- New 3RS2 product series for monitoring the temperature of gases, liquids, and solids in industrial and infrastructure installations
- Overall width was cut in half and allows space-saving installation
- Combining functions into one device simplifies order selection
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has transformed the temperature monitoring relays from its Sirius portfolio. The new series 3RS2 devices are available in analog and digital versions. They use sensors to measure the temperature in industrial control cabinets, of engine, bearing, and transmission oils, or cooling liquids, preventing plant malfunctions or damage that can result when exceeding or dropping below certain limit values. These relays can also monitor heating, air-conditioning, and ventilation systems, solar collectors, heat pumps, and hot water supply systems.The devices in the new Sirius 3RS2 series
are approved for safety applications up to SIL 1 / PL c, for use in industrial
furnaces, as well as for monitoring burners and ATEX applications, among other
things. Compared to the predecessor models, they feature expanded
functionalities, a narrower design, and easier operability.
- Revenue stable, orders below prior-year level
- Order backlog at €69 billion, further €81 billion at Siemens Energy
- Outlook relativized due to COVID-19
- Timeline for spin-off of energy business confirmed
- Share buyback on hold due to spin-off
- Spin-off of Flender planned
Despite the clear
impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Siemens AG performed solidly in the second
quarter of fiscal 2020. Revenue remained nearly unchanged, while net income
declined to €697 million compared to the strong prior-year quarter. Orders were
down primarily due to a lower volume from major orders at Siemens Mobility
year-over-year. In view of the current situation, Siemens will no longer
confirm its original guidance for fiscal 2020. Nonetheless, the company sees
itself well positioned both operationally and strategically for the coming
quarters. Implementation of Siemens’ Vision 2020+ strategy is right on track,
and the company is making faster progress than expected in achieving its cost
- Revenue was €14.2 billion, nearly level with the same quarter a year ago, as increases at Siemens Healthineers and Mobility offset a decline at Digital Industries; orders declined 8%, to €15.1 billion, on sharply lower volume from large orders at Mobility
- On a comparable basis, excluding currency translation and portfolio effects, revenue declined 1% and orders came in 9% lower; the book-to-bill ratio of 1.06 remained well above one
- Adjusted EBITA Industrial Businesses was significantly lower at €1.6 billion, with all industrial businesses showing effects from the COVID-19 pandemic; Adjusted EBITA margin Industrial Businesses of 12.1% was held back also by severance charges of €0.2 billion, taking 1.2 percentage points
- Net income, including a loss of €0.3 billion from discontinued operations, was €0.7 billion compared to €1.9 billion in Q2 FY 2019, which benefited from income of €0.2 billion from discontinued operations as well as a lower tax rate; basic earnings per share (EPS) declined to €0.80
- Given the current situation, we can no longer confirm our original guidance for fiscal 2020; for our new guidance, see page 5 of this document
At the end of the second quarter of fiscal 2020, Gas and Power and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) were classified as held for disposal and discontinued operations. Prior-period amounts are presented on a comparable basis.
- Contactless temperature measurement at main entry points in buildings
- Integrates into workflow of existing security and access solutions
- Increases protection of building occupants
Siemens Smart Infrastructure announced the launch of Siveillance Thermal Shield. This solution package quickly measures the body temperature of a person seeking to access a building and enables the results to be integrated into the video and access systems of corporations. Thermal imaging cameras are used to measure, in a contactless way, the body temperature at a distance of up to two meters, ensuring the safety of monitoring staff. If the camera screening indicates an elevated body temperature, a second reading must be taken using a medical thermometer to confirm the finding.
- Siemens Gas and Power to supply three 33-MW industrial gas turbines to Ascend’s Decatur, Alabama facility
- The project will enable the chemical materials manufacturer to increase operating efficiency and reduce its environmental footprint
Siemens Gas and Power was recently selected to provide three 33-megawatt (MW) SGT-700 industrial gas turbines, including a Long-Term Program (LTP), with Ascend Performance Materials’ nylon intermediate and specialty chemicals facility in Decatur, Alabama. This project will allow Ascend Performance Materials to retire assets that currently provide process steam for the facility. The shift to gas turbines for steam generation is part of Ascend’s long-term sustainability strategy to improve its environmental footprint and accelerate the growth of expanding its core businesses.
