Siemens Becomes Strategic Process Automation Partner for Dow Corning


Jan 19, 2012

Siemens Industry announced that it has been selected as the strategic process automation partner for Dow Corning, following a review and evaluation process using Manufacturing Automation Platform Selection (MAPS) Six Sigma (Define, Measure, Explore, Develop, Implement) processes.

The Global Supply Contract will feature Siemens Simatic PCS 7 as the strategic platform for Dow Corning's batch, continuous and discrete process automation solutions.  Siemens process control system manages the automation of all ancillary, upstream and downstream processes, while providing the mechanism to improve process efficiency resulting in improved production and reductions in the total cost of ownership.  

Barry MacGregor, Manager, Global Process Automation at Dow Corning says that Siemens PCS 7 platform best meets Dow Corning batch, continuous, and discrete process requirements. The platform is able to achieve higher productivity, improved safety and lower cost of production through the use of automation solutions.

"There are core advantages to using Siemens Simatic PCS 7 control system," says Raj Batra, President, Siemens Industry Automation Division.  "Through PCS 7, Dow Corning will realize a lower cost of ownership through integration, using a system that combines performance, quality, efficient engineering, reliability, flexibility and availability."

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