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Plug & ProduceDo you want to adapt your plant quickly and easily to new production processes and fluctuations in demand? And stop investing weeks of time in integrating package units? If so, we recommend modular production with Module Type Package (MTP) based on NAMUR recommendation NE 148. On this page, you get insights from pioneers of the modular concept and how you could benefit from it as machine/plant builder or plant operator.
Fast MTP-based modular plant expansion with COMOS, TIA Portal, SIMIT
The module/plant builder (OEM) supplies a pre-tested, automated and executable module to the plant operator which ensures a faster commissioning and error free start-up at customer site.
Plug & Produce with MTP - enabled by modular automation (TIA Portal) and plant orchestration (SIMATIC PCS neo)
MTP packages with the integrated process pictures are imported and orchestrated into the overarching process control system. Uniform operation of standard and modular automated process unit.
Consistent portfolio development
Successful collaborationMerck KGaA and Siemens are in complete agreement: Modularization is the answer to Industrie 4.0. Together, they’re pioneering this idea in the Siemens Smart Automation test lab in Karlsruhe, Germany. By working together with the plant and machine manufacturer GEA, we intend to turn MTP into the industry standard for machine platform communication.
Our response to Industrie 4.0 is modularization.Christian Schäfer – Head of the Automation Technology team at Merck KGaA
In the future, it will be even more important for us on the industry side to agree on standards for how machines communicate with one another. This is a key requirement for speedily advancing the Industrie 4.0 concept.Matthias Wiemann – Head of Automation and Controls for GEA separators