Branche Solutions

PRO.FILE is the software of choice for many companies, particular those in the manufacturing industry, in particular; in mechanical and plant engineering, automotive suppliers, medical industry, shipbuilding and offshore equipment, oil and gas. Particularly the process and workflow management in PRO.FILE is useful to this companies in the manufacturing industry, as it provides valuable support for their approval and change management processes. The solution ensures compliance with standards such as DIN ISO 9001, machinery directives, or medical device directives.

Increasing competition, higher quality levels en in-time delivery are the most important reasons for the growing interest in IT solutions which support Life Cycle mangement and Project management.

These challenges are noticeable in all of the industries and branches of course based on their own criteria and their specific needs.

PRO.FILE supports organizations to improve their productivity in the development process significantly. PRO.FILE connects all company departments. This results in a higher level of efficiency throughout the organization. All parties in the company chain are involved with PRO.FILE in projects and processes. PRO.FILE supports companies to achieve their goals in order to remain competitive and to ensure quality.

PRO.FILE can be customized to a specific product or development department or can be implemented by the standard ' Best Practice ‘module. PRO.FILE optimizes the product development process. PRO.FILE consists of a clever combination of features, modules and workflow support. It enables collaboration across multiple geographic locations as well as high efficiency in data management and archiving.

Branches

1. Aero(space)

The aerospace and space industry is dealing with high quality requirements and procedures. There are many product- and project related documents in circulation. Therefore traceability, versioning, approval- and change management (ECR, ECO and ECNs ) are very important. In addition to these standards the quality requirements (ISO ) and reports like NCR (Non - Conformance) and FMEA are also of big importance. With the user management features of PRO.FILE, you can easily define individual users or user groups.

You can also choose to use a PRO.FILE status network to determine when selected document types can be read, modified, or deleted. The access rights for data and documents for a specific project can be assigned using the role rights in PRO.FILE. Processing orders require an integrated management of technical data in the primary process. Cooperation with contractors and subcontractors is intensive with high demands for documenting and quality regulations. With PRO.FILE there is no restriction in managing data from different CAD systems used by these different parties.

PRO.FILE as a solution

  • PRO.FILE is able to manage data throughout the primary process and has no restriction in managing data from multiple CAD systems
  • PRO.FILE increases cooperation (also between multiple locations). The right information in the right place.
  • PRO.FILE is an open and accessible system in which various (modification) processes can be handled.

References:

Qinetic Space

Fatigue Technology

Mecaplex

Timco Aerosystems

BAE Systems Aerospace & Defense

“Qinetic Space, Fatigue Technology, Mecaplex, Timco Aerosystems, BAE Systems Aerospace & Defense”

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2. Automotive (suppliers)

The automotive industry is known for a high demand for quality requirement and standards like ISO / TS 16949. The purpose of the standard ISO/TS 16949 aiming to the development of a quality management system that provides for continual improvement, emphasizing defect prevention and the reduction of variation and waste. Characteristic for the automotive industry is high level of cooperation between clients and suppliers in an international market. Suppliers are often involved in an early stadium of the process and a large number of changes are made during the process towards final delivery. Afterwards this full change process has to be traceable. Processing orders require an integrated management of technical data (TPD) in the primary process and there is frequently cooperation with contractors and suppliers. Since working for different OEMs and others, managing data from different CAD systems is a necessity.

PRO.FILE as a solution:

  • PRO.FILE manages the communication and the technical data that occurs during the primary order process.
  • PRO.FILE has no restriction in managing data from multiple CAD systems
  • PRO.FILE increases cooperation (also between multiple locations). The system makes available, the right information in the right place.
  • PRO.FILE is an open and accessible system in which various (change) processes can be defined and handled.

