Apr. 29 2020

Achema Halle 11, Stand C3 Siemens presents new software for locating system

•  New “Location Intelligence” software expands Simatic RTLS locating platform to include digital twin of performance

•  Visualized real-time analyses create potential for optimization and facilitate rapid decision-making

•  Provides customers with overview of material flow and order information

Siemens introduces new “Location Intelligence” software, which expands the Simatic RTLS (Real-Time Locating System) locating platform to include the digital twin of performance. The web-based software analyzes and visualizes dynamic data, processes events, and can be addressed directly from local ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or MES (Manufacturing Execution System) systems. The intelligence acquired based on position data provides the user with a comprehensive overview of material flow, order information or possible problem areas.

The transponder ID is linked to the existing order data. Depending on the process step and order status, order information can then be displayed on the Simatic RTLS ePaper transponders, providing a paperless solution. Location Intelligence also offers users the opportunity to track individual workpieces or the entire order in real time. When the order ID is entered, the real-time positions of linked transponders are shown on the customer’s digital card.

The transparency achieved by this technology enables the individual optimization of production and logistics processes. The key to this is virtually defined areas known as geofences. They can be created in the software using drag & drop, and are used to detect entry into and exit from defined areas. The associated entry and exit events can be statistically evaluated, visualized or linked to additional actions.

In addition, the combination of location and business information leads to transparent processes: searches are reduced to a minimum because the positions of all relevant objects on various terminals are visualized in real time. Bottlenecks or deviations from the production schedule can be avoided easily using geofences. At the same time, previously untapped potential for optimization in the factory can be identified through these real-time analyses and rapid decision-making is supported.

Siemens Digital Industries (DI)

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 75,000 employees internationally.

Siemens AG

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT.In fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, Siemens generated revenue of €86.8 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2019, the company had around 385,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

For further information please contact:

Siemens AG
Katharina Zoefeld
+49 172 5876725
katharina.zoefeld@siemens.com