Siemens to present Australian innovations at Hannover Messe in Germany

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Siemens' booth at the Hannover Messe 2022. Image credit: Siemens

Siemens Australia is set to attend Hannover Messe 2023, the world’s largest industrial trade fair in Germany, to showcase Australia’s groundbreaking innovations. 

The event, which will run from 17 to 22 April, will feature Walter Meyler, founder and CEO of Automation Innovation, and Shane Carter, managing director of Centric Process Automation. Both executives are leading Australian companies that have developed world-first innovations using Siemens technology. 

Melbourne-based Automation Innovation developed a unique solution for the glass mould cleaning process that is faster and more accurate and eliminates the use of harsh chemical cleaners or ceramic bead blasting. 

The artificial intelligence-powered solution leverages path-mapping software, written and developed in conjunction with Siemens, to rapidly guide an automated robotic laser cleaning system. 

At Hannover Messe, Walter will dive into the new industry benchmark the process has created for cleaning glass moulds, turning what used to take hours or days into seconds or minutes. 

Meanwhile, Carter, Centric Process Automation’s managing editor, will present the world’s first fully automated fire-retardant loading system for aircraft. 

The Australian-made Retardant and Suppressant Computerised Aircraft Loading (RASCAL) System is designed to save critical response time for firefighting aircraft and increase safety and efficiency for firefighters. 

Darryl Kaufmann, head of digital industries at Siemens Australia and New Zealand, said both companies use the best automation and digitalisation technologies, combined with local know-how and expertise, in a bid to make a positive impact on the environment. 

“This is absolutely the way that manufacturers in Australia will succeed on a global stage,” Kaufmann said. 

“It’s fantastic to be able to present two great examples of Australian innovation on a global stage at the biggest industrial trade fair in the world. Both these solutions solve real-world problems by using the best available automation and digitalization technologies. They not only help increase efficiency and save money but in the case of RASCAL, could also help save lives and critical assets,” Kaufmann added.