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Plant-wide automation: integrated from A to Z – from planning to operation

Whether you want to expand, optimize or modernize your production processes: As your partner, we can offer you everything for plant-wide automation – and for increasing your competitiveness over the long term. Drawing on many years of industry know-how and expertise, our portfolio bridges the gap between virtual planning and real production. It covers the full range of drive and automation applications, at all phases of the value chain: from production planning to plant engineering, actual production as well as service. From receiving the raw materials to delivering the final product. From the shop floor to the management level.

Highlights of our concept for plant-wide automation

  • ERP connectivity – the systematic interconnection of the automation level with the management level

  • Line monitoring system (LMS) – automatic real-time acquisition and analysis of production-relevant data for continuous optimization of plant performance

  • Line visualization (HMI) – fast overview of operation-relevant data using preconfigured templates

  • Line control unit (LCU) – ensures optimal line utilization by coordinating the speeds of all machines

  • Plant data interface – fast, standardized integration of machines

Totally Integrated Automation

Forming the core of our food and beverage industry offer and the basis for plant-wide automation is Totally Integrated Automation. The open system architecture covers the complete production process and comprises a range of optimally coordinated system components designed to reliably fulfill industrial tasks – through their highly efficient interoperability. The reason for this can be found in the characteristics they share: consistent data management, global standards, and uniform hardware and software interfaces. The key resulting advantages – first and foremost, minimized engineering time. Which in turn reduces time-to-market while increasing flexibility.

Clear added value ...

Our approach to plant-wide automation covers all project phases and offers numerous advantages – for all parties involved in a plant project, and for all disciplines.

... for machine building

Our standardized data blocks, connecting points and user interfaces help to clearly speed up your engineering – while, at the same time, reducing the risk for errors.

... for system integration

The systematic standardization of all project steps helps you achieve punctual, cost-optimized project management and to speed up the commissioning phase

... for plant operation

The operating personnel has access to all operation-relevant data at all times, which are automatically collected and visualized. As a result, production and quality standards are easier to meet. Line supervisors and maintenance personnel benefit from the improved transparency provided by precise data analysis and efficient reporting. And top-level management can act with increased decision-making confidence with respect to investments and continuous production optimization.