The hottest way of Siemens' smart industry

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Siemens' road to smart industry

since the first computer was developed in the United States in 1945, it has become the development direction to replace the human brain with computers, and thus produced the fourth industrial revolution. The previous three industrial revolutions were driven by the invention of mechanical power, electricity and atomic energy represented by the steam engine. This industrial revolution not only enables the machinery made by human beings to generate powerful power, but also enables human thinking to transcend limitations with the help of machines. It is a performance index. Up to now, this product called computer has been widely used in all aspects of human production and life. This new industrial era, we call it the "information age", because information technology has become the main driving force of economic development

Liu Cixin in his science fiction "three bodies" has such a point of view that the development stages of human civilization evolve in an accelerated manner. It took human beings millions of years from standing upright to establishing a simple civilized society; It took thousands of years to evolve from agricultural civilization to industrial civilization, while it took only 200 years to evolve from industrial civilization to atomic civilization; From the atomic civilization to the current information age, just a flick of the finger, the world has changed. How long can this acceleration of evolution last? Will human science and technology double innovation at a faster speed? Neither scientists nor science fiction writers have been able to give a definite answer. They just have a pessimistic attitude towards the future of our civilization to varying degrees - human beings invented computers, and finally, in the process of pursuing the simulation of human thinking, intelligence and even emotion, human beings and the mechanical intelligence created by themselves fell into an unprecedented war, And ultimately defeated...

when will this war break out? In the beginning of Spielberg's film "artificial intelligence", when the glaciers in the southern Arctic melt and drown most of the earth's surface, scientists say that a long time ago, humans made a computer and played chess with it, and his audience burst into laughter. However, if the theory of acceleration of human civilization is true, this war may not be too far away from us. Although only half a century has passed since the invention of computer, intelligence has spread throughout all corners of our lives


informatization is the strategic policy for China's industrial development. From the 14th to the 15th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, it was proposed to promote the informatization of the national economy, the 16th National Congress proposed the development strategy of using informatization to drive industrialization and industrialization to promote informatization, and the 17th National Congress further proposed to vigorously promote the integration of informatization and industrialization

the integration of informatization and industrialization has two meanings: first, informatization of production process, with intelligent control and management means, to achieve the purpose of improving efficiency and energy conservation and emission reduction; The second is the intellectualization of production products. Obviously, in the process of enterprise modernization, the realization of intelligence is a very important way and direction, because intelligence will bring significant economic and social benefits to people

in 2007, Siemens acquired UGS, a product lifecycle management (PLM) software and service provider. This little-known acquisition is very important for Siemens, because this acquisition makes Siemens a provider that can provide end-to-end software and hardware combinations for the manufacturing industry. The system it provides, It can be used in all processes involved in developing a product - from technical design to production planning and operation simulation, providing an integrated and collaborative environment for the whole life cycle of the product

if you visit several Siemens factories near Nuremberg, Germany, you will find that the number of on-site workers in the plant is very small, and almost all of them realize automatic control. "Produce products with our own products" is what Siemens employees are most proud of for the intelligent production of enterprises. Visitors are often amazed by the large logistics system of the factory. All the components supply is composed of a highly automated three-dimensional warehouse and a whole process logistics conveyor belt. All the staff need to do is input the supply request of components on their computer terminal


we can see a larger intelligent transmission system in Beijing, which can be felt by anyone who comes to Beijing by plane from other places. Mr. jeffmartin, project director of the Airport Logistics Department of Siemens industrial solutions and services group, said: "it is no exaggeration to say that the baggage handling system of the T3 terminal of the capital airport is more like an engineering miracle than the building itself. It is definitely one of the most cutting-edge baggage transportation systems in the world."

there is no exaggeration in his words. In Europe, the largest baggage handling system in a single terminal is the T5 terminal at Heathrow Airport in London, England, which can handle 12000 pieces of baggage per hour, with an annual passenger throughput of 30million people. The performance and requirements are tested according to the requirements of flexible packaging film, but its construction time has also reached an amazing 20 years. When Siemens took over the baggage handling system project of Terminal T3, the scale and efficiency of terminals T1 and T2 could no longer meet the needs of passenger flow in and out of Beijing, nor could they afford the tourists from all over the world who would soon flow into Beijing because of the Olympic Games. Finally, Siemens spent two and a half years to build the world's most advanced airport baggage handling system, which can handle 19200 pieces of baggage per hour, with a passenger throughput of 50million people

this huge baggage handling system is composed of outbound, transit and inbound baggage handling systems, empty bag return system and early baggage storage system. It covers an area of about 120000 square meters, with a total length of about 68km, and a transmission speed of 10 meters/second, covering three buildings T3a, T3B and tunnel. In order to meet the carrying capacity of 124 flights in the peak hours of T3 terminal and the requirements of flight take-off and landing every 30 seconds on average, the baggage system has the capacity to handle 19200 departure baggage per hour, 7500 transfer baggage per hour and 3000 check-in baggage per hour

