Maximize productivity from operation through maintenance
Discover the digital twin of performance
In the production execution phase where products are actually being produced, the world-leading automation equipment and concept of Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) enables an efficient, smooth and secure production. This also starts a continuous optimization loop in order to further increase efficiency and to use data analytics for innovative services like predictive maintenance. This is made possible with the Digital Enterprise solution portfolio.
Taking quality management and data analytics to new levelsThe digital twin of performance comprises the performances of both production and product. It is constantly fed with data from the product and the production facilities, which leads to new insights. Thanks to the connection with integrated automation components, the shop floor provides all relevant data which is then being analyzed in the cloud to enable continuous optimizations along the entire value chain with the help of the Digital Enterprise portfolio.
In order to reach the highest levels of efficiency you can optimize the sequence of operations by matching the best sequence of operations with plant resources availability and constraints. Digital quality management software ensures that you produce products of highest quality. Quality deviations during the production phase are immediately communicated, which leads to a pro-active role instead of only being re-active on quality issues.
Feeding back all insights into the entire value chain via MindSphere – right back to product design – generates a fully closed decision-making loop for the continuous optimization of the production and product in the real world.
Optimizing production and product quality
SIMATIC IT Preactor allows to schedule and process work operations and run quality inspection operations ①.
SIMATIC R&D Suite provides the colleagues on the shop floor with work instructions, up-to-date technical and safety information, using attached documents, pictures, videos ②.
With our Quality Management System you are ensuring that you produce products of the highest quality ③.
Creating a closed-loop optimization process
At this point a lot of data are produced. Data that is of great value and that can be used with ① MindSphere, our cloud-based, open IoT operating system, to and analyze the data and transform it into valuable knowledge. This enables for example to detect anomalies in the machine data that indicate an upcoming failure.
With Real Time Locating Systems the digital twin knows where and how your products and assets are, which helps to further individualize products and increase flexibility in production ②.
Detecting press failures before they happen thanks to artificial intelligence
In automotive manufacturing, outages in individual stations can quickly put the entire production system out of action. . Predictive Services for Presses let you see into the future of your presses so you can discover faults like bearing wear, deposits, and excessive moisture at an early stage. This enables you to coordinate your maintenance work with the actual condition of your production plant instead of having to rely on set maintenance intervals.
With our Predictive Services for Presses, we enable connectivity between your press stages and cloud or Edge applications, provide solid analyses of both status data and sources of error by our experts, and enable even faster and more precise automated analysis based on artificial intelligence. Because each press is individually configured, our experts design tailored concepts and data analysis models and in this way substantially increase transparency throughout the entire lifecycle. They make it easier for you to schedule maintenance work and improve the availability and productivity of your plants on a lasting basis.
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Maximize performance with the digital twin
There’s always room for improvement: Higher throughput, better quality, even both – with the digital twin of performance you can optimize production processes to gain flexibility and improve productivity through increased plant availability. If you want to integrate the holistic digital twin from Siemens into your production process, don’t hesitate to contact us.