Siemens to highlight MindSphere Version 3, applications and Industry 4.0 technology at HANNOVER MESSE | Automation.com

Siemens to highlight MindSphere Version 3, applications and Industry 4.0 technology at HANNOVER MESSE

Siemens to highlight MindSphere Version 3, applications and Industry 4.0 technology at HANNOVER MESSE

February 26, 2018 - At the Hannover Messe 2018, Siemens will be showcasing a series of examples which demonstrate how users can harness the potential of Industrie 4.0 by implementing Digital Enterprise solutions. The focus of the 3,500-square meter booth in Hall 9 is on industry-specific implementation of Digital Enterprise solutions over the whole life cycle.  MindSphere Version 3, use cases and references from Siemens and partners such as OEMs as well as the new global user organization MindSphere World will all be presented in the 700-square meter MindSphere Lounge. Also featured on the Siemens booth will be integrated solutions for industrial enterprises and infrastructure projects in the power utility sector, with the focus on smart energy management using MindApps.

At the booth, Siemens will be showing solutions for digital twinning throughout the value chain, the open cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere, and the automation portfolio from Siemens.

Siemens will be presenting MindSphere Version 3.0 at the exhibition, which is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS). Version 3.0 offers a development environment with open programming interfaces (API/Application Programming Interface) as well as additional analytical features and extended connectivity. The show will also be used to introduce the international user organization MindSphere World, which has 18 founder members. The aim of this group is to extend the ecosystem surrounding MindSphere throughout the world.

Additive manufacturing will also form a focus of this year’s trade fair presentation. Siemens is a supplier of integrated software and hardware solutions covering every phase of the additive manufacturing value chain. For users, this means that the entire digital process chain is depicted in a single integrated software environment. The tools required for engineering, simulation, product preparation and 3D printing are merged in an integrated system and can be accessed by means of a standardized user interface.

Siemens will also be showcasing a series of apps surrounding the field of automation with Simatic systems. The Simatic MindApps Machine Monitor, Notifier and Performance Monitor are special applications designed for MindSphere. The Simatic MindApps export the relevant data from producing machines or plants for analysis, process it to generate information and display it on dashboards, or use it as the basis for smart warning systems and message presentation. To ensure that this data is just as secure as the plants and infrastructure it serves, the "Defense in Depth" concept according to IEC 62443 protects against current and future cyber threats.

Siemens is launching a soft starter generation for drive requirements in the form of Sirius 3RW5. This range of devices designed to ensure a gentle startup for three-phase asynchronous motors from 5.5 to 1,200 kW can be used to implement future-proof machine concepts

Also featured at the Hannover Messe is Sidrive IQ, a digital platform for the evaluation of drive data using MindSphere. It is designed to provide plant and machine operators with a whole new dimension in data transparency for installed drive systems.

Time-Sensitive Networking or TSN is another theme featured on the booth. This permits standardized Ethernet communication between automation devices, even under extreme network loads. Profinet network infrastructures will be gradually upgraded in future to integrate basic TSN technology. As a first step towards this goal, Siemens will be demonstrating how TSN-based OPC UA PubSub (Publisher/Subscriber) is used on the control level using the example of a robotic trade fair model.
 

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