IFAT 2018

Driving digitalization for the water industry Munich, Germany, May 14–18, 2018
IFAT 2018 | Messe München

Driving digitalization for the water industry

The digitalization of water management processes is creating impressive new possibilities to increase efficiency and reduce costs. At IFAT 2018 trade fair, we presented how digitalization solutions can make your operating processes more efficient and reliable. We showed how to use a digital twin to plan, engineer, simulate, and optimize your processes and plants. Furthermore, we presented IoT-based solutions for example for the efficient use of pumps.


Our experts for water and wastewater management explained how you can identify potential savings throughout the entire life cycle of your plant, and how to exploit them during ongoing operation as well as in new projects.


Digitalization for increased efficiency

From planning to operations and maintenance: At our booth we showcased our integrated portfolio that covers the entire water and wastewater plant lifecycle. Learn more about our sustainable solutions to lower energy consumption, minimize water losses and reduce lifecycle costs.
Exhibits in details

Our products and solutions at IFAT 2018

Siemens showed especially impressive solutions for digital companies at IFAT. Additionally, many more new products were presented.

Optimization of pumping shedules with SIWA Optim

SIWA Optim perfects the operation of water networks by using efficient schedules for pumps, water tanks and water plants. With SIWA Optim, cost reductions of up to 15 percent can be achieved.

Leack detection with SIWA Leak and SIWA LeakControl

As an addition to the available process control and automation systems, SIWA Leak and SIWA LeakControl continuously deliver information on the pipeline status to the operators.

Plant Engineering Software COMOS

The life-cycle engineering software COMOS allows to centrally store all object-related data of all areas of application in a mutual database, available to all users at any time.

Maintenance management based on COMOS MRO

As an integrated software solution, COMOS enables maintenance planning during the engineering phase to speed up commissioning. All involved subsections use the same consistent database. 

Simulation and training system SIMIT

Our SIMIT simulation software facilitates real-time simulations and emulations for the comprehensive testing of components and automation solutions to enable easy and flexible virtual commissioning. 

Process control system SIMATIC PCS 7

Our established and proven DCS SIMATIC PCS 7 offers significantly increased performance with its compact hardware and new software functions. The result: increased flexibility and efficiency.

SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator

With SIMATIC PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator our customers benefit from consistent engineering without any inconsistencies between automation engineering and the process control system.

Process Device Manager SIMATIC PDM

SIMATIC Process Device Manager is a universal, manufacturer-independent tool for the configuration, parameter assignment, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of intelligent process devices and automation components. 

Modular automation system S7-410

Our modular S7-410 systems are particularly robust and flexible: The automation systems can be easily expanded by pluggable I/O, functional and communication modules.

Integrated Engineering with TIA Portal

The Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) provides you with unrestricted access to our complete range of digitalized automation services, from digital planning and integrated engineering to transparent operation.

Scalable SIMATIC S7-1200 and S7-1500 controller

With SIMATIC S7-1200 for small to medium-sized applications and SIMATIC S7-1500 for medium-sized and complex applications we have the right controllers that can be seamlessly integrated into the TIA Portal framework.

Coated products SIPLUS extreme

SIPLUS extreme is our comprehensive portfolio of automation, human machine interface and drive components for applications designed for rough environments. 

Condition Monitoring Systems SIPLUS CMS

The Condition Monitoring System SIPLUS CMS continuously monitors the condition of mechanical components of your machines - throughout the entire plant. As a result unplanned downtimes can be minimized.


With the SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC V7, Siemens offers an innovative, open and scalable process visualization system with numerous high-performance functions for monitoring automated processes. 

SCADA system SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture

SIMATIC WinCC Open Architecture is a SCADA system for the visualization and operation of processes, production flows, machines and plants.

Water-specific libraries

The predefined templates for water-specific applications offer a consistent integration, operation and diagnostics philosophy across all hardware components.


The powerful and innovative I/O system SIMATIC ET 200SP is specifically designed for compact control cabinets. It offers maximum usability, a very compact design, and impressive performance.

Distributed I/O System SIMATIC ET 200SP HA

The compact, modular periphery SIMATIC ET 200SP HA creates space in the control cabinet. Its highly scalable structure allows to precisely tailor your configuration to your actual requirements.

