Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the 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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- IOT SOLUTIONS
In the near future, billions of pieces of equipment will be connected to one another and massive amounts of data will pouring in. Advanced algorithms, high-powered computing, better connectivity and cloud storage all facilitate the emergence of smart systems. Knowing how to leverage the respective opportunities, however, requires a unique set of skills.
Siemens has the engineering, domain and digital know-how to generate performance improvements across the entire value chain, from design to production and operations to maintenance.
Digital simulation technology accelerates the plant design, the installation and commissioning as well as the entire product design and production planning process. Multiple components in systems and plants can be intelligently networked to communicate with each other and exchange real-time data. Machine Learning makes complex systems more efficient without human intervention. The intelligent analysis of operational data helps identify patterns and predict potential downtimes. Minimum downtimes boost reliability thanks to lifecycle services.
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- CASE STUDIES
Siemens: Automation of the Oguz-Gabala-Baku water pipeline, AzerbaijanThe Oguz-Gabala-Baku water pipeline project dates back to plans from the 1970’s. Baku’s growth was historically driven by the booming oil industry and required the import of drinking water from outside of the city. Before the construction of the pipeline, some 60 percent of the city’s households received water for only a few hours daily. After completion of the project, 75 percent of the two million Baku residents are now served around the clock with potable water, based on World Health Organization (WHO) standards. The 262-kilometer pipeline requires no pumping station, but uses the altitude differences between the Caucasian mountains and the capital to supply 432,000 m³/d to the Ceyranbatan water reservoir. To the people of Baku, the pipeline is “the most important project not only in 2010, but of the last 20 years.”Siemens: Battery manufacturer Industrial Digital TwinFor optimum control of product quality, Banner relies on a high production depth. Its 560 production employees produce nearly all the components in¬-house that they need to make finished batteries on Banner’s six assembly lines. This includes the plastic parts for the battery cases as well as the paste-filled lead oxide grids. Their production involves two to five¬ days rest in maturing chambers to create optimum current absorption and storage capacity. Banner’s ongoing success was accompanied by a continuous, organic growth of the production facilities, adding or extending hall after hall until the complex filled the site that had seemed ever so spacious when the company moved here from a smaller place in 1959. These developments led to a heterogeneous production environment. “This confronts us with significant challenges, particularly concerning intra¬logistics issues, such as scheduling for the maturing chambers,” says Franz Dorninger, technical director at Banner. “We contemplated various ways to overcome this problem, including relocating to new premises.”Siemens: Integral Plant MaintenanceMercedes-Benz and his partner GAZ chose Siemens to be its maintenance partner at a new engine plant in Yaroslavl, Russia. The new plant offers a capacity to manufacture diesel engines for the Russian market, for locally produced Sprinter Classic. In addition to engines for the local market, the Yaroslavl plant will also produce spare parts. Mercedes-Benz Russia and his partner needed a service partner in order to ensure the operation of these lines in a maintenance partnership arrangement. The challenges included coordinating the entire maintenance management operation, in particular inspections, corrective and predictive maintenance activities, and the optimizing spare parts management. Siemens developed a customized maintenance solution that includes all electronic and mechanical maintenance activities (Integral Plant Maintenance).
Siemens: SIMATIC S7-300The SIMATIC S7-300 universal Controllers saves on installation space and features a modular design. A wide range of modules can be used to expand the system centrally or to create decentralized structures according to the task at hand, and facilitates a cost-effective stock of spare parts. SIMATIC is known for continuity and quality.- Thanks to their high processing speed, the CPUs enable short machine cycle times.- The S7-300's range of CPUs provides the right solution for every application, and customers only pay for the performance actually required for a specific task- The S7-300 can be set up in a modular configuration without the need for slot rules for I/O modules- There is a wide range of modules available both for the centralized and the distributed configuration with ET 200M.- Integral PROFINET interfaces enable simple networking of the controllers, and simple data exchange with the operations management level- The narrow module width results in a compact controller design or a small control cabinet.- The ability to integrate powerful CPUs with Industrial Ethernet/PROFINET interface, integrated technological functions, or fail-safe designs make additional investments unnecessary.Siemens: SIMATIC S7-1200The new modular SIMATIC S7-1200 controller is at the core of our new offering for simple but highly precise automation tasks. The SIMATIC S7-1200 controller is modular and compact, versatile, a secure investment, and is perfectly suited to a whole range of applications.The S7-1200 CPUs with Safety Integrated handle both standard and safety-related tasks. A compact design with integrated IO, communi-cation interfaces that meet the highest industry requirements and a range of powerful integrated technological functions make this controller an integral part of a comprehensive automation solution.The compact SIMATIC S7-1200 system consists of different CPU performance classes: CPU 1211C, CPU 1212C, CPU 1214C, CPU 1215C and CPU 1217C and two failsafe versions CPU 1214FC and CPU 1215FC. Each of these may be expanded according to the machine requirements. The S7-1200 CPUs can be expanded with up to three communication modules (CM) and eight signal modules (SM).Signal modules and signal boards can be integrated in order to expand the digital or analog IOs without affecting the physical size of the controller.Signal modules can be connected to the right side of the CPU to further expand the digital or analog IO capacity. CPU 1212C accepts two, CPU 1215C and CPU 1217C accept eight signal modules.All SIMATIC S7-1200 CPUs can be equipped with up to three communication modules on the left side of the controller – this enables seamless serial communication and the use of various distributed IO devices.Siemens: SINEMA ServerThe software SINEMA Server V13 was specially developed for industrial applications. It is possible to analyze and observe networks completely by using SNMP for all network components and evaluating SIMATIC and PROFINET assemblies in an automation environment. Collected data is saved in a long-term archive so that it can be evaluated and displayed as required. The determined network diagnosis may additionally be seamlessly integrated via OPC and web mechanisms into HMI/SCADA systems (e.g. WinCC, PCS7).SINEMA Server V13 was specifically developed for industrial applications and provides maximum transparency in industrial networks through automatic topology recognition, constant network monitoring as well as comprehensive diagnostics and reporting functions. Network diagnostics can be easily integrated into HMI/SCADA systems such as WinCC as well as third-party systems.SINEMA Server V13 also offers complete integration of topology into the HMI/SCADA system via web browser. Warnings and error messages can be passed on via the integrated OPC interface.
