Siemens is expanding its Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) portfolio in the Simatic RF1000 family to include the new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) version of the proven Simatic RF1070R reader with neutral housing and non-glued neutral front foil. This allows users to create customer-specific designs of the foil and fabricate them worldwide. Or alternatively to place the reader without a company reference with the enclosed neutral front foil.
Siemens has received TÜV
certification in compliance with IEC 62443-4-2 and -4-1 (standards for IT
security in industrial automation systems) for network components in the
Scalance XB-200, XC-200, XP-200, XF-200BA and XR-300WG product families. The
certification demonstrates that the product development process previously
certified in compliance with IEC 62443-4-1 has been consequently applied during
product development. It also confirms that key technical product requirements
stipulated by IEC 62443-4-2 have been taken into account and implemented in the
network components. Customers are therefore able to realize secure system
architectures, which clearly increases the overall security of a plant.
Siemens has been named a leading supplier of production software in a study conducted by renowned experts at ABI Research. ABI, a global tech market advisory firm, particularly praised the diversity of the Siemens offer, which includes software, hardware, and technology. With solutions from its integrated Xcelerator portfolio, Siemens supports its customers with digital transformation, helping them to better meet future production requirements.
Siemens is expanding its Simatic RF600 portfolio for ultra high frequency (UHF) products to include the Simatic RF682L SmartLabel. The heat-resistant, passive and maintenance-free label has a long reading range of up to six meters and withstands even extreme temperatures of up to 230 degrees Celsius in the short term without any loss of quality. In addition it has a very large storage capacity of up to 448 bits of EPC (Electronic Product Code) plus 2048 bits of user memory. On request, the shape and imprint of this label can be adapted to customer requirements.
Siemens is expanding its
portfolio for industrial identification to include three Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) stainless steel antennas - ANT 12, ANT 18 and ANT 30. The
cost-effective, compact round antennas can be connected to the proven Simatic
RF250R and RF350R RFID readers as well as to the handheld Simatic RF350M and
have a reading range of up to 60 millimeters. The antennas can be positioned
very precisely in the plant and are used primarily in small assembly lines as
well as for tool identification.
Siemens Digital Industries Software is expanding its Simcenter portfolio for simulation and test solutions with a new version of its Simcenter 3D software. This features optimizations in terms of multidisciplinary integration, CAE (Computer-aided Engineering) processes, testing and analysis functions as well as openness and scalability. These software improvements and expansions offer users an even deeper insight into product performance, enabling them to make their company more profitable and fit for the future. Simcenter 3D and the Simcenter portfolio are part of the Xcelerator product range, the integrated Siemens package comprising software, services and an application development platform.
UPZ Sitech GmbH is part of the UPZ Group and is a specialist in rail safety technology and rail-related services. To ensure the reliable and smooth running of trains in the event of faults in the stationary safety technology for level crossings, UPZ has developed a mobile level crossing protection system. The solution is based on a Simatic S7-1500F fail-safe control in the robust Siplus extreme version from Siemens. This ensures that the system meets strict rail requirements, including its ability to operate in a temperature range from -25 to +55 degrees Celsius. In addition, the system is TÜV-certified, open, freely programmable and extremely flexible. The modular solution can be used to monitor up to twelve cabinet modules and offers an installation time of just two to three hours.
The CGK Group (CGK) manufactures customized tank systems for the food & beverage industry as well as the water/wastewater and chemical industry. When equipping the tanks for paint manufacturer Boss Paints (Boss), CGK uses reliable and field-proven Siemens Sitrans P DSIII and Sitrans F M MAG components for pressure, flow and level measurement. The devices with integrated diagnostic function provide precise measurements even in harsh ambient conditions, which helps Boss to ensure a consistent and high level of quality for its end products. In addition, the Siemens solutions support easy integration into the Simatic control system used by the end customer, as well as reliable and quick production automation. This saves time and money in planning, construction and commissioning.
The Velan Group is a world
leader in the design and production of cast and forged steel valves for the
chemical and pharmaceutical industry. One product manufactured by the company
is cryogenic control valves, i.e. valves for use at extremely low temperatures,
for systems that are researching superconductivity, particle accelerators, nuclear
fusion equipment, rocket launch pads and liquefaction plants for helium and hydrogen.
A project in a relating plant required control valves that could be used in a
strong magnetic field. To meet this specific challenge, Velan relied on
long-term partner Siemens. With a Siemens positioner with external electronics,
the technical solution passes the qualification and function test in the magnetic
field of 100 milliTesla (mT =unit of
measurement for magnetic flux density) and meets the end customer’s strict
Autefa Solutions Germany
GmbH (Autefa) is a well-known manufacturer of textile fiber baling presses and
automation technology for the beverage industry. In order to reduce product and
process development times, the company uses end-to-end technology from Siemens
– including the digital twin, which will in future be used to develop and test
baling presses in the virtual world before they are commissioned in the real
world. This can ideally lead to time savings of up to 50 percent. As a result
of this close cooperation, Autefa was able to launch the world’s fastest baling
press with automatic packaging.