Integration² – Totally Integrated Automation lets you make the digital enterprise a reality
Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) combines all the necessary horizontal and vertical interfaces with the openness you need to enable the flow of data and information both at the automation level and along all vertical levels. This helps you create digital twins of the product, production, and product and production performance, so these can benefit from ongoing optimization. This offers vast potential for manufacturing companies, the machine building and plant engineering to become even faster and more flexible, achieving the best possible quality while cutting down on the resources used.
Scalable solution packages, the TIA Use Cases, also help implement the digital enterprise and illustrate how the challenges of the future can be overcome quickly and without complications.
Merging the virtual and the real world
The process of planning a new product, designing a new system, or production using digital tools results in a detailed, virtual representation: The digital twin. Based on a combination of physical simulations and data analyses, the digital twin leads to new insights in an entirely virtual environment. That means innovations can be introduced more quickly and more reliably, so you need far fewer real prototypes. And data keeps on being generated when the product is finally manufactured for real, or when the system goes into operation. This performance data from real production and the real product can be recorded, analyzed, and fed back into the development process, where it helps improve and optimize new products and processes at an early stage.
The strengths of the TIA portfolio come into play at the transition between the virtual and real worlds, with opportunities to simulate control systems and perform virtual commissioning, and also generate machine data you can use to optimize production on an ongoing basis. That’s how TIA enables consistency within a machine, in production lines, and even at the company control level.
Consistency at all levels
Although seamless integration is important, requirements differ at machine, line, and factory level. At the machine level, it is important that all components work smoothly together and can be configured using an engineering tool. In addition, at the line level, it’s also important for all machines to be able to communicate and interact without barriers. And at the factory level, continuous communication across all vertical levels, from OT to IT, is important in order to obtain maximum transparency for decision-making processes at all times.
Our answer to this is Totally Integrated Automation (TIA).
Digitize quickly and easily with the TIA Use CasesSpecific scenarios reveal how quickly and confidently you can implement the digital transformation in the automation environment. A comprehensive offering of premade, scalable solution packages enables the step-by-step transformation along the entire value chain, on all levels, into a digital enterprise.
Visualizing with the line management system enables an unexpected transparency of our production. This way we increase our competitiveness of our entire supply chain.Dr. Dirk Holbach, Corporate Senior Vice President International Supply Chain Laundry & Home Care
TIA Use Cases haven proven their practical use at companies around the globe. An example is the line integration at the spanish production site of Henkel. The new line management system increases flexibility and efficiency thanks to standardized OPC UA interfaces, PROFINET, TIA Portal, and a SIMATIC S7-1500 controller. The overall solution increased efficiency by over ten percent and is planned to be extended with additional digital features.
Digital Enterprise – Get started with your digital transformation
Totally Integrated Automation is an essential part of the Digital Enterprise portfolio from Siemens. This unique solution offering merges the virtual and the real world, thus driving the digital transformation of the discrete and process industries. Learn more about how the digital twins of a new product, machine, plant, and the entire production provide you with new possibilities to optimize production and processes. In order to facilitate the start and implementation of digitalization, we offer comprehensive consulting and to develop a digitalization strategy and roadmap together with you. Discover the possibilities for your company.
Get to know all the dimensions of TIA integration
Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) brings together what belongs together –hardware, software, services, IT, and OT – and keeps on growing steadily with the integration of new technologies. Discover everything that’s in TIA, the leading automation concept from Siemens, and how it all works together to create a unique product for machine builders and industrial enterprises.