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Siemens optimizes drive system performance with digital platform

At this year's Hannover Messe, Siemens will be presenting its new Sidrive IQ digital platform using the example of a low-voltage drive system. The Sidrive IQ functions will also be available for use with medium and high-voltage drive systems in the future, and can be retrofitted to upgrade existing systems in the field.
The new Sidrive IQ digital platform enables automated operation monitoring, using system parameters to create greater transparency and afford plant and machine operators a valuable insight into what's happening in their installed drive systems. Using connectivity solutions such as Simotics Connect for low-voltage motors, operating data of relevance is captured and used to determine the system's current status. This enables users to evaluate and remedy operational malfunctions, identify preventive measures to avoid unscheduled downtimes, and generally improve their maintenance planning and implementation.
The interaction between measured data and digital twins using Sidrive IQ can make available measured values, status and operational KPIs, service messages, technical product data as well as spare part information. This not only saves time and effort spent on data acquisition, but also simplifies visual analysis and speeds up qualified intervention during both production and maintenance – for a single drive system or an entire installed fleet. A comparison of operating, status and maintenance information across not only different systems but also several locations forms a solid foundation for the optimization of customer processes. With Sidrive IQ, Siemens is providing the ideal platform on which to achieve improved drive technology efficiency and productivity across the entire life cycle.
Rounding off the digitalization portfolio is a range of predefined service packages such as Digital Check, Connect Package, Expert Assistance and Expert Diagnostics. With this offering, Siemens is making it possible for producers to digitally link the drive train, identify weak points at an early stage, remedy system faults and also optimize their service and maintenance planning.
With Sidrive IQ Services, the Digital Drive Train Services portfolio for drive systems provides a digital service spectrum from a single source which is ideally tuned to individual customer needs.

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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. 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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