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Siemens to showcase integrated drive systems at Hillhead 2014

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Increasing competitive pressures, rising raw material and energy prices, coupled with new, stricter environmental regulations are making the sustainable use of resources a priority issue in the mining, aggregates and cement industries.

As a partner to these industries, Siemens experts will be on hand at Hillhead to demonstrate and discuss the Siemens range of end-to-end solutions to help customers meet these challenges, including several new products designed specifically for the sector. Visitors to stand G7 will have the opportunity to see next generation technology in action, along with practical examples of how it can be applied.

Integrated drive systems (IDS)

Based on a consistent and comprehensive product range in the field of drive systems, Siemens Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) are a one-stop solution for entire drive trains on the market. Seamless integration along the drive components, into the automation platform, supported with software and services from planning through to modernisation, they turn drives into success factors that help improve the productivity, efficiency and competitiveness of industrial production, reducing time to market and considerably reducing time to profit.

New for Hillhead 2014 will be the Simogear range of geared motors, replacing the long-established Motox range and now directly compatible with standard competitor units. They will be demonstrated on the stand in an IDS package on a conveyor.

With many established Siemens products on display, such as the FZG range (now SIG) – a flagship drive component of the aggregates industry – there will be plenty to see and do on the Siemens stand at Hillhead.

Siemens will demonstrate the advantages of integrated drive systems at Hillhead.

Safety integration, automation and control system innovations

Innovations in safety technology will also be available for customers. Siemens will be showing the Simatic S7-1500F failsafe programmable controller and STEP 7 Safety Advanced V13 configuration software. These were seen for the first time at April’s Hanover Show but Hillhead will represent their UK debut. They are all integrated into the Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal. The new 3SK range of safety relays, which come in modular format, will also be shown. This new range allows the customer to build complex functional safety systems with integrated motor control.

Along with the Siemens TIA portal, innovations in this area will include the new SITOP 1600 module with uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to provide reliable buffering and prevent costly downtime. It is a significant market first, with TIA portal connectivity, and is Profinet/Ethernet based.

In instrumentation and analytics, Siemens will be showing dynamic weighing through Milltronics MSI, Sitrans LR560 radar level measurement for monitoring solids and Sitrans MAG 8000 battery-operated wireless water meters, along with laser analytics.

Energy efficiency and condition monitoring

Siemens will also be demonstrating how significant savings and efficiency improvements can be made using Siemens technology.  Experts will be available to discuss Energy Auditing and how Siemens can help improve overall efficiency within a plant.

The Siemens CMS 2000, a continuous condition monitoring unit, is being launched at the show and will demonstrate the benefits of condition monitoring in overall asset management for customers.

Gary Chapman, Siemens Industry Account Development Manager, Aggregates, summed up: “We will be showing how, through integration and a superb product and systems offer across an unrivalled span of areas, we can help customers maximise productivity, minimise energy use and maintain reliability, whatever the application.”

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