February 25, 2018 By Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Feb. 25, 2018 – Team Penske and Siemens, a provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, have entered into a new technical partnership. Under the multi-year agreement, Siemens will help enhance Team Penske’s performance with access to a variety of software products for digital design and simulations.
Team Penske’s NASCAR, INDYCAR and Supercar race teams will utilize Siemens’ software across their computer-aided design (CAD), engineering, simulation and machining platforms. In particular, Siemens says its PLM tools will allow Team Penske to keep large amounts of data “well organized and accessible for review” by anyone within the team. Through the software, Team Penske to analyze thousands of electronic data streams full of critical on-track performance information, and apply changes to the race car’s Digital Twin, explains Siemens, adding that these changes are then reviewed for performance and durability in a virtual environment, which allows “low-cost, high fidelity” simulation of the results.
The goal, says Siemens, is for Team Penske to be able to “capitalize on this streamlined digital process and quickly transition to the physical stages of manufacturing, quality assurance, installation onto the race car, and validate performance in the physical environment. This entire process can be completed with high-impact components in as little as a few hours.”
The partnership will also include Siemens as an associate sponsor on the Team Penske cars competing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR XFINITY Series, the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Siemens branding will be featured on all Team Penske Indy cars and on the uniforms worn by Team Penske drivers and teams competing in NASCAR.