The present time. Infinite opportunities. Here we are in the year 2021: These are the voyages of an industry whose mission is to explore new ways of using limited resources as sustainably as possible based on limitless data.
Does that sound like science fiction? I don’t think so! The future has to begin today, because the world’s population is growing along with the demand for vital resources. At the same time, we consumers are becoming more discerning and are demanding eco-friendly customized products that are also affordable. Industry needs to keep pace with these developments by using its resources more efficiently and designing more sustainable and customized manufacturing. Thanks to our Digital Enterprise portfolio, industry can successfully navigate these changes by taking the data it already possesses in abundance and making it accessible and usable. Like a Holodeck, Digital Enterprise merges the physical and virtual worlds. A digital twin combines all the data available from across the product and production lifecycle. Targeted data displays and analyses offer new insights and support reliable operational decisions.
Is your data limitless? If so, your possibilities are endless!
Maximum plant transparency
I know that the demands on the operating costs, availability, and reliability of production plants are constantly growing. That’s why the consistent availability of data from all plant components is so essential. It makes it possible to monitor the plant status, detect anomalies early on, and prevent plant downtime.
How can you evaluate this data? The Siemens Asset Performance Suite (APS) provides you with a transparent overview of all plant assets and contextualizes the data using artificial intelligence. In conjunction with Industrial Edge, the Asset Performance Suite creates an open ecosystem with vast potential:
- Efficient onboarding
- Flexible deployment
- Smart plant management, even of distributed systems
- Usage close to the plant and in real time
- Data and app management in the cloud
Smart field device data in the Cloud for predictive applications
Monitoring and maintenance tasks can be optimized with field devices data which have never been used so far. The Sitrans IQ family provides connectivity solutions and apps that gather data from installed measuring devices. With Sitrans SCM IQ and Sitrans MS200 multisensors – our IIoT solution for smart condition monitoring – you can also monitor the state of your mechanical components like pumps, compressors, and gear units. The knowledge acquired will support you in implementing predictive maintenance, sophisticated inventory management, and many other applications.
Things become smart and devices begin to speak
Extreme flexibility and productivity in manufacturing require efficient communication.
We are driving future technologies such as Industrial 5G. As a result, data can be transmitted reliably and in real-time wherever it’s needed. Private 5G networks enable companies to install powerful communication networks – even on exclusive, site-specific frequencies – and adapt them specifically to their requirements in terms of performance, reliability, and security.
Furthermore, the acquisition of data from means of production – such as tools, transport containers, workpieces, and materials – enables an even higher level of data consistency. Thanks to identification via unique, automatically readable tags, locating and identification systems, for example, can provide valuable logistical data. Time-consuming search operations become a thing of the past, and logistics data is always available. That’s smart plant management!
There are many digital galaxies to explore. Which is the most promising for you? Beam our digitalization consulting experts onto your bridge. They can help you identify potential areas of activity and develop customized implementation strategies.
They’ll show you the right beginning for a successful digitalization, the technologies that will bring you the most added value, and how you can use your resources most sustainably. Won’t that be simply “fascinating”?
To find out more please have a look at the Digital Enterprise Virtual Experience! www.siemens.com/hm21