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Digital Factory (Siemens)

The Digital Factory (DF) Division offers a comprehensive portfolio of seamlessly integrated hardware, software and technology-based services in order to support manufacturing companies worldwide in enhancing the flexibility and efficiency of their manufacturing processes and reducing the time to market of their products. Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy.

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  • SNAPSHOT
  • Germany
    1887
    Public
    ETR: SIE
    > $10b
    > 50,000
    Open website
  • IOT SOLUTIONS
  • The seamless integration of data along the industrial value chains will gain more and more in importance, becoming a key criterion for the survival of developing / manufacturing companies. The Digital Factory Division aims to provide its customers with a comprehensive portfolio of hardware and software products which enable the comprehensive integration of data from development, production and suppliers. The complete digital representation of the entire physical value chain is our ultimate goal. We call the solution platform which we created for this purpose "Digital Enterprise". Under this term the DF product portfolio already smoothly connects major parts of the product and production life cycle today. Powerful Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, for example, allows us to develop and optimize new products on an entirely virtual basis. In the real manufacturing world the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) concept, which has proven its worth for about 20 years now, ensures the efficient Interoperability of all automation components. The TIA Portal, for example, already enables significant time and cost savings in engineering. In close cooperation with its partners within Siemens, and especially the Process Industries and Drives (PD) Division, the Digital Factory Division provides a large and unique portfolio of PLM software tools and industrial automation and drive technology tailored to meet individual customer requirements in various discrete industrial areas. In addition, DF customers can rely on the Division's commitment to the long-term development of their businesses. Protecting our customers' investments now and in the future – a particularly important consideration in the software business – is one of the major pillars of our business strategy. And when it comes to shaping the future of industry, DF is a driving and trendsetting force which joins with its partners worldwide in proven leading-edge technologies to increase productivity and protect a competitive edge.

