The need for digitalization in the fiber industryToday the global industrial landscape is in full transformation, and it's giving companies unusual latitude to influence future industry structures. The industrial renewal can only happen if companies are prepared to unleash global opportunities for value creation through digitalization, advances in automation, big data, and the Internet of Things – together with Siemens.
Siemens and VTT: Building on a new digital ecosystemDigitalization and innovation are our passion. We at Siemens are your forward-thinking partner for digitalizing the industry and developing new technologies. To help digitalization grow more and to revolutionize the fiber industry, Siemens has formed many collaborations with a variety of processing companies like VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland.
Starting the dialogue: Siemens and VTT to develop digital forest industry for a green future
As the forest industry changes, new types of processes are required. New types of fiber, biomass processing, and recycling are bringing new challenges to conventional processes. With the recently formed collaboration between VTT and Siemens, the digital forest industry and the fiber processing industry can expect a huge boost in the future. VTT's expertise in the forest industry combined with the innovative technology solutions from Siemens help ecosystem development reach a new level. By creating Bioruukkii, a pilot testing environment for research, the development and commercialization of our innovations will be realized in an agile manner. By offering its COMOS lifecycle software and the MindSphere connection, Siemens is providing IoT standards and information technology for this high-tech development environment.
Siemens technologies: COMOS and MindSphere
Siemens will provide technology solutions to the collaboration project, including COMOS process lifecycle management software and the open MindSphere IoT solution. In addition, Siemens will act as an international sales channel for solutions developed in the project. The COMOS lifecycle management software makes it possible to speed up the design process and increase and optimize process efficiency throughout the lifecycle in order to improve competitiveness.
The MindSphere IoT operating system allows data to be transferred between the process model and the actual process. The process model is a virtual copy of the actual process, a digital twin that optimizes, simulates, and utilizes process design data throughout its lifecycle. Data are typically owned by the process owner – the end customer – who also decides on sharing the data with other operators. As a fully open IoT solution, MindSphere is an easy-to-use platform for ecosystems capable of developing digital services, applications, and new business models.
The digital economy is outcome economy where results or value are sold instead of products and services, and this will inevitably change the prevailing business models.
Siemens MindApps and applications from partners open up new possibilities to realize the value of your IoT data. Industry-focused applications help bring transparency and fidelity to your products and processes. Develop dedicated applications for your business or customer and drive analytics and insights throughout the value stream.
Comprehensive cyber protection – throughout the entire lifecycleSiemens helps its customers take advantage of technology advances while simultaneously minimizing exposure to risk in areas like cybersecurity. An optimal security solution can only be implemented if it's continuously updated to recognize new threats. Siemens addresses security issues both for the company internally and for its customers.
Minimizing risk in the area of cybersecurity means using comprehensive security mechanisms and integrating security activities into the entire lifecycle. Security considerations need to be taken into account during development and engineering as well as service and operational activities. With the concept “defense in depth,” Siemens provides comprehensive security mechanisms that unite physical security, network security, and system and software integrity.