Digital solutions for the glass industry

Virtual commissioning rules out risks in advance

“Commissioning a glass plant is a big challenge. How can I recognize and mitigate potential risks in advance?”   Glass producers face the challenge of having to produce highly efficiently from day one. Find out how Siemens digitalization solutions can help you to get your glass plant performing at the highest level even before commissioning.

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Look forward confidently to starting production, thanks to virtual commissioning

Customers’ quality and delivery requirements and contracts with suppliers mean that glass manufacturers need their new plants to work efficiently at the touch of a button from the very first day. Every action that guarantees the start-up deadline for commissioning is worth the money. This is particularly challenging in the case of glass production plants. These consist of different technological components supplied by a variety of machinery and equipment manufacturers. Our solution: simulation with SIMIT.

SIMIT – the powerful simulation tool

SIMIT provides you with a powerful simulation tool for two main applications:

SIMIT enables virtual commissioning before the actual plant is ready – from your desk!

Even before the plant equipment such as machines or automation components are available. This saves time and cuts risks in this project phase.

Faster commissioning

When simulating commissioning, signals, field equipment behavior, field communication and processes are simulated by models. The simulation therefore enables faults in the automation solution to be recognized and eliminated in good time, thus increasing the engineering quality. It ensures quicker and risk-free commissioning, more reliable and more efficient production and a shorter time to market.  In addition, the plant operating personnel can be trained on the simulation model parallel to constructing the plant. The virtual commissioning permits up to a 50 percent reduction in the time needed to commission and engineer the plant. 

Moreover, the system is always available to the operating personnel for training purposes.

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Digital solutions for the glass industry

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