Digital Enterprise for process industriesTo optimize especially long running processes, and to boost flexibility and efficiency, the digital twin can prove very useful for process industry. It's an integrated data model that covers the entire lifecycle of a plant - it can also be created for brownfield plants.
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.
Digital Enterprise for discrete industriesThe Digital Enterprise Suite offers the manufacturing industry integrated software and hardware solutions that can be used to seamlessly integrate and digitalize the entire value-added chain, including suppliers. The result is a digital twin that uses a data model to depict the product, process, and manufacturing.
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.
To help customers leverage the potentials of Industrie 4.0. Siemens already offers a portfolio of solutions that comprises the four core elements of the digital enterprise. With the scalable solutions, companies in the manufacturing and process industries can invest in Industrie 4.0 to become completely and comprehensively digitalized across the entire value chain.
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High-performance data communication is essential
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.