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Reach a new level of process automation together with Siemens: more efficient and easier than ever. Visit us at Hannover Messe and experience our innovations first hand.
A fully web-based process control system: the foundation for controlling both global engineering projects and plant operations more efficiently in the future – regardless of location and terminal device. With its central, object-oriented data management, the web-based system ensures that all parties have direct access to consistent and reliable information at all times, enabling fast and efficient decision-making. However, usability as well as a lean, simple and secure administration were also in the focus of development. These are just some of the features that mark our innovation as a major step into the digital future of the process industry.
At this year's Hannover Messe, we will present our new innovative process control system. Eckard Eberle, CEO Process Automation, already provided us with a preview of this advanced technology during our press conference leading up to the exhibition.
How does our process control system ensure unprecedented efficiency in global collaboration? You’ll find the answer to this question and much more insider knowledge in the interview that Eckard Eberle (CEO Process Automation) conducted with product manager Marco Nehmiz.
The trend toward more customized mass production is changing the way we produce. The time to market has to be made shorter in order to satisfy customer requirements. To be flexible and efficient, you need to rethink and optimize your processes and plant, while maintaining a high level of plant availability.
This is where the digital transformation plays a key role in ensuring your future success. It makes it possible to create a 1:1 digital image of the real plant. This “digital twin” represents plants in its current state at all times, since it integrates all data from engineering, simulation, and automation, completely and securely, throughout its entire lifecycle. All information about the plant is available in a consistent form at a single, central location for all users. How can this be achieved? The foundation is an open system architecture and an object-oriented data management.
What do you expect from your process control system? Obviously, it must be user-friendly and easy to operate. It should offer active support with day-to-day work in both engineering and operations, and help make decisions as fast and safe as possible.
When you have a vast amount of information, you need to filter out what’s really relevant. That way, you can quickly analyze production processes and diagnose your automation system from the perspectives of control, monitoring, and operation. Supported by an easy-to-operate graphical user interface (GUI) that’s suited perfectly for desktops, laptops, and mobile devices as well. A clear, integrated working environment that ensures efficient interaction with the system, and also the tools that supply additional data.
Flexible and scalable – now, and in the future. That means you get what you need from your control and safety system: whether you supply small, dedicated applications or you are responsible for a global enterprise of process plants with huge amounts of I/Os – the control system grows along with your needs. Imagine it can be seamlessly upgraded and expanded during operation, with no compromise on safety or security. Even the integration of individual modules or package units is always guaranteed.
What would it be like if all your experts had direct access to engineering projects and operational processes? Anywhere, any time? And just needing a protected Internet connection? Without spending a fortune on installation? That would take productivity and flexibility to a new level, since all stakeholders would have the same level of knowledge at all times, and could act in real time, depending on their jobs and based on an agreed, secure system governing and managing all rights and roles. And of course supported by an innovative, future proof process control system.
Global collaboration is one of the key challenges facing us today. Various teams, departments and suppliers all across the globe have to be aligned. Data from different sources and in different formats has to be easily exchanged and handled. Imagine a solution that enables a secure connection of all users and external suppliers, supplying up-to-date information at all times regardless of their location. A system with a single, consistent data platform to reliably manage information from all sources. The result is an enormous saving in cost and time because these processes run in both the engineering and operational systems.
We believe that new ways of thinking are the result of open dialog. We invite you to participate and look forward to receiving your questions, ideas, and comments.
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