Digital Factory is a term that’s often thrown around frequently, and mostly related with concepts of Industrial Ethernet, IoT, and Machine Automation. However, it is vital to realize that the foundations for a Digital Factory are laid by solutions that aren’t judged by their magnitude but by their ability to improve the efficiency of the plant floor.
Monitoring and control equipment for operators is a necessity whenever machinery and plants need to be controlled. The challenge faced by system integrators is not limitation in terms of variety, but finding a solution that’s long-lasting and flexible according to changing needs.
Simatic HMI Panels have proven their value in almost all applications throughout the industrial sector. Their diversified portfolio demonstrates their ability to adapt to the ever-changing demands of all types of customers. Siemens has made a recent addition to its Simatic portfolio with the IP65-protected HMI Comfort Panels PRO, for visualization and automation without control cabinets.
Flexible control of production, efficient management of assets and synchronization of supply chains; who doesn’t want it all? More than being a want, all these factors are becoming a necessity as the competition gets fierce. Fortunately, Siemens has a solution for this as well, encapsulated by its range of RFID and code-reading systems that offer unrivaled integration, delivering highly effective identification solutions.
Siemens has always distinguished itself from the competition by providing solutions rather than products and it has done so once again with an addition to its Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) portfolio with a new drive series based synchronous-reluctance technology. The motor technology has an extremely high-efficiency and is integrated with a cutting-edge converter, both specifically harmonized to facilitate a cost-effective operation.
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.
The Sinamics S210 and Simotics S-1FK2 are additional examples where Siemens has proven its industry-leading skill in the world of automation. The S210-S1FK2 set is perfect for high dynamic motor control applications and has much to offer including top performance, integrated safety functions, ease of use and simple commissioning.
Examples of the converter-motor set applications are:
- Packaging machines
- Stacking units
- Handling equipment
- Woodworking, glass and ceramic industries
Simatic HMI Pro is an all-round industrial interface solution that covers every aspect that one might encounter in the field, from reliability to throughput to ruggedness. One of the products offered by the Simatic line is the HMI Comfort Panel, designed to eliminate control cabinet style monitoring, making visualization & automation an entire level easier.
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.