It is essential for plants to remain stable and operate without interruption for decades, while also maintaining maximum energy efficiency. Product quality must not fluctuate at all throughout the entire plant’s service life. Simulating, testing, and optimizing processes and plants before operation in the real world, can help to ensure this.
Gathering and evaluating data on the fly makes it possible to constantly monitor and refine processes. Feedback from the production process and the end customers can be incorporated for further improvement. Unnecessary maintenance work and plant downtime can also be avoided thanks to predictive maintenance.
It is also essential to respond flexibly and efficiently to the individual requests of the customers. Products need to get to the market as quickly and simply as possible and at the lowest possible price. Focusing on automation alone is no longer sufficient.
For both manufacturing companies and mechanical engineers to fully benefit from digitalization, the comprehensive, shared database needs to extend from product design to production planning, engineering, production, and services. It also has to incorporate the suppliers and customers.
The experience acquired along the entire value chain then flows back into the design and development processes, creating a beneficial cycle.
Big Data: By 2020, the amount of data worldwide will grow to 44 zettabytes with 10% attributed to the Internet of Things
According to 52% of the world’s CEOs, digitalization is expected to transform the industry
The lifecycle of products has decreased by 25%. New products must be developed and launched faster
Sources: Siemens AG, IDC, Statista, siemens.com/magazin | 01.2016Start
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Siemens offers both traditional and data-based services to unleash hidden potential and increase performance. For example Plant Data Services and MindSphere, the Siemens Cloud for Industry.
With industrial security, Siemens offers a broad portfolio of products and services to implement the “defense in depth” strategy and protect industrial plants from cyber attacks. This portfolio covers both plant and network security and system integrity.
Siemens is paving the way to Industrie 4.0 through Integrated Engineering and Integrated Operations. The COMOS software enables comprehensive plant management projects throughout the entire lifecycle of industrial plants. The process control software SIMATIC PCS 7 combines scalable architecture with powerful engineering tools.
The Digital Enterprise Software Suite is based on Teamcenter as a collaborative platform integrating Product Life Cycle Management (PLM), Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), and lifecycle and data analytics.
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Time to market decreases by up to 50% with the help of Siemens software solutions for the Digital Enterprise.
Integrated Automation Solutions reduce complexity and save up to 30% of engineering costs.
The industry consumes 25% of global energy. Virtual planning and development help increase productivity to save energy.
Digitalization of industry is proceeding apace. Experts estimate that there will be 15 billion connected smart machines by 2020. At the same time, the amount of data will increase dramatically. This shows: digitalization is only possible with high-performance data communication.
Digitalization opens up totally new perspectives for industry and opportunities and potentials are huge. Discover why reliable future-proof industrial networks are the basis of every digitalization solution.
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