Today’s machine and instrument builders are under ever increasing pressure to deliver their products to the market more quickly. Outsourcing portions of the design task has been a major strategy employed to help meet this challenge. There are inherent challenges that come with an outsourcing strategy relating to loss of control of the design, the timeline, and the Intellectual property.
Parker Electromechanical Automation partners with equipment manufacturers to design and build modular motion systems that accelerate design cycles and reduce risk. Through our 6 step approach to the develop phase we eliminate costly redesign and insure an on-time release.
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6 Steps to Accelerate the Development Cycle | Parker Hannifin Infographic
6 STEPS TO ACCELERATE
WHATIS DRIVINGTHE NEEDTOACCELERATE
Need to be first to market
Limited engineering resources
DEVELOP A SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONDEVELOP A SYSTEM SPECIFICATION
IS THE FOUNDATION OF THE DESIGN
Step 1Step 1
Operates as an extension of the development team
If you don’t know your process requirements, a proof of concept can be rapidly
deployed using standard products to create a test bed for developing and testing
Translate process requirements into measurable motion
- Throughput = distance, acceleration, velocity, settling time
- Target Size = accuracy, repeatability, flatness, straightness
A shared and living document that is critical to QFD and
Ultimately transformed into the Acceptance Test Procedure
WHATARETHE CHALLENGES PRESENTED
BYOUTSOURCING INTHE DESIGN PHASE?
Reduced Design Control
Increased Management Complexity
Engineers where you are engineering
Manufactures where you are manufacturing
Delivers a “plug in” module that is tested
PERFORM SYSTEM ANALYSISPERFORM SYSTEM ANALYSIS
SYSTEM ANALYSIS IS THE KEYSTONE
OF THE DESIGN PROCESS
Step 2Step 2
We have built a library of tools used to design and analyze motion control prob-
lems. We go back and confirm the analytics with real world applications that im-
prove predictive accuracy.
- Develop analytical models of the highest risk elements of
- Calculate the technology requirements and technical
Design iterations that result from failed assumptions are the
biggest driver to extended development times.
Testing creative solutions on paper is inexpensive and drives
PROVIDE A SYSTEM PROPOSALPROVIDE A SYSTEM PROPOSAL
THE SYSTEM PROPOSAL
IS MORE THAN JUST A QUOTE
Step 3Step 3
System Proposals may include reliability models, manufacturing control plans,
cost control plans, technology development roadmaps, and global sourcing plans.
What do you need to know to be confident you are selecting the right partner?
A comprehensive document including the System
Specification, the System Analysis, and other critical
decision making elements
Serves the internal design teams as a tool to communicate
progress with decision makers and other stakeholders.
Becomes a revision controlled document through the life of
the program to capture changes and integrated into design
DEDICATE PROJECT MANAGEMENTDEDICATE PROJECT MANAGEMENT
IS MORE THAN JUST A PERSON
Step 4Step 4
We have two critical milestones internal to the main design phase:
- Preliminary Design Review – overview of the form, fit, and function at the assem
bly level. Authorizes the ordering of long lead components
- Critical Design Review – deep review of the details of each element. Authorizes
the start of complete manufacturing of the prototype
Both Parker and our customer need to have a central point
of contact who has ownership of the timelines and the
quality of deliverables
We require a regular cadence of review meetings to validate
action items and facilitate decision making.
We recommend a shared and secure network drive where
project data can be shared and accessed live.
SUPPORT GLOBALLYSUPPORT GLOBALLY
IS MORE THAN A COMMITMENT
Step 6Step 6
Parker has both engineering and manufacturing to support electromechanical
motion control in Asia, Europe, and North America. This provides the ability to
seamlessly work your design team on one continent and your manufacturing team
Wherever in the world you design or manufacturing teams
live, you need support that you can count on.
Growing your business in both existing and emerging markets
means your team is spread across the globe.
Parker has a footprint to match our customer’s global needs.
FINALIZE THE ACCEPTANCE
FINALIZE THE ACCEPTANCE
TEST PROCEDURE ASSURES TOTAL QUALITY
Step 5Step 5
The Acceptance Test Procedure is the foundation of the production test plan
For prototypes both Critical and Non Critical characteristics are tested
For production Non Critical tests can be eliminated through the use of process
Documentation of the original System Specification
including how each of the target values will be measured
Every specification has a Go – No Go boundary. 6 Sigma style
analysis is available for critical elements.
Results are provided with every unit as either paper copies or
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