References:

Orlaco

Bons & Evers

VMI Holland

ESTEPE

Mubea

Victor Reinz

Kuka - LSW

Reis Robotics

Greif Velox

Hobby

Jost

Westfalia

Allgaier Automotive

IMS : Gear

“Orlaco, Bons & Evers, VMI Holland, ESTEPE Mubea, Victor Reinz, Kuka - LSW, Reis Robotics, Greif Velox, Hobby, Jost, Westfalia, Allgaier Automotive, IMS:gear”

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3. Construction Sector and Civil Engineering

In the Construction Sector, the Construction Supply Chain and the Civil industry there is a clear demand for energy efficient and sustainable building. For that reason there is a growing attention for innovation to be able to anticipate market demands. High level Product Data management during the product innovation process is essential.

In construction- and civil engineering projects it is essential that information is managed from a central point of control and that all of this information will be available at any time, in the right context for all parties involved like operational staff, clients and subcontractors.

PRO.FILE as a solution:

  • PRO.FILE manages product data and all related data/ documents as a construction file
  • Product variants can be easily made ​​while retaining the right structure and the exclusion of copies.
  • PRO.FILE manages documents as well as sets of documents
  • PRO.FILE facilitates in supporting document and design data management in projects with features like transmittals and PROOM for professional data exchange in the cloud and availability with apps on mobile devices.

 

“Gouda Refractories, Buva rationele bouwproducten, Itho-daalderop, Grohe, Schmidlin, Holcim, Westfalia”

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4. Energy- en utility companies, process industry and transportation sector

Energy and utility companies as well as industrial plants and transportation companies have to do with strict requirements and legislation relating to maintenance and safety. An important aspect is that all documentation and information about the status of the maintenance in installations in these sectors is up to date and reliable. Therefore traceability of all maintenance schedules and other maintenance documents is essential.

PRO.FILE as a solution:

• PRO.FILE manages technical document and related data.

• PRO.FILE stores the history of an object and all product data is recorded at every adaptation that is made.

• Within PRO.FILE all tasks and processes can be scheduled in time.

• PRO.FILE has several options to connect at a high level to other business applications like SAP and others.

 

“EnBW, SCA, Nedtrain R&O, Vattenfall, Bremenports, EKZ, Taprogge, Northern Power Systems, EMDE industry, IVG Carverns, Lisega, EWZ (Energie Werke Zürich), AVU”

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5. Machine building and machine equipment

Machine builders make a wide variety of (parts of) machinery and equipment. Due to the variations and combinations of the disciplines controllers, software and mechanical. Their process is complex. They often work global as well for the production as for the assembly of the machines. To keep the balance between standard components, customized machines, modules and on-time delivery is always a challenge. Even a standard production order is not always that easy to repeat. The connection of the creative processes (e.g. engineering) to the logistic processes is important. In the total company concept service has an increasingly important role because the customer expects a smooth handling and delivery of spare parts. This requires a lot of the configuration management for as-built / as- serviced machines.

PRO.FILE as a solution

  • PRO.FILE supports System engineering and brings Electrical- (E - CAD) and mechanical engineering (M - CAD) into one management system, making complex mechatronic developments easy to manage.
  • The PRO.FILE Classification mechanism categorizes components, modules and complete machines for the purpose of re-use. The result: a high level of standardization and re-use.
  • PRO.FILE Process management controls change processes. Changes are under control.
  • PRO.FILE manages data throughout the primary process (from sales to service).
  • PRO.FILE has several options to connect to other applications such as ERP systems.This means that managing the logistics in a much earlier stage is possible (important forlong - lead items)
  • With PRO.FILE a repeat order is realized in record time using the latest versions and revisions.

 

“DeMaCo Holland, Palfinger Neddeck, Paradigm technologies, Schilt Engineering, IAI industrial systems, Marvu foodprocessing equipment, Fella, AGCO, SIAT s.p.a., Marchesini, Air Liquide Welding, GEA Grasso, Müller Martini, Hosokawa Alpine, Zeppelin Reimelt”

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6. Medical sector

In the medical sector, there are a lot of laws and regulations. For the medical suppliers it is important to comply with the certification of various authorities. For example; in order to operate on the U.S. market it is necessary to comply with the guidelines of the FDA. Continuous innovation and product development are important. Also traceability of the documents of the creation or the change of a product is important to achieve in order to endure audits.

