In a highly competitive market such as that of the food industry, it is crucial to be able to optimise the supply chain of your plants. To do this, companies in the food & beverage sector must maximise the efficiency and flexibility of their production lines, reduce time to market as much as possible and guarantee the highest level of quality of their products.
This is the only way to satisfy the final consumer and maintain a high level of competitiveness on the market.
In this scenario, the advent of digitalization offers companies in the sector a unique opportunity to review their processes, technological standards and investments and adapt quickly to market demands. Siemens, the world leader in automation in the manufacturing and process industries, is also a pioneer in the field of digitization.
Siemens combines its integrated automation portfolio (from PLC, HMI, SCADA, drives, motors, electromechanics, etc.) with its technological innovations to support the digital transformation of companies along the entire production chain.
Starting from the design and simulation possibilities made available by the software portfolio.
Thanks to the Digital Twin concept, Siemens is able to offer unique solutions to simulate any aspect of a product’s life cycle: from the product itself, its package and label, to the simulation of the entire production line and individual machines.
Thanks to these solutions it is possible to develop the control software of a machine without necessarily having to have the real machine available (Virtual Commissioning), as well as it is possible to analyze how the productivity of a line or a plant can vary by changing the layout (Plant Simulation).
Up to the service and data analysis activities, through the continuous monitoring of the supply chain.
Thanks to MindSphere, the open cloud-based operating system for IoT, Siemens offers the possibility to collect any type of information on its production and analyze it through Apps developed to obtain and monitor the main KPIs of the production, do predictive maintenance, create customized reports or simply store data.
All of this, and more, makes Siemens a technology partner of excellence for tackling the path to digitization, supporting food companies throughout the lifecycle of a product, from its conception until it arrives on the shelf of a supermarket or even on our table