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Siemens at Hannover Messe 2016

Hanover, 25 April to 29 April 2016

Press conference at Hannover Messe 2016

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Siemens press conference at Hannover Messe 2016

Podium: Klaus Helmrich (right), Managing Board member of Siemens AG and responsible for the Divisions Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives, and moderator Guenter Gaugler (left). At this year's Hannover Messe, Siemens is showcasing an array of innovations in the fields of power distribution, automation and drive technology as well as industrial software.

Klaus Helmrich opens the Siemens press conference at Hannover Messe 2016

With "Digital Enterprise", Siemens is paving the way towards Industrie 4.0. "To support our customers on their way to attaining Industrie 4.0, no matter what size their company and no matter in which industry, we have undertaken further development of our Digital Enterprise portfolio. We are now in a position to offer them even more and even better solutions to address their needs," explained Managing Board member Klaus Helmrich at the Hannover Messe press conference on April 25.

On the way to Industry 4.0

"Successful digitalization of industry hinges on a precise understanding and knowledge of the requirements of different sectors of industry and users", said Helmrich. "The fund of solution expertise held by Siemens results from a combination of our in-depth industry and process expertise and our sound knowledge of the field of automation and drive technology, alongside industrial software and data analytics".

3,500 square meters for Siemens at Hannover Messe 2016

Siemens will be showcasing its products at the world's most important industrial trade fairs under the motto "Ingenuity for life – Driving the Digital Enterprise". Visitors will be able to learn all about the company's comprehensive portfolio, specifically solutions for the fields of electrification, automation and digitalization in Hall 9.

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Siemens Press Conference at the Hannover Messe 2016

At the press conference in Hanover, Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG, spoke about the topic Digital Enterprise.

Obama and Merkel visit Siemens at Hannover Messe

Barack Obama and Angela Merkel visit the Siemens both at the Hannover Messe in Hall 9. Joe Kaeser introduces these high-ranking political leaders to innovative und interactive solutions from the company's comprehensive portfolio.  On 3,500 square meters of floor space at Hannover Messe 2016, Siemens is using the slogan "Ingenuity for life - Driving the Digital Enterprise" to present tangible solution offerings and real-life practical examples that show how the company can help the manufacturing and process industries benefit from the convergence of the real and virtual worlds.

Information on Siemens at the Hannover Messe

Visit to the Technology and Application Center in Erlangen

Visit to the Technology and Application Center

Bodywork components such as doors are produced with the aid of sheet metal presses. Using drive technology from Siemens, enormous pressures of up to 200 tons are built up. Smart solutions from Siemens permit the acceleration and braking energy required for the pressing process to be recovered using a temporary storage system.

Visit to the Technology and Application Center

3D simulations help engineers to improve the way they plan the structure and functional characteristics of automation and drive solutions and to optimize them in advance of actual implementation.

Visit to the Technology and Application Center

End-to-end CAD/CAM-CNC process chains cut the time spent on engineering and enable machine tool work processes to be tested in the virtual world, so avoiding costly operating errors.

Visit to the Technology and Application Center

The services offered by the Technology und Application Center (TAC) are primarily aimed at machine builders and users of Sinumerik CNC automation systems. Some 2,000 participants attend the training courses, workshops and presentations which take place every year in Erlangen.

Visit to the Technology and Application Center

In a dedicated hall in the Erlangen Center, Siemens also demonstrates the functional characteristics of its active vibration damper system using a loading crane. Its active damping action is achieved using a linear motor with smart motion. When used on container cranes for instance, the system is mounted on the crane girder. Smart acceleration and braking of the linear motor including weight directs the forces into the girder. Compared to conventional methods, this system reduces vibrations more quickly and efficiently, making for faster and safer loading of containers and other types of freight.

Barack Obama visits Siemens at the Hannover Messe

160 years of Siemens in the U.S.

U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Siemens booth with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Software solutions for the car industry were among the topics they discussed with Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser and Managing Board member Klaus Helmrich.

Paying a visit to Siemens

The world's most powerful man, Barack Obama, visits the largest booth at the Hannover Messe: Siemens in Hall 9. To his right, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, next to Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser and Managing Board member Klaus Helmrich in front of the Automotive Cube.

