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Experience Industrie 4.0 in practice

Digital Enterprise – Implement now!

The digital transformation of the producing economy is gaining momentum. Companies from a wide variety of industries are already unlocking this potential – they are using end-to-end digitalization to create a lasting competitive edge by reducing the time to market and increasing flexibility, efficiency, and quality. It enables new opportunities for value creation, innovative business models, and trendsetting forms of cooperation.


The technical prerequisites for the implementation of Industrie 4.0 are readily available with the Siemens Digital Enterprise: the connection of the virtual and the real world of production along the entire value chain based on profound industry knowledge and unique expertise in the fields of electrification, automation, and digitalization. Now is the time to take advantage of these opportunities and pave the way into a successful future.


Here a quick wrap-up of our highlights at Hannover Messe. And: stay tuned for 2019.


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Highlight Showcases

Bringing the Digital Twins to life.

The Digital Twin helps the aerospace industry soar

To cope with the high demand, the aerospace industry must increase its productivity by using higher levels of automation as well as end-to-end integration of digital tools and workflows.

Increasingly versatile model variations can be built efficiently in small quantities thanks to greater flexibility.


With the Digital Enterprise Suite – our unique solutions portfolio for the manufacturing industry – and the most comprehensive Digital Twin, this is already possible today for companies of all sizes.


More about digitalization in aerospace industry

Digital Twins in the chemical industry

Shorter times to market, higher data quality and plant transparency, real-time documentation updates: Thanks to end-to-end digitalization, companies in the process industry can sustainably increase their efficiency and productivity in the engineering phase as well as during operation.


We offer the necessary solution portfolio of integrated hardware and software. We demonstrate this using the chemical industry as an example, which benefits from features such as modular plant engineering and paperless manufacturing.


Read more: portal chemical industry

Open Space Challenge

MindSphere Lounge

Explore more about our MindSphere Lounge!


MindSphere brings together industry and IoT solutions – With our latest release MindSphere 3.0, new functionalities and services offer various possibilities for your business along with new tools for developers.

Take an in-depth look at new applications while focusing on the connectivity and analytic capabilities of MindSphere and explore innovative showcases of our partners and customers in the fields of energy for industry, automotive, food and beverage, aerospace, chemicals, oil and gas, and the fiber industry,

Read more about MindSphere

Digital Twins builds cars – regardless of the drive concept

Momentum is continuing to grow in the automotive industry. Manufacturers have to efficiently manage the growing demand for electric vehicles as well as for cars with increasingly individual design options that still use conventional drives.

This is made possible by a unique portfolio consisting of our worldwide leading automation solutions and our Digital Enterprise Suite, our innovative software offering for the digital transformation.


We will demonstrate this at Hannover Messe 2018 using specific examples.


More about digitalization in automotive industry

When Digital Twins brew beer

Big brewing companies and small craft beer breweries always need to deliver the highest quality, regardless of how complex the brewing process might be.

It’s a good thing that there are Digital Twins that can be used to realistically simulate all the processes – from the recipe to filling – true to detail, in a completely digital environment.


This enables breweries of all sizes to test and optimize their processes without risk until they are able to produce the actual beverage efficiently, flexibly, and with the highest quality.


More about brewery solutions

Digital Twins reduce time to market

The short lifecycles of electronic products also lead to production cycles that are very short. Meeting the tight scheduling demands of electronics companies is forcing manufacturers and machine builders to shorten the commissioning phases of new machinery and production lines.


We're showcasing how machine builders and manufacturers can dramatically cut commissioning times by using our automation and digitalization solutions. Production can thus begin sooner and the time to market can be reduced.


Go to machinery & plant construction

Digital twins help to industrialize additive manufacturing

When used in industry, additive manufacturing must meet stringent requirements governing quality, stability, reproducibility, precision, and safety. At the Hannover Messe 2018, we're demonstrating that this is already possible today.


Siemens is the only provider capable of seamlessly integrating additive manufacturing across the entire value chain, from design to services. We thereby enable our customers to fabricate products faster and at lower cost, and to develop innovative designs.


More about additive manufacturing

A Digital Twin accelerates the development process of machine tools

Machine operators want greater transparency in production processes, integrated data management, and networked machines. More efficient development, maximum production quality, and significant productivity increases are among the benefits offered by consistent digitalization along the entire value chain.


With our CNC Shopfloor Management Software, which offers digitalization solutions for the manufacture and operation of machine tools, our customers are already optimizing their entire production process.


Digitalization of machine tools

Greater transparency for sustainable and flexible paper production

The fiber industry is undergoing a fundamental change, moving toward new products and new resources. The demand for sustainable packaging and personal hygiene products is growing while, at the same time, more and more companies are relying on the integration of renewable energy sources and biomass materials instead of on petrochemicals.


We will show how well the production of new fiber products from renewable resources can already be optimized using our SIPAPER portfolio of hardware and software.


Read more in the fiber portal

Digital Twins support oil and gas production

The oil and gas industry is looking for new solutions to improve its performance and efficiency and thereby reduce production costs. Digitalization provides the answers – with the help of data-driven solutions that make it possible, for example, to access the facility from virtually anywhere in the world, that offer decision-making assistance for operators during the process, and that even intelligently support the use of assets.


We offer the comprehensive digitalization portfolio necessary to make this possible.


More about oil & gas digitalization

Digital Twins pave the way for greater energy transparency

The digitalization of industry is inconceivable without a reliable power supply. We will present the benefits offered by the seamless interaction of reliable and safe power supply solutions, communications-capable measuring devices, and sophisticated analysis methods.


This approach creates the energy transparency required for optimal energy management, which is an increasingly important factor for competitiveness.


Reference: Saving energy with big data

Exhibits in Details

Highlight products and technologies


With SIDRIVE IQ our customers get not only a digital platform for improving productivity by optimizing maintenance activities but also enhanced value in reliability and serviceability.



Digital Consulting

Digitalization changes everything!

We advise our customers in their Digital Transformation by

  • providing a holistic digital roadmap
  • providing unique services
  • enabling them to stay competitive and reach the next level of productivity.


Digital Consulting


Servo drive system SINAMICS S210

The simple, high-performance and safe SINAMICS S210 converter forms a perfectly harmonized servo drive system together with the  SIMOTICS S-1FK2 motor and the optimized OCC (one-cable connection) technology.

Servo drive system SINAMICS S210


SINAMICS S120 Booksize Motor Modules type C/D (24/45/60 ampere)

SINAMICS S120 Booksize Motor Modules type C/D: reduced space requirements in the control cabinet thanks to new frame sizes (45A/60A) and new types (24A). Modules with 24A now also available as type C and D.

SINAMICS S120 Booksize Motor Modules type C/D (24/45/60 ampere)


SINAMICS G120 Smart Access Module

With the SINAMICS G120 Smart Access Module, you can connect your mobile devices via Wi-Fi to the SINAMICS G120, G120C and G120P standard converter series for cable-free commissioning, diagnostics and service.

SINAMICS G120 Smart Access Module


SINAMICS V20 – new frame size FSAC 40% smaller

The SINAMICS V20 converter range has been extended to include the new frame size FSAC in the voltage range 200 V to 240 V 1 AC, 1.1 kW to 1.5 kW. Frame size AC is 40% smaller and has an integrated RFI suppression filter, category C1.

SINAMICS V20 – new frame size FSAC 40% smaller



SIMOTICS SD Pro with its unique combination of attributes is rounding off SIMOTICS SD next generation motors. It is applicable for DOL or converter operation up to 690V worldwide without any additional measures in any system configuration.