Siemens will be exhibiting at the “SPS IPC Drives” 2017 with an array of applications and examples of how machine and plant builders can sharpen their competitive edge with digitalization. Exhibiting under the banner “Discover the Value of the Digital Enterprise” in Hall 11 across an impressive 4,400 square meter exhibition space, the company will be presenting the latest additions to its Digital Enterprise portfolio. Innovations featured range from new software versions for more efficient engineering through digital drive systems to the open cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere, which opens up scope for new business models to machine and plant builders. This allows companies across the discrete and process industries to enhance their flexibility, efficiency and speed, for instance by using a “digital twin” to simulate products, production processes or plants and optimise them across the entire value chain.
“With our extended portfolio of software-based systems and leading automation technologies across the entire value chain, we’re helping support the discrete industries on their way to the digital transformation. And we’re continuing to expand our lead in this field: Firstly by completing our portfolio with further acquisitions. These include the planned takeovers of TASS, a worldwide supplier of simulation software as well as engineering and test services focusing on the automotive industry, and Infolytica, a supplier of software tools for electromagnetic simulation in the low-frequency range. At the same time, we’re continuing to develop our software and hardware offering”, explains Jan Mrosik, CEO of the Digital Factory Division.
“Examples of this include the TIA Portal, which allows engineering work to be reduced by up to 30 percent, or MindSphere, our open cloud-based operating system for the Internet of Things. This enables companies from across wide-ranging industries to develop new digital services and business models.”
Because of its open architecture, the ecosystem surrounding the open cloud-based IoT operating system MindSphere continues to expand. This is reflected in the increased size of this year’s MindSphere Lounge, which now covers an area of 1,400 sq.m. Here, together with around 20 partner companies such as Amazon Web Services, Atos, Evosoft and Rittal, Siemens will be demonstrating the diverse application and connection scope of the system. The exhibition will also feature machine and plant builders presenting new services and business models based on MindSphere, which permit the improvement of factors such as efficiency and productivity.