As part of the pebbles research project,
Siemens, the regional utility Allgäuer Überlandwerk (AÜW) and their project
partners are developing a local electricity market using blockchain technology.
Today, the parties launched pebbles’ electricity trading platform, bringing
them one step closer to creating the first local marketplace for optimized
electricity trading based on blockchain. The platform will be utilized in in
the town of Wildpoldsried in the Bavarian Allgäu region of Germany. Now, during
the platform’s demonstration phase, private producers can use an app to market
their electricity directly to local consumers without going through marketers
or traditional grid operators. The market platform also supports flexible power
from battery storage or controllable loads such as heat pumps or charging
stations for electric vehicles. The blockchain technology, which forms the
basis for managing market transactions, is designed to create end-to-end
transparency and trust between users.
- Siemens and Netze BW cooperating on multi-year field test
- First distribution substation with innovative blue GIS 24 kV ring main unit live in Oberallgäu
- Fluorine gas-free Clean Air switchgear and bio-ester transformer boost sustainability
In conjunction with their ongoing research
cooperation, Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Netze BW GmbH, headquartered in
Stuttgart, have co-developed an intelligent and environmentally-friendly distribution
substation. For the first time, the new station combines the F-gas-free 24
kilovolt (kV) ring main unit (RMU) from the Siemens blue GIS portfolio with a
630 kilovolt-ampere (kVA) distribution grid transformer. Instead of mineral
oil, the Eco Design 2-certified transformer uses fully biodegradable, natural
bio-ester oil for insulation. The integrated automation system from the Siemens’
Sicam portfolio is designed for the special requirements of distributed grids
and enables reliable monitoring and control of the grid. The innovative
substation, which will connect the medium-voltage distribution grid and the
low-voltage local grid in the town of Kreuzthal in the Oberallgäu region, is now
being tested under real-life conditions.
- Siemens Mobility intends to acquire Aldridge Traffic Controllers (ATC) based in Sydney, Australia
- ATC is a traffic controller provider with manufacturing and engineering competencies as well as a licensed SCATS® software distributor
- ATC is a main player in the Asia-Pacific market for urban traffic management, where SCATS® is the predominant technology
- The intended acquisition will allow Siemens Mobility ITS to enhance its core business, gain access to new customers and to expand its footprint
- Siemens Mobility will further implement its strategy for ITS to reduce congestion, increase safety and comfort and improve air quality in cities around the world
- The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval by the respective authorities
Siemens Mobility has initiated proceedings for the acquisition of Aldridge Traffic Controllers (ATC), a main player in the market for urban traffic control and SCATS® customers around the world. ATC is one of a few companies holding a license to distribute the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS®), a holistic, innovative and scalable system of traffic management software and SCATS® type approved controllers. Through the intended acquisition, SCATS® customers will get access to Siemens Mobility’s broad Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) product and solution portfolio as well as global ITS domain competence. Furthermore, the intended acquisition of ATC will allow Siemens Mobility to strengthen its core business of traffic management and expand its footprint and operations in the APAC region, one of the fastest growing markets for traffic management. As a result of this intended acquisition, Siemens Mobility will be able to provide the entire chain of major adaptive traffic control systems globally.
