the perspective of the company, the implementation of PLM system can reduce errors, reduce product risks, and even improve the business efficiency of the whole process of the company through data sharing, which is related to the current and long-term interests of the whole company. However, for departments and individuals, in the short term, they should not reduce their business efficiency, but also learn new software skills, or even change their working habits for many years, which is an obvious contradiction in the early stage of PLM system introduction

"our countermeasure is to gather the best and experienced engineers to form an implementation team to complete the design of a set of products in a relatively short time to show all the benefits". Zhao Zhiqiang believes that the best solution to this kind of conceptual problem is to use facts to prove that the new system can reduce the error rate, solve the problem of component assembly, divide the BOM data into parts, and carry out high-speed transmission, Convenient data query and multi project integration... Facts have proved that the system in front of engineers and technicians has effectively solved many practical problems of engineers and technicians, and thus stimulated engineers' interest in using new software. Therefore, in a very short time, Zhefu hydropower enabled almost all engineers to master relevant skills and calmly solve the resistance problem of the introduction of the new system through the form of transmission, help and teaching

the ideological problem is solved, and the technical problem is solved quite smoothly for enterprises such as Zhefu hydropower. With the ease of use and flexibility of Siemens PLM soft ware products, the implementation of solid edge, Teamcenter, NX, NX NASTRAN and UG cam in Zhefu hydropower has been going smoothly. With the successful completion of the first phase of PDM, Zhefu hydropower has realized the transformation from two-dimensional design to three-dimensional design. The whole design department is completely based on PLM system. Not only the data is standardized, but also it is effectively managed, and the connection with ERP and CAPP systems is completed. From the perspective of product development process, the current CAD system of Zhefu hydropower can directly generate 2D drawings from 3D data, so as to minimize the errors caused by human factors. Using a variety of analysis tools provided by solid edge, engineers and technicians can also perform interference analysis and calculation on the components in the assembly, so as to avoid assembly errors. At the same time, by using the post assembly processing function, the error of fitting size is also avoided, and the designer's design ability is improved

"from the current situation, the design quality has been greatly improved, the process time has been shortened, and the data transmission has basically achieved zero errors. In the long run, as engineers adapt to 3D software design, are familiar with PDM system, and accumulate parametric design data, it is believed that the savings in time and cost are considerable." Zhao Zhiqiang told that in the global competitive environment, how to share, accumulate, store and reuse knowledge in the most timely manner and organically connect personnel, processes and knowledge has become an important topic for modern enterprises. Therefore, in the future, Zhefu hydropower will use Teamcenter as the PLM system development platform to organically integrate personnel, processes, knowledge and systems, so as to realize the maximum sharing of knowledge

it is believed that the successful implementation of PLM system by Zhefu hydropower is not only a demonstration for other enterprises in the industry, but also verifies some rules that must be observed in the implementation of PLM system. First of all, PLM system is closely related to the company's business. Therefore, whether it is business combing or the demand for the system, it needs to be led by the application enterprise. Only in this way can we ensure that the final implementation result will not be too far away from the enterprise. Second, choose the right information products. Before choosing Siemens PLM Software products, Zhefu hydropower not only used some of the software in the Department, but also made a lot of visits to other enterprises in the industry. Therefore, although the selection time is relatively short, Zhefu hydropower knows quite a lot about this product. It has to be emphasized that opportunities always favor those who are prepared - the probability of failure of a well prepared project is much lower. Third, the implementation and application of the project is still an indispensable and important part. In the process of launching the system, Zhefu hydropower has used a lot of brains in the promotion and application - the enthusiasm of engineering and technical personnel using PLM system has been mobilized, of course, the final effect of the project can not be bad. Moreover, facts have proved that the system can indeed solve some problems of enterprises in the past. (end)

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