Valeo Kapec (Valeo) is a South Korean
automotive parts manufacturer, which supplies ten million torque converters for
automatic transmissions globally every year. Due to a joint venture the company
had a heterogenous structure, which made it difficult for Valeo to gain an
overview of total development and manufacturing costs. In order to standardize
and therefore better monitor cost estimates in future, the company is
implementing solutions from Siemens Digital Industries Software. Valeo has been
able to reduce calculation time, while also establishing a company-wide process
for product costs and a uniform calculation standard.
Siemens Digital Industries software is expanding its additive manufacturing capabilities by acquiring Atlas 3D. The software specialist offers designers solutions for ‘right first time’ 3D printing, i.e. for optimal print orientation. The cloud-based GPU (graphics processing unit)-accelerated Sunata software reduces downstream 3D printing errors caused for example by thermal distortion up to 100 times faster than comparable systems.
- Cooperation aims to test renewable fuels at the Rya CHP plant located in the energy port of Gothenburg
- First phase with Göteborg Energi is to validate 3D-printed burners at the Rya plant
By 2030, the ambition is that all district heating in Gothenburg, Sweden, will be produced by renewable or recovered energy sources. With this in mind Göteborg Energi and Siemens have come together in a cooperation agreement with the aim of testing state-of-the-art gas turbine technology that enables the operation of renewable fuels in the Rya combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which is today powered by natural gas.
Smartphone users as well as industrial companies are looking forward to the advent of the new 5G wireless mobile standard, thanks to which companies will be able to connect their machines and thus make their production plants and intralogistics operations more efficient, more autonomous, and more flexible than ever before.
Industrie 4.0, the smart factory, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) – these are the future of industrial manufacturing. Designing production plants and intralogistics to be more flexible, autonomous, and efficient requires the right communication framework and comprehensive connectivity. The new 5G communication standard opens up important new prospects. It will initially have a data speed of between one and 5 gigabits per second, subsequently increasing to 20 gigabits per second – a quantum leap that will make it between 10 and 20 times faster than the system’s predecessor, LTE.
The breath-taking rise of Bangkok to become a leading business center in Asia created a basic challenge for the city to ensure the mobility of millions of people. Before 1999, people used to take a bus, motorcycle or taxi for almost 80 per cent of their daily travel needs. This created congestion in large parts of Bangkok's infrastructure, making traffic jams a daily occurrence. The travel speed in downtown Bangkok was usually less than ten kilometers per hour. This not only affected the mobility of the commuters but had also an impact on the quality of life. Without a working rapid transit and mainline traffic concept, Thailand's capital was bound to grind to a standstill.
Danish Crown is a globally active food processing company. To fully leverage the benefits of digitalization and in particular prevent costly production downtimes, the company relies on close cooperation with Siemens and Grundfos, a specialist in pump and water technology. The project has involved the use of condition monitoring with subsequent data analysis, marking a first for the food & beverage industry. Key components of the solution include cloud-capable low-voltage motors and the open cloud platform MindSphere from Siemens, alongside pumps and sensors from Grundfos. Linking the systems in operation at Danish Crown to the cloud has enabled simpler maintenance and lower servicing costs, ultimately resulting in improved productivity.
- Managing Board members’ individual
responsibility to have greater weight
- In addition to capital market
performance, sustainability targets included for first time
- Contractual maximum compensation
- New compensation system makes
Siemens a pioneer among DAX companies
to adjust the compensation system for its Managing Board members in order to
align the system more closely with the company’s sustainable development and
thus with the Vision 2020+ company strategy. By implementing the new system, Siemens
is taking on a pioneering role because the new approach already reflects the
draft version of the German Corporate Governance Code of May 9, 2019, and the
draft version of the act transposing the European Union’s Second Shareholder
Rights Directive into German law. In addition, the new concept not only
considers performance on the capital market, but also places emphasis on
targets for environmental protection, professional development of employees and
customer satisfaction. In the future, the broad-based MSCI World Industrials
Index – instead of a comparison with five main competitors – will be the yardstick
for the comparisons that determine the value of the stock awards. The new Managing
Board compensation system, which already applies as of fiscal 2020, will be
submitted to shareholders for endorsement at the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on
February 5, 2020.
- 22 trains from Siemens Mobility and Bozankaya in passenger service
- Enhanced passenger experience and more capacity
In Bangkok, Thailand, all 22 metro trains delivered by the consortium of Siemens Mobility and Turkish railway manufacturer Bozankaya are now in operation on the existing BTS (Skytrain System) Green Lines including its extensions. The last train entered service on the inaugurated Green Line extensions in October 2019. By the 4th of December 2019, Bangkok Mass Transit System Public Company (BTSC) will commence passenger service on the newly completed section of the Green Line from Kheha Station to Kasetsart University Station. In total, 22 four-car trains have been delivered with the scope of Siemens Mobility delivering bogies, drive and brake systems, auxiliary services as well as the project management, engineering, design and commissioning of the trains. The trains were built at the Bozankaya plant in Ankara, Turkey. Siemens Mobility will maintain the trains over a period of 16 years.
Siemens is extending its FastConnect range of cabling technology with new components surrounding the 19 inch control cabinet. The Siemens 19 inch Module Frame represents a robust patch system for installation of both copper and fiber-optic connectors in less time and without errors. Operation Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) do not use the same network components and this is reflected in the cabling technology selected. While office IT (Information Technology) has lower requirements in terms of robustness and environmental properties, production networks require components which are suitable for industrial application. However, it is not possible to say that the networks are separate as they are both connected to each other via high-performance firewall routers. The 19 inch Module Frame can be fitted into the 19 inch control cabinet using the integrated mounting brackets.
- Digital solutions provide for improved operational efficiency and reduced emissions
Siemens will equip Lalitpur Power Generation Company Limited (LPGCL), a Bajaj Group company, with advanced digital solutions for its power plant located in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.