Siemens has signed pacts with the Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for setting up digital transformation labs.
The conglomerate signed two separate memorandums of understandings (MoUs) with CMTI and IISc, to establish "first-of-its-kind" digital transformation labs.
The labs are aimed to enhance researcher expertise at IISc and technical skills of professionals in the machine tool industry, the company told the media, adding that the MoUs will focus on the development of industrial Internet of Things (IoT)and Industry 4.0-enabled products and technologies.
This initiative is expected to encourage the adoption of smart digital technologies by MSMEs of the manufacturing sector. Special emphasis will be given to equipping the labs with technologies, prototypes, and products of emerging digital technologies such as blockchain technology, digital twin, and automatic guided vehicle.
The Smart Factory at the smart manufacturing demo and development cell at CMTI and IISc are two of the five experiential and demonstration centers for Industry 4.0 sanctioned under the Smart Advanced Manufacturing and Rapid Transformation Hub (SAMARTH) Udyog initiative of the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Government of India.
Siemens said that its support will be used to develop IIoT/Industry 4.0 enabled digital twin- based platform for the machine tool industry and a machine tool health monitoring app on the platform.