Siemens introduces tiastar motor control centers

August 162011
Siemens introduces tiastar motor control centers

August 16, 2011 - Siemens Industry introduces tiastar Motor Control Centers (MCC) manufactured at its 200,000 square-foot plant in West Chicago, Ill. The MCCs offer a broad array of innovative feature sets tailored to the needs of vertical markets such as general construction, water and wastewater, oil and gas, and general process industries.

The new tiastar MCC line includes the first Arc Resistant MCC compliant to ANSI/IEEE C37.20.7.ts criteria for containing and redirecting Arc Flash incident energy which has been successfully witness tested in the presence of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) representatives. The new SmartStart option features plug-and-play functionality which reduces commissioning time with pre-programmed and pre-configured data. High Density designs meeting UL and NEMA standards, while reducing unit size for NEMA 1 through starters, allow for up to a 10 percent weight reduction and a 25 percent smaller footprint.

The MCC family includes:

  • tiastar Base: Perfect for general construction, healthcare and hospitals, it features Siemens “Fast Lane” program for shipping in a matter of days.
  • tiastar HD: By maintaining a smaller footprint, this unit frees up valuable real estate in high-density environments like warehouses, distribution centers, high rise buildings, oil and gas offshore drilling, select applications in food and beverage and other places where space comes at a premium.
  • tiastar H2O: Designed specifically for the water and wastewater industries, this model offers integrated drives and protects assets by tracking deterioration in pumps and motors leveraging predictive diagnostics for a quick resolution of process issues. With SINAMICS Drives, the pump control operates more efficiently while keeping harmonic distortion at a minimum.
  • tiastar Smart: Designed for the advanced needs of high end process industries and leveraging Profibus technology, tiastar Smart offers increased operational transparency, advanced diagnostics and – specifically when compared against traditionally wired MCC – significantly easier troubleshooting and start up. Autonomous back-up function ensures continued operation in case a general network failure occurs.

“In addition to the re-engineered features of our tiastar Motor Control Centers, Siemens is able to leverage manufacturing efficiencies at our West Chicago plant to build, deliver, commission and service products with a quick turnaround,” says Dale Langston, vice president for Siemens Industry’s Control Components and Systems Engineering business unit. “The significant investments we have and will make into our West Chicago facility demonstrate our commitment to the U.S. as our manufacturing base for NEMA Motor Control Centers.”

Siemens Industry
Siemens Industry, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens’ global Industry Sector business—the world’s leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company’s integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability. The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram Sylvania. With nearly 204,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $4.7 billion on revenues of $47.3 billion in fiscal 2010.