Articles Including: SIEMENS

GW57
Making potentials visible
Glass Worldwide Issue 57
Bernhard Saftig discusses how plant-wide automation can ensure sustainable success over the entire lifecycle of a glass production facility, including planning and services.
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GW58
Stepping up a gear
Glass Worldwide Issue 58
Fuyao Group is China's largest manufacturer of automotive glass and in a response to growing demand, the company is currently expanding its global production capacities. Bernhard Saftig explains.
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GW58
Taking a fresh look at energy
Glass Worldwide Issue 58
Energy is estimated to account for 35% of a glass manufacturer’s variable costs. Therefore, it is clear that energy consumption and management is set to be a critical business issue for the sector going forward. Steve Martin reports.
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GW59
Perfectly in line
Glass Worldwide Issue 59
In co-operation with its strategic partner Interpane E&B, AGC Glass Europe has commissioned a plant at Klin, Russia, for coating energy-efficient flat glass. Bernhard Saftig describes the project.
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GW60
Data is the latest currency
Glass Worldwide Issue 60
According to Steve Martin, it is time for glass manufacturers to realise the true potential of industrial data platforms to drive efficiencies, optimise plant performance, reduce operating costs and inform long-term investment strategies, as global competition in the sector intensifies.
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GW60
Float glass production solutions for Dagestan project
Glass Worldwide Issue 60
Germany's HORN Glass was responsible as general contractor for planning, manufacturing and commissioning an entire float glass production line at Caspian Flat Glass in Dagestan. Siemens' solutions were put to use for the process control system, network technology and power distribution, as Bernhard Saftig explains.
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GW61
Looking to the future now
Glass Worldwide Issue 59
Under the leadership of British Glass, the UK glass sector is making a determined effort to confront current skills, training and global challenges to secure a prosperous, viable and competitive future. Working in partnership with the technical vision and financial support of Siemens, British Glass is embarking on a game-changing growth strategy for the sector, exemplified through the creation of what will be an inspirational UK Glass Innovation Centre, based in Sheffield. Steve Martin looks at some of the far-reaching steps being taken to secure the glass sector’s future.
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GW62
Industry 4.0, the Productivity Plan and the future
Glass Worldwide Issue 62
Steve Martin considers Industry 4.0, the recently published Productivity Plan and the future of the UK glass sector.
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GW62
Energy efficiency, process safety and transparency assured
Glass Worldwide Issue 62
The glass industry demands especially reliable, precise and energy-efficient power controls that not only ensure transparency but maximise process safety, increase productivity and reduce operating costs. Oliver Krapp discusses the integration of Thyro-P digital thyristor power controllers by Advanced Energy into a plant-wide automation solution provided by Siemens. The solution package not only includes the hardware but also design, project planning and commissioning.
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GW63
Two partners, one goal
Glass Worldwide Issue 63
Despite wishing to grow independently, North American system integrator RoviSys still prioritises its close co-operation with Siemens. As a Siemens Solution Partner, RoviSys supplies the glass industry with sophisticated and innovative solutions for process automation, all the way to plant-wide automation. Together, the two companies bolster each other’s strong position in the market, says Oliver Krapp.
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GW64
The investment question
Glass Worldwide Issue 64
Steve Martin looks at the importance of investment to drive growth and maintain competitiveness.
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GW66
Target support for productive outcomes
Glass Worldwide Issue 62
With national productivity performance considered to be critical in driving UK economic growth, Steve Martin shares some of the key points from a recent Siemens consultation that asked manufacturers - including those in the glass sector - what they consider to be the critical areas of focus to support manufacturers. The summarised opinions can be viewed as an essential 'Blueprint for the Future of UK Manufacturing', with a collective manufacturing voice sending a strong message to policy makers.
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GW68
Get ready for the digital revolution
Glass Worldwide Issue 62
According to Steve Martin, glass manufacturers need to ready themselves as the digitalisation of industry gathers pace. Connected, flexible and intelligence-led technology solutions are set to drive marked manufacturing productivity and performance improvements but the glass sector must embrace all that Industry 4.0 entails and take the first strategic steps on a digital journey that can underpin future success.
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GW69
Looking at the bigger picture
Glass Worldwide Issue 64
Bernhard Saftig discusses how process OEMs can successfully meet the challenges of Industrie 4.0, without ignoring traditional customer requirements.
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GW72
Time to supercharge UK manufacturing performance
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
Steve Martin outlines how Siemens is realigning its market proposition towards a service-based offer to help manufacturing customers better meet the challenges of global competition, embrace the benefits of a digitised future, make superior strategic investments and improve cash flow and profits.
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GW74
Digital in moderation
Glass Worldwide Issue 74
A Europe-wide study by German industry association VDMA and McKinsey(1) forecasts that more than 10% of revenue in the mechanical engineering industry alone will be generated using data-based business models by 2020. According to Bernhard Saftig, open standards, powerful communication networks and integrated automation and drive technologies are also of great importance to the glass industry in this regard, as it heads toward Industry 4.0.
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GW75
Delivering greater exibility in process automation
Glass Worldwide Issue 75
According to Manuel Keldenich, every industry sector has its own innovation cycles. Often they are linked to plant life cycles. The fact that plants in the process industries operate 30 years or more does not mean that less progress is made here than in the manufacturing industry. Instead, the change is ongoing, so technologies that combine future security with the protection of investments are clearly advantageous. Siemens AG succeeds at this balancing act with the help of a combination comprising recently developed distributed I/O lines and an update of its control system.
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GW75
Outcomes are the key for business value
Glass Worldwide Issue 75
Steve Martin outlines how Siemens is starting to work with glass manufacturers to tackle two key business challenges: The rising cost of energy consumption and unlocking the value that digitalisation offers to drive productivity enhancements and support improved competitiveness. The answer lies in Siemens delivering business value 'outcomes' that positively impact the bottom line, without the need for companies to make capital expenditure investments today.
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GW76
Masters of glass processing
Glass Worldwide Issue 72
Chinese glass processing specialist NorthGlass can produce very large format bent glass in its tempering furnaces, in world record-breaking dimensions.
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