Successfully and efficiently producing edible oil

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How digitalization can boost competitiveness over the long term

Due to low margins, companies in the edible oil industry are looking for new solutions to increase the efficiency of production. Digitalization offers suitable answers: Simulation can save valuable time during commissioning. The analysis of operating and process data helps to optimize processes, plan maintenance measures, and make sound business decisions. Higher yields, improved energy efficiency, and the more frugal use of resources all help to reduce overall operating costs over the long term.

Digital Twin

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.

Digitalization

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.

 

Digital Enterprise

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.

Digital Enterprise

The comprehensive approach to optimize the entire value chain

The Digital Enterprise enables manufacturing companies to streamline and digitalize their entire business process, seamlessly integrating suppliers into the mix. They can begin at any point of their value chain, from product design to service, and can extend digitalization gradually, depending on their current needs.

The production process in detail

 

Process and quality parameters have to be continuously monitored in order to reliably produce high-quality edible oil. The formula and the manufacturing process are often complex. Our R&D Suite as well as a formula database support the tests and quality controls. Parallel to this, NX can be used to design the packaging. Virtual simulations ensure that the result looks good and can also be produced at a lower cost.

 

The second phase begins with digital production planning based on our integrated COMOS engineering tool. All the engineering data is consistently available on a central platform throughout the lifecycle of the plant. Plant components are then tested and further optimized using our Tecnomatix Plant Design software to maximize throughput and availability.

 

SIMATIC PCS7 and the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) can quickly, flexibly and efficiently handle the mechanical, electrical and automation design. Integrated workflows increase the engineering efficiency for the production process as well as for filling and packaging.

 

The production phase is the longest phase in the entire lifecycle of a plant. Most of the data is generated during this stage. This information is needed to ensure that the plant is always operated in the optimal range and to make the best business decisions. This requires the complete transparency and availability of this data across all corporate hierarchies. SIMATIC IT acts as a bridge to the actual production process, which is optimized continuously. This provides for the consistent exchange of data between the ERP system and production.

 

Specific apps based on MindSphere, the cloud-based open IoT operating system, can help to continuously improve production. This facilitates entirely new possibilities, such as predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance concepts that offer real added value through greater plant availability.