Siemens showcases SinRod e-car; establishes Estainium to exchange climate-relevant data, Auto News, ET Auto

With its highlight showcase – the SimRod e-car – Siemens shows the breadth and depth of its automation and digitalization portfolio.

New Delhi: German multinational conglomerate corporation Siemens AG showcases its SimRod e-car highlighting the breadth and depth of its automation and digitalization portfolio. The SimRod allows visitors at the booth to experience the optimization of product and production over the entire life cycle.

Siemens is also expanding its predictive services portfolio with an edge application at Hannover Messe. Fewer production downtimes allow for 30% higher plant availability, stated the company.

Additionally, the company also expanded its portfolio with an industrial 5G router that enables applications such as mobile robots in manufacturing. In addition, Siemens – together with Deutsche Messe – provide all companies with access to a private industrial 5G testing field.

Siemens also announced that it has established a network with 14 partners to decarbonize value chains with an open network (Estainium) for the exchange of climate-relevant data.

The industry is facing a triple challenge: climate change, pandemic, and fragile global supply chains. This triple challenge is a wake-up call: only digitized companies will survive, grow, and make a positive contribution to society.

Cedrik Neike, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries: “We have the right technologies. We need to use and scale them. We as an industry must fundamentally change. We must become more transparent and open to cooperation. Make better use of data. Siemens is ready. And we are ready to accompany our customers on this path.”

According to the World Economic Forum, industrial value chains account for about 20% of total global carbon emissions. Up to 90% of the CO2 footprint of a product stems from the upstream supply chain. The industry will only achieve its decarbonization targets if it reduces its overall footprint.

Founding members are Merck Group, NTT Data, Weidmüller, WTS Global, ATS Automation Tooling Systems, TÜV SÜD, Bison Forest, CircularTree GmbH, ecobrain AG, Faber-Castell, Ferdinand-Steinbeis-Institut, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Sustain Account and the University of Technology Sydney.

Estainium is the first ecosystem to enable the transfer of actual PCF data on a large scale instead of relying on average data. The decentralized approach with encrypted and verifiable certificates guarantees the trustworthiness of the data and the confidentiality of the supply chain, stated Siemens.

In addition, the partners are founding an association of the same name to meet the need for standardization and security in the exchange of CO2 footprints. The Estainium Association is based on three pillars: “Technology and Infrastructure”, “Standards and Norms” and “Carbon Capture, Use, Storage and Compensation”. It uses the disruptive possibilities of digitalization to eliminate economic misallocations and the unsatisfactory and incomplete state of information about the quantity and quality of emissions and resources used along the entire supply chain.

“As an industry, we will only become climate-neutral if we know where the emissions come from. With Estainium, we bring transparency to supply chains, we work in an open ecosystem, and we harness the power of data. This is our offer to customers, partners, and competitors. This is our contribution as a company for a better future,” added Cedrik Neike.

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