Simatic IPC227E: New hardware platform for Edge applications

• Secure, future-proof basis for the execution of Industrial Edge applications
• Savings through edge computing in the Siemens Electronics Factory Amberg
• Simple update procedure and software rollouts through secure link to central Edge Management System
• Edge Devices to collect and process large data volumes directly at the machine

t the SPS IPC Drives 2018 in Nuremberg, Siemens will be showcasing a newly developed hardware platform for edge applications as part of its Siemens Industrial Edge concept: The compact Simatic Edge Device works on the basis of the embedded industrial PC Simatic IPC227E and features integrated connectivity to automation on the machine level.

Siemens gains IEC 62443 certification for secure system integration services

• Security documentation in conformity with IEC 62443
• Standardized processes reduce outlay for customers
• Implementation of certified solutions with Simatic PCS 7
• TÜV Süd certified process for system integration and solution project processing in conformity with IEC 62443-2-4 and -3-3

Siemens is the world's first company to gain TÜV SÜD certification for the secure system integration of process automation and drive solutions in compliance with the international IEC 62443-2-4 standards.

Compact Industrial PC Simatic IPC127E connects machines with each other and with the cloud

• Fitted with up to 3 LAN interfaces for high connectivity
• Industrial PC for use as an IoT gateway enables data to be managed directly in the production environment
• Based on Windows or Linux, for networking machinery of different manufacturers and of different technological versions
• Pre-configured versions available from stock

Siemens has expanded its product portfolio of Simatic industrial PCs to include the Simatic IPC127E. The newly developed industrial PC is suitable, for example, for use as a gateway and enables data to be managed directly in the production environment. Whether it is based on Windows or Linux, the Simatic IPC127E makes it possible to network existing systems with machinery of different manufacturers and different technological versions. Thanks to the compact enclosure of just 0.3 liters, it can be integrated with a minimum space requirement in the cabinet or directly at the machine.

Siemens supports OPC Foundation Initiative to extend OPC UA, including TSN down to the field level

• Comprehensive support of the OPC Foundation with Profisafe domain know-how for functional safety communication based on OPC UA
• Active support of OPC UA and Time-Sensitive Networking (TSN) technology
• Commitment to driving OPC UA with TSN forward within the OPC Foundation
• Profinet based on TSN as mainstream solution at the field level

Siemens welcomes the initiative previously published by the OPC Foundation to further enable OPC UA adoption throughout industrial automation by extending standardization and harmonization activities for OPC UA, including TSN-enabled Ethernet networks at the field level. Siemens, as a founding and board member of the OPC Foundation, is a strong supporter of the OPC UA technology and has been active in core standardization working groups for many years.

Siemens extends Digital Enterprise offering with future technologies for Industrie 4.0

• Growing ecosystem surrounding MindSphere
• Integration of artificial intelligence and edge computing into Digital Enterprise portfolio
• Networking concepts from factory floors to corporate offices

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 AG, at the SPS IPC Drives. “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.”

New Sinamics G120X converter series specializing in infrastructure applications

• 0.75 to 630 kW power range allows operation with any motor
• Sinamics G120X is digitalization-ready and can be linked directly to the cloud with Sinamics Connect 300
• Stable running under any network conditions thanks to integrated DC link reactor
• New Sinamics converter family series optimized for pump and fan infrastructure applications

Siemens will be presenting a brand new converter series at this year’s SPS IPC Drives. The converters of the new Sinamics G120X series are especially suited for use in pump and fan applications in industries such as water/wastewater, building technology or also in industrial environments.

Artificial Intelligence for Simatic

• Evaluation of input data such as video, sound or CPU data by means of neural networks
• Efficient implementation of pick-and-place applications or quality checks on the basis of (human) expert knowledge
• Use of machine-learning algorithms in production processes
• New TM NPU module for the S7-1500 and ET 200MP with integral AI-capable chip: Intel Myriad X

Siemens is launching onto the market a new module for the Simatic S7-1500 controller and the ET 200MP I/O system, which has a chip with artificial intelligence (AI) capability: The S7-1500 TM NPU (neural processing unit) is equipped with the Intel Movidius Myriad X Vision processing unit, thus enabling the efficient processing of neural networks. The module gets its function from the provision of a trained neural system on an SD card and is equipped with the USB 3.1 interfaces and a Gigabit Ethernet port.

Sinamics Connect 300 for simple connection of Sinamics LV converters to the IT world

• Analyze MyDrives now available on the latest MindSphere version
• Smart connection panel with LAN link for cloud-based digitalization solutions
• Simple plug-and-play handling, also for use in legacy systems

The new Sinamics Connect 300 from Siemens provides a simple plug-and-play solution for integrating converters of the Sinamics family into the IT world. The new solution is suitable for low-voltage converters and supports cloud-based digitalization solutions. MindSphere applications such as Analyze MyDrives can now be used directly via Sinamics Connect 300.

Siemens extends its positioner portfolio with Sipart PS100

• Sipart PS100 for fast, easy commissioning
• Siemens valve monitoring app with extensive control and analysis options
• Sipart PS2 positioner with improved diagnostics functions

With the Sipart PS100, Siemens is presenting a new positioner that is impressively easy to commission and highly robust. The Sipart PS100 can be initialized quickly at the touch of a button, automatically adjusting itself to the attached valve. If required, it is possible to optimize the positioner for a specific application with just one further touch of a button. Just as some cameras feature portrait, sport or night mode, the positioner can be set to different modes for precise and fast adjustment, open/close operation and other applications. These functionalities save time, cut the costs of commissioning, and increase the return on investment.

Siemens extends RFID portfolio with compact reader for space-saving uses

• "UHF for Industry" algorithms secure operation in environments with poor radio signals
• New Simatic RF615R UHF reader with particularly compact design
• Connection to cloud environments via OPC UA interface and industrial IoT gateway

Siemens is extending its range of Simatic RF600 ultra-high frequency (UHF) devices to include a new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) reader. The Simatic RF615R comes with a particularly compact design (133 x 155 x 45 millimeters), an internal, circularly polarized antenna and an additional external antenna connection.