- New version 8.0 facilitates integration of Simatic S7-1500 controller as well as mixed operation with Simatic S7-400 controller operation with the Simatic S7-400 controller
- Improved production and batch transparency with new MES reporting options
- Enhanced safety concept with new functions
- Lean Edition for micro breweries and craft brewers
Siemens is presenting a new version of the Braumat brewery process control system at the BrauBeviale in Nuremberg: The latest version 8.0 is based on the Simatic S7-1500 controller and has been optimized in the areas of reporting, weighing systems and security. Already installed Simatic S7-400 controllers can still be used, including in mixed operation. Existing Braumat installations can be expanded or modernized with Simatic S7-1500 controller. Production downtimes caused by new installations are thus avoided.
- Highly compact design, up to 110 kiloamps
- Maintenance-free up to 10,000 interrupting cycles at current of 15 kA
- Based on proven HB3 generator platform with vacuum switching tech
Siemens is expanding its HB3 generator circuit-breaker portfolio with a new compact version. The HB3-Compact (HB3-C) offers the possibility for vertical or horizontal mounting and uses maintenance-free vacuum switching technology. These features make it especially valuable for retrofit applications in power plants, where the highest security of supply is crucial, and space is limited due to existing installations. The new system will be presented for the first time at the European Utility Week 2019, taking place in Paris from November 12 to 14.
- First order from Asia for HL-class gas turbine
- New power plant with a capacity of more than one gigawatt
- Efficiency rating of more than 63 percent
Siemens will set up a high-efficiency HL-class power island for a new combined cycle power plant (CCPP) in South Korea. This will be the first two state-of-the-art HL-class gas turbines that Siemens will supply to a customer in Asia. The new plant, which will be built in Yeoju, in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province, will run on regasified liquefied natural gas (LNG) and offer a generating capacity of more than one gigawatt. With a maximum efficiency rating of more than 63 percent the gas turbine will allow the power station to get the most out of the valuable LNG for electricity generation, enabling especially economical and environmentally friendly operation. The customer is South Korean EPC SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd., which is constructing the entire plant for the independent power producer Yeoju Energy Services.
At this year’s European Utility Week (EUW) in Paris, Siemens Smart Infrastructure will demonstrate how it is driving energy intelligence across supply and demand. By helping shape the energy ecosystem across buildings, industry and the grid, Siemens is supporting government, cities and businesses with their sustainability goals. The company will focus on four topics that support the energy transition: sustainable grids, smart distribution, the Internet of Energy and grid edge.
- Helmuth Ludwig to leave the company at his own request
IT organization to support Vision 2020+ execution
beginning of 2020, Hanna Hennig (50) will become the new Chief Information
Officer (CIO) at Siemens. In this capacity, she will be responsible for the
company’s global IT organization and will report directly to Roland Busch, Deputy
CEO of Siemens. Hennig is currently still CIO at Osram Licht AG in Munich. She will
succeed Helmuth Ludwig (57), who will leave the company at his own request and
by mutual agreement at the end of December 2019. Ludwig has been working at
Siemens for about 30 years in a variety of roles inside and outside Germany. In
the future, he will be dedicating more time to teaching at Southern Methodist
University in Dallas, Texas (USA), where he has been an adjunct professor for international
corporate strategy for the past six years.
- 25 multisystem Vectron MS locomotives for maximum flexibility
- Cross-border operations on the North-South Corridor
- Deliveries begin at the end of 2020
The Swiss rail freight company BLS Cargo has ordered 25 Vectron MS locomotives from Siemens Mobility for planned operation on the North-South Corridor. They will be used in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium. Delivery of the locomotives will be carried out in several phases from the end of 2020 to 2025. With this order, the Vectron fleet operated by BLS Cargo will grow to a total of 40 locomotives. The company previously ordered 15 locomotives from Siemens Mobility in 2015.
- Latest advances in depot charging for eBuses and eTrucks to be tested in real-life conditions at the “VDL Charging Test Center” in The Netherlands
- Collaboration to demonstrate how vehicle technologies, energy storage and charging systems work together
- Vehicle-to-grid function enables bidirectional charging
- Capacity can be flexibly combined through special switching matrix
As the number of electric vehicles in the market continues to grow, so do the requirements for a robust charging infrastructure. Recognizing the need for electric buses and trucks to be charged flexibly and efficiently, Siemens and VDL Bus & Coach (VDL), a Dutch bus manufacturer, have joined efforts to come up with innovative solutions for depots. At the VDL Charging Test Center Siemens has installed the latest generation of fast charging stations, combined with a battery storage system. The location is VDL’s interoperability test and validation center in Valkenswaard in The Netherlands. A special switching matrix allows to flexibly combine the capacity of the charging stations. The setup is managed via an energy management application running on MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens. VDL will use this technology to conduct interoperability and function tests on electric vehicles such as buses and trucks. Interoperability is when technologies of different manufacturers – on the vehicle as well as the charging infrastructure side – can interact and exchange information
The new Bauhaus Museum Dessau (Germany) opened its doors in September 2019, featuring technology from Siemens Smart Infrastructure to help keep visitors and its extensive collection safe. A comprehensive solution for safe electrical installations extends throughout the museum’s 5,500 square meter footprint, which includes over 1,000 exhibits from the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation’s collection. The latter comprises 49,000 objects, making it the second-largest Bauhaus collection worldwide. It contains numerous student works and teaching documentation, as well as drafts and prototypes from the workshops of the renowned art academy, which celebrates its 100
th anniversary this year.
- Designed for future power networks and digital substations
- Enhanced cyber security and communications
- User-friendly interfaces and software
With the new Reyrolle 5 series of protection relays, Siemens is further developing its offerings for medium-voltage and industrial power networks. The protection, control, monitoring and measuring of power networks is a vital element in managing electrical assets, increasing reliability, sustainability and the safety of operating personnel. The first device applications of the new generation of protection relay will be overcurrent and earth fault protection and transformer protection in substations. It includes comprehensive functionality as standard, with enhanced process data such as faults, events and waveform records enabling the power network to be effectively managed. The small number of device variants allows easy ordering and efficient engineering while the improved hardware platform makes it even easier to operate and manage the protection relays.
- New Grid Diagnostic Suite offers unique comprehensive insights
- Gain a grid-wide view of energy automation systems
- Market launch of initially four cloud-enabled applications
- Enhances cost efficiency and availability of smart grids
- Support through digitalization in increasingly complex power grids
Siemens is presenting for the first time its new Grid Diagnostic Suite at the European Utility Week in Paris. The Grid Diagnostic Suite initially includes four cloud-based applications which collect data from new or existing field devices for protection, distribution automation and power quality. These data are stored and analyzed in the cloud. This requires almost no additional engineering effort. Distribution grid operators and operators of electricity grids in industrial parks can quickly tap into useful information from devices installed anywhere in the smart grid. This will enable grid faults, for example, to be detected at an early stage and quickly rectified. After information is collected, vulnerabilities can be identified, and necessary measures can be implemented before any damage occurs. In this way, Internet of Things (IoT) applications in the Grid Diagnostic Suite enhance the availability of power grids while enabling them to be operated cost-efficiently.