- Industrial Edge V1.0 comprising the Edge Management system, edge apps, and edge devices with container-based runtime
- Edge Management system provides central management for edge devices and apps over the entire lifecycle
- Apps that increase productivity can be integrated into industrial environments quickly, with little effort and minimal risk
expanding its offer for industrial IoT solutions, adding to its Industrial Edge
portfolio a central and company-wide scalable infrastructure for managing
connected edge devices and apps. With the new Industrial Edge Management
system, users can remotely monitor the status of every connected device and
remotely install edge apps and software functions on distributed edge devices.
In combination with existing hardware and software products, this Industrial
Edge V1.0 open platform provides users with a ready-to-use and seamless
solution for data processing on the production level with integrated device and
app lifecycle management.
- Research projects with volume of €1.7 million and term of 30 months
- Studies of highest automation levels in regional and mainline transport
- Important impetus for digitizing railways
Siemens Mobility and prominent partners have won two innovative research projects from the German Center for Rail Traffic Research (DZSF) to study the safety of automated rail operations. The aim is to define the criteria needed for approving fully automated regional and mainline rail service. The two projects will be funded with €1.7 million and are scheduled to run for 30 months.
- High-frequency data exchange between Sinamics drives and the Industrial Edge platform
- Drive System Framework for connectivity, management, and configuration of the Digital Twin
- Paving the way for new business models
As part of
the Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog, Siemens is launching Analyze MyDrives Edge,
its first edge application for drives. The company is thus demonstrating in
concrete terms how edge computing can make Sinamics drive systems even more
intelligent and what benefits users and machine builders can derive from it.
Analyze MyDrives Edge is being launched with basic functionalities similar to
the proven Mindsphere application Analyze MyDrives but will be enhanced with
intelligent features based on high-frequency data exchange. The Edge
application thus allows users of machines and industry applications to perform
complex analyses of data that is already collected in the drive. Machine
learning and AI algorithms on which the edge application is based identify
patterns and detect anomalies and their causes, thus providing timely
indications of any pending machine maintenance. This minimizes downtimes and
reduces the consumption of resources.
(DB) and Siemens Mobility are driving forward the climate-friendly transition
in transport and are testing the use of hydrogen for rail for the first time.
The aim is to test a completely new overall system consisting of a newly
developed train and a newly designed filling station.
- TIA Selection Tool enables mechanical, electrical and automation planning on a single platform
- Complete standards know-how for electrical planning integrated in one software program
- Time-saving dimensioning of protection and switching devices, including essential design calculations
With “Control Panel Design” Siemens Smart
Infrastructure has integrated new electrical planning features into TIA
Selection Tool, the Siemens configuration and ordering software. This makes
electrical pre-planning completely digital. Now, electrical planners can design
and dimension the main electrical components of a machine quickly, easily, and
in accordance with IEC and UL standards. This reduces the required effort to
perform the task, minimizes potential error sources, and helps machine and
control panel builders improve their competitiveness. TIA Selection Tool is
designed to make it easy and convenient to configure and select all components
of industrial control panels. By integrating the new features, the tool allows
users to design electrical as well as mechanical and automation components
using one set of data and one platform. This lays the foundation for
significantly more efficient development processes, faster lead times, and
smarter electrification solutions for industrial environments.
- Siemens presents liquid-cooled, robust power conversion system based on proven Sinamics S120 platform
- Grid converter comes with certification in accordance to VDE-AR-N 4110 and with validated simulation model for easy project planning, optimization and integration into the power grid
With Sinamics PCS, Siemens presents a new power conversion system for battery storage applications. The Sinamics PCS grid converter makes locally generated battery power usable for industrial and public power grids. Sinamics PCS controls the charging and discharging process of the battery and helps to handle load peaks and grid disturbances via the battery storage, to store the electricity in an energy- and cost-efficient manner and to bring the energy stored in batteries efficiently and reliably into the grid.
- Simatic Robot Integrator with Simatic Robot Library makes engineering easy for robots in the TIA Portal
- Universal interface supports integration by all robot manufacturers
- Re-usable program codes thanks to standard programming language
- Time savings of up to 30 percent for engineering
Siemens presents the Simatic Robot Library for the Simatic Robot
Integrator - a new universal robot library for the TIA (Totally Integrated
Automation) Portal, which replaces the previous manufacturer-specific
libraries. The specification has been developed in close cooperation with robot
manufacturers ABB Robotics, Comau, Epson, FANUC, Kawasaki Robotics, KUKA,
Panasonic Industry, STÄUBLI, Techman Robot, Yamaha, and YASKAWA. In future,
users will be able to program most of the robots available on the market in the
TIA Portal using the Simatic Robot Library, and make use of standard operating
concepts based on the Simatic Robot Integrator and Simatic HMI.
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.
- Growing demand for remote access via public 5G networks for remote maintenance
- Scalance MUM856-1 connects local industrial applications to the public 5G network
- Sinema Remote Connect management platform provides secure access to remote plants and machines
Siemens presents the first industrial 5G router for connecting local industrial applications to a public 5G network. The device will be available in spring 2021. Using the newly developed Scalance MUM856-1, industrial applications such as machines, control elements, and other devices can be accessed remotely via a public 5G network, providing a simple remote maintenance option for these applications using the high data rates offered by 5G. The Sinema Remote Connect management platform for VPN connections can be used to provide easy and secure access to these remote plants or machines – even if they are integrated in other networks.
- Siemens Mobility supplying the complete system technology for C-ITS in Austria
- C-ITS allows for exchange of information between vehicles and the road via ITS-G5 broadcast technology
- ASFiNAG is the first infrastructure provider in Europe to install C-ITS
Siemens Mobility is pleased to announce that it is
partnering with ASFiNAG, the operating authority for the Austrian highway network,
to provide the technology for an intelligent traffic
management system that facilitates the exchange of safety information between
vehicles and the road. The “Cooperative Intelligent Transport System”
(C-ITS) is a next generation traffic management system that uses
broadcast technology to analyze roadway conditions and disseminates information
to motorists relating to traffic jams, accidents, and lane
closures. ASFiNAG is the first infrastructure
provider in Europe to reach the milestone of installing a network connecting
the vehicle and road. The process of implementing the system across 2,200
kilometers of highway and expressway in Austria has already started.