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Siemens Industry, Inc.
390 Kent Ave.
Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007

Press release date: February 23, 2011

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has been busy enhancing its range of gearboxes. In the new Flender SIG range (standard industrial gearboxes), the torque has been increased compared to the existing product range, and the grading of the sizes has been refined. The first type series covers two-stage to four-stage helical gearboxes and bevel helical gearboxes for a torque range of up to 125,000 Nm.

Nowadays, users no longer want to be dependent on custom products for application-specific drive tasks. Instead, they want to be able to use standard gearboxes. This means that standard gearboxes need to be designed so that they can be adapted to specific applications in a flexible way. Siemens is now meeting these requirements by enhancing the range of gearboxes. The new range of standard industrial gearboxes will be presented at this year´s Hannover Messe under the name Flender SIG.

For the standard industrial gearboxes, the torque could be increased by up to 15 percent compared with the previous range without having to increase dimensions. As the size grades have been refined, users can select precisely the right gearbox solution for their drive tasks. What's more, the new gearboxes are lighter than their predecessors. As well as supporting horizontal and vertical mounting positions, they can also be installed on the front. The standardized connections offer flexibility in terms of mounting options, such as those required for temperature control or gearbox lubrication. System planning and engineering are facilitated by the 3D CAD models. The first phase of the product launch focuses on two- to four-stage helical gearboxes and bevel helical gearboxes covering a torque range of 3600 to 125,000 Nm. During subsequent stages, the range will be expanded until it offers a total of 20 sizes with torques of up to 500,000 Nm. Where sizes 23-28 with a torque of up to 1.4 million Nm are required, these will continue to be available from the existing modular range.

Flender SIG are suitable for use in many different contexts; they can, for example, be used as conveyor belt gearboxes in conveyor system applications and the construction materials industry or as drive components in environmental engineering applications and the steel industry.

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The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has enhanced the range of gearboxes. Compared to the existing product range, the torque has been increased with the new Flender SIG (standard industrial bearboxes) range, and the grading of the sizes has been refined. The first type series covers two-stage to four-stage helical gearboxes and bevel helical gearboxes for a torque range of up to 125,000 Nm.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen) is the world's No. 1 supplier of manufacturing, transportation, building and lighting systems. With its end-to-end automation technologies and a comprehensive array of industry solutions, Siemens is increasing the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the industry and infrastructure segments. The sector comprises the six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. In fiscal 2009, the Siemens Industry Sector had some 204,000 employees worldwide and achieved sales of Euros34.9 billion.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of products, systems, applications and services for the entire drive train with electrical and mechanical components and motion control systems for production machinery as well as machine tools. Drive Technologies serves all segments in manufacturing industry, process industry and energy/infrastructure. The division provides answers to the customers´ key requirements productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. In fiscal year 2010, around 36,000 employees of the Division (September 30), achieved total sales of Euros7.0 billion.

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