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Special solutions with the Digital Enterprise Suite

Companies from many industries and of different sizes already use the Digital Enterprise Suite successfully. The digital twin and interdisciplinary work based on standardized data retention lead to significant gains in efficiency and innovative solutions.

Rosendahl Nextrom

Machine builder Rosendahl Nextrom is constantly looking for new solutions to improve its market position with innovation, while facing global competition. Thanks to the connection of simulations with automation, especially with the TIA Portal, the company managed to gain significant increases in efficiency and to create new product generations faster.

Beat the challenges

The new opportunities of digitalization

The disruptive nature of digitalization opens up new business opportunities and ways to satisfy customer requirements more efficiently. 
Holistic approach

Holistic approach to optimizing the entire value chain

Manufacturing companies and machine builders can start the digitalization process at any point in their value chains. 

The Digital Enterprise Suite enables manufacturing companies to integrate and digitalize their business processes – including their suppliers. They can start at any point in their value chain, from product design to production planning, production engineering, production execution, and services, and expand the digitalization process step by step. The same goes for machine building: from the machine design to engineering, commissioning, machine operation, and services.

MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system, creates a link to the Internet of Things. This means manufacturers can analyze their production facilities and products in actual use, and feed back the insights into the entire value chain for continuous optimization. Machine builders can analyze the machine performance for ongoing optimization of the machine allowing even new machine concepts.

Digital Twins

The comprehensive Digital Twin in detail

Our holistic approach for creating Digital Twins offers tangible benefits: You can substantially reduce the number of prototypes you need, predict the performance of the production unit and the products themselves, and ensure you produce what your customers expect.

The Digital Twin in manufacturing companies

The digital twin is the precise virtual model of a product or a production plant. It displays their development throughout the entire lifecycle and allows operators to predict behavior, optimizing performance, and implement insights from previous design and production experiences.

Our comprehensive concept of the digital twin consists of three forms: the digital twin of the product, the digital twin of production, and the digital twin of the performance of both product and production. Thanks to our comprehensive domain expertise and optimized tools, Siemens is the only company that offers this holistic approach.

There is tremendous value gained from performing "what if" scenarios and predicting future performance with the digital twin. The ultimate goal of the digital twin is in the closed-loop connection between the virtual world of product development and production planning with the physical world of production system and product performance. Through this connection actionable insight is gained from the physical world for informed decisions throughout the lifecycle of products and production operations.

Digital twins take productivity in aeroplane construction to new limits

Digitalization is already changing every aspect of life and existing business models. It enables industry to turn its product ideas into reality in a new way by drawing on technological trends like generative design and intelligent models. Additive manufacturing and advanced robotics put production on an innovative footing, and the use of cloud solutions and knowledge automation lets machine builders develop new service models.

At a glance: The Digital Enterprise Suite for manufacturing companies

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The digital twin in machine building

The digital twin is the precise virtual model of a machine or a production plant. It displays their development throughout the entire lifecycle and allows operators to predict behavior, optimizing performance, and implement insights from previous design and production experiences.

Our comprehensive concept of the digital twin consists of three forms: the digital twin of the product, the digital twin of production, and the digital twin of the performance of both product and production. Thanks to our comprehensive domain expertise and optimized tools, Siemens is the only company that offers this holistic approach.

There is tremendous value gained from performing "what if" scenarios and predicting future performance with the digital twin. The ultimate goal of the digital twin is in the closed-loop connection between the virtual world of product development and production planning with the physical world of production system and product performance. Through this connection actionable insight is gained from the physical world for informed decisions throughout the lifecycle of products and production operations.

The digital twin provides new opportunities for plant and machine builders

New plant and machine concepts enable industry to increase flexibility to the point where individual mass production becomes possible. One prerequisite for this is that plant and machine builders integrate and digitalize their entire value chain. This creates a digital twin of the machine, its production, and the performance of production and the real machine in operation. Learn more about the digital twin in machine building and plant engineering.

At a glance: The Digital Enterprise Suite for machine builders

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Overview of the Digital Enterprise Suite

Learn how the Digital Enterprise Suite helps companies in the manufacturing industry to make lasting improvements in competitiveness.
Our portfolio of solutions

Digital Enterprise Suite – our unique offering for the digital transformation

The Digital Enterprise Software Suite provides an integrated portfolio of Industrial Software and Automation for the discrete industry. This allows product manufacturers, machine and line builders to integrate and digitalize their entire value chain – including their suppliers.

Specific solutions for the entire value chain

Focus topics

The Digital Enterprise Suite in detail

Digitalization can start at any point in the value chain. This is where we focus on specific solutions like how you can reach your goal faster and more flexibly.

Virtual commissioning

Commissioning a new production machine, cell, or line is a critical stage in the life of a project: only at this point, shortly before approval, you learn whether the entire system, with its mechanical, electrical, and automation components, is working together as planned. Unexpected behavior quickly leads to delays and increased costs. Virtual commissioning drastically reduces this risk.

References

Our solutions in action

Our solutions for the digital transformation are already being used with success. Find interesting customer reference stories here.
Find more exciting stories about the Digital Enterprise in the new Siemens customer magazine

Siemens – The Magazin

The time is ripe

Make your digital transformation a reality – now

The time has come for companies in the manufacturing industry to develop the potential in digitalization. With the Digital Enterprise Suite, we provide the technical prerequisites to enable companies of all sizes and from all industries to start the digital transformation right now.

The digitalization productivity bonus: Learn how digitalization can improve productivity in your company.

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