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Webinars to support customers during Covid-19

Siemens Digital Industries seeing around 200 engineers and technicians attending each session

Posted on 31 May 2020 and read 603 times
Webinars to support customers during Covid-19Siemens Digital Industries is running daily ‘TechTalks’ during Covid-19 to help clients get the most from Siemens products and solutions, maximise uptime, save energy and manage their systems remotely.

The 45min interactive webinars focus on a range of topics covering technologies in manufacturing. Each bite-size talk is run twice daily and includes a question-and-answer session — the webinars are then available to watch on demand.

The number of engineers and technicians logging in for each webinar has doubled to almost 200 since its launch in April. It was the Covid-19 lockdown and the work-from-home situation that prompted Siemens Digital Industries to launch the initiative where manufacturing companies and employees are adapting and responding to the new normal.

John Richards, business development executive, said, “Our goal is to attract a following for TechTalks webinars, with the next phase offering bigger and more refined content. While the lockdown may ease, the ‘new normal’ may require a new sales approach and webinars, exhibitions and conferences delivered virtually may be here for a while longer.”

The sessions are designed to help Siemens’ customers and those interested in Siemens products and services to see what is possible and to get the most out of the solutions.

“Client feedback has been tremendous and has encouraged us to enhance the offering,” added Richards. “We look forward to scaling up and upgrading this model in an effort to reach out and support our customers during this pandemic.”

The webinars run from Monday to Friday with topics at 9am and 2pm and 10am and 3pm UK time. Those interested in taking part can register at the Web site (www.siemens.co.uk/techtalks).

To watch the sessions so far on demand visit the Web site (www.siemens.co.uk/techtalksondemand)

Upcoming TechTalks in June include:

Week commencing 1 June 2020 - Future Week - Factory Automation
– Robotic and AGVs
– Communicating to the future
– PC Based Automation
– Edge Computing
– The manufacturing facility in Congleton

Also, week coming 1 June 2020 we have Process Automation Week
– Vortex - Measuring usage of steam & other fluids
– Performance Monitoring in Process Automation
– Automated creation of the SIMIT simulation model
– Valve Positioner - SIPART 100 - Simple, Efficient and Precise
– To 'V' or not to 'V' - Virtualisation with PCS 7

Week commencing 8 June 2020 - Electrical Components - CP and LP
– Optimising your Control Panel SIMARIS Heat Loss Calcs & SIMARIS Design SCCR Calculations
– SIRIUS ACT configurator tool
– Circuit Breaker Ratings and how they relate to Network calculations
– Industrial switchgear: Basic protection techniques
– SIMOCODE – Back to Basics Programming

Week commencing 15 June 2020 - Data & Visualisation Week
– SCADA Vs HMI
– SIMATIC HMI Template Suite
– WinCC Unified - first look
– Automated Visualisation Creation
– Data Guided Decisions

Week commencing 22 June 2020 - Energy Management Week
– Heart of Automation
– Efficient Motor Control
– Saving Energy with VSD
– Energy Monitoring and Reporting
– Siemens Energy Services