Siemens: TeamcenterTeamcenter provides cross-domain design data management through integrations with the MCAD, ECAD, software development, and simulation tools and processes your design teams use every day. You can manage, find, share and re-use multi-domain data across geographically distributed design centers through a single, secure source of product design and simulation data. You can understand the complex relationships and dependencies between requirements and all the subsystems and design domains across all the possible configurations of the product, even as changes are introduced. You can also create assemblies from parts generated by multiple suppliers that involve complex interactions of subsystems, then prepare and validate the readiness of the design and bill of materials for fabrication, assembly and test.By integrating your current multi-domain design tools with Teamcenter, you can transform otherwise disconnected tools and processes into a single, cross-domain design data management environment that enables you to lower costs, improve quality, and increase design productivity.Multi-CAD Design Data Management for MCADTeamcenter provides design data management with multi-CAD support so that your design teams can create, manage, visualize, validate and re-use native design data across a wide selection of MCAD systems, including NX and Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software, as well as AutoCAD®, CATIA®, Inventor®, Pro/ENGINEER® and SolidWorks®. Using our JT 3D visualization standard, you can create integrated multi-CAD designs using parts and components from different MCAD tools. You can collaborate on designs, even if you don’t have access to the MCAD tools that authored them.ECAD Design Data ManagementTeamcenter supports integrations with all major ECAD systems. The rich design data management capabilities for printed circuit board (PCB) and wire harness release management enable you to find the right data quickly. The enterprise-wide ECAD parts library management reduces costs by eliminating inconsistent and inaccurate ECAD part data. The ECAD viewer, ECAD-MCAD exchange support and assembly/test analysis tools promote close collaboration within and across domains and organizational functions.Software Design ManagementTeamcenter provides software design data management by integrating software engineering data and processes with product lifecycle management (PLM). Leveraging a multi-domain lifecycle integration framework, Teamcenter enables the seamless integration of application lifecycle management (ALM) tools, data and processes. With this ALM-PLM integration, you can manage your software designs in a holistic product view, and manage software design processes as an integral part of the overall product lifecycle.Simulation Data and Process ManagementTeamcenter can help you validate performance targets by simulating products across a variety of multi-domain and multi-physics issues. Using Teamcenter capabilities specifically designed for managing models, simulation data, and simulation processes, you can quickly derive and generate the computer-aided engineering (CAE) structure from the MCAD or ECAD structures. For complex products, you may use tens or hundreds of different simulation tools to verify performance targets and meet validation contracts. Teamcenter provides a framework for codeless integration with these tools so that data from Teamcenter can be delivered to the tools. Results can then be captured and stored in Teamcenter along with all the correct associations to design and requirements data.Get Up and Running Quickly with Preconfigured PDMIf you need PDM for your small- or medium-sized business, and your primary focus is to take control of multi-CAD and ECAD data and processes, consider the Teamcenter Rapid Start deployment option. With preconfigured groups, roles and processes based on PDM best practices, you can get up and running with Teamcenter quickly and cost-effectively.Siemens: CAD software NXNX for Design is an integrated product design solution that streamlines and accelerates the product development process for engineers who need to deliver innovative products in a collaborative environment. Drafting and Documentation NX includes powerful and productive capabilities for 2D design, layout, drafting, annotation, and documentation that are ideally suited for 2D, hybrid 2D/3D, and 3D design environments. Electromechanical Design Integrating mechanical, electronic and electrical components in electromechanical products is crucial to aerospace, automotive, electronics, machinery and medical device manufacturers. These manufacturers are challenged to transform their development processes to concurrent design and systems engineering methods that support collaboration among diverse disciplines. Real-time information sharing between electrical, mechanical and control systems designers is essential to delivering innovative, high-quality products on-time and under-budget. Visual Analytics and Validation You rely on the latest company data to oversee progress, manage risks, resolve impacts, and ultimately formulate hundreds of decisions. Siemens PLM Software delivers visual product analytics and validation tools that enable you to quickly synthesize information, check designs for compliance to requirements, and make informed decisions.Siemens: Siemens S7-1200SIMATIC S7-1200 basic controllers impress with their comprehensive range of technological functions and integrated IOs as well their particularly compact space-efficient design. They are the intelligent choice for all everyday automation tasks with a small project scope. The S7-1200 CPUs with Safety Integrated handle standard and safety-related tasks – without additional hardware. You save on wiring workload and are much more flexible in adapting safety circuits and managing operating modes. Thanks to standardized telecontrol protocols, you can connect SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers directly to your control center without programming being required.A decisive advantage is the integration of the S7-1200 in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal): SIMATIC controllers and SIMATIC panels thus access a common database, a uniform operating concept and central services. For you, this means significantly less engineering work. The user-friendly and innovative operability of the TIA Portal as well as the integrated system diagnostics contribute to efficient working.Thanks to their performance and functionality, SIMATIC controllers support scalable automation solutions, which are thus cost-efficient in all cases. The functionality of the SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers is derived consistently from the SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers developed for more complex tasks. This ensures uniform procedures and thus maximum efficiency in engineering, operation and maintenance as well as during migrations.
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