Combining Siemens mining expertise with leading Digital technologies at Electra Mining 2018

Ralf Leinen Siemens Vice President of DF & PD

12th September 2018


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Participating in the biggest Mining and Industrial tradeshow in Africa, Siemens will be presenting its Digital Mining solutions at Electra Mining 2018.   As a leading provider of efficient, sustainable and class leading equipment to mining companies in Africa, the company offers solutions tailored to the region’s needs.

Siemens is a trusted mining partner, with solutions that help customers to meet their challenges and enabling them to set new benchmarks within the industry.

Siemens offers well-proven elements from other industries for the specific challenges of the mining industry with three differentiating solutions:

  • End-to-end process automation and instrumentation;
  • Our engineering and application software COMOS for completely digitalized production
  • A software platform called XHQ that collects data from a number of sources to give decision makers and management a real-time condensed overview of all information so they can make the best decisions possible.

Some of the highlights at the booth:

  • Process Automation – Discover how our engineering and plant management software COMOS enables the complete planning of all major disciplines of a plant.
  • Virtual Reality - Experience COMOS Walkinside where complete plant data can be visualized in 3D, offering the possibility of a virtual tour through the plant.
  • Learn how our Operations Intelligence Software XHQ collects and aggregates all relevant plant-, process and business data in real time, to enable fast decisions based on facts and figures.
  • The TIA Portal Cloud Connector - TIA Portal Cloud Connector serves as a communication tunnel and enables central management of engineering software
  • Design thinking and Product technology workshops
  • Mindsphere - Siemens’ cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens that connects products, plants, systems, and machines, enabling customers to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) with advanced analytics.

Technologies are available today to help mining companies increase digitalization and at the same time tackle the woes plaguing the industry. Digitalization brings together, every idea, every process, every machine (or entire plant), every stakeholder, every eventuality and everything you do to ultimately form a unified Digital Enterprise.

“With our integrated approach, solutions for the digitalization of plants and processes, and profound industry expertise, we can help improve overall plant performance and secure long-term competitiveness,” says Ralf Leinen, Vice President for Siemens Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives, Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa. This includes connecting the virtual world with the real world addressing core elements such as plant life cycle management, plant design and engineering, process simulation and digital twins, virtual commissioning, automation and operations, maintenance and services, and finally closing the loop by feeding data analytics back into the plant model for continuous improvement.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide.

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