Siemens announced today that Ham-Let Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of industrial flow systems, valves, fittings, and components for control and transmission of gases and liquids in high-pressure and high-temperature pipelines, is using MindSphere, the company’s cloud-based, open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system, to connect its sophisticated, high-quality control and instrumentation components to the cloud. The integrated sensors, local computing power and connectivity, together with MindSphere on Amazon Web Services (AWS), provide new capabilities to increase reliability, reduce costs, minimize the physical space required for valve rigs, and open new possibilities that were too expensive or too complex to implement in the past.
“As we have gone through the Industry 4.0 revolution, we increasingly realized the need to move to digital systems and connect the valves to the cloud,” said Amir Widmann, Ham-Let Group CEO. “Previously, a valve was only able to open and close. Now, the Ham-Let IIoT valves can sense the matter that passes through them, as well as various environmental conditions such a temperature, pressure, vibration, humidity, acoustics, and more. Using a combination of machine learning, edge computing and the cloud, connected Industrial IoT valves provide customer with accurate and cost effective measurement and monitoring capabilities.”
The valves work together with MindSphere to implement device management, analytics, and visualization. With Siemens, Ham-Let built a comprehensive industrial solution that includes valve and gateway device management from the cloud. Ham-Let can display parameters and historical data for each valve.
“Ham-Let is creating amazing Industrial IoT solutions for their customers,” said Steve Bashada, executive vice president of Siemens Cloud Application Services. “This is a powerful proof point of MindSphere’s ability to provide open platform-as-a-service (PaaS) coupled with native AWS accessibility to create valuable solutions.”
To detect possible leaks, bursts, or deviation from normal operations in real-time, Ham-Let also uses AWS IoT Analytics and AWS Greengrass on their IoT gateways to analyze data streams from the valves, using trained machine learning models created with AWS SageMaker that run within the AWS Greengrass execution environment.
“This is a great example of the power of Siemens’ industrial software and innovative AWS services, coming together to help industrial customers in their digital transformation,” said Terry Wise, global vice president of Channels & Alliances, Amazon Web Services, Inc. “Siemens’ deep industrial domain knowledge and experience, coupled with AWS’s flexibility, scalability, and security allow companies like Ham-Let to innovate much more quickly and effectively.”
Ham-Let Group solutions will be demonstrated in both the Siemens MindSphere Lounge and the AWS booths at Hannover Messe 2018.
For more information on MindSphere, please see www.siemens.com/mindsphere.
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