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Siemens wins MHEA’s first Innovation Award

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In a fitting recognition of its innovative work on upgrading plants to be more efficient, Siemens has won the MHEA’s first Innovation Award, which was announced and presented at the recent Bulkex exhibition and conference in Harrogate.

The award was part of a new group of industry awards instigated by the MHEA, which is a 78-year-old association representing materials handling engineers, with categories including innovation, supplier of the year, apprentice of the year, project of the year and the Harold Wright award.

The Siemens entry focused on significant fan and control improvements made to the clinker cooler and kiln systems at three Hanson UK sites, which have already brought Hanson over £1 750 000 in energy savings and reduced CO2 emissions.

Siemens application specialist Gary Palmer worked on all three of the Hanson upgrades and commented: “It’s great to be recognised for this innovative work, where companies can enjoy long-term benefits from process improvements, and we’re particularly pleased to be the first recipients of this award.”

The Siemens Total Engineered Solution centred around the integrated drive systems concept (IDS), which ensures that all products within the drive system are as fully integrated as possible to maximise operational performance and asset lifetime, also providing enhanced data monitoring to the operator along with a faster ROI. In some cases additional benefits of lower noise were also achieved.

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