Dal Motore a Vapore alla Smart Factory

 

Internet of Things e Industria 4.0 sono due termini sempre più utilizzati durante le discussioni, nelle riviste specializzate e anche sulla stampa quotidiana. Nuove parole d'ordine? O una concisa descrizione sul futuro della produzione automatizzata? Qualsiasi cosa si pensi, le due visioni sono molto più vicine alla realizzazione di quanto la gente possa immaginare.



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How to efficiently automate individualization

The ongoing trend for customized products as well as the bold vision of Industry 4.0 requires maximum flexibility from OEMs, while also turning the screw on cost cutting. This balancing act cannot be accomplished manually thus preparing the stage for more automation in engineering.



Spotlight Automated Engineering

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Modular applications and decentralized intelligence

Flexible process concepts can break up and replace the often rigid structures of conventional automation. They shorten product time to market while optimizing efficiency.

 

Get ready to enter the exciting world of automated engineering and download our full article.

Automated engineering with zenon

Lot size 1, decreasing manufacturing costs and ever shorter product cycles. How can the ambitious goals of Industry 4.0 be achieved? COPA-DATA is working on it, with automated engineering. Start video now!

 

Automated engineering with zenon

Developing HMI/SCADA engineering

Automated engineering is nothing new at COPA-DATA, as zenon has supported the technology for more than ten years. During this time, the promising concept has been continually on the rise.

More efficiency, less errors

The demand for individualized production facilities is continually increasing, which results in higher complexity of the software controlling the machines and plants. Integrating upstream engineering systems enables efficient and flexible engineering while at the same time lowering the risk of errors.



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System integrators will also find automated engineering interesting, as they are normally at the receiving end of their customers’ mounting time and cost pressures.

 

In his interview Thomas Punzenberger, COPA-DATA’s CEO, explains the many positive aspects of automated engineering.

The long path to modern automated engineering

The history of automated engineering dates back to the 1940s where it was used for military and space projects. System theories and models were developed as early as the 1950s in order to map out and automate complex industrial processes and infrastructures such as metropolitan areas. It took until the 1990s to come up with a name for this development: systems engineering was born.



Systems Engineering Klaus Mainzer

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An important part of Industry 4.0

Buzzwords such as the internet of things, industrial internet and cyber-physical systems are more than hype and will determine the industry’s future. Today, modern automation faces more complex challenges than ever before, and bringing in automated engineering is one of the main ways to solve this.

 

In his article, Prof. Klaus Mainzer of the Technische Universität München (TUM) takes us on a fascinating journey from the beginnings of automated engineering into its future.

Hitting the market faster with DIMA

International automation technology player WAGO has been working on a concept to efficiently individualize production facilities since 2014. It should enable manufacturers to combine stand-alone production modules to create a flexible overall infrastructure which significantly decreases a product’s time-to-market. DIMA utilizes the paradigm of service-oriented architecture (SOA) and builds on the standardized approach of the NAMUR 1.12 committee.



Project DIMA

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New paths in process automation

COPA-DATA’s zenon software platform contributes to the project. zenon uses standardized descriptions of modular production facilities, called module type packages (MTP), to automatically create each individual process control system.

 

Read our comprehensive report on the DIMA project.

Automate your engineering with zenon

The software lets you experience the advantages of automated engineering in HMI and SCADA projects, providing powerful automation tools such as the zenon Excel macro, the zenon automotive generator (zag) or the project wizard.



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More efficient XML projects

Various applications are available for your day-to-day work. The zenon Editor allows you to work with variables in an easy and clearly laid out way using techniques such as importing/exporting with XML. The integrated PLC system zenon Logic offers even more interesting options to help you handle your projects more efficiently.

 

Efficient engineering with zenon: Read our article and learn how you can automate your engineering.

Automate engineering processes with zenon

Implementing projects in a time and cost-efficient way while minimizing the risk of error is essential in automotive manufacturing. The industry tackles these seemingly contradictory challenges by outsourcing automated engineering processes.



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Data analysis, visualization and more time

AUDI AG has been using the zag for three years. The zenon automotive generator thereby takes over numerous standard processes in automotive manufacturing projects.

 

The wizard shows its strengths especially when controlling the transport of components. PLC data is analyzed and translated into easy-to-understand and clearly laid out visualizations in order to automatically assign the function blocks. This means project engineers can gain time for more challenging tasks.

 

Read our in-depth report on how zag is applied by AUDI AG.

