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2018-04-24   14:54:59   INGLÉS
Siemens to bring to Mexico the digital factory of the future

By Carlos Trejo. Envoy

Nuremberg, Apr. 24 (Notimex).- The Siemens Electronics Works Amberg factory - founded in 1989 - is considered the most intelligent in Europe and one of the most modern in the world, a model of what the factories of the future should be like and it can be implemented in countries like Mexico.

This plant manufactures a range of products that includes programmable logic controllers (PLCs) of the Simatic type, explained Christoph Raum, International Operations and Consulting engineer of the Siemens Amberg plant.

He stressed that the operations and digitalization integrated in this plant are world-leading and can reach this level of excellence to other countries outside Europe, such as Mexico.

He specified that Simatic is used to control from cruise systems and industrial manufacturing processes in sectors such as the automotive industry, to the ski chairs for ski tracks.

"At present, more than a thousand variants of products are manufactured in Amberg. They are used to control plants and machinery, as well as to automate complete production facilities, saving time and costs and at the same time improving the quality of the product "informed Christoph Raum.

The production processes in Amberg are also controlled by around a thousand Simatic components.

"Here the production functions are largely automatic, with 75 percent of the value chain handled independently by machines and robots. Within any 24-hour period, the products are ready for shipment to around 60,000 customers worldwide, "said the manager.

Thus, in the operation that takes place during the three shifts, about four billion components are processed each year.

A fully automatic transport system ensures that the material is transported from the storage facility to the machine in just 15 minutes, he said.

Without increasing the scale of the production area (10 thousand square meters) and with almost no change in personnel levels, the factory has increased its production volume 12 times.

Each year, the factory builds around sixteen million Simatic products, which means that one product is shipped every second.

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