Obama visits the Hannover Messe

The U.S. is the partner country for the 2016 Hannover Messe. To honor the occasion, U.S. President Obama joined with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open the event in person.

Distinguished visitor attends the 69th Hannover Messe

This year – for the first time in its history – the U.S. is the partner country for the Hannover Messe. To honor the occasion, President Obama joined with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to open the event. The two leaders also paid a visit to the Siemens booth.

Golf club as give-away

Barack Obama received a golf club as a give-away from CEO Joe Kaeser while visiting the Siemens booth. "Now I am going to teach Angela how to play," the president joked.

Yes, we can!

Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser gave Barack Obama a golf club as a give-away when the president visited the Siemens booth at Hannover Messe. Just as Obama's campaign slogan, Siemens named the device "Yes, we can!"

(Copyright: Siemens / picture alliance)

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Siemens extends offering for the "Digital Enterprise"

Under the banner of "Ingenuity for life – Driving the Digital Enterprise", Siemens will be providing an overview of its comprehensive portfolio for industrial customers over an area of 3,500 square meters at the Hannover Messe from 25 to 29 April.

Press releases about products and solutions

Siemens and Industrie 4.0 in the US: two customer references

The selection of the U.S. to be the partner country for this years' Hannover Messe underlines the momentum that manufacturing and automation have gained in the United States. In addition to low labor costs and cheap energy, ensuring digitalization of the whole production process is a key to competitiveness.

Also "President Obama's participation in Hannover Messe – a first for a sitting U.S. President – presents a unique opportunity to showcase American innovation and ingenuity and to highlight the United States as a prime investment destination," said the White House Press Office in a release.

For many years, the U.S. manufacturing sector has evoked thoughts of economic decline, heavy job cuts and a hopeless outlook. In recent years, however, a foundation has been laid for improving the industrial landscape – and thus for restoring faith in manufacturing.

Siemens' next-generation software is used in every phase of product development, enabling manufacturers to optimize and customize equipment that touches American lives every day.

Rolls-Royce

The Rolls-Royce Crosspointe facility in Virginia is a center of excellence for the manufacturing of precision-engineered engine components for some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. Rolls-Royce Crosspointe is the largest Rolls-Royce site by area in North America. Rolls-Royce Crosspointe implemented Siemens solutions from the top floor to the shop floor. Rolls-Royce uses Siemens manufacturing hardware and software. The company is Siemens' single largest Simatic IT customer, and it now uses this manufacturing execution system at more than 84 sites globally, which is more than 80 percent of all Rolls Royce manufacturing sites.
The Rolls-Royce Crosspointe facility in Virginia is a center of excellence for the manufacturing of precision-engineered engine components for some of the most advanced aircraft in the world. Rolls-Royce Crosspointe is the largest Rolls-Royce site by area in North America. Rolls-Royce Crosspointe implemented Siemens solutions from the top floor to the shop floor. Rolls-Royce uses Siemens manufacturing hardware and software. The company is Siemens' single largest Simatic IT customer, and it now uses this manufacturing execution system at more than 84 sites globally, which is more than 80 percent of all Rolls Royce manufacturing sites.

Local Motors

Local Motors designs, builds and sells vehicles via a platform that combines global-co-creation with local micro-manufacturing to bring hardware innovations – like the world's first 3D-printed car – to market at unprecedented speed. A Siemens PLM (Solid Edge) customer, Local Motors has opened a 45,000 square-foot facility at National Harbor, consisting of a lab for co-creation, research, technology, education and community events, a showroom, a retail store and a build floor for light assembly of products and vehicles. This is Local Motors' first location on the East Coast, and the first in the world to debut the first fleet of 3-D printed cars.
The Local Motors production is also innovative: according to the company, 75 percent of its LM3D model comes out of a 3D printer.

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TIA Portal V14 engineering framework: increased productivity, reduced time to market

The new V14 version of the TIA Portal (Totally Integrated Automation) shortens the time to market for machine manufacturers and increases the productivity of end users. Siemens has enriched Version 14 of the engineering framework with a wide range of new functionalities for the digital enterprise and the requirements of Industrie 4.0.

