Industrial Identification and Locating
Performance starts with knowledge: Intelligent data management with Industrial Identification and Locating
Industrial processes in the digital enterprise demand total transparency and a high level of customization. Our solutions close the gap between the real and the digital worlds – and create new potentials to add value along the entire production and supply chain. We already offer the industry of the future a unique, consistent end-to-end range of identification and locating systems for customer-specific applications. The connection with TIA enables products are seamlessly integrated in automation solutions. Connection to cloud applications maximizes flexibility and ensures that manufacturing will remain viable into the future – MindSphere also allows large volumes of data to be analyzed and used efficiently. Plant availability, capacity utilization, and energy saving potentials are made transparent. For assured competitiveness and a flexible future.
Added value with our systemsIncreasing the number of product versions makes both production and the supply chain more complex. It’s therefore important to choose procedures that make both complexity and costs manageable. Tools and processes are the key to efficiently structuring the various tasks involved. Do you want to be able to control your production flexibly, manage your assets efficiently, track products and components reliably, and synchronize your supply chain intelligently? Discover now a selection of our SIMATIC Ident products and solutions.
Optimize your production and material flow control
Machine-readable, automated, and contactless identification systems create improvements all along production and supply chains: manual work steps can be reduced, potential sources of error identified and avoided, and plant availability increased. Production can be structured more flexibly and can be made faster, even with a high level of customization. For example, the sequentially correct delivery of work pieces permits flexible planning of autonomous production steps, which prevents installation faults and the need to rework faults. You benefit from greater efficiency and economy. in logistics, material management, production, and service in a wealth of variations.
Improve customer satisfaction
With SIMATIC Ident, every product leaves a digital trace that can be documented at every step, from the creation of the individual components to recycling. This means that fluctuations in product quality can be tracked and sources of error identified and rectified at an early stage. In logistics, the systems make it possible to identify, analyze, and rectify weak points in the process. Legal requirements – for example, in the pharmaceutical or food industries – can be reliably satisfied using Industrial Identification.
What products or components are available, when, where, and in what condition? SIMATIC Ident provides fast and reliable answers to these questions. With RFID and optical reading systems from Siemens, all products and parts can be monitored in real time at all stages of the transport process, and external sequences can be better integrated into actual production. And as the digital transformation progresses, we can achieve even more: virtual data flows and real product flows will come together to produce maximum transparency in both production and logistics processes. This makes it possible to not only analyse and visualize the track-and-trace information but also to ensure that the analysed data is available worldwide. So that products arrive more quickly where they need to be: with customers.
To secure plant, systems, machines, and networks against cyber threats, it’s essential to have an end-to-end industrial security strategy in place that reflects the state of the art (and to keep it updated at all times). The products and solutions from Siemens are just one part of this strategy.
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