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Sidrive IQ digital platform: Optimized performance into the megawatt range

The picture shows the Sidrive IQ digital platform.

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.
For further information on Sidrive IQ, please see
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
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Stefan Rauscher

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