The main topics discussed were the presentations of current business cases, new products for intelligent manufacturing as well as the future of industry with the Siemens Xcelerator. In the run-up to the press conference, Siemens offered an exclusive, guided tour of the Siemens booth.
"With Totally Integrated Automation, we started 25 years ago integrating the OT world and opening it up to IT applications. Siemens Xcelerator further accelerates IT/OT integration, making it the next big vision for industrial transformation. We're bringing IT and OT together more seamlessly than any other company, making industrial processes simple, open, flexible, and sustainable," said Rainer Brehm, CEO Factory Automation of the Siemens AG at the press conference on SPS 2022.
Siemens Xcelerator - what is it about?
With Siemens Xcelerator, the company provides a new digital business platform. This enables customers of all sizes in the fields of industry, buildings, grids, and mobility to accelerate their digital transformation and increase value creation. The new business platform is characterized by simplicity, flexibility, and openness. Everything is geared to the overarching goal of making the digital transformation of companies easier, faster, and scalable. In this context, Siemens Xcelerator consists of three pillars:
Portfolio: the new platform offers a curated, modular portfolio of software and IOT-enabled hardware built on standard application programming interfaces and including a variety of services from Siemens and certified third parties.
Ecosystem: Siemens offers a growing ecosystem of partners.
Marketplace: this facilitates interactions and transactions between customers, partners, and developers.
Sustainability in Industry
Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in industry. At SPS, Siemens showed how companies are implementing their sustainability goals while remaining profitable.
With SiGREEN Siemens offers companies the basis for targeted emission management and so the opportunity to effectively pursue their decarbonization goals on the product level. SiGREEN thus provides an answer to the increasing demand for transparency regarding the products’ carbon footprint (PCF).
Electric motors are responsible for over 70% of industrial energy demand. Siemens is aware of this issue. With energy-efficient drive systems, energy savings of up to 60 % can be achieved in the overall system.