- Award for
outstanding interpretive recording of Piano Concerto Opus 25 by Viktor Ullmann
for soloist Annika Treutler, the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and conductor
project aims to keep alive the memory of Viktor Ullmann in the name of the many
artists expelled and murdered under the Nazi regime
- It also
features a groundbreaking digital, multi-perspective VR media installation with
immersive sound engineering as the narrative to Ullmann’s piano concerto
The Siemens Arts
Program has launched an audiovisual art project in partnership with pianist
Annika Treutler and media artist Alexander Stublić. The project is based on
Piano Concerto Opus 25 by the composer Viktor Ullmann, who was murdered at
Auschwitz in 1944. The art project features an elaborate new 3D audio recording
of the concerto alongside a virtual reality media art installation. The music
was recorded at the RBB concert studio in Berlin in partnership with the
Deutschlandfunk Kultur radio network and performed by the Berlin Radio Symphony
Orchestra conducted by Stephan Frucht (Artistic Director of the Siemens Arts
- Order worth almost €400 million
- Avenio HF light rail vehicles provide highest passenger comfort
- 24-year contract for service and spare parts to guarantee availability
Düsseldorfer Rheinbahn AG and Duisburger Verkehrsgesellschaft AG have jointly ordered 109 Avenio HF high-floor light rail vehicles from Siemens Mobility, including an option for an additional 48 units. The contract also includes the maintenance and servicing of the Duisburg vehicles for 24 years and an option for a further eight years. A 24-year spare parts supply contract was signed for the Düsseldorf vehicles. The order has a volume of almost €400 million.
- Sinumerik One Dynamics - three technology packages to increase the efficiency of CNC users when programming in the shopfloor and executing CAM-generated CNC programs
- Top Surface and Top Speed Plus for excellent motion control and perfect workpiece surfaces
With the software version NCU-SW 6.14, Siemens is launching three powerful technology packages exclusively for the CNC Sinumerik One. The Sinumerik One Dynamics packages are available in three different packages: One Dynamics Operate, One Dynamics 3-axis milling and One Dynamics 5-axis milling. The software functions contained in the technology packages support users from machine-oriented programming in the jobshop to high-performance machining of CAD-CAM-programmed workpieces with high surface quality.
- Improvement of machine tool availability through predictive maintenance with Analyze MyMachine /Condition
- Analyze MyMachine /Condition for Sinumerik Edge creates a mechanical fingerprint of the machine tool
- Condition evaluation, analysis and comparison of all connected machines using the Mindsphere application
Siemens is extending its edge application Analyze MyMachine /Condition with a corresponding Mindsphere application and thus demonstrating how edge computing and cloud computing can be intelligently combined. The Sinumerik Edge Application Analyze MyMachine /Condition, which the company presented last year at the EMO, uses high-frequency CNC data to create the mechanical fingerprint of a machine tool. In the application, users can capture and evaluate various parameters such as stiffness, friction, and backlash in the individual axes with the help of flexibly configurable measurement series. The measurement results can then be visualized and compared with reference data.
- Adaptable modular solution to deal with short-term needs of hospitals, e.g. during epidemic or temporary construction works
- Ergonomic solution ensuring safety of patients and medical staff
- Compliant with healthcare facilities regulations
- Autonomous care units, fast to deploy, deliver high added value
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has teamed up with Toutenkamion Group to jointly develop an agile container system of highly innovative mobile intensive care units, designed to take pressure off hospital infrastructure. The solution was a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced nursing staff, doctors and hospital managers to urgently come up with practical solutions to ensure adequate care was provided to extremely contagious patients, while maintaining other emergency and conventional care. One of the major challenges of the epidemic has been the need to equip and increase the number of resuscitation and intensive care beds.
Digitally networked Rhine-Ruhr Express (RRX) convinces jury of experts
The “RRX – digital and optimally networked” project from Siemens Mobility has won the German Mobility Award 2020. A jury of high-ranking experts selected the project from around 300 applicants. According to the jury, the project is a valuable contribution toward achieving flexible, fully networked and future-oriented mobility, and represents a shining example of Germany’s strength as a location for business.
- High-frequency radar ensures
reliable readings in challenging environments
HMI delivers easy commissioning and diagnostic
range of liquids and solids applications in practically all market segments
including energy, mining, aggregates and water
Siemens presents two new additions
to the Sitrans LR100 series of 80 GHz radar transmitters. These high-frequency,
compact transmitters deliver robust, reliable measurements even in the most
challenging environments. Both deliver fast and easy setup. Sitrans LR140
features 4-20 mA simplicity and is configured via Bluetooth wireless technology
and the Sitrans mobile IQ App.