Change the smart way
Optimize your production in the electronics industry with the Digital Enterprise portfolio
Digital Enterprise is Siemens’ comprehensive portfolio for the digital transformation with solutions to meet the specific requirements of the electronics industry – easily, quickly, flexibly and sustainably.
Webinar: Electronics Closed Loop Digital Twin
In the electronics industry, the production of the devices is usually transferred from product owners to electronics contract manufacturers. This constellation means that product owners have little or no transparency about production processes, costs, performance and equipment used by contract manufacturers.
With the Electronics Closed Loop Digital Twin, suppliers now have more transparency about production costs and can gain insight into production processes.
Production processes can be easily simulated, analyzed and improved. It also enables a more precise and transparent production cost structure.
For product designers, electronics manufacturers and machine buildersThe electronics industry is characterized by extremely short product lifecycles. That is why a smart concept is needed – one that is intelligently adapted to this innovation-driven market. With the comprehensive Digital Enterprise portfolio: product designers, electronics manufacturers and machine builders can find the right hardware and software to meet any challenge.
Chinese machine builder Bozhon speedily develops, builds and tests machines for the electronics industry
3D model machine
Digital twins will further improve the competitiveness of companies – just as it has done for us.Karl Chen, CMO of Bozhon Precision Industry Technology, China
Digital Enterprise – for starting and optimizing your digital transformation
To facilitate the introduction and implementation of digitalization, we also offer comprehensive consulting services and work with you to develop a digitalization strategy, including a roadmap. Even if your digital transformation is already well underway, we are the ideal partner to support you in the further optimization of your digitalization solutions.
Simplicity, speed, flexibility, sustainabilityWhether you are a product designer, manufacturer or machine builder: innovation and production cycles have to be kept as short as possible in order for companies in the electronics industry to withstand strong competitive pressure. The goal is to bring out new products faster than your competitors. The Digital Enterprise portfolio for the electronics industry offers you four critical advantages: simplicity, speed, flexibility and sustainability.
Simplify processes and reduce complexity
Simplify processes and reduce complexity with the seamless, bidirectional transfer of engineering and construction data. You can configure automation in the TIA selection tool and transfer these configurations for technical application in the TIA portal. This reduces effort and costs.
Shorten workflows and time to market
The digital twin of the product, production and processes lets individual process stages be seamlessly linked throughout the entire lifecycle.
This makes it easier to reuse proven concepts, because adaptations and new requirements can already be taken into account and simulated ahead of time. Another benefit of the digital twin is shorter workflows, thanks to the ability to work in parallel to assembly and construction.
Virtual commissioning means that mechanical engineering, production, product design and automation are all performed in parallel. In this way, you optimize your automation project in a virtual test environment.
Tests and simulations based on virtual commissioning ensure a seamless transition to real commissioning. This means a shorter commissioning time for products, product design and mechanical engineering, which in turn results in a shorter time to market.
Rely on maximum flexibility
With the Digital Enterprise portfolio for the electronics industry, you have flexible machine concepts, faster product changeovers, and no problem modifying processes and motion functions – for example, when the design of an electronic device has to be changed just before the start of production.
Additional benefits include the standardized integration and control of product lines based on standardized data interfaces and status models. Fast configuration and programming also enable new machine concepts in various industries and applications.
Get ready for the future
As a thought leader and developer, Siemens supplies digital systems well in advance so that companies are future-ready. Three trends are fundamentally transforming the electronics industry: artificial intelligence, edge computing, and augmented reality.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to transform human-centered engineering models into automated systems, which is important for quality control and predictive maintenance. AI can also lead to productivity gains that surpass human efforts and facilitate continuous occupational training.
The Industrial Edge, or edge computing, can help supplement PLC functionalities with additional computing power and personalized service requirements – with no need for fundamental changes to the production architecture. Edge apps also offer you additional functionalities for your machines. Benefits include central updates of all devices through mass rollouts.
Augmented reality will be the HMI of the future. For operators, this means extreme transparency and invaluable insights into controllers, machines and production processes.
Discover firsthand how our entire value chain benefits from digitalization
Customer Collaboration Center
The new CCC (Customer Collaboration Center) is domiciled in California, US and part of the Silicon Valley. We invite you to experience the latest technologies in the electronics industry and their applications at first hand in our showroom environment, talk to our experts and profit from dynamic training methods with use-cases and hands-on examples.