Innovation in packaging – benefits of digitalizationUnder the motto "Innovation in packaging – benefits of digitalization" Siemens exhibited interpack in Düsseldorf, from May 4th to 10th, 2017.
The digitalization and the consequent transformation in manufacturing are successively gaining in importance in the packaging industry: From the digital value added chain within the engineering process up to the simple line integration of machines.
The focus of Siemens AG's exhibition in hall 6, booth D27 was directed toward innovative automation solutions for packaging machines, such as the Multi-Carrier-System.
New machine concepts were presented in which requirements such as speed, efficiency, individuality and flexibility are in accordance with each other. Another Highlight at the fair was MindSphere, the cloud-based open IoT operating system from Siemens, which can offer you completely new possibilities in the field of digital services. Also from the plant operator perspective, innovative solutions with examples from the food and beverage industry, as well as from the pharmaceutical industry were shown.
Innovation in machine building – Advantages of digitalization along the entire value added chain
Individualized medicines require high performance filling and packaging machines. Only with a consistently integrated digital twin of the machine all the processes – from commissioning up to retrofitting – can be tested and optimized in advance, without laborious test setups. This also makes it possible to train operators in advance and reduce the engineering time by up to 30%. Bausch + Ströbel Maschinenfabrik Ilshofen GmbH+Co. KG already benefits from the advantages of digitalization and the integration of hardware and software solutions from Siemens.
Digitalization in the packing industry – From digital twin up to real connected machines
With our consistent engineering, even highly complex machine projects can be implemented with low risk and the time can be optimized.
An essential element here is the Digital Enterprise Suite (including PLM software such as Teamcenter or NX). A further element that is gaining increasingly in importance is the cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere. It offers data analysis, manifold connectivity, tools for developers, applications and services. MindSphere supports you in evaluating and using your data to obtain new insights. This enables you to optimize the performance of your resources and equipment for maximum availability. A solution portfolio with a real customer machine as an example was shown at the fair.
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Multi-Carrier-System – Maximum flexibility in plant and machine building
Rapid, efficient, individual and flexible – as well as economical and time-saving: such machine concepts are possible with the Multi-Carrier-System.
The flexible Multi-Carrier-System offers manifold possibilities thanks to the scalable motion control systems, such as SIMATIC S7-1500T and SIMOTION, as well as various motors, carriers and guides.
Customized exactly for the application, the scalable software tools always provide a tailor-made solution: for simple standard applications to advanced and up to high-end applications. Benefit from the advantages of all-round efficient engineering. In this context the MCS Creator and the TIA Portal form an unbeatable team.
The core element of efficient automation – Integrated engineering with TIA Portal and packaging standards
Reduce your time-to-market thanks to integration of all the important components of your automation project into a framework – TIA Portal. A shared data basis and smart library concept support the use of universal functions.
Whether OMAC, Weihenstephan, or one of the many standard applications required for your machine, Siemens provides ready-made solutions that ease your work notably. The Project Generator or the modules from our packaging library LPack can facilitate the implementation of your future machine projects. Get inspired by the possibilities provided by the high-level programming languages.
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Scalable solutions – Packages for every need
From simple applications up to demanding solutions, take advantage of our scalable automation and drive solutions portfolio. Siemens offers to the packaging specialists modern automation solutions that combine sophisticated motion control functionality with simplest operation.
The consistency of the automation and drive solution in the TIA Portal allows the selection of the optimal solution in terms of price and performance – from basic, through mid-range up to high-end applications – whether with SIMATIC S7-1200, with the new S7-1500T, or with SIMOTION.
Solutions for plant operators – Packaging for every industry
Siemens offers solutions not only to the machine builders within the packaging industry, but also holistic solutions to our plant operators – whether the food and beverage industry or the pharmaceutical industry – in the field of packaging we offer the suitable solution for every branch.
As a partner of the food and beverage industry we offer you everything in order to attain your goals: well-founded industry expertise as well as a portfolio for the realization of plant-wide automation and drive solutions – the requirements for maximum efficiency and productivity. This is how real added value results – through holistic optimization of the value added chain.
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Expiring patents, price collapse and growing competition – the pharmaceutical industry is subject to rapid transformation. In order to turn risks into chances we support you with innovative solutions and branch know-how. Siemens provides ideas for the future of the pharmaceutical industry: Together with you, we develop individual solutions with which you can make your processes and products ready for current and future demands. The key to flexible production processes lies in the corresponding automation of plants.
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