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.
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.
Safety is one of the core component upon which an industrial business depends. Apart from ensuring the protection of workforce, safe machines can bring positive changes in the operating efficiency and thus the competitiveness of a company. The entire process of guaranteeing maximum safety is a long & complex one, but is built upon improving functional safety. Devices ranging from control systems to protection apparatus must function correctly in order to ensure long-term continuity and safety for workers.
Simatic HMI Panels have been at the forefront of industrial monitoring and control for years, and are known for their effective and robust nature. Not only do they feature an innovative design, but their high performance makes them applicable throughout all sectors of market. Backed by Simatic WinCC, the panels are a rock-solid component in any industrial workplace.
The HMI Panels are intuitively configurable though the TIA Portal and follow an identical design. This makes them scalable for all kinds of applications. Simply choosing the display size for the desired application and altering a few other details can get your project kickstarted. Same goes for software, which is as scalable as you want it to be. Simatic products value long-term investment, and provide easy migration techniques to keep programs in-line with the latest technology.
Introduced as part of the Siemens portfolio of Simatic Industrial PCs, the new Simatic ITP1000 industrial tablet PC has been designed to carry out all varieties of industrial tasks in the most user friendly, slick manner possible. The industrial tablet is part of a portfolio that includes scalable product lines of box, panel and rack PCs. This has been the first time though when Siemens has brought a tablet PC into the market and the ITP1000 is the currently the fastest tablet available.
Siemens recently broke news of its expansion of its Scalance Portfolio. The introduction of new unmanaged Scalance XR-100WG as well as the managed XR-300WG switches have increased the Scalance line’s capabilities.
The Siemens SIMATIC line of controllers consists of an impressive portfolio, designed for a wide range of automation requirements. The SIMATIC range is built of basic, advanced, distributed and software controllers that offer scalability according to the situation. Their integration with Siemen’s Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal only adds to the ease through which automation solutions can be developed.
There are a hundred different types of industries around the world, each with thousands of types of varying applications. Some require fast operation, others require instant assembly while others want top-notch resilience. Meeting all these standards in one package is a daunting task, however Siemens has managed to overcome this with its Sirius Innovations Controls.
Constant innovation is the key to development in the world of industrial automation. The July issue of “MediaService” introduces two recent developments by Siemens, one being expansion in the Scalance Portfolio, while the other one being the highly-anticipated release of Sinema Server V14 Software.