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Siemens is the largest engineering company in Europe. With their positioning along the electrification value chain, Siemens has the knowhow that extends from power generation to power transmission, power distribution and smart grid to the efficient application of electrical energy.

Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units:
- Digital Factory
- Siemens Technology to Business (TTB)
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In the near future, billions of pieces of equipment will be connected to one another and massive amounts of data will pouring in. Advanced algorithms, high-powered computing, better connectivity and cloud storage all facilitate the emergence of smart systems. Knowing how to leverage the respective opportunities, however, requires a unique set of skills.

Siemens has the engineering, domain and digital know-how to generate performance improvements across the entire value chain, from design to production and operations to maintenance.

Digital simulation technology accelerates the plant design, the installation and commissioning as well as the entire product design and production planning process. Multiple components in systems and plants can be intelligently networked to communicate with each other and exchange real-time data. Machine learning makes complex systems more efficient without human intervention. The intelligent analysis of operational data helps identify patterns and predict potential downtimes. Minimum downtimes boost reliability thanks to lifecycle services.
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Hardware
Processors provide the intelligence behind IoT systems and are often integrated into system-on-a-chip designs.
Hardware that enables dual directional communication for data collection and control message delivery. Examples include cellular, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi.
Sensors transform energy into electrical data; they are the eyes and ears of IoT. Actuators transform electrical data into energy; they are the muscle of IoT.
IoT power supplies include traditional, thin-film and printed batteries, energy harvesting modules, flexible photovoltaic panels and thermoelectric sources.
Technologies that enable legacy devices and other systems to connect to the IoT. They integrate technologies and protocols for networking.
Products used by end users that contain IoT technologies. Examples include enabled equipment, wearables, hand-held scanners, and tracking devices.
Software
Horizontal applications are standardized (e.g., asset tracking). Vertical applications are tailored to specific needs (e.g., delivery fleet management).
APIs are the market enabler for IoT. They allow users to manage devices, enable data transfer between software, and provide access capabilities.
Middleware integrates the diverse components of an IoT application by structuring communication, workflows, and business rules.
IoT analytics includes real-time or edge computing and batch analysis. Analytics can be behavioral, descriptive, predictive, or prescriptive.
Visualization solutions use dashboards, alerts, events, maps, and other tools to present easily comprehensible data to end users.
Data management solutions capture, index and store data in traditional database, cloud platforms, and fog systems for future use.
Security software provides encryption, access control, and identity protection to IoT solutions from data collection through end-user applications.
Services
System integrators link IoT component subsystems, customize solutions, and ensure that IoT systems communicate with existing operational systems.
IoT data management consultancies help to make sense of big data, decide which data to maintain and for how long, and troubleshoot IT issues.
Examples of business consulting services include go-to-market design and execution, business model development, channel development, and corporate M&A.
Number of Case Studies8
Automation of the Oguz-Gabala-Baku water pipeline, Azerbaijan
Automation of the Oguz-Gabala-Baku water pipeline, Azerbaijan
The Oguz-Gabala-Baku water pipeline project dates back to plans from the 1970’s. Baku’s growth was historically driven by the booming oil industry and required the import of drinking water from outside of the city. Before the construction of the pipeline, some 60 percent of the city’s households received water for only a few hours daily. After completion of the project, 75 percent of the two million Baku residents are now served around the clock with potable water, based on World Health Organization (WHO) standards. The 262-kilometer pipeline requires no pumping station, but uses the altitude differences between the Caucasian mountains and the capital to supply 432,000 m³/d to the Ceyranbatan water reservoir. To the people of Baku, the pipeline is “the most important project not only in 2010, but of the last 20 years.”
Driven by Data
Driven by Data
Digitalization starts with the design of a product. Maserati needs to virtually create, simulate, and test their cars in a time efficient manner. The Maserati engineers needed to manage their project collaboratively across various locations.
Integral Plant Maintenance
Integral Plant Maintenance
