Stating that “technology is in India”, Axel Lorenz, Head, Process Automation, Siemens AG said that India’s growth is more than that of other countries. “Siemens has a positive outlook on India. We turn to India for global development. Going forward, India will have a positive growth rate,” he said. Lorenz is in India for the Siemens Process Automation Conference (SPACe), a multi-city conference that showcases the company’s offerings in Process Automation. “My visit to India is very important. I am delighted to be here,” he told FE Online.
When asked about scope for digitalization and automation in India, Bhaskar Mandal, Executive Vice President and Head of Process Industries & Drives, Siemens Ltd said, Siemens has been present in India for close to 150 years and has 23 factories located across India, 8 Centers of Competence and 11 R&D Centers. “Siemens has a comprehensive Electrification, Automation and Digitalization portfolio that comprises integrated technologies for manufacturing automation and Smart Cities. These are the latest and advanced production technologies that power and enable Indian manufacturing to become faster, flexible, efficient and competitive at a global level,” he said. “Siemens has the competencies and can deliver on India’s requirement of Make in India,” he quipped.
Agrees Umesh Sathe, General Manager and Head of Process Automation, Siemens Ltd, “Our core business focus is on Electrification, Automation and Digitalization. Through our power generation, transmission & distribution solutions, we are able to deliver on India’s requirement of “24/7 Power for All” ; our offerings in Smart Grids, Energy Efficiency, Urban Transportation and High-Speed Rail, will support India’s call for building Smart Cities thus supporting PM Modi’s “Make in India” initiative.
Siemens drives, automation and industrial plant-related products include motors and drives for conveyor belts; pumps and compressors; heavy duty motors and drives for rolling steel mills; compressors for oil and gas pipelines; mechanical components including gears for wind turbines and cement mills; automation equipment and systems and controls for production machinery and machine tools; and industrial plant for water processing and raw material processing.
According to Siemens, SPACe is the ideal platform to learn the latest trends in the Process Automation industry. This year, Siemens will officially launch a new version of the Simatic PCS 7 process control system, which increases user convenience and also the performance and efficiency of the process control system over the entire life cycle of process plants. The new version will also enable plants to conserve energy and have an energy optimum impact on other businesses. The latest technology will enable businesses to increases their user convenience and the performance.