Warren, Michigan (USA), 09 October, 2001 – In its quest to provide its clients with the best processing, design and computer simulation, The Paslin Company announced that it will use DELMIA’s digital manufacturing software exclusively. <br/>
"We are really excited to have formed a business relationship with DELMIA," said Kerry Hammer, Paslin director of engineering. "DELMIA provides a complete suite of digital manufacturing solutions, which means we can provide our clients – OEMs, Tier I and Tier II suppliers – with best-in-class simulation services, and thereby greater accuracy."
According to Hammer, Paslin will be using DELMIA simulation software to design production elements and to validate the manufacturing process. <br/>
"Paslin is one of the premier frame manufacturers in the world," said Peter Schmitt, Vice President, World-wide Marketing and Business Development, DELMIA Corporation, a Dassault Systemes company (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA). "We're pleased that the company has chosen DELMIA to assist them as they simulate manufacturing solutions to increase their clients' productivity."
The increased productivity is evident in DELMIA's UltraSpot, one of the first DELMIA simulation solutions employed by Paslin. UltraSpot's comprehensive built-in robot libraries, automatic collision-detection functionality and superior device-building capabilities deliver unprecedented reductions in man-hours and process engineering lead time, while greatly improving program accuracy. <br/>
"UltraSpot enables us to design tooling into the manufacturing process, rather than designing the process around the tooling. Its extensive robot library ensures correct weld gun for the specific task at hand and its simulation function can verify the capabilities of a fully 'dressed' robot, including all associated wiring and cables," Hammer said. <br/>
"With UltraSpot's built-in tools, we can automatically place robots in optimum locations to minimize cycle time, further aiding our clients' productivity," Hammer added. <br/>
In addition to praising the product, Hammer was also pleased with the level of support provided by DELMIA's Support Group.<br/>
"Any time you switch software, you have to expect a learning curve. Thanks to DELMIA's Support Group, the learning curve was brief and our productivity was back up to speed within six months. More importantly, our customers are pleased with the results," said Hammer. <br/>
DELMIA's Support Group provided on-site training at a time and pace that was convenient to Paslin. This resulted in increased productivity and reduced downtime. Also available to Paslin personnel is DELMIA's interactive support web site. It's operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. <br/>
Paslin personnel who require additional product assistance may contact DELMIA's Product Support, which is staffed by software engineers with manufacturing background. At their disposal is an electronic knowledge base developed from frequently asked questions.<br/>