Siemens Line Integration concept

by Siemens AG, Digital Industries

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Key Facts

  • Less downtime and less wear and tear
  • More output and less scrap
  • The ability to continually increase production efficiency

Categories

  • Machinery and installations for beer production
  • IT solutions
  • Process automation, control and control systems
  • Filling and packaging systems for beverage containers

Key Facts

  • Less downtime and less wear and tear
  • More output and less scrap
  • The ability to continually increase production efficiency

Categories

  • Machinery and installations for beer production
  • IT solutions
  • Process automation, control and control systems
  • Filling and packaging systems for beverage containers
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Line integration increases efficiency
In today’s challenging environment, integration of production and packaging lines is the key to increase productivity. Many existing production and packaging lines consist of stand-alone machines, which are coupled pure mechanically by conveyor belts and sensors. This lack of integration creates unnecessary downtimes, complicates efficient diagnostics and reduces the efficiency of the line. This explains why there is a great demand for integration concepts that do not interfere with the internal automation of the individual machines but still allow comprehensive line integration on the basis of standardized data interfaces and network connections. The Line Integration Concept developed by Siemens supports a standardized approach to make all relevant processes within the lines visible on a central Line Monitoring System. It includes extended diagnostic tools that enable the precise identification of downtimes and allow the calculation of KPIs for the entire production or packaging line. Finally, it orchestrates effective line control to guarantee a harmonious flow of products and minimize the critical ramp-up and ramp-down sequences. The definition of clear standards for a machine level data interface and network architecture, ensures that new and existing machines or lines can be added with minimal effort and that a production or packaging line can easily be integrated into the network of the entire plant. The ability to integrate with a Manufacturing Execution System (MES) enables the combination of data from line level with other information – for example, product ID, order ID and batch ID – to enable more meaningful, complete, and detailed data analysis and visualization.

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