Siemens is expanding its proven Simatic S7-400 product line to include solutions specifically for use in harsh ambient conditions. The high-availability Simatic S7-400H CPUs (Central Processing Units) are now manufactured as standard with conformal coating that complies with ISA-S71.04 severity level G3 (standard for corrosion-resistant design of power supplies). This special printed circuit board coating considerably extends the range of applications for the controller without additional costs. In addition, Siemens has attained the security certificate CNCERT (China) for the communication robustness of the Simatic S7-400H, which recognizes the high security standard of the controller.
- Toolbox completely aligned to Simatic S7-1500 controller
- Libraries with tested functions for faster commissioning
- Implementation of international packaging standards
The Siemens’ Packaging Toolbox is now available in its entirety for the Simatic S7-1500 controller in the TIA Portal engineering framework. It offers users packaging specific libraries which can be integrated into existing or new machine applications as well as program blocks. The Toolbox supports international standards such as OMAC, PackML and Weihenstephan Standards. By adding or modifying function blocks it can be adapted to suit individual requirements, while at the same time saving the user time during engineering and commissioning through tested functions and software solutions.
The increased networking and digitalization of automation and IT systems as well as the growing threat of cyber attacks, is forcing plant operators to invest heavily in appropriate protection for their systems and plants in order to ensure security of supply. Siemens offers proven and certified security concepts for cyber security, for example the Defense-in-Depth concept, special reference solutions, and associated services as an integral part of plant design, engineering and operation. Users benefit from seamless concepts and solutions – with Siemens as their reliable partner.
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation and Siemens, a global engineering leader, are working together with the pharmaceutical industry to improve production with an innovative solution based on a digital replica of the pharma production process. Currently being tested in the pharmaceutical industry, this innovative “Process Digital Twin” for pharma manufacturing – powered by IoT, AI and Advanced Analytics – is designed to provide improved efficiency and flexibility in the manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.
V-Zug AG is the Swiss market leader for domestic appliances and produces individually configurable ovens for its customers. In order to monitor the individual assembly steps precisely during production and to document the installation of single parts effectively, V-Zug relies on Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology from Siemens across the entire manufacturing process. This means that the digital trail of each product can be traced, which aids quality assurance and process optimization.
- The research project was led by the Government of the Spanish Region of Andalusia, the Málaga Institute for Biomedical Research (IBIMA), a medical team from the Málaga hospitals “Regional Universitario” and “Virgen de la Victoria”, and the University of Málaga.
- Siemens Digital Industries provided the main control unit, including Logo!, the HMI operator panel and the Sitop power supply.
- The respirator has been approved by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices, 300 of 480 planned units are already available to patients.
Siemens Digital Industries contributed vital technology to the Andalucía Respira project, an initiative created with the aim of manufacturing respirators to fight COVID-19. Research was led by the Government of the Spanish Region of Andalusia, together with the Málaga Institute for Biomedical Research (IBIMA), a medical team from the Málaga hospitals “Regional Universitario” and “Virgen de la Victoria”, and the University of Málaga.
In the midst of the corona pandemic, Siemens employees quickly succeeded in reviving a production line for respiratory masks of the manufacturer of medical devices Chengdu Wenjianlikang Medical Supplies Co., Ltd. Also with the support of Siemens, eight Chineses OEM are now able to produce mask production equipment with a capacity of 58 million masks daily.
- Single-phase 480-watt basic unit expands Sitop PSU8600 product line
- Four integrated monitored outputs of five amperes each (DC 24 V, 20 A/4x5)
- Modular expansion for monitoring up to 36 outputs
- Comprehensive diagnostic and maintenance information via integrated Ethernet/Profinet interfaces
Siemens is expanding its modular Sitop PSU8600 power supply system to include a new single-phase 480-watt basic unit. The new product features four integrated monitored outputs with a total of 24 volts DC at five amperes per output. Each output is flexible and can be set during operation in a range between 4 and 28 volts either manually or remotely via software. This eliminates the need for additional power supply units to supply five or twelve volt loads. The CNX8600 expansion module can be used to monitor up to 36 total outputs. Thanks to its integration into the TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) Portal engineering framework, fast implementation in to the automation is supported. In addition, the Sitop Manager provides easy parameterization and diagnostics. Comprehensive diagnostic and maintenance information are also available via the two integrated Ethernet/Profinet interfaces and via OPC UA, and can be evaluated directly in the automation systems. This means that errors can be located quickly and reduces downtime.
Siemens is expanding its Sitrain Digital Industry Academy offer to include the new digital learning offer Sitrain access. The digital learning platform for online training supports learners at any time and in any location. Various courses are delivered via web-based training, tutorial videos, blended learning and practical exercises. When combined with the methodical use of multimedia, tests, and the interaction with other participates and Sitrain experts, this ensures an optimum learning outcome. The employee’s learning outcome is also transparent for the company.