With nearly 1,900 employees, Siemens has an extensive footprint and history in Ohio. The state is home to one of the company’s oldest manufacturing sites in the world in Norwood and is embarking on a new partnership with the City of Columbus to implement intelligent traffic technologies to increase safety and reduce congestion.
Old Becomes New
Embracing Industry 4.0 in a 120-year-old Plant
With a $30 million investment, Siemens transformed its electric motor manufacturing facility into an innovative global motor R&D center with $8.5 million worth of machinery and equipment.
Built in 1898, the Siemens Norwood, Ohio, manufacturing facility is one of the company’s oldest. The plant, which underwent a significant modernization, manufacturers large traction motors and parts used in industries like rail, oil and gas, chemical, pulp and paper, mining and power generation.
Cleaner-Burning, Affordable Natural Gas in Lordstown
A combined cycle gas turbine plant, Lordstown Energy Center generates 949MW of electricity—providing power to 800,000 homes and producing half the carbon dioxide of coal-powered plants.
Siemens is providing U.S.-manufactured H-Class turbine technology to help power the Lordstown natural gas-fueled power plant. The economic impact in the region over the plant’s 40-year life is projected at more than $30 billion.
Siemens provided an in-kind investment of its Connected Vehicle hardware and software to Columbus, Ohio, the 2016 winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Smart City Challenge. The Siemens technology investment, valued at $385,000, supports the expansion of “Smart Columbus,” an initiative to implement technologies that help residents move more easily and access opportunity.
Siemens and CWRU have a long-standing partnership, including an over 30-year research collaboration on MRI technology. Most recently, they formed a new academic partnership to provide students with the skills needed to operate and advance the nation’s energy grid. Students will receive classroom and hands-on learning via real-world software and hardware tools in a new state-of-the-art Digital Grid Lab.
Housed on UC’s main campus, the Siemens PLM Simulation Technology Center is a hub for developing and applying new methodologies and technologies in engineering education and PLM research. With Siemens staff support and PLM software, the partnership enhances experiential learning opportunities and skills development programs for students in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS).
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