Advanced motion control applications integrated in the Engineering Framework

Siemens is launching a matched package for motion control applications on the market, comprising the Simatic Advanced Controller and the Sinamics servo drive system. The new Simatic S7-1500 T-CPU controller handles the control tasks. It is integrated into the TIA Portal V14 (Totally Integrated Automation), the new version of the Engineering Framework from Siemens. The new Sinamics V90 servo drive system with Profinet brings the required speed and precision into the machine.

Extended portfolio of safety controllers

New automation controllers from Siemens extend the range of possible applications for the latest generation of Simatic controllers. The main focus is on the enhanced Safety Integrated range with fail-safe CPUs for the Simatic S7-1500 Software Controller and the distributed Simatic ET 200SP Open Controller. The Simatic ET 200pro Distributed Controllers have been upgraded for standard and fail-safe automation tasks with new CPUs with the latest Simatic S7-1500 technology.

Gateway between cloud, in-company IT and production

Siemens is launching a gateway based on the Intel Quark chip family onto the market which links cloud, in-company IT and production. The Simatic IOT2000 is designed for industrial IT solutions that acquire, process and transfer data directly in the production environment.

Using high-level language programs with Simatic controllers

Nowadays, users are using programs written in high-level languages, such as C/CC+, with Simatic controllers. Siemens has developed the new CPU 1518 ODK advanced controller and the Simatic ODK 1500S engineering package for this purpose. The user generates his high-level language program with the Open Development Kit, and integrates it into the Step 7 program of the new controller.

Siemens expands collaboration with Intel Security for industrial security solutions

Siemens and Intel Security are expanding their collaboration to help protect industrial automation systems from increased cyber threats. Siemens' experts leverage Intel Security solutions such as anti-virus software, whitelisting and security information and event management (SIEM) within the framework of plant security services.

Siemens and ISA form global partnership to foster awareness of industrial cybersecurity

To address the changing security landscape, Siemens and the International Society of Automation (ISA) have entered a global partnership to foster the awareness for industrial security needs and global standards.

Siemens presents the smallest ever Sinamics frequency converter

Siemens has launched FS AA and FS AB frame size Sinamics V20 converters, the company's smallest so far on the market. With a width of just 68 millimeters and a height of 142 millimeters, Siemens has substantially reduced the frame size of the Sinamics V20 for low powered motors.

Greater efficiency and openness for Scada software

In the new Version 7.4 of the Simatic WinCC Scada software, Siemens is focusing on greater efficiency and openness. Furthermore, Simatic WinCC can now also be used with Windows 10 Professional and Enterprise. The WebUX option for the web-based operator control and monitoring using commercially available HTML5-compatible devices via the Internet has been considerably extended in its functionality.

Planning and simulation tool for Profinet networks

Siemens is launching a new software tool on the market for the design and simulation of Profinet automation networks. The Sinetplan network planner from Siemens is aimed at plant designers, constructors and operators and supports them from the planning stage, through commissioning to the operation of a Profinet communication network.

Rugged industrial notebooks for efficient automation engineering

Siemens has equipped the latest generation of its rugged, ready-to-run industrial notebooks with a multitude of practical functions for mobile engineering. The Simatic Field PG M5 programming device has been designed with pre-installed Simatic TIA Portal (Totally Integrated Automation) engineering software for fast and efficient configuration, commissioning, service and maintenance, as well as for engineering work in technical bureaus.

Powerful, fanless, embedded industrial PCs for automation

Siemens is launching two new powerful, fanless, embedded industrial PCs for use in harsh industrial environments. The Simatic IPC427E Microbox PC and the Simatic IPC477E Panel PC are equipped with the latest PC technology, such as Intel Xeon and Intel Core-i processors of the 6th generation, as well as DDR4 RAM of up to 16 GB. The new IPCs are designed for maintenance-free, 24-hour operation, and satisfy tough requirements in terms of temperature, vibration, shock, and EMC.