Achieving EAS

Achieving EAS

with zenon EDMS

The Energy Auditing Scheme (EAS) is a compulsory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme which applies to large businesses in Ireland. The Energy Auditing Scheme was established by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) on behalf of the DCENR in response to the requirement for all Member States of the European Union to implement Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive – the directive has been transposed into Irish Law as Statutory Instrument (SI) 426 of 2014, part 3 of which covers energy audits.



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The good news is that…

if you use zenon as an Energy Data Management System (EDMS) to achieve ISO 50001 certified status, this should be sufficient to constitute an EAS Assessment. This is providing the EDMS:

  • has been certified during the compliance period
  • is valid at the compliance date
  • covers all of your company’s energy usage
  • is certified by a SEAI Registered Auditor

You’ll still need to notify the SEAI of your compliance.

How can achieving EAS help my business?

By implementing a framework for continuous energy efficiency improvement

If you have a transparent EDMS you can save money by consuming less energy; typically making savings of ten to 20 per cent on energy within the first five years of implementation.

By being transparent and positive about energy efficiency

The criteria of the EAS scheme, which is only applicable in Ireland, fits within the ISO 50001 certification - recognised internationally - and is relevant regardless of the size and industry of the company.

 

At COPA-DATA, we’ve been helping organisations all over the world meet ISO 50001 certification with zenon EDMS, so we can help you find a solution which suits your business’ individual needs.

By saving time and avoiding future fines

Fortunately for Ireland, there are no planned penalties for non-compliance in 2015. However, compliance assessment is scheduled to begin in 2016 and penalties (as outlined in the legislation) will be introduced at this time. By having zenon as an EDMS, you can avoid any delays in energy savings and begin saving money and resources in no time.

More on EAS, ISO 50001, EDMS and EnMS:

Video: Roadmap to Energy efficiency

Read: EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

Read: 'Energy Auditing Scheme: Non-SME Audit Guidance Note 2015' published by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Achieving ESOS

Achieving ESOS

with zenon EDMS

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a compulsory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme which applies to large businesses throughout the UK. ESOS was established by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) in response to the requirement for all member states of the European Union to implement Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive.



Roadmap to Energy Efficiency (British...

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Roadmap to Energy Efficiency (British industry)

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The good news is that…

if you use zenon as an Energy Data Management System (EDMS) to achieve ISO 50001 certified status, this should be sufficient to constitute an ESOS Assessment. This is providing the EDMS:

You’ll still need to notify the Environment Agency of your compliance.

Infographic: Achieving ESOS compliance: 7 simple steps

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How can achieving ESOS help my business?

By implementing a framework for continuous energy efficiency improvement

If you have a transparent EDMS you can save money by consuming less energy; typically making savings of ten to 20 per cent on energy within the first five years of implementation.

By being transparent and positive about energy efficiency

The criteria of the ESOS scheme, which is only applicable in the UK, fits within the ISO 50001 certification - recognised internationally - and is relevant regardless of the size and industry of the company.

 

At COPA-DATA, we’ve been helping organisations all over the world meet ISO 50001 certification with zenon EDMS, so we can help you find a solution which suits your business’ individual needs.

By avoiding penalties

All qualifying organisations must carry out their ESOS assessment and notify the Environment Agency by 5 December 2015. Companies who fail to comply with ESOS will be faced with fines ranging from £5,000 to £50,000. An additional £500 fine will be applied for each working day starting on the day after service of the compliance notice, until the breach is remedied, subject to a maximum of 80 days.

Read more on ESOS, ISO 50001, EDMS and EnMS:

Read: EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED)

Read: Complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (Version 3.0) by the Environment Agency

Read: The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014

Mit zenon fit für das 
Energie-Gesetz
“EDL-G”

Mit zenon fit für das
Energie-Gesetz
“EDL-G”

Mit dem Inkrafttreten des Gesetzes für Energiedienstleistungen und weitere Energieeffienzmaßnahmen (EDL-G) müssen sich Unternehmen im Energiemanagement neu aufstellen. Ziel des Gesetzes ist es, den Primärenenergieverbrauch in der Europäischen Union und damit auch in Deutschland bis zum Jahr 2020 um 20 Prozent zu senken. Von dem Gesetz „EDL-G“ sind alle Unternehmen betroffen, die mehr als 250 Mitarbeiter beschäftigen, einen Jahresumsatz von mehr als 50 Millionen Euro erzielen oder eine Bilanzsumme vorweisen, die höher als 43 Millionen Euro ist.



