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Industrial machinery and equipment

TMC Cancela
Agricultural machinery manufacturer uses NX and Teamcenter to quickly respond to market demand

Product NX, Teamcenter Business challenges Improve time-to-market Quickly adapt to market demands Increase productivity Ensure traceability of data Offer high value-added products Keys to success Utilize flexibility enabled by integration/synchronization of NX and Teamcenter Adjust processes to PLM best practices Use unique codes for all parts in all processes and departments Results Responded more quickly to market demand Significantly increased productivity Enhanced traceability and integration of data Reduced product development time Increased effectiveness and control of all processes

TMC Cancela significantly increases productivity
Taking advantage of “trustworthy tools” TMC Cancela is based in Galicia, Spain, and designs and manufactures agricultural and forestland machinery, such as mowers and shredders. Founded in 1971 to provide customized and repair services to local farmers, TMC Cancela is currently leading its sector in Spain with sales growing over 20 percent annually. “We are committed to provide high valueadded products based on design, quality and the pursuit of excellence,” says J. David Señarís, head of design at TMC Cancela.

The company employs fifty people, and is planning to expand to meet the growing international demand for its products. TMC Cancela products are sold in most of Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America and Africa. It is expected that, in 2013, exports will account for nearly 50 percent of the company’s total revenue. Key factors in the company’s success include its vibrant and creative staff, extensive industry experience, a willingness to continuously adapt to consumer demands and a strong focus on research and development (R&D), which the company dedicates 12 percent of revenue annually.

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you’ll have strong technical support and you know big companies around the world are committed to Siemens PLM Software.” says Señarís. but that talent would be useless without trustworthy tools like NX and Teamcenter. and a lot of materials and working hours were wasted.” says Señarís. TMC Cancela decided to implement 3D computer-aided design (CAD) software. a renowned multinational company.” . The communication between different departments. because you know the company won’t disappear. David Señarís Head of Design TMC Cancela “We design and develop our products without outsourcing anything. David Señarís Head of Design TMC Cancela “Another reason that we selected NX was because it was produced by Siemens PLM Software.” says Señarís. you’ll have strong technical support and you know big companies around the world are committed to Siemens PLM Software. “Our technical and R&D departments are the brain and soul of the company. Gaining an edge with 3D design In 2010. This gives you a great sense of security. “To manufacture a prototype. able to grow and improve along with the company. a renowned multinational company.” J. “We have a lot of talent and creativity at our disposal in the technical and R&D department. “Another reason that we selected NX was because it was produced by Siemens PLM Software.” says Señarís. suppliers and customers is. we needed months to play with templates. because you know the company won’t disappear. “Until that time. that “good software” has included NX™ software and Teamcenter® software from product lifecycle management (PLM) specialist Siemens PLM Software.” J.” Since 2010. This gives you a great sense of security. with the support of good software. “We thought NX was a good value and we liked the fact that NX was highly configurable and modular software. a key factor to be productive and avoid downtime. but that talent would be useless without trustworthy tools like NX and Teamcenter.” After spending several months analyzing 3D CAD tools and collecting user experiences from several companies.“We have a lot of talent and creativity at our disposal in the technical and R&D department. we worked with a 2D system. TMC Cancela selected NX.

this resulted in a great improvement in productivity. and because we had very good references on it from other companies. flexibility and agility.” says Señarís. we have the agility to design and make modifications that allow us to market more new products and be highly flexible in our relations with our customers. In our case. our prototypes have become far more polished. This proved to be a major improvement because today. we noticed a drastic improvement in the speed of response. prototyping and management of the technical documentation. we can respond very quickly. it risks repeating the same mistakes it had been making. if they ask us for a particular model or customization. the improvements quickly became obvious.” Señarís says the decision to adjust the company’s processes to the specific customization tools within Teamcenter was critical to the project’s success: “If a company is tempted to tailor Teamcenter too much to its traditional ways of working. The Teamcenter implementation took about three months and included a review of previous procedures. Instead. head of engineering at TMC Cancela. the staff quickly adapted due to the usability of the tool. quality. “We also decided that Teamcenter would be the starting point for the whole company’s way of working.” “Thanks to 3D design. much more like the finished machines that we have in mind. we enjoy higher levels of order. TMC Cancela implemented NX with the support and training of Avantek.In just one week. a partner of Siemens PLM Software.” says Señarís.” J.” . David Señarís Head of Design TMC Cancela real time with NX. without duplications or redundancies through the organization. “By changing from 2D to 3D. it is worth making an effort to adapt to the predefined features of the new tool. and as a result.” Using Teamcenter to improve productivity With the successful implementation of NX. To say that we improved production by 100 percent with NX would be an understatement. “Despite having never worked with 3D software. “We decided on Teamcenter because it seamlessly communicates directly and in “To say that we improved production by 100 percent with NX would be an understatement. We started using it for coding items for all processes and departments. TMC Cancela decided to take another step forward to improve its processes by adopting a complete PLM solution. “With NX.” says Nicolás Pichel.

