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Siemens to highlight IIoT applications at SPS IPC Drives 2016

Siemens to highlight IIoT applications at SPS IPC Drives 2016

October 24, 2016 - In Hall 11 at the SPS IPC Drives 2016, Siemens will be presenting elements of its Digital Enterprise portfolio which are already available today for realization of the Industry 4.0 vision. Under the banner “Driving the Digital Enterprise”, Siemens will be showcasing integrated applications which customers can use to optimize their production systems and processes over the entire life cycle of their plants and products. Working together with customers from both the discrete manufacturing and process industry, Siemens is developing new solutions for plant and production processes. In the specially created “MindSphere Lounge”, visitors will also have the chance to experience the IoT ecosystem live in a unique atmosphere.

MindSphere provides the foundation for applications and data-based services from Siemens and third-party suppliers in fields such as predictive maintenance, energy data management or resource optimization. In this way, MindSphere offers customers a development environment in which they can integrate their own applications and services. In the MindSphere-Lounge – an area over 400 square meters in size – Siemens and its partner companies at the booth will be presenting their ideas and applications and allowing visitors to become immersed in whole new spheres. Visitors will also have the chance to find out just how easily their machines and production plants can be docked onto MindSphere applications with the aid of Totally Integrated Automation.

Siemens will be providing a practical illustration of its digital expertise in the form of two highlight exhibits. The discrete manufacturing application highlight is a model of a pilot plant illustrating the efficiency of the Mechatronics Concept Designer from Siemens PLM Software. All the modules which make up the plant will be merged to create a kinematic model, enabling the creation of a detailed digital copy of all the components. The model is capable of mapping their functional characteristics and simulating both their physical (multibody physics) and automation behavior. This allows users to simulate and optimize the sequence of all individual movements prior to real production using the virtual copy. The Mechatronics Concept Designer also provides open interfaces for additional tools and a Gantt chart depicting all the different phases and dependencies. This means that right from the early planning phase, development engineers are able to detect where sequential movements are required or where parallel ones are possible.

The second highlight exhibit uses the example of a pump application to demonstrate the possibilities for systematic optimization across the entire life cycle of a plant based on actual projects. Using Comos as a central engineering and data management platform, a standardized database is available to all those involved at the planning stage, ensuring consistent data management. The virtual identical copy of a plant generated during the engineering phase – the digital twin – can be used to simulate and optimize commissioning, operating and servicing processes. Comos Walkinside provides the user with a 3D virtual reality depiction visualizing all the engineering data. This allows the user to navigate through the virtual copy of a plant right from the initial planning phase of a plant, to check issues such as the availability of critical assets.

The control system’s functionality is tested using the Simit simulation software, which enables any errors to be detected at an early stage and worked around before the plant is commissioned. The bidirectional exchange of data between Comos and Simatic PCS7 means that the digital twin is always fully up to dateThe Operations Intelligence Software XHQ transforms Big Data into Smart Data, making available prepared process and plant data almost in real time as the basis for management decisions. The exhibit at the Siemens booth demonstrates the optimum interaction between all the components used for electrification, automation and digitalization using the example of the real pump drive train. The simple integration of energy-efficient drive solutions into the customer’s application and the automation environment over a plant’s complete life cycle (Integrated Drive Systems) enables customers to reduce their time-to-profit.

Product innovations at the SPS IPC Drives 2016

Alongside the two highlight exhibits, Siemens will be presenting a range of other product innovations in Hall 11. These include Sitrans TO500, Sinamics V20, Simatic Energy Manager PRO V7.0, Sinamics S120, its industrial security concept, energy management with TIP, network quality with Sicam Q200, and the UL standard- compliant molded case circuit breaker 3VA (these innovations are also described in more detail in separate press releases).

Alongside the main booth in Hall 11, Siemens is represented at special interest and shared booths in four additional locations at the SPS IPC Drives. These are the “OPC Foundation Booth” (Hall 7, Booth 180), “Profibus&Profinet International” (Hall 2, Booth 220), “AS-International Association” (Hall 3, Booth 502) and the shared booth “Automation meets IT” (Hall 3a).
 

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