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Generated Hydraulic Hose Configurator with DriveWorks, Australia

Design Automation Case Studies2 min read
Generated Hydraulic Hose Configurator with DriveWorks, Australia

Project Overview

Client Profile
Custom Hydraulics Equipment Manufacturer
Location
Victoria, Australia
Industry
Industrial Equipment for Fluid Conveying Manufacturing
Inputs
Native CAD models for hydraulic hoses
Deliverables
Configurator using DriveWorks Pro
DriveWorks Logo SolideWorks Logo

Business Needs

  • Reduce time consumed in developing custom manufacturing drawings
  • Find alternate solution to configure drawings with reduced errors
  • Quickly address order requests and initiate manufacturing
  • Increase team’s productivity to generate quotes

Challenges

  • Refurbish the unabridged end-to-end process from scratch
  • High design cycle times and volume of errors due to manual customization
  • Redo traditional processes of custom drawings creation 
  • Constant risk of losing customers due long wait period for getting quotes

Our Solutions & Approach

Developed DriveWorks configurator to automate the hose design customization.

Share Your Thoughts

Hitech automation experts assessed the conventional modus operandi adopted by the client right from order receipt to manufacturing which was highly time-consuming. We leveraged our extensive experience and suggested the clients to eliminate repetitive tasks by automating designs by implementing DriveWorks Pro that reduced inquiry response time and uplift sales experience using DriveWorks Live.

  • Our initial assessment of the client’s process suggested the involvement of multiple repetitive tasks for development of custom hose designs.
  • Sales team was taking long to respond the customer after order placement as quote generation was done manually.
  • Upon the approval receipt, development of custom manufacturing drawings would start – this entire process consumed about 92% of the total cycle time.
  • DriveWorks experts at Hitech realized the repetitive process and automated this entire process by capturing the design knowledge to automate the hose design customization.
  • We captured design knowledge of the master model of hose and used DriveWorks Pro rules to customize the designs further down the line.
  • It was used with DriveWorks Live and handed over to the client which when used with a browser allowed creation of 3D rendering, 2D manufacturing drawings, and BOMs along with invoice within a minute.

The client was able to eliminate manual process of QCs and overall cycle time by 95%. Also, the client could dedicate resulting saved time for development and design improvements.

Business Impact

Project Samples

Hose Design Customization
Hose Design Customization
Configurator using DriveWorks
Configurator using DriveWorks
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