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MindSphere lets you harness data from machines and physical infrastructure to find transformative insights across an entire business. It lets you develop, deploy and run digital services, create your own applications or even new business models.
The digital twin is the precise virtual model of a product or a production plant. It displays their development throughout the entire lifecycle and allows operators to predict behavior, optimising performance, and incorporating insights from previous design and production experiences. At Siemens 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.
Simulation and test software covers the capabilities you require to build and maintain a digital twin. It combines multidisciplinary design exploration, engineering simulation and test with intelligent reporting and data analytics to help you predict real product behaviour throughout the entire product lifecycle
Billions of devices are connected by the Internet of things, which can present risk. Siemens takes cybersecurity and protection of assets and infrastructure very seriously - underpinned by the Charter of Trust.
Traditionally, manufacturers have paid their suppliers for products or services. But in an outcome-based world, suppliers get paid based on results, minimising the financial risk for manufacturers. An outcome-based relationship helps you build a sustainable business and the reccomendations will fit with your unique challenge and ultimately have a financial benefit.
Digital factories naturally demand new skills, but that doesn't always mean new people. Encouraging people to lead the change – and supporting them along the way – is critical. Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair of EEF, the Manufacturers Association, talks on a recent Digital Talks podcast about how upskilling can help manufacturers transform.
Our podcast series lets you hear from the best of the industry’s people, hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Tim Smith, and is full of boardroom conversation starters, as well as practical insight to help you get started on your transformation journey.
Session 1 - Accelerating product development and product innovation, using automation and digitalisation
Jonathan Hague, Vice President R&D Homecare Discover - Unilever
Session 2 - Facing into the challenge of making our factories more efficient.
John Griffiths, Engineering Director - Princes Foods Ltd
Industry 4.0 is here and quite rightly so, however the reality is that for the vast majority of companies in the Food and Drink sector, it is going to be very difficult to realise the potential.
Food and Drink is bigger than Automotive and Aerospace combined, but still hasn’t got the basics right.
The presentation aims to address some of the challenges Industry faces with a multidimensional set of solutions:
The factory of the future needs standardisation, connectivity, information and data to hand and a highly skilled workforce to complement, optimise and continuosly improve and challenge what is there.
How can we move forward together ?
Session 1 - Panel Debate
Sharron Todd, CEO, Society of Chemical Industry (SCI); Darren Budd, Commercial Director, BASF; Richard Smith, Managing Director, Surfachem
Digitalisation and IOT have been identified by the UK Chemistry Council as one of the main strategy levers to accelerate innovation-led growth in the chemical industries. With comment from leading UK Chemical companies, this panel debate will explore the challenges and opportunities that digitalisation brings to the sector. Topics such as predictive quality, the digital plant, the connected supply chain and product customisation, will be discussed.
Marco Del Seta, Head of Digital – BOC-Linde
Session 1: A small company with a big vision behind a revolutionary packaging system: The story one year on. Digitalisation at the heart of design, production and performance.
Martin Leeming, CEO - TrakRap
TrakRap has been developing a new machine specifically designed to wrap aerosol canisters in a way that reduces energy consumption and packing material. Through a collaborative project with several partners, Siemens technology has been used to virtually develop, test and commission TrakRap’s latest machine using a digital twin. This has enabled TrakRap to build a machine - not a prototype - first time around.
In the manufacturing environment, TrakRap’s machine can adapt to different types of environment, product and set up, enabling them to predict quality, throughput and timescales.
After a physical machine is installed on a customer site, it will be permanently paired with its digital twin. Existing applications will feed real-time operational data to the cloud for comparison with data generated simultaneously by the digital twin. With 24/7 management of each machine, potential issues will easily be anticipated and downtime avoided.
TrakRap has also been able to maintain ownership of the machines it produces and provide customers with a service based on output and measured in terms of ‘pay-per-wrap’. TrakRap’s solution therefore requires no capital investment from customers and offers added value because of the significant reduction in the amount of energy and packing material consumed.
Martin Leeming, CEO, explains how digitalisation continues to help TrakRap make massive strides in an industry that’s very competitive.
Session 2: A unique view point of manufacturing from SME to multi-national. From batch size of one to 100's million units per year all within the evolving digital space.
Mike Lewis, Innovations Director - Lambert Engineering
Session 1: The Digital Transformation Of Medicines Manufacturing
Phillip Dale, Engineering Director - FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies; Andy Dwyer, Innovation Lead – GSK / MMIP; Alfredo Ramos, Healthcare Director – CPI; Andrew Whytock – Head of Digitalisation and Innovation - Siemens
The race is on to bring new and affordable medicines to market, quicker than ever before. New diseases require innovative cures, and increased competition requires faster, leaner processes in all aspects of operations, without any compromise on quality.
The pace of innovation and the ability to disrupt are becoming key success factors, challenging the way drugs have been produced until now.
This session will bring together influential leaders from Big Pharma, CDMO’s, OEM’s, Trade Associations and Academia to explore how the Digital Transformation of Medicines Manufacturing is opening up new business opportunities across the entire pharma value chain.
Session 2: Smart Biomanufacturing: Next-Generation Biopharma Processes
Dr Colin Clarke, Principal Investigator - Nibrt; Mike Hughes, Head of Operations and Technology – Ipsen BioPharm; Daniel McCarthy, Principal R&D Engineer – Pall Life Sciences
The quest for smart biopharma processes is driven by the emergence of three trends:
1) Personalised medicines, often tailored by the genome of the patient, as a new treatment option for both rare and widespread diseases
2) Flexibility as a means to make plants smarter and adaptable
3) Using digitalisation to acquire a deep level of process understanding
Join industry experts from Pharma Manufacturers, CDMO’s, OEM’s, Trade Associations and Academia, who will discuss how they are collaborating to accelerate the implementation of smart biomanufacturing solutions.
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