Remote operation of machines has perhaps been a universal desire of all industrial manufacturers. This is especially true for the industrial age we’re currently living in, where plants often spread on considerable acreage, and are commonly separated by continents, if not city-lines. The complexity that originates from ensuring the necessary up-time and visibility presents a very intriguing case into the practicalities of remote machine access.
The age of digitalization has arrived. Industries are becoming highly reliant on the use of data for making day-to-day & long-term decisions, while robotics are gaining intelligence and are expanding from their previously-held portfolio of machines; all through the efficient & effective use of data.
The TIA Portal is an unprecedented innovation in a world heading quickly towards automation, offering unrestricted access to Siemen’s range of automation services. The latest version of Siemens TIA is tailored perfectly for companies that have put Industry 4.0 on their radar.
The latest version of the TIA Portal looks introduces features that are essential for both, machine builders and system integrators, in order to maintain competence & competitiveness within the organization.
eWON Flexy is a major revolutionary product that serves as a modular M2M router and data gateway, allowing system integrators & OEMs to link their remote devices in environments, which make use of multiple communication technologies. Whether its wired connectivity or wireless, eWON Flexy supports it all. However, as the industrial sector gets more diverse and automation makes its way to the ground level, it is becoming harder to keep the communication channels up & running.
eCatcher is Talk2M’s way of allowing you to manage your Talk2M account, and connect to your assets within a highly secure & agile environment. Talk2M is a much-needed internet service that has been designed to provide wireless access to remote sites for maintenance of distant equipment. Talk2M communicates within a highly secure & sophisticated VPN tunnel, ensuring sensitive user equipment is always available & safe.
For quick-commissioning and cost-effectiveness, Siemens has been offering Sinamics V20 Drive Solution that serves as a basic performance converter for industrial applications. The design & implementation is already highly flexible, and is highlighted by its push-through installation, Modbus RTU terminals, and power-saving modes.
Today, machines have to be manufactured in the most cost-effective manner possible, while offering greater levels of productivity. In order to maintain the sophisticated functionality as well as keep the financial aspect in check, a modular approach needs to be followed, one that’s offered by the Sinamics S120 Drive System.
Siemens has displayed a great deal of attention towards the prospects of digitalization, and the positive impact it would have on the industrial sector, from shortened engineering times to greater throughput. Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal was introduced in 2010 to empower users to perform automation tasks quickly and with ease of use. The software product is designed to deliver a high degree of efficiency for both new & experienced users, introducing standardized concepts for controllers, HMIs and drives. The TIA Portal facilitates the entire spectrum of digitized automation including integrated engineering, digital planning and virtual operation. With the new version of the TIA portal v15, Siemens has solidified its position as an industry leader in the field of digitalization, and expanded its reach to standardization and greater engineering efficiency.
The need for security isn’t that apparent until part of your network or privacy is compromised. Network data security should always be a top priority when considering connectivity within a plant or to multiple sites. Security is highly important in the 21st century industrial sector as corporate espionage for sensitive inside information is becoming increasingly common.
Digitization is affecting all walks of life, from the way we travel to the way we spend our money to the way we gain knowledge. People are becoming more empowered and expect greater quality, something that’s driving competition to great heights. The pace of innovation and the ability to disrupt the market is ramping up, with each company looking for ways to improve their productivity while alleviating their costs.