Engineering tool brings energy transparency into production

Siemens has announced the market launch of the Simatic Energy Suite engineering tool for energy management in automation systems. Integrated as an option package within the TIA Portal V14 (Totally Integrated Automation) engineering framework, the Simatic Energy Suite efficiently links energy management with automation and brings energy transparency into production.

Panasonic and Siemens to cooperate for next-generation electronic equipment assembly plants

Against the backdrop of the Hannover Messe, Hiroyuki Aota, Director in charge of Factory Solutions Business and Executive Officer of Panasonic Corporation, and Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Digital Factory Division at Siemens AG, signed a Memorandum of Understanding setting out the intention of the two companies to work more closely together in the future in the fields of automation concepts for the electronics industry. The focus lies on standardized line integration concepts.

Siemens launches the first control system with integrated fieldbus diagnostics

With the new Active Field Distributor Simatic AFDiSD which features extended fieldbus diagnostics, Siemens is the first supplier to offer fully integrated and extended fieldbus diagnostics for PROFIBUS PA in the process control system Simatic PCS 7.

Intuitive operation and efficient engineering of process plants

To meet the ever growing demands of automation, the Simatic PCS 7 process control system has been further developed by Siemens. Version 8.2 comes complete with a range of new functionalities.

Siemens presents new active magnetic bearing system: Simotics AMB technology

New active magnetic bearing system from Siemens: Simotics Active Magnetic Bearing technology (AMB) for wear-free operation without oil in high-speed large-machine applications. The system is built around standard controller and converter units from the Sinamics family of products from Siemens. The illustration shows a special split bearing as used in a feed-pump drive turbine at the Jaenschwalde power plant.

Extended range for synchronous reluctance technology

Simotics reluctance motors with aluminum or gray cast iron enclosures cover a power range from 0.55 kW up to 30 kW. High efficiencies are achieved particularly at the rated operating point and in the partial load range.

Adaptive RFID antenna improves flexibility and reliability in production and logistics

With the Simatic RF680A, Siemens is offering an adaptive antenna for its RF650R, RF680R und RF685R UHF readers. The variable-polarization antenna (linear or circular) simplifies the commissioning and planning of RFID applications, and the automatic antenna adjustment facility makes for increased read and write reliability.

Industrial Ethernet switches for reliable communication in harsh environments

Siemens is currently launching Scalance XC-100, a new line of compact switches. The switches are characterized by their high number of ports and interfaces, a rugged housing, an extended temperature range of -40 to +70° C as well as approval for hazardous areas (ATEX Zone 2, IECEx).

Sinamics DCP with power rating scalable up to 480 kilowatts

The Sinamics DCP DC power converter is scalable from 30 kilowatts to 480 kilowatts. The high switching frequency ensures that the unit does not take up much space. The DC/DC power converter can be used for both industrial and multi-generator applications in the renewable energies sector.

Sinamics G120P converter expanded up to 690 V

Siemens is now offering the 690 V wide voltage range for the Sinamics G120P converter series in the power range up to 630 kilowatts.

Highly efficient Simotics crane motors for seaports

The new Simotics DP crane motors are now even more compact and energy efficient. The rugged, gray cast iron motors have been specifically developed to resist the humid, salt-laden air encountered in container seaports. In combination with the Sinamics converter family, they can be used in all typical applications, and comply with efficiency class IES1/IES2.

Flexible communication through modular controller

Siemens has widened the possible uses of the Simatic ET 200SP distributed controller with the three new communications processors CP 1542SP-1, CP 1543SP-1 and CP 1542SP-1 IRC. These processors give the controller an additional Industrial Ethernet interface, with which the user can implement flexible communication solutions.

Communications processor for open data transmission

Siemens has expanded its Simatic S7-400 controller to include the CP 443-1 OPC UA (unified architecture) communications processor. The processor uses the standardized OPC UA interface for the fast, direct exchange of data between automation components from different manufacturers.

Compact 40 ampere power supply for industries with high requirements

Siemens is offering the PSU8200, a new 24 volt power supply from the modular Sitop product line for single phase networks. The 40 ampere technology power supply has a narrow design of just 145 mm, which saves a lot of space on a standard mounting rail.

