Remain flexibleEach module has a digital MTP that describes what the module can do. The control system then has the job of orchestrating the modules. To do this, they must all meet the same standard. To ensure that customers can quickly benefit from the standards used, we rely on agile standardization. Check out the video to see how we envision engineering the individual modules via the MTP and subsequently integrating them into the orchestrating control system.
The big benefit is that plants can easily be converted and used for another process – without high engineering and automation costs.Mathias Maurmeier, Siemens AG
In the process industry, more and more individual customer requirements mean that products have to be developed and produced in ever smaller batches. To meet this need, manufacturers must be able to flexibly retool their machines. Modular production allows the plant configuration to be adapted to constantly changing requirements. Switching over to modular production also makes it possible to transition from batch production to continuous manufacturing. As a result, our customers benefit from higher productivity, larger process windows, and greater process stability.
Our stated goal is to come up with new approaches to the standardized integration of process modules for new and existing plants. To do this, we build process machinery from modules with their own automation systems and intelligence, so that they can be easily added on or reconfigured. We not only support this in automation but also facilitate modular engineering throughout the plant’s entire lifecycle with the right engineering and simulation tools.
All modules can be efficiently connected to each other via the MTP interface through a higher-level control system. The MTPs are a standardized method for ensuring interoperability between all modules. The higher-level process control system within the plant becomes the orchestrating control system, which controls and logically connects the different modules to each other.