As the first railway vehicles manufacturer in China, TRV develops and manufactures passenger vehicles for railway and metropolitan transportation. In recent years, TRV has introduced a number of the world’s leading technologies for the manufacturing of high-speed trains to China. Today, CRH3 350km/h high-speed train produced by TRV is already running on Beijing-Tianjin inter-city railway, and has set a new train speed record in China. The CRH3 trains are soon expected to run on the Beijing-Shanghai Express Railway line as one of the leading vehicles operating on the route.
TRV required a digital design and manufacturing platform to meet the increasing complexities of its product designs. The PTC PDS allows TRV to achieve distributed, cross-enterprise collaboration on data acquisition and product information, centralized management of design and manufacturing data. Additionally, Windchill seamlessly connects to multiple mechanical or electrical CAD applications, desktop applications and the SAP ERP system, leading to significant improvements in data accuracy and design efficiency. The integration with the 3D digital design of the previously isolated design and manufacturing data management platforms has helped TRV to improve the product development process. PTC PDS has also allowed TRV to enable concurrent development with Changchun Railway Vehicles Equipment Co. on a train project.
BPLead, PTC’s Gold Value Added Reseller (VAR) in China, also provided business process optimization and control consulting services for TRV to meet its specific requirements for railway vehicles manufacturing. With a view to further enhance its independent innovation capabilities and meet the increasingly complex design requirements, TRV decided to deploy an integrated design and management platform for the development of the high-speed train.
“With the help of PTC’s Product Development System and the professional service of BPLead, Tangshan Railway Vehicles has successfully established a digital design and manufacturing platform. The accurate transfer of design data to ERP has greatly improved the company’s design, manufacturing and information management capabilities. The project has set a new example of concurrent R&D process and digitalized manufacturing for China CNR Corporation,” said Song Yubin, head of the IT Department at Tangshan Railway Vehicles Co. Ltd.
“Chinese manufacturing enterprises are not exempt from the global competitive pressures to develop high quality products in reduced timeframes and as such must continually evaluate their product development processes to ensure that they have optimal leverage from all resources possible,” said Robert Kocis, divisional vice president, Worldwide Chanel Sales, PTC. “With PTC’s PDS, TRV has implemented an enterprise PLM solution that is able to increase the overall efficiencies of its product development processes by enhancing its ability to collaborate across departments, improve its data accuracy and integrate with its ERP solution.”
About Tangshan Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd
As a part of China CNR Corporation Ltd., Tangshan Railway Vehicles Co. Ltd was formerly known as Tangshan Locomotive and Rolling Stock Works. Established in 1881, it is regarded as the foundation for railway transportation equipment manufacturing in China, being the manufacturer of China’s first steam locomotive called “Rocket”. Today, the company’s product lines include 300km/h high-speed train, railway passenger cars (25G, 25T), urban rail cars (subway, light rail) and special vehicles (military vehicles, tilting trains, maglev trains). Tangshan Railway Vehicles Co., Ltd is currently cooperating with Siemens Transportation Systems Group (TS) to produce 350km/h high-speed trains. It has achieved the honor of becoming one of the first 103 innovative pilot enterprises in China.
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