Holistic approach to digital transformation comprises the elements of transparency, collaboration, efficiency and of course smart design. With Paro's dedicated hydraulic design software trio: HydroSym, HydroMan and HydroCAM, the entire design of any hydraulic system is optimized to create greatest efficiency driving sustainability.
When talking about digital transformation of the industrial process it is not only integral for economic reasons but also for our mutual initiatives in sustainability. Sustainability has become a central theme in pretty much all industries as not only demanded by end consumers but also by our partners and suppliers as the industrial process has become more transparent and collaboration intensive. Every part of the exchange chain needs to contribute towards this goal.
How to produce, distribute, use, maintain and dispose off in a sustainable manner, utilizing less resources while increasing productivity. When it comes to hydraulics, this process starts in the very beginning, the hydraulic schematic.
Whether your product is a hydraulic part, or a machine, the hydraulic system design needs to be thought out in a way that will enable easy access for maintenance and replacement of components. HydroSym software gives access to over 40,000 hydraulic components making it easy to choose those components that fit best for your hydraulic system. Already at the inception of the design, it can be done in a way that accounts for all possible events in the lifecycle.
Designing hydraulic manifolds is done with HydroMan software. It is intuitive and predictive, HydroMan utilizes duo design experience offering a full four sides view and a 3D view while designing.
Whether you are designing for external client or internal "client" the proposal stage is when you build in the foundation that will determine possible efficiencies for entire lifecycle of the product. Determining the ease of maintenance is always a big consideration with the goal being minimizing downtime. Here are some important considerations:
- Accessibility of the hydraulic system
- Availability of accurate information of all hydraulic parts
- Ease of collaboration with 3rd parties
If just 5-10 years ago we were talking about digitizing individual elements of our hydraulic design, now when we talk digitization we are talking complete, holistic digital transformation enabling new ways of creating products, collaborating, and driving shifts in industries. Complete digitization means you are creating one point of truth where at any point in time, up to date information can be accessed about the hydraulic system.
Here is a quick check list of how digital your hydraulic design is at the moment:
- Hydraulic schematic
- Up to date data sheets of every hydraulic component used
- Digital sharing possible of the hydraulic schematic and corresponding data sheets
- Bill of materials
- Hydraulic manifold schematic
Business and industry have gone completely global. Our products go around the world and this opens a whole new dimension of communication. We need to communicate along multiple time-zones and geographies. Digitization of all aspects of hydraulic design and the ease of sharing it can help to save days if not weeks whenever something needs to be repaired or replaced. The more we make our information transparent to easier it is for our clients, partners and suppliers to contribute at the right time. Imagine a scenario of a repair that needs to happen to cruise ship that is currently sailing somewhere in New Zealand. Sometimes repairs can be guided over distance with the local team, or even a third party locally present can assist. Availability of all info digitally and easily shareable will cut the downtime dramatically, not to mention such communication is ecological as we save the planet by not needlessly flying an expert over.
To continue the digital transformation of your hydraulic design process we invite you to try out HydroSym and HydroMan software packages. We can start with a call to assess your current set-up and help your team to a quick start with the software. Fill the form bellow for your free trial.
HydroSym will enable you to quickly and easily design a wide range of hydraulic systems, from a small power unit to a large hydraulic installation.
This includes smart connecting lines with information flows, automatic jumpers, the easy positioning of items between the connecting lines, the straightforward changing of solenoid properties and much more. Subscription is as low as 39Euro per month.