  • KEY CUSTOMERS
  • ARUP Laboratories, Digital Realty, University of Michigan

  • CASE STUDIES
  • Digital Factory (Siemens): IoT enabled Fleet Management with MindSphere
    In view of growing competition, Gämmerler had a strong need to remain competitive via process optimization, reliability and gentle handling of printed products, even at highest press speeds. In addition, a digitalization initiative also included developing a key differentiation via data-driven services offers.
    Digital Factory (Siemens): A Cloud-based Machine Performance Assistant
    Printing International is building pad printing machinery to print on all kinds of plastics, glass, ceramics, porcelain, on caps and closures, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. 4 Key Project Requirements: • Transparency on machine performance • Worldwide service network • Remote support, contractual availability • IT security
  • HARDWARE
  • Digital Factory (Siemens): MindConnect Nano
    MindConnect Nano is a pre- configured Industrial PC that allows connectivity to MindSphere. Different protocols are supported in order to collect data. The device supports transmission of data encrypted through a secure internet connection to MindSphere to enable cloud- based applications and services MindConnect Nano can only be used in conjunction with MindSphere.
    Digital Factory (Siemens): SIMATIC IOT2000
    The SIMATIC IOT2000 is the reliable open platform for collecting, processing and transferring data in the production environment. It is ideally suited as gateway between the cloud or the company IT level and production. The role as an interface can be used in both directions. It also transfers analyzed data from the cloud to the production control. This continuous data communication closes the control loop for optimization of production. The openness of the system in supporting numerous communication protocols and programming in high languages enables customized solutions.The use of machine and production data opens up many application options. The MindSphere Siemens Cloud for Industry offers industrial companies an open infrastructure based on SAP HANA and supports innovative digital services. SIMATIC IOT2000 can be the link between production and cloud-based data analysis in this case.A specific example is the preventive maintenance of machines. It is based on early detection of imminent signs of wear based on the evaluation of relevant indicators. Costly downtimes of production plants can be effectively minimized in this way. SIMATIC IOT2000 collects, saves and communicates relevant data to cloud-based analysis tools and thus enables preventive maintenance concepts – including those for existing plants.The implementation of individual customer requirements in production requires direct communication of the order data from the ERP system to production. This means customer-specific configuration or packaging requests can be automatically retrieved at the corresponding production locations. SIMATIC IOT2000 combines the tasks of interfacing to the ERP system and the corresponding communication of automation components. This accelerates the production process, minimizes errors and increases transparency of the order processing.SIMATIC IOT2040 from the SIMATIC IOT2000 product series at a glance:• Energy-saving Intel Quark processor and numerous interfaces: Intel Quark x1020 (+Secure Boot), 1 GB RAM, 2 Ethernet ports, 2 x RS232/485 interfaces, battery-backed RTC• Yocto Linux Support• Can be easily expanded with Arduino shields und miniPCIe cards• Various options for programming in high-level languages• Compact design and DIN rail mounting• Proven SIMATIC quality offers great ruggedness, reliability and longevity
  • SOFTWARE
  • Digital Factory (Siemens): MindApp - Fleet Manager for Machine Tools
    Fleet Manager for Machine Tools is designed for MindSphere, the industrial IoT ecosystem from Siemens. The MindApp Fleet Manager provides an overview of the connected assets configured in MindSphere and the ability to quickly search for relevant assets based on various criteria.It is a single app for:- Displaying and managing your global machine fleet- Combining critical machine data to get sound analytical data- Developing your own digital service offering- Instant and easy connection of SINUMERIK
    Digital Factory (Siemens): SIMATIC PDM
    SIMATIC Process Device Manager (PDM) is a universal, manufacturer-independent tool for configuration, parameter assignment, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance of intelligent field devices and components.SIMATIC PDM can be used as a service and diagnostics tool in the stand-alone version as well as integrated into engineering stations of SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PCS 7 Maintenance Station.SIMATIC PDM can be used in a variety of different scaling levels:- As a service and diagnostics tool in the stand-alone version- Integrated into engineering stations of the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system- Integrated into the Step 7 engineering tool of SIMATIC S 7- Integrated into the SIMATIC PCS 7 Maintenance Station- Integrated into the SIMATIC Maintenance Station PDMAreas of application:- Setting and modification of device parameters- Comparison of reference and actual parameter assignment- Verification of input validity- Simulation- Diagnosis- Management of device descriptions- Commissioning functions, e.g. measuring circuit tests of process device data- LifeList- Logging functions- Device management and device replacement management- Provision of type and diagnostic information for the Maintenance Stations
    Digital Factory (Siemens): SCADA System SIMATIC WinCC
    SIMATIC WinCC® is a scalable process visualization system (SCADA) that is graduated by price and performance, with efficient functions for controlling automated processes.With SIMATIC WinCC, “perfect process visualization“ stands for complete operating and monitoring functionality under Windows for all industry segments – ranging from simple single-user systems through to distributed multi-user systems with redundant servers and the structure of a cross-site solution including Web clients. One of the special features of WinCC is its total openness. It can be readily used in combination with standard and user programs, creating HMI solutions which precisely meet practical requirements.WinCC is a modern system with an attractive user interface for use in the world of the office and manufacture, offering mature and reliable operation and efficient configuration.It is scalable for simple and complex tasks. Together with the integrated process database, WinCC represents the information exchange for cross-company, vertical integration and thanks to Plant Intelligence provides much more transparency in production.
  • MEMBERSHIP
  • European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
    We produce globally applicable standards for Information & Communications Technologies including fixed, mobile, radio, broadcast, internet, aeronautical and other areas.
    IO-Link
    IO-Link is a fieldbus independent and manufacturer independent communication standard and can be integrated into any existing fieldbus via a corresponding interface. This fieldbus independence allowed the creation of a corresponding specification by the IO-Link community, which has already been published by the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) as IEC 61131-9 (International Standard).
    OASIS Consortium (OASIS)
    OASIS promotes industry consensus and produces worldwide standards for security, Internet of Things, cloud computing, energy, content technologies, emergency management, and other areas. OASIS open standards offer the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology.
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    Microsoft
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    Rockwell Automation
    Rockwell is a provider of industrial automation power, control and information solutions that helps manufacturers achieve a competitive advantage for their businesses. Rockwell operates in two segments: Architecture & Software, which deals in hardware, software and communication components of the organization, and Controls Products & Solutions that handles a portfolio of intelligent motor control and industrial control products, application expertise and project management capabilities.
  • PARTNERS
  • SAP
    SAP is the leading provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software used to integrate back-office functions such as distribution, accounting, human resources, and manufacturing. The backbone of SAP's products has been its on-premise offerings, spearheaded by its Business Suite, which includes ERP and customer relationship management (CRM) software, among others.Year founded: 1972Revenue: $17.6 billion (2014)NYSE: SAP
    Atos
    Atos provides services such as facilities management, e-commerce consulting, systems design, implementation, and integration, and managed services. It also offers data and transaction processing services, website hosting, and outsourced services for such functions as customer relationship management and enterprise resource planning.Year founded: 1988Revenue: $17.0 billion (2014)NYSE: ATOS
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