Siemens is a global technology powerhouse with a hugely influential presence in the UK through Siemens Digital Industries. ManufacturingTV is delighted to have been asked to make some short films that highlight how Siemens technologies are shaping the future of manufacturing – and the planet.
How will Digital Technologies shape manufacturing processes of the future?
Manufacturers are under increasing pressure to do more but reduce the impact of what they do on our planet. So how can they satisfy increasing customer demand for products tailored to individual needs – so-called ‘mass customisation’ – and yet leave a smaller carbon footprint? To resolve that conundrum, researchers at the University of Nottingham have developed Omnifactory®, where the shape of the production line or cell is dictated by the materials being used and the product being made. With £4m funding from Innovate UK, Omnifactory® deploys advanced-manufacturing technologies, controlled by Siemens hardware and software, to create a whole new way of making things. Nick Peters reports from the University of Nottingham.
Siemens technology powering the Hydrogen Revolution
GeoPura is a British company leading the way towards a cleaner, greener – and quieter! – way to generate energy off-site and off-grid. The company has developed Hydrogen Power Units, or HPUs, that use green hydrogen to generate reliable AC electricity for off-site applications such as construction projects or outside broadcasts. And the HPUs are controlled, on-site or remotely, using Siemens hardware and software.
Nick Peters reports on this innovative British technology.