Production of sugar with the Digital Enterprise – more flexible and with highest quality

Sustainable, robust, and advanced sugar production

Digitalization is opening up new potential for production optimization

The megatrend of CO₂-neutral production affects all aspects of production of sugar. Each ton of steam that can be saved in the production process is essential. Thanks to digitalization, new approaches can be implemented in production control and optimization. By using integrated database applications, it becomes possible to analyze the current process conditions in real time, and provide information on the expected near-future conditions.

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Digital Threads

Master the challenges of complexity in manufacturing

Manufacturers are facing an explosion of complexity: In consumer-driven markets, demand for personalization and individualization is growing. New variants, produced fast and with highest quality, can be handled easier thanks to Digital Threads.

Discover the Digital Threads in the food and beverage industry

Digital Threads are a critical part of our Digital Enterprise strategy. Each of the five threads anchors in one of the Digital Twins from product development all the way to tracking the final product. The Digital Threads help solving the most important customer problems independent of company size and market. They can be implemented individually for each company, starting where value is created.

Leverage your existing IP for new projects

Integrated Program and Lifecycle Management is a revolutionary way of working, integrating, and orchestrating relevant business processes – from Brand Portfolio Management to Product Lifecycle Management. Whenever you create a new initiative, you can look back at all the IP you have in your organization and leverage it. For example, if you have a new flavor you only have to invest the work to create the new flavor. Then you can reuse everything you’ve created for previous products, adapt it and save a lot of time.

Pave the way for continuous innovation

In the food and beverage industry, the product comprises for example the beverage and the packaging. Developing a new product requires a multidisciplinary design. Building a bridge between R&D and manufacturing for beverage and packages with Smart Product and Process Design helps accelerate development. Simulation, validation, documentation, and use of virtual assets all around the world for are the foundation for continuous innovation.

Adapt to changing requirements

Product Design and Optimization enables validation and commissioning of new facilities or modifying existing facilities in the virtual world. This helps explore many different possibilities and save significant amounts of time and money, for example with the Module Type Package industry standard and Digital Twins. You can also use virtual reality to validate the cooperation between humans and robots for ergonomic workplaces.

Combining the real and the digital worlds

Flexible Manufacturing provides seamless transition from the digital world with design, engineering, and simulation to shopfloors with the right technology to effectively manage operation and automate execution.

Gain insights and continuously optimize products and production

Use the latest technologies to capture data and gain new insights. Edge and cloud analytics help to better understand performance of a plant or for predictive maintenance of the equipment on-site and remotely. Siemens Trusted Traceability consists of the three layers IoT, MindSphere, and Blockchain.

Digital Enterprise – Infinite opportunities from infinite data

Infinite opportunities from infinite data with the Digital Enterprise

The Digital Enterprise enables companies of every sector to integrate and digitalize their business processes. Companies can start with digitalization at any step of their value chain, for greenfield and brownfield plants, and based on standardized and open interfaces.

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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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Digital enterprises produce more flexible and with maximum quality

Automation and control in a new dimension

Once a factory has started down the path of full automation, it’s already following the roadmap to becoming a digital operation – from the field level of instruments through process control using our NAHMAT standards to data analytics with NAHMAT MIS (management information system) all the way to remote support.

As RDS (remote diagnostic service) for the turbines and generators or via CPA (control performance analytics) for the optimization of control functionality from our process specialists – there’s no end to new ideas for maintenance and operation.

Digital Enterprise

The holistic approach to optimize the entire value chain

The Digital Enterprise enables manufacturing companies to streamline and digitalize their entire business process, seamlessly integrating suppliers into the mix. They can begin at any point of their value chain, from product design to service, and can extend digitalization gradually, depending on their current needs.

The production process in detail

Siemens offers the right solution for each step in the production process.

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Here you’ll find exclusive content – including white papers, videos, and other media – relating to trends, developments, and digitalization strategies for the food and beverage industry.

Integrate blockchain. Build trust.

How can companies ensure complete traceability and quality assurance, from the origin of resources to their customers? The answer is called blockchain – a revolutionary technology that provides the security you need to build trust. Gain transparency and traceability with Siemens Blockchain running on MindSphere.

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Practical examples of digitalization in the sugar industry

Digitalization is opening up new opportunities for efficient, fast production of sugar with maximum flexibility.

Advancing digitalization needs comprehensive security

In order to protect plants, systems, machines and networks against cyber threats, it is necessary to implement – and continuously maintain – a holistic, state-of-the-art industrial security concept. Siemens’ products and solutions only form one element of such a concept.

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Produce sugar with the help of digital twins

Begin the digital transformation of your company. Our digitalization experts will be happy to provide advice on what the individual path for your company could look like. Talk to us.

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