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Das EDL-G sieht vor, dass alle Unternehmen, die in diese Kategorien fallen, bis zum 05. Dezember 2015 ein Energieaudit nach DIN EN 16247-1 durchführen – und in Folge alle vier Jahre. In diesem Audit müssen Unternehmen belegbare Daten zum Energieverbrauch und den Lastprofilen vorweisen können. Dies schließt ein Energieverbrauchsprofil von Gebäuden oder Gebäudegruppen sowie von Betriebsabläufen in der Industrie und industriellen Anlagen ein.

Neben der Einhaltung der gesetzlichen Vorgaben bietet Ihnen ein Energiemanagementsystem noch zahlreiche weitere Vorteile: Nachhaltige Erfolge im Ressourcen- und Energiemanagement!

Mit zenon gesetzeskonform agieren

Unsere HMI/SCADA-Lösung zenon erfüllt nicht nur die Norm ISO 50001, sondern liefert auch die Grundlage für ein Energieaudit nach DIN EN 16247-1. Aktuell bieten wir ein kostengünstiges, kompaktes Lösungspaket für Energiemanagement-Anwendungen, das Unternehmen optimal dabei unterstützt, ein EDL-G-konformes Energiemanagement umzusetzen: das zenon Energy Data Management System. Das Angebot inkludiert einen für Energiemanagement maßgeschneiderten zenon Operator sowie den zenon Analyzer inklusive ausgewählter Reports, die für das Energie-Monitoring im Unternehmen relevant sind. Ergänzend unterstützen wir Sie dabei auch gerne bei der Konzeption – für alle Interessenten kostenfrei. Unsere kompetenten Kollegen erarbeiten mit Ihnen anhand der Ist-Situation und der vorhandenen Datenquellen ein Grobkonzept für Ihr Energiemanagement, stellen Ihnen Best-Practice-Beispiele vor und führen eine Kosten-Nutzen-Analyse durch.

 

Falls Sie Fragen oder Interesse an unserem Angebot haben, steht Ihnen Stefan Reuther, unser Spezialist für Energiemanagement, jederzeit gerne zur Verfügung. Wir freuen uns auf den Dialog mit Ihnen!

Energy Management for Smart Factories

energymanagement smart factory

Per raggiungere questo obiettivo, tutti i dati relativi alla produzione, e ai consumi energetici, devono essere raccolti, analizzati e correlati tra loro. Solo chi ha una panoramica dei consumi energetici globali della propria azienda può continuare a migliorare costantemente su basi di lungo periodo. Abbiamo chiesto ad un esperto, cosa esattamente è necessario per gestire l'energia con successo.

 

In questo articolo, Thomas Winter, Technical Manager della KÖHL AG di Lussemburgo, Partner della Partner Community di COPA-DATA, ci da la sua opinione in merito.


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Success Stories

Horizontal and vertical integration in a Smart Factory

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Internet - la madre delle reti - è stata inventata per usare le capacità dei computer in maniera più efficiente. Anche ora, più di 30 anni dopo e in tempi di Internet of Things, il networking e l'integrazione sono fattori importanti per aumentare l'efficienza, per esempio, nel caso in cui si volesse correlare i dati di produzione provenienti da fonti differenti nell'ambito di un processo produttivo.

 

TDue dei più importanti fattori per la produzione in una Smart Factory sono l'integrazione orizzontale e verticale. Integrazione Orizzontale significa networking tra macchine, parti di impianto o unità di produzione. Integrazione Verticale va al di là della tradizionale gerarchia dei livelli di produzione ma va dal sensore al livello business dell'azienda.


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Integrazione verticale dal sensore al sistema ERP

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Multi Project Administration

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Smart Factory Insights

Una transizione “smart” comporta sfide uniche per i produttori. Scopri i sette passi per ottenere con successo una Smart Factory.

zenon facilita la raccolta, la gestione e l’analisi dei dati. Scopri come i dati possono migliorare l’efficienza della produzione.

Scopri vantaggi che derivano da un controllo automatizzato dei processi produttivi grazie a zenon.

La convergenza fra tecnologie IT e OT ha aperto le porte a processi produttivi intelligenti. Scopri come passare all'Industria 4.0.

Quanto è sicuro il tuo SCADA? Prepara il tuo sistema SCADA ai possibili attacchi informatici.

Networking verticale e orizzontale come fattore di successo per una produzione intelligente delle automobili.