- The research project was led by the Government of the Spanish Region of Andalusia, the Málaga Institute for Biomedical Research (IBIMA), a medical team from the Málaga hospitals “Regional Universitario” and “Virgen de la Victoria”, and the University of Málaga.
- Siemens Digital Industries provided the main control unit, including Logo!, the HMI operator panel and the Sitop power supply.
- The respirator has been approved by the Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices, 300 of 480 planned units are already available to patients.
Siemens Digital Industries contributed vital technology to the Andalucía Respira project, an initiative created with the aim of manufacturing respirators to fight COVID-19. Research was led by the Government of the Spanish Region of Andalusia, together with the Málaga Institute for Biomedical Research (IBIMA), a medical team from the Málaga hospitals “Regional Universitario” and “Virgen de la Victoria”, and the University of Málaga.
- Made in Munich: Locomotive factory in Munich-Allach delivers to 49 customers in 16 countries
- Anniversary locomotive goes to Danish State Railways
- Platform concept enables sustainable and flexible operation
Siemens Mobility has just sold its 1,000th Vectron locomotive. The anniversary locomotive was ordered by Danish State Railways (DSB). The first Vectron was delivered in 2012, and all locomotives have been built at the Siemens Mobility factory in Munich-Allach. The order from DSB is for eight AC Vectrons. To date, a total of 1,003 Vectrons have been sold to 49 customers in 16 countries.
- Siemens Mobility provided rolling stock, rail infrastructure, system integration, and will take care of service and maintenance
- Delivered and installed 35 new three-car trains, 19 new stations, and 28 km of additional track
- Extension provides greater capacity and enhanced passenger experience
Mass Rapid Transit Authority of Thailand (MRTA), Bangkok Expressway and Metro Public Company Limited (BEM) and CH. Karnchang Public Company Limited have officially implemented full passenger revenue service for the Blue Line Extension. In support of this project, Siemens Mobility integrated turnkey services delivered 35 three-car metro trains, installed the signaling, built the traction power supply, developed a passenger information system, implemented a SCADA system, provided depot workshop equipment, and instituted system integration by incorporating the telecommunications and platform screen door systems provided by ST Electronics Thailand into the project. In addition to delivering the overall project management, going forward, Siemens Mobility will also provide maintenance for 10 years. The fully completed Blue Line Extension adds 28-kilometers of track, 19 new stations, and an additional 35 three-car trains. The completed extension will now allow the Blue Line to carry approximately 500,000 passengers per day and seamlessly connects the Thonburi side of the Chao Phraya river to the rest of the city which suffers from traffic congestion.
- Two SGT-400 gas turbine compression packages sold for U.S. pipeline service
Siemens Gas and Power was awarded a contract to supply two SGT-400 gas turbine compression packages for Midcoast Energy, LLC’s CJ Express pipeline expansion project in east Texas. WHC Energy Services, supported by Universal Pegasus International, will be the engineering, procurement and contracting (EPC) provider for the pipeline expansion project.
- Single-phase 480-watt basic unit expands Sitop PSU8600 product line
- Four integrated monitored outputs of five amperes each (DC 24 V, 20 A/4x5)
- Modular expansion for monitoring up to 36 outputs
- Comprehensive diagnostic and maintenance information via integrated Ethernet/Profinet interfaces
Siemens is expanding its modular Sitop PSU8600 power supply system to include a new single-phase 480-watt basic unit. The new product features four integrated monitored outputs with a total of 24 volts DC at five amperes per output. Each output is flexible and can be set during operation in a range between 4 and 28 volts either manually or remotely via software. This eliminates the need for additional power supply units to supply five or twelve volt loads. The CNX8600 expansion module can be used to monitor up to 36 total outputs. Thanks to its integration into the TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) Portal engineering framework, fast implementation in to the automation is supported. In addition, the Sitop Manager provides easy parameterization and diagnostics. Comprehensive diagnostic and maintenance information are also available via the two integrated Ethernet/Profinet interfaces and via OPC UA, and can be evaluated directly in the automation systems. This means that errors can be located quickly and reduces downtime.