Reducing cycle times, increasing flexibility, enabling individualized mass production, and minimizing the consumption of energy and resources – these are the challenges manufacturing companies face today. To remain competitive, they need to improve their entire value chain, from design and production planning to engineering and services. This also means that in order to make the right decisions early, a vast quantity of captured data (“Big Data”) must be analyzed, and it must be determined which of all these data are truly necessary.
MindSphere – Siemens Cloud for Industry brings real production into the virtual world. First, all company data defined by the customer are collected and transmitted to MindSphere at determined time intervals. Then the data are analyzed, and those that are relevant for optimization are made available. These Smart Data make it possible to increase production efficiency and tap the full potential of the plant.