New Comos Version 10.2 for faster, more efficient engineering

In the latest release version 10.2 of its CAE software solution Comos for the process industry, Siemens has focused on greater interoperability with a number of innovative new features. By enabling the seamless exchange of data between Comos and the simulation platform Simit, Siemens is driving forward its digitalization strategy.

Simulation software Simit 9 minimizes risks prior to actual commissioning

Siemens is launching Version 9 of Simit, marking a new generation of its acclaimed virtual commissioning and plant operator training simulation software. The new software generation is based on a standardized simulation platform. Using Simit 9, automation functions can be comprehensively tested for development or functional faults and optimized prior to actual plant commissioning using real time simulation and emulation.

New measuring system from Siemens makes power consumption transparent

The new 7KT PAC1200 multichannel current measuring system gathers measured data from up to 96 consumers via sensor bars and data managers.

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Industrialization of 3D printing

Siemens launches MindSphere open industry cloud

Press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016

On Tuesday, March 1, the traditional press conference prior to Hannover Messe took place. The CEOs of the Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives and Energy Management Divisions introduced this year's Siemens booth and presented their business and technological direction as well as current product highlights. Afterwards the journalists got the chance to deepen their knowledge of some of the topics in our expert talks.

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Press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016

On Tuesday, March 1, the traditional press conference prior to Hannover Messe took place. The photo shows from left to right: Ralf Christian, CEO of the Energy Management Division, Dr. Juergen Brandes, CEO of the Process Industries and Drives Division, Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Digital Factory Division, and host Peter Jefimiec.

Implementing Industrie 4.0 solutions already today

"Using the software tools, communication solutions, security concepts and solutions, and an open platform for data-based services offered by Siemens, manufacturing companies are already in a position to invest in future-proof automation solutions for the step-by-step implementation of Industrie 4.0 solutions today", said Huber. "Digitalization gives them the capability to significantly speed up their value adding processes and so engineer, produce and market their products far more quickly and efficiently."

Increased flexibility, reduced time to market

"The transition from 'integrated engineering' to 'integrated operations' is a key step for our customers in the process industry on their way towards Industrie 4.0, and enables considerable improvements in terms of speed, flexibility and efficiency to be leveraged. We offer integrated solutions across the entire life cycle of a plant and are the first supplier ever to make available an integrated data model. This is how we are supporting the development of the Digital Enterprise", explained Dr. Juergen Brandes, CEO of the Process Industries and Drives Division.

Smart energy management

"Power supply is a part of the Digital Enterprise", says CEO of the Energy Management Division Ralf Christian, speaking at the Press Conference ahead of the Hannover Messe. "By using smart energy management, industrial enterprises can operate their plants and processes economically, efficiently and safely. Advancing digitalization is a decisive lever for this".

Press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016

At the international press conference ahead of Hannover Messe 2016 held on March 1, Siemens was offering a preview of its trade fair presentation and of the company's latest solutions. Providing an insight into the company's planned business and technological orientation and into the latest product innovations being unveiled at this year's Hannover Messe were the CEOs of the Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives and Energy Management Divisions: Anton S. Huber, Dr. Juergen Brandes and Ralf Christian.

Ralf Christian at the press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016

Ralf Christian, CEO of the Energy Management Division, at the press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016.

Anton S. Huber at the press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016

Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Digital Factory Division, at the press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016.

Dr. Juergen Brandes at the press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016

Dr. Juergen Brandes, CEO of the Process Industries and Drives, at the press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016.

The CEOs of the Siemens' Divisions Energy Management, Digital Factory as well as Process Industries and Drives at the press conference ahead of the Hannover Messe 2016

Ralf Christian, CEO of the Energy Management Division, Dr. Juergen Brandes, CEO of the Process Industries and Drives Division, Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Digital Factory Division, during the Siemens press conference prior to Hannover Messe 2016.

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Klaus Helmrich

Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG

Contact

Ines Giovannini

Siemens AG

+49 (911) 895-7946

Aynur Saltik

Siemens AG

+49 (89) 636-32322