Siemens to Focus on Digital Drive Train at IMHX

17th September 2019

Logistics BusinessSiemens to Focus on Digital Drive Train at IMHX

At IMHX 2019 Siemens will be highlighting examples from its extensive range of integrated drive solutions that are designed to improve the operational efficiency of intralogistics operations, and crucially, reduce downtime that can be crippling – particularly at peak times.

Visitors can learn about digitalising the drive train – from controlling the machine through to driving the machine – and how this provides readily consumable data on the health of the asset that can be used for predictive maintenance. It is also possible to connect to Siemens’ open IoT operating system, MindSphere, using applications for performance insights and remote monitoring of those assets.

“As soon as Siemens motors and drive components are in a machine and connected to the Programmable Logic Controller (PLC), the data becomes available – either on the human-machine interface (HMI) or via the web. Engineers can then begin to monitor the condition of the machine and identify the hallmarks of potential downtime,” says Siemens’ Head of Intralogistics, Scott Read

Visitors to the company’s stand can also find out how real time locating systems, such as Siemens’ SIMATIC RTLS, are playing an increasingly essential role in the digital infrastructure of modern industrial facilities. Intelligent systems such as mobile robots, self-navigating transport systems and automated handling technology need to know the precise location of the loads they are scheduled to pick or carry and the SIMATIC RTLS is able to locate objects with a level of accuracy that can be measured in centimetres and make the positioning details available to higher-level systems in real time.

In addition to their stand space, Scott Read will be hosting a seminar session within the Centre Stage Theatre on Friday and in the AMHSA Pavilion on Tuesday and Wednesday.