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Siemens toughens up drives portfolio

October 092014
Siemens toughens up drives portfolio

October 9, 2014 - Siemens is offering individually adapted products, systems and solutions for automation and drives so that industrial companies can continue reliable, energy-efficient production even under extreme conditions. New components now supplement the Siplus portfolio. These are the Siplus G120, a safe, modular, rugged frequency converter system, the second generation of user-friendly Siplus HMI Basic Panels and the Siplus S7-1518, the most powerful CPU (central processing unit) now available. These exceedingly robust components facilitate reliable operation even under extreme medial loads, such as corrosive gases, aggressive or saline vapors, and condensation. They function both with a cold restart and in continuous duty in an extended temperature range between -20°C and +60°C without the surrounding area having to be additionally air-conditioned..

Siemens has extended its rugged Siplus Automation and Drives portfolio to cover extreme ambient conditions. The upgraded modules enable the new components to be used for an exceptionally wide range of applications.

The new Siplus G120 converters have been upgraded for the first time, and are now ready for immediate use under extreme conditions. The certified Siplus devices are based on proven Sinamics standards, thus making them suitable for extended applications in the drive technology field. Configuration, parameter assignment, commissioning and operation are all standardized. The systems are based on a modular structure and comprise a control unit and power module for output ranges between 1.5 kW and 15 kW.

The second generation of Siplus HMI Basic Panels offers a high-resolution visualization solution, even under extremely harsh industrial ambient conditions. As with the Simatic HMI Panels, they have a large number of software features integrated as standard, such as alarm logging, recipe management, trend functionality and language selection. The process quality of compact systems and smaller applications has been significantly improved by high-resolution, widescreen displays.

The Siplus S7-1518 CPU has the same performance features as the corresponding high-end CPU in the standard Simatic S7-1500 controller range. The new high-end-CPU can also be operated within an extended range of installation altitudes from -1000 m to +5000 m.

Refined modules enable the new components to be used for a wide variety of applications. They have been specially developed for operating areas with extreme ambient conditions, such as humidity, aggressive vapors or salts, as well as chemically, biologically and mechanically active substances. They can also be used reliably in complex applications, such as conveyor technology, in the steel, oil and gas industries, and in on and offshore environments.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company 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 leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a leading provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions and automation and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading supplier of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2013, which ended on September 30, 2013, revenue from continuing operations totaled €75.9 billion and income from continuing operations €4.2 billion. At the end of September 2013, Siemens had around 362,000 employees worldwide on the basis of continuing operations.

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