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Siemens introduces Flender Gearlog digital measurement for gears

Siemens introduces Flender Gearlog digital measurement for gears

April 25, 2016 - Siemens will be unveiling its digital measurement technology for gears, Flender Gearlog, at Hannover Messe 2016. This technology entails the capture of values relating to rotational speed, torque, temperature and in the future also vibration by special sensors. The system adds up these readings in parallel with machine capacity utilization. The measurement results are logged, saved and digitally depicted in compressed form. Operators are able to visualize the results at any time or read them out in the form of a dataset. The measurements enable conclusions to be drawn about the applied load and loading capacity of gears when used in specific applications. The full transparency of operating data means it can be used to identify possible sources of damage, capacity reserves and overloading in the measured gear. Flender Gearlog allows application-specific load collectives, which often vary for operational reasons, to be matched against the operational stability of individual gear components and also other elements of the drive train.

Flender Gearlog comprises a software solution linked to a hardware component and sensor equipment coordinated in line with the gear. Siemens also offers services such as installation and commissioning, secure access to all data, regular evaluation of data and status reports. Special algorithms are used to compress the time signals and depict wide-ranging information relating to operating data on a digital basis. If threshold values are exceeded, Flender Gearlog also records time signals, allowing any detected overloads to be additionally analyzed. The measurements can be performed on all available Flender gears, both catalog and non-standard types, for instance for the mining, cement or oil and gas industry, for wind turbines and cranes. A pilot phase for the product of around one year with interested gear customers will start with Hannover Messe.

Flender Gearlog represents a bridge between gear and software. The digital depiction of gear load data permits an insight to be gained into operating reliability, availability and productivity in cooperation with Siemens experts.

About Siemens

Siemens AG is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. 

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