Mercedes-Benz and his partner GAZ chose Siemens to be its maintenance partner at a new engine plant in Yaroslavl, Russia. The new plant offers a capacity to manufacture diesel engines for the Russian market, for locally produced Sprinter Classic. In addition to engines for the local market, the Yaroslavl plant will also produce spare parts.Mercedes-Benz Russia and his partner needed a service partner in order to ensure the operation of these lines in a maintenance partnership arrangement.The challenges included coordinating the entire maintenance management operation, in particular inspections, corrective and predictive maintenance activities, and the optimizing spare parts management. Siemens developed a customized maintenance solution that includes all electronic and mechanical maintenance activities (Integral Plant Maintenance).
Number of News Items13
Siemens and startup Bonsai create autotuning CNC machine using AI
Control Design - 02 May, 2018
AI startup Bonsai and Siemens have deployed AI on a real-world machine in a test environment that marks the first time deep reinforcement learning has been successfully applied to auto-calibrate real-world Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machines. Siemens partnered with Bonsai, which created an AI platform based on de
OBS taps Siemens for new industrial IoT solutions
European Communications (press release) - 19 Apr, 2018
Orange Business Services (OBS) has teamed up with Siemens to launch a new set of IoT tools for industrial companies. Alongside connectivity products including cellular and LPWA, OBS will contribute Datavenue, its end-to-end management service for enterprises looking to launch IoT products. Meanwhile, Siemens will add i
Hackrod & Siemens partner to engineer quirky speedster
Design Products & Applications (press release) - 14 Apr, 2018
Hackrod & Siemens partner to engineer quirky speedsterAccelerated by Siemens, Hackrod will create the world’s first car designed in virtual reality, engineered with AI and 3D printed, full size, in structural alloy. The ‘La Bandita’ speedster is intended to serve as proof of concept for an entirely new industrial desig
Number of Hardware4
SIMATIC S7-300
SIMATIC S7-300
The SIMATIC S7-300 universal Controllers saves on installation space and features a modular design. A wide range of modules can be used to expand the system centrally or to create decentralized structures according to the task at hand, and facilitates a cost-effective stock of spare parts. SIMATIC is known for continuity and quality.
SIMATIC S7-1200
SIMATIC S7-1200
The new modular SIMATIC S7-1200 controller is at the core of our new offering for simple but highly precise automation tasks. The SIMATIC S7-1200 controller is modular and compact, versatile, a secure investment, and is perfectly suited to a whole range of applications.The S7-1200 CPUs with Safety Integrated handle both standard and safety-related tasks. A compact design with integrated IO, communi-cation interfaces that meet the highest industry requirements and a range of powerful integrated technological functions make this controller an integral part of a comprehensive automation solution.
SINEMA Server
SINEMA Server
The software SINEMA Server V13 was specially developed for industrial applications. It is possible to analyze and observe networks completely by using SNMP for all network components and evaluating SIMATIC and PROFINET assemblies in an automation environment. Collected data is saved in a long-term archive so that it can be evaluated and displayed as required. The determined network diagnosis may additionally be seamlessly integrated via OPC and web mechanisms into HMI/SCADA systems (e.g. WinCC, PCS7).
Number of Software5
Teamcenter
Teamcenter
Teamcenter provides cross-domain design data management through integrations with the MCAD, ECAD, software development, and simulation tools and processes your design teams use every day. You can manage, find, share and re-use multi-domain data across geographically distributed design centers through a single, secure source of product design and simulation data. You can understand the complex relationships and dependencies between requirements and all the subsystems and design domains across all the possible configurations of the product, even as changes are introduced. You can also create assemblies from parts generated by multiple suppliers that involve complex interactions of subsystems, then prepare and validate the readiness of the design and bill of materials for fabrication, assembly and test.By integrating your current multi-domain design tools with Teamcenter, you can transform otherwise disconnected tools and processes into a single, cross-domain design data management environment that enables you to lower costs, improve quality, and increase design productivity.
CAD software NX
CAD software NX
NX for Design is an integrated product design solution that streamlines and accelerates the product development process for engineers who need to deliver innovative products in a collaborative environment.
Siemens S7-1200
Siemens S7-1200
SIMATIC S7-1200 basic controllers impress with their comprehensive range of technological functions and integrated IOs as well their particularly compact space-efficient design. They are the intelligent choice for all everyday automation tasks with a small project scope. The S7-1200 CPUs with Safety Integrated handle standard and safety-related tasks – without additional hardware. You save on wiring workload and are much more flexible in adapting safety circuits and managing operating modes. Thanks to standardized telecontrol protocols, you can connect SIMATIC S7-1200 controllers directly to your control center without programming being required.
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Digital Factory (Siemens)
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Number of Partners6
IBM
IBM
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