Controlled environment agriculture

Smart farming technologies for optimizing plant growing systems, production efficiency, and increasing sustainability
#F&BTechTalks: Webinar series – Secure competitive advantages in the food and beverage industry with digitalization
#F&BTechTalks | Webinar series

Innovative concepts for the food and beverage industry

Discover proven digitalization concepts for existing and new systems in the food and beverage industry, with which you can secure competitive advantages. In the practice-oriented webinars you will learn how our customers were able to optimize their systems successfully and how you can implement these findings for your company.

Global megatrends

Growing challenges for agriculture industry

The food industry is facing growing challenges because of the constant increase in the world’s population. There will probably be ten billion people on the Earth by 2050 – and what will they eat? It isn’t only cultivable land that is in short supply; water is also becoming scarcer. With traditional watering, most of the water doesn’t reach the plant at all. New ways of smart farming are needed to react to the increasing pressure on the food industry.
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Discover smart farming in practice

What are smart farming technologies and how do they support farmers in their daily work? Learn more about this innovative approach, based on the Digital Enterprise portfolio from Siemens.

Visit the digital indoor garden

At the underground Siemens test lab in Munich, sowing, watering, fertilizing, and harvesting radishes, lettuce, and other vegetables is done automatically – by a gardening robot. Using simulation models – a Digital Twin of the indoor garden – calculations are performed to determine what the robot has to do to ensure each plant gets exactly the right quantity of nutrients and water it needs for ideal growth. Thanks to the robot’s high precision, less water is consumed. And thanks to constantly gathering data with IoT operating system MindSphere from Siemens, it’s possible to provide much higher transparency to consumers about the foodstuffs' properties.

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Data Infrastructures

Our industrial communication portfolio permits the optimal networking of automation components based on professional infrastructure planning and implementation using SCALANCE and RUGGEDCOM network components. With our complete range of solutions for industrial networking, we help you to lay an optimal foundation for digitalization and accompany you from the very start as you navigate the digital transformation.

Industrial Communication
From OT to IT with TIA
Business Intelligence

Using standardization to bring OT and IT networks together facilitates data-supported decision-making from the machine to the factory level. TIA provides seamless consistency and ensures that data is always up to date and available. That applies to new and existing systems alike. Machines that still lack connectivity can be retrofitted with the TIA portfolio and to realize the transparency needed for fast and accurate decision-making.

OT/IT-Integration
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Energy and Sustainability

Effective energy data management is an important lever for food and beverage producers to achieve efficiency gains and comply with legal requirements. It also creates the necessary transparency to make the right decisions at the right time.

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Product Carbon Footprint

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Water Treatment

Our Process Instrumentation portfolio offers you innovative, single-source measurement solutions to increase plant efficiency and enhance product quality. Our intelligent instruments are designed for seamless interplay with the larger world of industrial automation and control systems – enabling greater process transparency and smarter decisions for your business.

Process Instrumentation
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Plant monitoring

SIMATIC WinCC Unified is a completely new visualization system that enables you to successfully master the challenges of digitization in machine and plant engineering. The latest web and edge technologies combined with open interfaces enable you to implement your ideas flexibly and according to application-specific requirements.

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Environmental Controlling

As a trusted advisor and reliable partner, as a system integrator, service provider and a product vendor, Siemens offers energy-efficient, safe and secure buildings and infrastructure. With our people, our global footprint, our decades of experience and our technical expertise, it's our passion helping you to create the perfect place – your perfect place.

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Quality and Traceability

Blockchain technology enables products in the food and beverage industry to be tracked transparently throughout their entire life cycle – from the field all the way to the kitchen. Learn how we enable complete traceability for the F&B industry with the help of this technology and the IoT OS MindSphere.

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Logistics

As an operator of vertical farms, you can benefit directly from the many possibilities of our intralogistics solutions. For example, test in advance what impacts specific changes will have on your plant's performance in order to implement new ideas.

Intralogistics
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Digital Twin

Combine simulation and the digital twin alone the entire value chain to test and optimize machines, robot cells, and production lines in virtual environments before you build and use them in the real world.

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Digital Twin

The comprehensive Digital Twin in detail

The holistic approach of the Digital Enterprise for creating Digital Twins offers tangible benefits: You can implement autonomous farming, optimize resource consumption, and provide transparency to consumers from field to table.

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 insights is gained from the physical world for informed decisions throughout the lifecycle of products and production operations.

Our holistic approach focusing not only on production but also on the resource and buildings used on foodstuff production.

Financial solutions for the food and beverage industry

The food and beverage industry is changing rapidly to cope with the changing nature of supply and demand, developing technologies, digitalization and new ways of working. Siemens supports them with intelligent and flexible financing solutions.

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Portfolio

Comprehensive portfolio for the agriculture industry

Discover our portfolio of solutions for agriculture industry in the areas of automation, electrification, and digitalization.

Automation

From individual controls to fully integrated process control systems – the Siemens portfolio covers you need for smart farming: precise, flexible, and efficient automation from a single source.

Electrification

As a pioneer in electrification, Siemens is constantly innovating its portfolio, offering you powerful, energy-efficient, and reliable power supply and drive solutions.

Digitalization

Digitalization is advancing, and you can get the most out of it by products and solutions that meet any industrial requirements. This way you can use the full potential of your company’s machine, process, and operation data.

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Developing new opportunities

Generating added value for the controlled environment agriculture industry

The controlled environment agriculture industry is in a transition phase. In order to achieve additional growth, it needs to tackle environmental challenges, develop new farming concepts, and consistently integrate automation and digitalization into their value chain.

 

Siemens has established a Center of Competence for the controlled environment agriculture industry where our experts are working on supporting companies to realize their digital transformation. This support ranges from products and solutions to consulting and services. This way companies of any size can start their digitalization process at any point of their value chain.

Contact our experts for more information