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Siemens : and Merck drive forward modular production in industry

11/26/2020 | 03:03am EST


Nuremberg, November 26, 2020

Siemens and Merck drive forward modular production in industry

  • Siemens and Merck announce project partnership
  • Cooperation will drive forward modular production (Plug&Produce) based on the MTP and POL standard
  • Quick adaptation to process requirements with little effort
  • A one stop solution with hardware and software components from Siemens

Siemens and science and technology company Merck will work together in future at Merck's headquarters in Darmstadt to develop a technical backbone for the modular production of the future. The aim is to create a production line that flexibly combines various individual process modules and to use Modular Type Packaging (MTP) and Process Orchestration Layer (POL) technology to drastically reduce engineering effort. At the same time, it should be possible to adapt quickly to process requirements. With its integrated product range covering all production levels (field to MES), Siemens is able to provide all the necessary hardware and software components from its own product portfolio.

"We know that new production plants have to be more flexible and more efficient in order to support faster product changes. We are therefore delighted to be partnering with Merck. This will create new opportunities for us to drive forward modular production and to meet growing requirements for chemical and pharmaceutical processes in our joint development work," says Eckard Eberle, CEO of Siemens Process Automation.

"Merck has a global production network, in which we want to roll out this modular technology. In Siemens, we have found a global partner, with which we can implement this. We are pleased to advance digitalization in production in a joint

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collaboration with Siemens," says Hajo Neumann, Executive Vice President and Head of Integrated Supply Chain within Performance Materials at Merck

This collaboration benefits both companies in terms of the integration of technologies as well as expertise and services. External module manufacturers will also benefit from the standardized MTP interface for other end customers." The production plant for the collaboration is implemented using the Siemens Simatic PCS neo control system and the Simatic S7-1500 TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) solution for the individual modules. Simatic PCS neo meets all requirements for orchestration of the plant and desired operation, while the TIA solution ensures the efficient interaction of all automation components. The VDI/VDE/Namur 2658 standard, currently still in development, will also be included.

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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI's unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 76,000 employees internationally.

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focuses on intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems and on automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Siemens brings together the digital and physical worlds to benefit customers and society. Through Mobility, a leading supplier of intelligent mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is helping to shape the world market for passenger and freight services. Via its majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital health services. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power that has been listed on the stock exchange since September 28, 2020. In fiscal 2020, which ended on September 30, 2020, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €57.1 billion and net income of €4.2 billion. As of September 30, 2020, the company had around 293,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com

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