- Consulting services for the process industry pave the way for the digital enterprise
With Consulting Services, Siemens offers a wide range of support for digital transformation in the process industry: Digitalization Consulting, Consulting for Optimized Processes (COP), and Data Analytics Consulting. Siemens uses workshops, status quo analysis, detailed implementation strategies, in-depth process knowledge, and intensive consulting services to support its customers in their journey toward a digital enterprise. Operators of plants in the process industry can generate specific competitive advantages and ensure future success in the market.
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Siemens is expanding its Scalance X portfolio with the new Power over Ethernet (PoE, power and data via one cable) variants of the Scalance industrial Ethernet switches XC-200PoE, XR-100PoE WG, and XR-300PoE WG. With this solution up to 26 end devices can be supplied with data and power via one data cable. All new PoE switches supports the latest IEEE 802.3bt standard and provide up to 30 watts of power per port. Using the 10 Gbit/s copper ports of the Scalance XR-300PoE WG products even up to 60 watts per port are possible.
The WLAN standard IEEE 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) and 5G are driving wireless mobile communications in the industrial environment forward. Siemens supports both technologies in order to offer optimal solutions for the most diverse requirements. In particular Wi-Fi 6 is the first WLAN standard to no longer mainly focus on greater bandwidth, but on the more efficient use of frequencies by each individual client as the number of participants increases.
Restrictions relating to the pandemic are currently
affecting all economic sectors and no one knows how long this will last. But
one thing is certain: production processes must continue or restart, and
interrupted new projects must be resumed as soon as possible. Plants have to be
regularly maintained, commissioned, optimized or quickly converted to the
production of alternative products, even though technicians cannot be
personally on site. In addition, employees should undergo in-depth training in
order to be able to carry out and maintain processes and workflows safely.
There are currently promotional letters in circulation that use an
outdated Siemens AG letterhead and a signature of Siemens AG CEO Joe Kaeser to
solicit advertisements in a publication called "The Heavy Industry Magazine". The
letter is fake, and the signature is a forgery.
Siemens releases a firmware update for the new generation of Simatic MV500 optical readers. These devices feature a high image resolution of up to 5.3 megapixels (MP) and a large working memory of up to two gigabytes (GB) amongst other features. The Pat-Genius object recognition license is now available for all devices in the Simatic MV500 family. This means that it is now possible not only to read 1D barcodes and 2D matrix codes, but also predetermined structures in the image can be checked regardless of the object pose.
Siemens Digitalization Consulting has already supported numerous decision-makers in pharmaceutical companies on their path to digitalization. The basis for a successful concept is a digitalization schedule, or roadmap, which is developed together with the customer. It is tailored to the available business model as well as to existing infrastructure for information technology (IT), the Internet of Things (IoT) and Operational Technology (OT). The ways in which companies benefit directly from the comprehensive Siemens consulting approach is explained by consulting customer and pharmaceutical service provider ChemCon.
Siemens is expanding its range of Scalance SC-600 Industrial Security Appliances to include a new Scalance SC622-2C and is also adding functionality with a new firmware version for all Scalance SC-600. The new Scalance SC622-2C for protecting networks and industrial communication offers two copper ports with a data rate of 10, 100 and 1000 megabits per second (Mbps). It also features a fiber optic port with 1000 Mbps for connection to the internal and external network. As well as security functions such as a Virtual Private Network (VPN) and firewall, the device also has hardware-isolated ports and adapted firmware for the error-free connection of safety systems to the production network.
Siemens is expanding its portfolio for industrial communication networks. With the IE/PB Link HA gateway, which is optimized for use in the process industry, highly redundant infrastructures can be implemented based on the open Profinet Industrial Ethernet standard. This ensures uninterrupted system operation, not least because changes can be made to the configuration during ongoing operation. In addition, the gateway is suitable for use in harsh ambient conditions and temperatures from -40 to +70 degrees Celsius.