Siemens Extends Digital Enterprise Offering
By expanding its Digital Enterprise portfolio and integrating future technologies, Siemens is driving forward the digital transformation of the discrete and process industries.
"An ever-increasing number of industrial enterprises, particularly SMEs, are well on the way towards Industrie 4.0, and are already improving their competitive standing with digital solutions," explained Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Management Board of Siemens. "This applies to all sectors of industry with rapidly changing market demands in which products have to be manufactured ever more quickly, flexibly and in diminishing quantities. With the further integration of technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and edge computing into our portfolio, we're paving the way for the future of industry."
Industrial Edge is a concept devised by Siemens for the discrete and process industries to enable data processing on the machine level as the optimal complement to cloud computing with the open IoT operating system MindSphere. Users benefit from the integration and flexibility the system allows for the analysis of data either on the field level or in the cloud, depending on requirements.
New solutions include the Sinamics G120X converter series, which has been optimized for pump and fan applications in the infrastructure industry. There are also three new application packages for MindSphere: Connect & Monitor, Analyze & Predict, Digitalize & Transform, all including comprehensive advisory services. Siemens has joined forces with Aruba in a strategic partnership for integrated networks. On the basis of their complementary product portfolios, they will be providing support to customers in the implementation of integrated communication networks, all the way from factory floors to corporate offices.