” Ultimately. with many variations within each. Users can design their pieces at their own pace without worrying about technical procedures or a preconceived structure. The environment is very clean. NX is very suited to manage mechanical parts catalogs. “With Teamcenter. “PLM has played a very important role for us. flexibility and user-friendly features of NX resulted in significant operational efficiency.” J. Teamcenter gives us a lot of flexibility to make changes. such as assembly. “It is very easy to search for any part thanks to the large number of customizable filters.” Señarís particularly appreciates the stability and flexibility of NX: “The management of multi-level assemblies is very easy. and review and save assemblies and parts.” adds Picehl. the production launch and the changes or validations. Bringing a document management system for each model with an independent product lifecycle gives us great agility when managing items such as spare parts and all after-sales activities. David Señarís Head of Design TMC Cancela .” “Getting a new product to market before your competitors is essential. It is also very easy to use. “We have a large range of models.” He notes.” Pichel notes that Teamcenter enables users to quickly access information of any part or item in relation to the design. parts and manufacturing drawings handbooks. Therefore. with no linking problems. Managing with agility The Teamcenter solution is used at TMC Cancela for document management in the design and production launch areas. because they have probably detected the same needs in the market as you have. because it delivers a very simple environment to work in. Therefore.Using NX to increase operational efficiency TMC Cancela uses five NX modules – modeling. because you just need to cut and paste.” “When going from an existing design to a new design. drawing and simulation – for designing. and that is something that the Siemens PLM Software solutions allow us to do very well. it is easy to handle both large and small assemblies. information can be easily traced. the stability. intuitive and easily customizable. especially because of its perfect integration and synchronization with Teamcenter. assembly. manufacturing assemblies and managing technical documentation. dimensioning. sheet metal. He notes. Señarís points out that “in relation to other design software. it is necessary to speed up the product development process as much as possible. which is crucial to effective quality control.” says Pichel. “Teamcenter is also an exceptionally usable tool.

JT. Siemens and the Siemens logo are registered trademarks of Siemens AG. NX. because they have probably detected the same needs in the market as you have. develops and manufactures agricultural and forestland machinery.com/teamcenter Customer’s primary business TMC Cancela designs. Teamcenter gives us a lot of flexibility to make changes. with customers and dealers all over the world. and review and save assemblies and parts. Insight.” says Señarís. registered trademarks or service marks used herein are the property of their respective holders. trademarks.” Siemens Industry Software Americas +1 314 264 8499 Europe +44 (0) 1276 413200 Asia-Pacific +852 2230 3308 www.Solutions/Services NX www. All other logos.siemens. D-Cubed. Femap.com/nx Teamcenter www. with no linking problems. GO PLM. and that is something that the Siemens PLM Software solutions allow us to do very well. production and after-sales departments.com/plm © 2013 Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and in other countries.siemens.” Nicolás Pichel Head of Engineering TMC Cancela Getting to market faster Three years after implementing Siemens PLM Software technology. Z3 37192 10/13 A .com Customer location Galicia Spain Partner Avantek “When going from an existing design to a new design. it is necessary to speed up the product development process as much as possible. TMC Cancela is clearly enjoying the results. TMC Cancela has grown into a major manufacturer. I-deas. Geolus. Founded in 1971 to provide customized and repair services to local farmers. Other projects in the works include connecting Teamcenter to its enterprise resource planning (ERP) system and expanding the use of this solution to the purchasing. Solid Edge. Parasolid. “Therefore. Tecnomatix and Velocity Series are trademarks or registered trademarks of Siemens Product Lifecycle Management Software Inc.siemens.tmccancela. such as mowers and shredders. Teamcenter. For that reason. www. the company plans to update NX and Teamcenter and acquire new licenses. “Getting a new product to market before your competitors is essential.