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MediaService Digital Industries Newsroom

Cloud-capable pumps and motors – Digitalization pilot project in the food industry

The food processing group Danish Crown envisages enormous potential in digitalization, including scope to reduce costly production downtimes.

The partnership between Siemens and Grundfos is based on a solid foundation of vertical market knowledge and specific expertise. Both companies are playing an instrumental role in driving forward digitalization with a stream of new solutions and portfolio elements. In this concrete application for the food & beverage pilot project at Danish Crown, Siemens is supplying the digitalization expertise with its Digital Enterprise portfolio including the IoT (Internet of Things) operating system MindSphere as well as control and management solutions. The pump solutions for the project are supplied by Grundfos.

Cloud link for optimized productivity

The low-voltage motors and also the pumps used at Danish Crown are equipped with the Sidrive IQ Fleet as well as Simotics Connect 400. Sidrive IQ Fleet an is a IoT digitalization offering for drive systems used for the analysis and utilization of drive data based on MindSphere. Simotics Connect 400 is used to collate motor and pump-specific condition information for analysis in Sidrive IQ Fleet. This enables connection to the open cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) platform MindSphere and the Grundfos iSolution Cloud, ensuring comprehensive condition monitoring of the components used. By enabling the early detection of potential faults, this reduces downtimes and simplifies the monitoring of motors, pumps and systems.

As part of a project unprecedented in the food & beverage industry, Danish Crown is making use of condition monitoring.

Forming part of the solution is Sidrive IQ Fleet, which enables the connection of motors and pumps to the open cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) platform MindSphere.

Connecting to the cloud has reduced downtimes, simplified maintenance planning and execution, and enabled the reliable monitoring of motors, pumps and systems.

The use of Sidrive IQ Fleet and Simotics Connect 400 has ensured comprehensive condition monitoring of the components used.

The MindSphere applications SIDRIVE IQ Fleet allows to continuously visualize, analyze and monitor the drive data.

MediaService application reports may be based on previously published Siemens technical articles.


Ursula Lang

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