What is a Smart Factory?
Smart Factory or Smart Manufacturing are common phrases and can have all kinds of definitions. Two things to consider upfront are power systems and building automation. Using smart grid, electrical distribution, building automation, security, and fire safety systems, Siemens marries the physical and virtual world using big data to address the needs of a factory. With the right collaboration between people, processes, technology, and IT, Siemens can take your use cases to develop a Smart Factory - from the utilities up to the cloud.
Watch the Siemens Smart Factory concept
To start the smart factory transformation, manufacturers need to change how they think about their processes. Digitalization offers data-driven, real-time solutions for challenges within their building envelope, which range from occupant comfort to optimizing energy usage. Siemens concept shows how a smart factory journey intersects the building envelope with IoT solutions. This means investing in smart infrastructure to gain measurable insights for facility efficiency, sustainability, and staff optimization goals.
How to build a Smart Factory?
With Desigo CC, our scalable, open enterprise software platform for data integration gives visibility to you, the end user. Desigo CC connects your building systems via open protocols, APIs, web services, and custom integrations allowing you to achieve your business outcomes. Using Siemens as your technology partner, we assist you with an architecture to meet KPIs such as operational efficiency and energy efficiency, and maintain employee safety by connecting data driven technology to achieve your desired use cases.
Cloud based building analytics such as Fault Detection Diagnostics (FDD) utilize machine learning to provide predictive maintenance for maximizing factory uptime.
Our integrated digital twin solution provides digital replicas of your buildings and assets through multi-dimensional visualization allowing for intelligent analysis and refining facility best practices.
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Examples of Smart Factories
Vertical farming is an example of industry evolution to support a lower carbon future. By using our new technology in farming and data collection, 80 Acres Farms was able to stack farm fields on top of each other in a contained indoor area, reducing land use, growing food closer to population centers, and eliminating the use of pesticides (a reduction in carbon emissions along the entire value chain). With digitalization and AI, Siemens was able to provide 80 Acres Farms with the support it needed for sustainable food production. Through our data collection, we’re able to feed a centralized control system that uses deep learning and data science for optimized algorithms. Through this technology, we’re able to create smarter factories that quickly adapt. Within every smart vertical farming facility is an ecosystem that requires careful attention and balance, and innovative technology is the key to nurturing that ecosystem. 80 Acres has proven to be a partner in implementing tomorrow's technology today to accelerate decarbonization. Check out the video to learn more.
Hear from Steven Larson, Associate Director at Pratt & Whitney, an American aerospace manufacturer in NC discuss how Siemens made them ready for “the factory of tomorrow.” By providing its Electrical infrastructure of power, water, and gas metering, as well as one building management system solution, Pratt & Whitney was able to optimize their runtime and gain predictive maintenance. Pratt & Whitney got all their needs met by one supplier to eliminate “too many cooks” in the kitchen. Boasting about our service team, Steven goes on to say how Siemens went above & beyond to help them get the most bang for their buck and meet their maximum facility solutions.
Decarbonizing AmericaDid you know about our $100 million commitment to decarbonizing America’s businesses?
Let Kickstarter Capital from Siemens Financial Services aid your transition to net-zero emissions. We understand the collective impact that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have on supply chains and the global economy. And like you, we know they can create greenhouse gas emissions. The question is, can they confidently invest in reducing carbon levels and remain highly competitive? The answer is yes.
Do you own or operate a SME?
As the backbone of our economy, you have the power to solve the global climate crisis. To help you with your sustainability journey, Siemens Financial Services will provide $100 million in financing to support the decarbonization of SMEs in the United States.
Along with financing, you will benefit from Siemens’ consulting, program management, and technology expertise to benchmark your decarbonization efforts, develop a roadmap, and obtain the products, solutions, and services needed to realize your goals. With this end-to-end strategy, Siemens will ensure that you can decarbonize your business and remain competitive in the marketplace.
Accelerating the digital transformation
Siemens Xcelerator is an open digital business platform and marketplace with the ambition to create a powerful ecosystem of partners who can jointly accelerate digital transformation tailored to your specific business goals.
Making digital transformation easy, fast and at scale.