Siemens said that one of the important reasons why it can build such a system and have the ability to build such a complex and highly intelligent processing system in two and a half years is that it has built a "Siemens airport laboratory" covering an area of 8500 square meters near Nuremberg, which is the first simulated airport in the world that integrates innovation, planning and testing for airport operators and airlines


on October 31, 2006, Siemens China Research Institute was officially established. It plans to invest 800million yuan to expand its R & D activities in Beijing and Shanghai in the next three to five years. The research and development work will mainly focus on interaction design and technology, software and engineering, data network technology, wireless access technology and solutions, automation and emerging technologies, as well as some development projects under discussion, such as hybrid electric vehicles, intelligent traffic management and organic light-emitting diodes

since 1872, when we provided pointer telegraphs to China and received the first order in China, the Chinese market has obviously occupied an increasingly important position in Siemens' global strategy. Under the leadership of Xu Yading, the president of Siemens Research Institute, who has worked at Siemens for more than 20 years, the research and innovation of Siemens Research Institute in China is trying to find the 20% Chinese characteristics. In Xu Yading's eyes, this 20% difference is likely to help China achieve leapfrog growth and become the mainstream of the world in the future

more than 100 years after Mr. Siemens invented the generator, the company has formed three business pillars focusing on energy environment, infrastructure, automation and medical treatment. Now Siemens' business focus in China is also based on these three businesses, and we can see that intelligent technology has been infiltrated into many projects. Beixiaohe sewage treatment plant is located in the center of the Asian Games Village in the north of Beijing. Siemens obtained the reconstruction and expansion project of Beixiaohe sewage treatment plant from Beijing Drainage Group in early June 2006. This project is part of the "Green Olympics" project. Siemens provided the most advanced membrane bioreactor technology for Beixiaohe sewage treatment plant. The treated water will eventually provide landscape and greening water for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Siemens' membrane bioreactor technology integrates the innovative bending machine analysis of membrane technology plexiglass materials with traditional sewage treatment technology. The treated sewage will meet high quality standards and be directly used as landscape water. Most importantly, the treated water will not cause any harm to human health. The expansion project has made important contributions to the improvement of the ecological environment in northern Beijing

in terms of medical equipment, Siemens is developing a new type of computed tomography scanner, which is faster than previous similar products, and the amount of radiation required for imaging will be much less. It is reported that this new type of scanner only takes 0.6 seconds to scan the chest, and the scanned patients do not even need to hold their breath as before. "In the past, it took at least 10 minutes from preparation to completion of the scan," Siemens said. 10 minutes in medical treatment, especially first aid, often determines the distance between life and death


although the manufacturing and sales of household appliances are not mentioned in Siemens' three major businesses in China, Siemens' household appliances still play a huge role in brand promotion for Siemens, especially in the intelligent industry. In China, you may not know the intelligent baggage handling system of Terminal T3, and you may not be aware of the application of intelligent technology in the energy and environmental protection industries, but you are unlikely to fail to notice the repeated appearance of Siemens intelligent zero refrigerator on TV, and you are unlikely to ignore the slogan "know the way, use the magic" that you can hear many times in a night

as the best footnote to this advertisement, it may be Siemens' headquarters building in Beijing Wangjing area, which is known as Beijing's first green intelligent building with a total investment of 100million euros. In this 17500 square meter headquarters building and two five story buildings with two courtyards, Siemens uses all the technologies and products of the existing company, including a full range of energy-saving measures, such as heat recovery, free cooling and cold beam technology

the whole building is controlled by the automation and energy management system manufactured by Siemens, which realizes the integrated control of transformers and distribution equipment, building control and lighting systems, security systems, data systems, networks and systems. The most sci-fi technology is that under the curved glass curtain wall of the building, there are external light source sensors, which can sense the solar radiation intensity through the climate center on the roof to control the rise and fall of the curtain; In this building, people can't find the power switch, and the lighting is automatically turned on by remote-control infrared sensing of the heat emitted by the human body

of course, these devices are not just showing off. In fact, their adoption has reduced the energy consumption of Siemens center by 28% compared with buildings of the same size without energy-saving measures, and will eventually save 21% of operating costs, thus realizing economic benefits. So this building is not

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