Siemens Process Automation Conference & Exhibition (SPACe) ASEAN 2017

Sep 11, 2017:

Siemens, a global technology powerhouse in the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization, hosted the final leg of the Siemens Process Automation Conference & Exhibition (SPACe) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week, with attendance of around 70 participants comprising users, partners and Siemens experts.

SPACe is an enriching platform that engages attendees from different parts of the world to discuss emerging trends and challenges within the industry sector. The event is held once every two years, and includes presentation and technology sessions, microfairs and exhibitions, as well as industry workshops and networking sessions. It provides existing and potential users the opportunity to connect with industry peers, gain insights from experts, and have a first-hand access to the latest Siemens’ technologies.

This year, SPACe covered more markets in the Southeast Asia region, extending across five countries over a period of three months. With the theme “Driving the Digital Enterprise in Process Industries of Southeast Asia”, Siemens aimed to focus on customising solutions for individual markets and sectors, from process and discrete to motion control and drives.

At SPACe Malaysia, some of the presentations covered include “Future Trends: Digitalization in Process Industries”, “Integrated Engineering to Integrated Operations - COMOS and “Mapping the Real & Virtual Siemens World - SIMIT”, presented by partners and experts from Siemens.

Adam Yee,SVP, Siemens Malaysia

Mr. Adam Yee, Senior Vice President and Head of the Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives Division, Siemens Malaysia said, “At Siemens, we are committed to strengthening the process automation user community and ensuring that Malaysia’s industrial sectors remain competitive. We are also passionate about enabling users not just through innovative technologies, but also fostering closer relationships with customers and markets.”

He added, “SPACe 2017 has been significant in showcasing the potential of our local customers and partners through shared experiences and collaboration. We look forward to forging more partnerships and showcasing our new technologies in the next SPACe event.”

The user community in each of the markets also formed local user advisory boards, to increase engagement and enhance the relationship among members in the industry.

In line with the theme of the exhibition, Siemens also launched Version 9.0 of its SIMATIC PCS 7 Process Control System at SPACe Malaysia. PCS 7 allows manufacturers to respond quickly to changes in market requirements and ensures the continuous operation of systems. Version 9.0 supports the world leading Industrial Ethernet standard Profinet with two new distributed I/O lines for greater digitalization right down to the field level, as well as extensive new software functionality. Plant operators also benefit from greater flexibility, convenience, future-proofing and wide-ranging compatibility with legacy installations. With this new version, Siemens is opening up scope for new perspectives to plant operators in the process industries and creating an additional building block en route for the Digital Enterprise.

SPACe Innovation Tour 2017 kicked off in Vietnam in June, followed by Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines in August, and concluded in Malaysia last week.