The New Sidrive IQ Digital Platform from Siemens Moves into the Megawatt Range

Press Release Summary:

The Siemen's new Sidrive IQ  digital platform improves drive systems for the entire life cycle up to the megawatt range. The product is complete with a standardized link made possible by the Sinamics Connect 500 and Simotics Connect 600 modules.  It provides data such as  status and operating KPIs, service messages, and location positioning to spare part information. Applications include use with motors and converters both in the medium and high-voltage range. 


Original Press Release:

Sidrive IQ Digital Platform: Optimized Performance into the Megawatt Range

Nuremberg, October 31, 2018

SPS IPC Drives 2018, November 27 - 29, 2018, Hall 11

•   Sidrive IQ improves drive systems along the entire life cycle up to the megawatt range

•   Cloud-based application based on networked drive systems from Siemens

•   Increased productivity, reliability and ease of maintenance

•   Standardized link enabled by Sinamics Connect 500 and Simotics Connect 600 connectivity modules

Sidrive IQ from Siemens provides a digital platform enabling the evaluation and utilization of data gathered from drive systems. On the basis of networked drive systems from Siemens, this cloud-based application is now also available for motors and converters in the medium and high-voltage range. This opens up an array of benefits for plant and machine operators, from optimized maintenance activity and maximum availability to increased productivity, from low outputs through to the megawatt range across the entire life cycle. Connectivity modules such as Simotics Connect 600 and Sinamics Connect 500 enable high-voltage motors and medium-voltage converters to be simply linked up to Sidrive IQ. With the latest generation of its Remote Services and Condition Monitoring Services offered as part of the Sidrive IQ Services portfolio, Siemens is making available corrective measures for fixing faults, preventive maintenance offers and proactive services for optimized performance. The optimized drive systems are used in pumps, fans and compressors across different sectors of industry such as oil and gas, mining, food and beverage, water and wastewater, metals and cement.

At this year’s SPS IPC Drives, Siemens will be presenting its Sidrive IQ digital platform based on the example of a low-voltage drive system: Using the new Simotics SD Next Generation motor and the new Sinamics S120 Chassis-2 frequency converter, Siemens will be demonstrating the contribution that Sidrive IQ can make towards minimizing downtimes, optimizing inspection intervals and ultimately maximizing plant performance. The new Simotics HV C air-cooled also comes equipped with Simotics Connect 600.
The interaction between operating data and digital twins provides plant and machine operators with a vast array of available data via Sidrive IQ – from measured values, status and operating KPIs, service messages, location positioning and technical product data to spare part information.
Siemens has harnessed the advances achieved in the Internet of Things (IoT), sensor technology, cloud computing, analytics, domain competence and cyber security to enable these innovations along the entire value chain. The upgraded version now also allows the simple, standardized connection of high-voltage motors such as Simotics HV C and medium-voltage converters such as Sinamics GM150 or Sinamics Perfect Harmony GH180 to Sidrive IQ. This requires the use of the Sinamics Connect 500 or Simotics Connect 600 connectivity modules.

Customized digital expert support with Sidrive IQ services
Digital Check enables customers to benefit from a digital concept tailored precisely to their requirements. Based on this concept, Connect Package combines all the services required for the implementation of a digital infrastructure. Expert Assistance and Expert Diagnostics are new features added for the medium and high-voltage ranges, which enable Siemens to now offer cloud-based and expert-based data analysis. With the aid of Expert Diagnostics, service experts are able to continuously monitor connected components and so minimize unscheduled downtimes. If any vulnerability is detected in the drive system, a direct and comprehensive notification is sent to the customer. Expert reports are also drawn up containing a detailed condition assessment and service recommendations. If an unforeseen error occurs, Siemens also offers scope for direct remote support with its Expert Assistance service. In this event, the expert team is automatically informed over MindSphere, the cloud-based open Internet of Things (IoT) operating system from Siemens, and gets in touch with the customer to fix the fault as quickly as possible.

Setting standards with Industrie 4.0
The spread of digitalization and the resulting networking of data flows are driving increased demand for IoT and cloud solutions. To meet this growing demand, Siemens is upgrading all the key components of its portfolio with digital functions to improve product performance and enable new business models and services. With the development of its Sidrive IQ digital platform for converters and motors, Siemens is fulfilling these requirements and helping improve availability, at the same time enhancing production efficiency and ultimately also productivity.

This press release is available at
www.siemens.com/press/PR2018100054PDEN

For further information on Sidrive IQ, please see
www.siemens.com/sidrive-iq

For further information on Siemens at the SPS IPC Drives 2018, please see
www.siemens.com/sps-ipc-drives and www.siemens.com/press/sps2018

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 377,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com.

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