PRO.FILE as a solution

  • PRO.FILE manages the product structures and related documents and guarantees accuracy of the product structures and the related documents.
  • With PRO.FILE the approval process of documents is managed transparent and all information during the process is up-to-date.
  • PRO.FILE Multiple sign-off is supported and can facilitate any type of validation.
  • With PRO.FILE document management all documents with a commercial, a technical or quality information can be uniform categorized and archived by using Document Classification.

“Technomed Europe, Elma, Fresenius Medical, Dürr Dental, Gambro, Romaco, Ulrich Medical, Varian Medical Systems”

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7. Oil, Gas and offshore

The oil and gas supply is characterized by attention to safety. Obtaining, registering and updating certificates are of utmost importance. To keep the balance between standard components, modules, customer's specific requirements and on-time delivery is always a challenge. The connection of the creative process (CAD / Engineering) to logistics (ERP) is very important. In the total company concept service has an increasingly important role. Customres of the oil and gas suppliers often demand transparency in project documentation and project communication and full regulatory compliance with laws and mandatory requirements . The project team is under pressure to deliver the right thing in the right place in time.

PRO.FILE as a solution

  • PRO.FILE manages not only the engineering data but also document control and projects control.
  • PRO.FILE integral generates and manages the transmittels
  • PRO.FILE manages the full primary process (from sales to service).
  • PRO.FILE has several options to connect to other applications such as ERP and CAD systems.
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“Mokveld Valves, Paradigm Oil Technologies, Bennex, WIKA”

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8. Shipbuilding, offshore and supply chain

The Shipbuilding industry is an international market, where parties work together globally to realize a construction number. During the design and construction phase there are many parties involved. All of these parties need the right information at the right time. The large quantities of documents in these projects and sharing these documents and drawings with all parties are challenging tasks of the project managers and document controllers. Inspection authorities (notified bodies) require verification and certification which maintain the right product certificates for materials, welding, etc.

The design and engineering of ships requires all disciplines to collaborate and share specific data. To build new ships efficiently it is necessary to re-use standard construction numbers. It is important to avoid time-consuming mistakes that result from invalid data in the production and project processes. An intelligent change and approval management solution and a connection of the creative processes (CAD / Engineering) to logistics (ERP) are required.

PRO.FILE as a solution

  • PRO.FILE supports Smart Customization so ships can be built in a Configure to Order way.
  • PRO.FILE manages data integral in the primary process (from sales to service) and facilitate Document Control between all parties.
  • PRO.FILE integral generates and manages the transmittals
  • With the PRO.FILE Project Planning Solution the milestones in the project realization can be monitored. There is transparency in the progress of the project.

“Damen Shipyards Bergum, IHC Systems, IHC Drive & Automation, Palfinger Neddeck, Imtech, Becker Marine Systems, Abeking & Rasmussen, Nordic Yards”

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9. System Suppliers

Suppliers (System Suppliers) are often closely involved with their customers. They have to anticipate changes that occur at end of the project. Most of the OEM customers hand over various data like drawings, models and parts lists. The diversity of the incoming data must be managed in the right way and must be prepared for product realization in the organization of the System supplier.

Archiving terms and conditions which are translated into procedures to support these conditions is important to secure transparency in the responsibility of all parties.

PRO.FILE as a solution:

  • PRO.FILE manages data from multiple sources and multiple CAD systems throughout the primary process.
  • The high quality CAD integrations in PRO.FILE control all versions and status of CAD data and product structures from multiple CAD systems.
  • PRO.FILE increases cooperation (also between multiple locations). The right information in the right place.
  • PRO.FILE is an open and accessible system in which various (modification) processes can be handled.

“Exerion, Bons & Evers, Technotrans, Carbotech, Alutec, Allgaier, BDT, Ceramtec, INA Drives & Mechatronics (IDAM), eao AG, Kapsch CarrierCom, Mayr power transmission, Vossloh Kiepe”

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