Siemens shows ready-to-use digital apps for the metal-forming and additive industries

FABTECH 2019 — Booth A3650


Wednesday, November 13, 2019 1:28 pm EST



Siemens is presenting ready-to-use digital applications for the metal-forming and additive manufacturing industries at FABTECH 2019, enabling companies of all sizes to improve availability, performance and efficiency of their machines. These applications address some of the most pressing challenges these industries are facing such as advanced data analytics of their production in real-time.

Led by a team of digitalization experts, Siemens will demonstrate and discuss the many ways small fabrication shops and global manufacturers can begin or continue their individual digital journey and gain a competitive advantage with the Internet of Things (IoT).

“Whether you’re a small fabrication shop, a global production company, a custom equipment builder or a major machine line supplier, digitalization will decide about your success in the future. You don’t have to invest in a new machine fleet to get ready for the digital age. With our ready-to use MindSphere applications you can instantly reap the benefit of the IoT data for your individual business, no matter what size”, said Siemens digitalization consultant Steve Fruehe.  

MindSphere is the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens that connects products, plants, systems, and machines, enabling users to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT). The MindSphere application Analyze MyPerformance /OEE-Monitor calculates Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), availability, performance and quality control and provides important indicators for developing measures to increase efficiency. Through the automatic recording of data and conditions of assets, as well as through user dialog entered data, the app provides the information required for production optimization.

“Our goal is to maximize the productivity of a machine by highlighting arears of improvement. KPIs directing a company’s operations are nothing new, but the way you get there has changed dramatically”, said Siemens expert Fruehe. “You can establish predictive maintenance schedules and plot the performance of a globally installed base of machines or a series of production lines, for further analysis or even future design modifications.” 

The application Manage MyMachines provides immediate visibility and monitoring of machines across multiple systems and physical locations. This application displays critical machine data, the status of machines and machine history in a transparent way. The use of this information enables increased availability of your machines, reduce downtime and develop new digital offerings and revenue streams.

“Our MindSphere application Manage MyMachines can visualize the status of a single machine in a manufacturing shop or a globally installed base of machines located on factory floors around the world. Comparisons of machine run vs. idle time can be made by the week, the shift, the entire plant or the production monitored in a similar fashion. The machine and alarm monitoring overview enables users to act fast”, Fruehe explains. 

With Manage MyMachines, users can increase the productivity, reliability and availability of their machines on the factory floor.  No matter where they’re located, a machine’s status, its operating mode and program status can be quickly ascertained through this Mindsphere cloud-based application.




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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 75,000 employees internationally.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. For more than 160 years, the company has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2018, Siemens USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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