Compact field unit SIMATIC CFU

The SIMATIC CFU combines a digital field bus with traditional I/Os and is suitable for direct field use, through to Ex-Zone 2. This substantially reduces the footprint of the entire I/O system.

Compact low-power RTUs SIMATIC RTU3000C

The compact low-power remote terminal units of the SIMATIC RTU3000C family are used in applications that do not have a local power supply. 

Modular remote terminal units based on SIMATIC

With our comprehensive portfolio of modular RTUs based on SIMATIC controllers, you can flexibly adapt your substations to your requirements.


Increased efficiency based on proven standards: Industrial communication utilizing products and systems from Siemens ensures improved company-wide efficiency

Professional services for industrial networks

With our long-time experience in industries and applications and our deep know-how we help you to establish future-proof networks – with consulting, design, planning, implementation, and trainings.

SITRANS FST020 and SITRANS FSS200 clamp-on sensors

With SITRANS FSS200 clamp-on sensors, the SITRANS FST020 transducer forms a digital flow meter measuring the flow velocity of practically any liquid with an accuracy of 1 percent.   

Smart metering solution with SITRANS F M MAG 8000

The SITRANS F M MAG 8000 portfolio of battery-operated water meters enables you to integrate reliable flow meters almost anywhere without performance and accuracy losses.

Water reuse process demonstrator

Water model that shows the integration of the process instrumentation into a PCS 7 control system for a traditional water treatment plant and taking advantage of remote telecontrol with RTU 3030C. 

SIMOCODE pro motor management system

SIMOCODE pro is a flexible, modular motor management system for low-voltage motors with constant speeds. Its preferred use is the protection and control of pumps, gate valves, or valves.

SIRIUS soft starter

SIRIUS soft starter and motor starter for switching on/off in fixed-speed configurations allow for very efficient pumping. Soft starter avoids water hammers, protects the system, and reduces current peaks. 

SIRIUS ACT push buttons and signaling devices

SIRIUS ACT helps when things get rough. Functionality is preserved not only when dust or water under high pressure are involved. Not even caustic solutions and extreme environmental influences can disrupt reliable operation.

SINAMICS G120P inverters

The modular SINAMICS G120P frequency converter is compact, safe, robust, and specifically designed for industrial applications. It offers consistent solutions for built-in and cabinet devices across all voltage levels.

Energy management SIMATIC Energy Manager PRO

SIMATIC Energy Manager PRO enables you to analyze the efficiency of your machinery, systems and plants and to benefit from company-wide energy-efficiency controlling. It is compliant with ISO 50001.

Integrated engineering with SIMATIC Energy Suite

As an integrated TIA Portal option, SIMATIC Energy Suite efficiently links energy management to automation, which introduces energy transparency to manufacturing processes.

Power supply for water infrastructure

The Totally Integrated Power concept includes products, solutions, and services for all voltage levels, application areas, and life-cycle phases to ensure reliable and flexible power distribution.

"Defense in depth" concept

The “defense in depth” concept ensures the comprehensive protection of plants from internal and external cyberattacks. It follows the recommendations of the ISA99 / IEC 62443 security standard for industrial applications.

Plant Security Services

Protect your automation systems against cyberthreats with Plant Security Services. Detect threats and vulnerability in time. Take proactive security measures for long-term plant protection.

User management in TIA Portal with UMC option

User management in the TIA Portal enables system-wide, central support for users, including the optional connection to Windows Active Directories.

Automation Firewall 2000/1000

The Automation Firewall series is designed to safeguard automation systems in industrial plants based on SIMATIC® PCS 7 and SIMATIC® WinCC®. A preinstalled wizard simplifies and automates the implementation of the firewall.

Secured remote access with SINEMA Remote Connect

The management platform for remote networks, SINEMA Remote Connect, is a server application that facilitates the convenient and secured remote access to widely separated plants, stations, or RTUs.

SIMATIC Virtualization as a Service

In addition to the easy realization of prefabricated, configured, tested, and ready-to-run systems, this virtualization solution of a SIMATIC PCS 7 / WinCC system offers many advantages.

Maintenance and commissioning – remote assisted

The commissioning and maintenance of field devices involves considerable effort. These service activities can be optimally supported remotely by means of modern communication media.