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Siemens showcases digitalisation solutions at Hillhead

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Siemens showcased new introductions. SIMOTICS IQ and SIDRIVE IQ, as well as the latest incarnation of its cement plant process control system, CEMAT, at this year’s Hillhead show in Derbyshire, UK.

SIDRIVE IQ and SIMOTICS IQ “make drive systems ‘intelligent’, for maximum reliability and availability, better productivity, efficiency and performance, and far more effective maintenance,” the company said in a press release.

SIDRIVE IQ achieves this by combining smart motors and software and turning the resulting data into real customer value. Meanwhile, SIMOTICS IQ detects abnormal behaviour in medium- and low-voltage motors, allowing failure statuses to be predicted instead of responded to.

Siemens introduced the CEMAT control system over 40 years ago and the latest version (9.0) can manage interconnectedness from components in a single cement plant, all the way through to connections between different plants. In doing so, it facilitates unmanned operations, so orders become more accurate, stockpile utilisation is better and energy consumption lower.

“Knowing more about your assets, including power consumption, the location of mobile equipment, conveyor capacity in cost per tonne per hour, and the ongoing condition of each asset are all essential to improving the performance of a mine or quarry operation,” Siemens concluded.

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