Compressor manufacturer boosts production efficiency with Siemens PLM Software

Kondhapuri/Pune, India. Burckhardt Compression India Pvt. Ltd. (BCIN) is a subsidiary of the Swiss company Burckhardt Compression AG and a leading manufacturer of reciprocating compressors for the process industry.

The devices are developed and constructed in-house using Siemens PLM software solutions, which not only reduce project lead times by 20 percent, they also ensure that design data can be reused and facilitate collaboration with design teams working around the world.

BCIN based in Kondhapuri in India aspires to supply high product quality coupled with low life-cycle costs and extensive services. The company is one of the few manufacturers around the globe to offer a complete range of reciprocating compressors. Its products are approved across critical standards such as ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001: 2007. Pulsation and vibration studies are also carried out in-house alongside construction of the devices. From the 3D design through design validation to collaboration with design teams, BCIN relies on solutions from the Siemens PLM Software portfolio.

Multiple challenges

When it introduced the new software, BCIN was looking to adress a number of different issues. These included the development of new products, the reusability of design data, enhancing production efficiency, reducing engineering and project lead times as well as compliance with legal requirements. Another objective was to reduce the time taken for design verification and validation, and minimize manufacturing defects. To attain these targets, BCIN introduced NX and Teamcenter Software– NX is an excellent platform for product development enabling a safe landing for innovation, order execution with speed and accuracy, the best runway for analysis of components and advanced manufacturing techniques, explains Atul Prabhune, Senior Manager, Design and Development at BCIN. Implementation of the global CAD (Computer-Aided Design) platform Teamcenter enabled optimum interaction between all those involved in the engineering process.

On a global level

By implementing the solutions from Siemens PLM Software, BCIN has been able to reduce project lead times by 20 percent, integrate and connect with other systems, and improve revision controls, ensure the reusability of design data and drive down reject rates during manufacturing through the use of 3D models. As a collaboration platform, Teamcenter also simplifies cooperation with teams spread across different locations, and facilitates data exchange with customers and suppliers. By implementing Teamcenter and NX, we have achieved globally benchmarked design processes, apart from being able to optimize resources and achieve collaboration across teams and locations of our global subsidiaries,summarizes Vaidya, whose future mission is to also utilize these solutions for CAE in the company’s manufacturing.