Heavy Equipment

Leading heavy equipment manufacturers are succeeding through predictive engineering analytics and by automating production processes from beginning to end. Are you?

The heavy equipment industry’s market demand is making an unprecedented customer-centric shift towards greater customization, variants, lower costs, and flexible delivery. OEMs strive to improve their project management performance with conducive opportunities as their products are engineered-to-order in a challenging, increasingly competitive market. Moreover, regional industrial equipment manufacturers are spearheading the customization opportunities. They are adapting to forge deeper customer relationships and extend distribution networks with reduced time-to-market.

Achieving these milestones requires a critical success element – automation solutions. We partner with you to create strategically integrated material handling, assembly, welding, and other automated repetitive procedures that help you tap into changing customer-centric trends and opportunities in the long run.

Collaborative Success for the Heavy Equipment Industry

Success in the heavy machinery industry does not come from siloed departments, and instead originates from productive partnerships and an energetic focus on opportunities.

Automation improves product planning and quality in heavy equipment manufacturing

An overview of the manufacturing process shows that the involvement of each department, from product planning, research and development, to engineering, is important for a successful product. Whether it is sales, business planning, project management, supply chain, parts and services, or even minor processes, there are no unimportant players when creating a high-quality engineered-to-order product. This collaboration between departments means offering a Product as a Service that converts one-time clients into subscribers who create demand for the entire business.

This focus on providing quality to customers is why the urgency to automate strategic areas through robotic arms, AI, telematics, guided vehicles, machine learning, laser welding, automated MIG welding, or vision systems is increasing.

Plan Management – the Runway to Success

To accelerate innovation, OEMs need to gain better product information – from the initial concept to its end of life. The good news is that technology is already a significant component of modern heavy equipment production. Therefore, digitalization and automating disruptive technologies are already driving heavy equipment industries to shrink product lifecycles and push towards service-based business models and, thus, industrial leadership.

Whether it is a construction equipment, mining equipment for drilling, material handling, crushing-conveying systems, earthmoving equipment, parts production, or even mobile construction cranes – with the virtually endless variations in the industry, the ability to digitally integrate the value chain is becoming the primary driver of innovation. It is important for heavy equipment businesses, strategy managers, and directors of operations to think like industrial futurists and gauge where manufacturing trends are heading in the following decades.

Key Drivers to Integrated Business Planning

However, innovation does not occur without aligning strategic objectives and operational plans in order to effectively allocate critical resources. To create and align enterprise-wide profitability, performance optimization, and resource allocation plans, it is imperative for heavy equipment OEMs to:

  • Forecast operational risks and minimize them for the entire value chain
  • Minimize demand and supply misalignment that adversely impacts operational excellence and effectively forecast sourcing, production, and scheduling events
  • Develop exhaustive manufacturing strategies that reflect macroeconomic conditions and supply chain performance
  • Identify viable risks while strategizing innovations, and integrations

Adapting the key winning strategies for the integrated business planning process drives you to cater to demand fluctuations and accelerate business transformation through automated, flexible, and lean manufacturing processes.

The Backbone – Automating Manufacturing and Assembling

Automation integrates into the machinery software and assembly as well. Process logging, manufacturing analysis, and other related manufacturing processes as well as transmission protocols in heavy equipment manufacturer software and equipment itself enable your products’ connection to superordinate systems.

When automating the assembly lines for manufacturing the equipment themselves, leading heavy equipment machinery companies are transitioning towards remote-controlled, connected, and autonomous machines with predictive analytics and electromobility. To achieve the level of innovation required to be on the cutting edge of the heavy equipment industry, B2E Automation can help you to:

  • Significantly reduce your machine downtime
  • Focus on developing predictive maintenance
  • Reduce manufacturing errors
  • Improve machinery and manufacturing ergonomics
  • Streamline quality inspection
  • Increase manufacturing scalability and extend the benefit to customers
  • Ensure employee protection from hazardous working conditions
  • Reduce waste and improve the bottom line, quality, and throughput
Heavy equipment manufacturing benefits by integrating robotics and the internet of things

Partnering Towards Success

Partnering with experts like B2E Automation does not simply include one-off solutions or overhauling current legacy systems. The world of manufacturing automation begins with plug-and-play IIoT solutions that include affordable Industry 4.0 solutions and sets the plane towards optimized manufacturing operations and actionable insights with robotic integration.

We intend to equip you with the ability to optimize operations through decreased lead times, becoming a compliance leader, and transforming into a value-based service that turns customers into subscribers. We can build upon existing designs or start the automation journey fresh with you as a partner, regardless of your project's complexity and industry.

From consultation to deployment to training – we are with you to the end.

Reach out to learn more about how B2E Automation's solutions can help transform your business.