Far away are the 60s of the twentieth century when the first systems “SCADA” (“Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition”) were developed, as the genesis of data collection to monitor the performance of the industry, in order to make decisions able of increasing productivity, improving the quality of the products and reducing the TTM.
With the passage of time and the consequent evolution of technology, these systems have gone from being monolithic to using flexible architectures that have allowed them to incorporate greater security and precision, as well as higher levels of customization.
It is a truism to say that currently different software control almost all industrial processes. From the design phases of the product to the distribution of the products. The problem which some companies are found is the way in which the integration of the different IT solutions is managed.
When we talk about industrial computing in each industrial project we can talk about different types of software, design, Erps, management software, office solutions.
The technology that integrates the heart of a company, in which the most important information and daily processes are managed, is organized more and more from a series of programs and increasingly, through online tools and solutions in the cloud with a greater capacity for integration of functionalities and data processing.
For some years now, in the majority of industrial companies, systems have been implemented that can process data from all the processes of the structure of an industrial project. The trend is the development of industrial software tools that complement the management programs. automation and control, design, Erps and CRM Software.
The objective of the latest trends when implementing digital tools has what we can call “smart factories”. When introducing new technologies in production processes, such as 3D manufacturing or artificial vision, although not only that, at present the spearhead of innovation is the tendency to introduce applications that can manage information by integrating different systems of artificial intelligence and virtual simulations almost perfect as is the case of digital twins.
The purpose of integrating different softwares within the industrial sphere is a greater control of production, the reduction of inefficiencies, the improvement of productivity through the optimization of processes favored in part by Allowing companies to digitize and integrate all their industrial value chain. Another aspect to comment on the current industrial software is the amount of industrial applications in the cloud with which the industry counts, these applications integrate many services and processes “ad hoc” with much cheaper costs than a few years ago.
Siemens industrial software
One of the keys to industrial competitiveness in today’s world is the transformation of all phases of the industrial business through digitalization. Industrial Software from Siemens, helps the industry in its digital transformation, Siemens offers software capable of digitizing and integrating its entire industrial value chain through PLM solutions, and MES / MOM solutions that help industrial companies to transform and develop products and innovative services.
The totality of the products and the strategy of industrial digitalization of the German company is integrated within the TIA portal. The platform for digital innovation is the evolution in the integration of industrial software products The innovation platform represents the foundations of the repository of the digital company, built in a work environment that encompasses aspects as important as the industrial IoT, modeling and manufacturing operations, offering coverage through industrial software, among others, to the following industrial applications.
Electrical and electronic design
Simulation and testing
Industrial automation Manufacturing operations
Industrial software and planning, the core of the digital company
Digitization and therefore the development and implementation of customized software solutions, is evolving, creating new models and business opportunities for all sectors of the industry. To survive the disruption, the industry’s popes must rethink every aspect of their business.
Thanks to Siemens industrial software developed and implemented to measure by a Siemens Partner company, the Industry is totally transforming the way of understanding production and industrial processes. We are at a time when industrial software can cover almost all areas of industrial production in a holistic manner, from the design of the product to its release on the market.
With an appropriate strategy of industrial digitalization we can observe increases in productivity, improvement of flexibility, increase in efficiency and reduction of TTM.