Greater flexibility on the path to more individual products
Digitalization offers new ways to personalize dairy products
The dairy sector is characterized by high cost sensitivity and mass production, while innovative packaging and a growing variety of flavors are increasingly shaping the market. To meet all general and customer requirements, digitalization is providing the dairy industry with new ways to optimize the entire value chain.
Based on our extensive range of products, systems and solutions designed specifically for the dairy industry, both process and discrete workflows can be optimally coordinated. This lowers costs while maximizing quality and increasing flexibility.
The comprehensive Digital Twin in detail
Our holistic approach for creating Digital Twins offers tangible benefits: You can substantially reduce the number of prototypes you need, predict the performance of the production unit and the products themselves, and ensure you produce what your customers expect.
The digital twin is the precise virtual model of a product or a production plant. It displays their development throughout the entire lifecycle and allows operators to predict behavior, optimizing performance, and implement insights from previous design and production experiences.
Our comprehensive concept of the digital twin consists of three forms: the digital twin of the product, the digital twin of production, and the digital twin of the performance of both product and production. Thanks to our comprehensive domain expertise and optimized tools, Siemens is the only company that offers this holistic approach.
There is tremendous value gained from performing "what if" scenarios and predicting future performance with the digital twin. The ultimate goal of the digital twin is in the closed-loop connection between the virtual world of product development and production planning with the physical world of production system and product performance. Through this connection actionable insight is gained from the physical world for informed decisions throughout the lifecycle of products and production operations.
Digital enterprises produce more flexible and with maximum quality
Companies become digital enterprises by integrating and digitalizing the entire value chain. For every step from developing a new product through to continuously optimizing a plant, Siemens provides a coordinated portfolio of hardware and software.
Interactive production process
Our interactive graphics shows clearly the products and solutions that help you to optimize your processes and to meet the diverse requirements of your customers.
The holistic approach to optimize the entire value chain
The production process in detail
Siemens offers the right solution for each step in the production process.
Discover Industry Services for the dairy industry
Siemens offers services that increase the availability and efficiency of dairy & juice plants. Various services improve the system transparency and help to detect defects on electrical and mechanical components before they occur. They help to reduce energy and maintenance costs – you can schedule maintenance at the right time within the production cycle.
See how the dairy industry benefits from our solution portfolio
Many of our products and solutions are already being successfully used in the food and beverage industry. Below is a selection of these applications.
Data as a new ingredient in milkshakes
Introduction of a laboratory information management system (LIMS) via SIMATIC IT Unilab
Automatic data collection for the numerous quality tests
10 to 25 percent less time required for testing with an efficiency increase of more than 15 percent
Fully automated dairy system
SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system supported by a standardized dairy library (Advanced Process Function technology package)
Integration of the entire automation system into the dairy’s control room
Long-term cost savings, since manual intervention was minimized
Transformation from a craft operation to a fully modern cheese factory
High productivity and efficiency through coordinated hardware and software technologies
Continuous data exchange with the controller for access to the latest data – for every employee
Intuitive operation with visualization of all processes on a central HMI panel