Siemens and EDAG cooperate in projects for the industrial application of additive manufacturing

• Improving engineering and production processes

Siemens is intensifying its cooperation with the EDAG Group as a leading global independent engineering company for the automotive industry, in order to further promote industrial applications of additive manufacturing (AM) and to make engineering and production processes more efficient. Based on many years of successful project-specific collaboration in factory and production planning, in the field of engineering the innovative "NextGenerationSpaceframe 2.0" project will be presented at the Hannover Messe from April 1 to 5, 2019 at the Siemens booth (Hall 9, Booth D35) as the clear result of this successful cooperation.

Software update for planning and simulation tool

• Integration into the digital workflow with data exchange via AutomationML
• Configuration option of modular switches
• Import and simulation of existing TIA Portal projects V15.1
• Simulation of broadcast with definition of broadcast limits

Siemens is launching a new version of the software tool for planning and simulating Profinet automation networks on the market. Sinetplan V2.0, the Siemens network planner, supports plant planners, builders and operators of automation systems and Profinet networks already in the planning phase and facilitates the professional and proactive simulation of a plant network. At the Hannover Messe 2019, Siemens is exhibiting the new features with which Sinetplan V2.0 is integrated into the digital planning and engineering workflow.

Web-based control system sets new standards in the process industry

• New development – Simatic PCS neo sets new standards in process automation
• Scalable from small process modules up to the largest process plants in the world
• Consistent object-oriented data management
• Unique, global, web-based collaboration in engineering and operation
• Intuitive usability and a single workbench for all tasks

Siemens sets new standards in process automation and is launching an innovative web-based process control system for all industries at the Hannover Messe. Simatic PCS neo is a brand-new system software, which offers companies in the process industry unique opportunities in the age of digitalization. Main features include global web-based collaboration in engineering and operation and intuitive handling representing all relevant information in a single workbench.

Simit V10.1 – More openness for even more integrated simulation

• Standardized interfaces for more system openness
• Re-use of domain-specific simulation models
• Real-time simulation of systems and machinery

Siemens has extended its Simit simulation platform for virtual commissioning and operator training to include numerous new functions. The additions in Version 10.1 improve the simulation of automation applications through the re-use of various domain-specific simulation models over the entire lifecycle of manufacturing and process systems.

Highest computing and graphic performance for future technologies

• Highest computing and graphic performance through up to two Intel Xeon CPUs and Nvidia Quadro P5000 GPUs
• High degree of expandability through six PCIe slots, six USB interfaces and a serial port
• Platform for artificial intelligence (AI), automatic learning, edge computing and machine vision
• Product designed for industrial environments with full-metal enclosure and high electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)

With the Simatic IPC1047, Siemens is launching an industrial PC platform onto the market which is distinguished by the highest computing and graphic performance. The new device is equipped with the most modern hardware components – two Intel Xeon processors E5 of the v4 series, two GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) Nvidia Quadro P5000 – and comes with a 19" rack design. The IPC in a rugged, full-metal enclosure can handle applications with high performance requirements, such as big data analyses, and thus offers a platform for artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, edge computing, and machine vision.

Simatic PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator V3.0 – for more flexible and integrated plant engineering

• Simatic PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator V3.0 plant and automation engineering software closes the gap between plant engineering and the process control system
• Increased system openness based on GSDML and NE150 standards
• Seamless engineering through the integration of various Simatic components
• More powerful, more open version

Siemens has extended its engineering software for planners and automation engineers, Simatic PCS 7 Plant Automation Accelerator 3.0 (PAA), to include new functions for even more flexible and integrated automation engineering. With this latest software version, Simatic PCS 7 automation projects can be configured even more easily and efficiently.

Save time in engineering with the new Comos Version 10.3

• New engineering portal speeds up plant engineering
• Modular engineering with intelligent templates and central data storage
• Object queries now editable in Comos web application

In the latest version 10.3 of its Comos CAE software solution for the process industry, Siemens is focusing on increasing efficiency in engineering. Using the Comos Engineering Portal included in this version, engineering processes can be significantly shortened. In addition to this, new developments and functional expansions are available for the current version in modular engineering and for mobile applications.

XHQ Operations Intelligence Software V6.0 – improved performance and end-user experience

• Simplified integration of engineering data
• Server virtualization support increases efficiency and performance
• New Edge functionality provides better and more secure access to remote data
• HTML5-based, new web browser client

Siemens launches the new release V 6.0 of their flagship XHQ Operations Intelligence with enhanced performance while increasing the overall usability at the same time. With the new version, users benefit from numerous enhancements such as edge functionality. With an end-to-end secured site integration and light weight installation, this provides easy and secure access to remote/distributed data from all production (operation) and enterprise levels.

Simple machine integration with OPC UA interface

• Data interface according to OMAC PackML
• First implementation of companion specification in a controller

Siemens has succeeded in implementing an OPC UA data interface in a Simatic S7-1500 controller according to a companion specification. The OMAC PackML (Packaging Machine Language) makes it easier for end customers and line integrators to integrate packaging machines and connect them to line or MES systems, thus simplifying the evaluation and control of individual machines.