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Converters from Siemens Can Now Be Selected According to Specific Applications

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Converters from Siemens Can Now Be Selected According to Specific Applications

Press release date: February 23, 2011

To make it easier for customers to select the right converter for their particular application, the Siemens Drive Technologies Division now provides a means of selecting the appropriate products via the respective application. This feature, which provides reliable guidance starting from the requirement and ending at the right product, is unique on the drive technology market. Correct selection of suitable components for the drive train is essential for an efficient solution, whether in pump applications, motion sequences, processing or machining. The converter product spectrum is extensive, which allows the wide range of requirements for the drive train in the respective sectors to be accurately fulfilled. Conventional selection systems present a catalog of individual products and components from which users can select the elements that suit their solution. This demands extensive know-how on the part of the machine manufacturer (OEM) or distributor regarding the performance capability and technical possibilities of the individual drive components. With a targeted, application-supported selection tool, however, the path to the right product is considerably simplified. This approach is used in the new version of the "DT Configurator" tool from Siemens. With the selection tool in the new version of the DT Configurator from Siemens, the customer selects the relevant application type from pumps/fans/compressors, motion, processing and machining. The possible applications in each category are then presented, for example fans, conveyors, high-bay racking units, agitators or rolling mills as well as milling, turning or drilling. The user then has to decide between continuous or non-continuous motion sequences with a choice of low, medium or high performance. On the basis of this preselection, the user is presented with suggestions as to which Siemens converter products can be used. Through specific selection according to application criteria, the customer can be sure that the right product has been selected. The sector and applications experience gained by Siemens Drive Technologies through the decades is reflected in this new application-based approach. To make it easier for customers to select the right converter for their particular application, the Siemens Drive Technologies Division now provides a means of selecting the appropriate products via the respective application The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 204,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2010 total sales of approximately Euros34.9 billion. www.siemens.com/industry 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. www.siemens.com/drivetechnologies Siemens AG
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