New products from Siemens to improve operational efficiency

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Siemens Drive Technologies is launching a number of product developments designed to help plants increase operational efficiency. Sinamics drives, Simogear geared motors and the Simotics XP range are among the products which now provide additional benefits for users looking to increase productivity and improve operational efficiency. Developments to the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal mean it now allows seamless integration of drive systems, ensuring a complete option for efficient plant automation.

Andrew Peters, divisional director for Siemens Drive Technologies, comments: “These comprehensive product enhancements offer significant benefits to our customers. They have all been designed to ensure plants can continue to increase operational efficiencies and represent our ongoing commitment to helping those in industry drive savings across their sites.”

The Sinamics V20 inverter is a new single-axis drive for basic applications. The compact and rugged inverter excels with short commissioning times, straightforward operation and high cost-effectiveness. The Sinamics V20 comes in four sizes to cover the performance range from 0.12 to 15kW and is used to operate pumps, fans, compressors and conveyor systems, as well as for simple drive tasks in the processing and handling industry.

Siemens’ newly launched version of the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal version 12 gives users the chance to commission and configure drives of the Sinamics G120 family efficiently using Sinamics Startdrive. This enables seamless integration to provide efficient operation.

Siemens Industry is expanding its range of Simogear geared motors to include two-stage worm geared motors as well as gearboxes with special input units for the installation of IEC standard motors. IE3-efficiency-class motors are now also available.

The company is also adding new flameproof explosion-protected motors in efficiency class IE2 to its Simotics XP portfolio. The new 1MD5 motors enable pumps, fans, compressors and mixers to be operated safely in areas subject to explosive hazards, while at the same time saving more energy.

A further expansion is the power of liquid-cooled built-in units for the Sinamics S120 converter series. The power limit of the individual units has been increased from 1500kW to 1700kW. By means of parallel connection, powers of up to 6460kW can now be realised. This enables the efficient converters to cover an even wider range of applications. They are also suited to applications with a high power requirement due to their compact design and innovative cooling concepts. The liquid-cooled converters are suitable for use in confined spaces, as for example in marine drives, and in harsh environments such as in mining or in the oil and gas industry.

For further information about the Sinamics drives, Simogear geared motors and the Simotics XP range from Siemens Industry, please go to

18 January 2013

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