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Siemens drive technology to boost efficiency of Pakistan sugar mill by up to 10%

Siemens will also install high-efficiency SIMOTICS IE2 motors, and together they will support optimization of the plant’s energy usage, increasing operational efficiency by up to 10 percent. IE2 and IE3 are international standards for high and premium efficiency motors in industrial operations.
“Pakistan is one of the world’s largest producers of sugar, and the integration of IE3 motor technology is a milestone in supporting the industry to continue competing on a global stage,” said Helmut von Struve, Managing Director of Siemens in Pakistan.
“Highly-efficient Siemens motor technology in the industrial sector is an important way to ensure our customers’ infrastructure is operating at its most reliable, energy efficient and cost effective. We’re proud to be the chosen technology partner for the first installation of IE3 motors in Pakistan’s sugar industry.”
The highly-efficient motors, which range from 30 kilowatts (kW) to 200 kW, will reduce the amount of electricity used by the mill, which operates an independent power plant. The electricity saved by the motors will be contributed back to the national grid, increasing revenue and strengthening the electricity supply.
Existing Siemens motor technology at the plant has already enabled Faran Sugar Mills to realize efficiency gains of two percent and cost reductions of between two and three percent.
Electric drives and motors consume up to 70 percent of the energy used in industrial plants. Siemens premium-efficiency motors (IE3) are up to 10 percent more efficient than conventional IE1 motors, making the analysis and modernization of drive technology in a manufacturing facility a potential for significant cost-saving.
As part of its portfolio for process industry and drives Siemens also has the world‘s first true one-stop solution for entire drive trains. The Siemens Integrated Drive System integrates seamlessly in any drive train and any automation environment, turning common components into drive systems allowing easier diagnosis of potential errors, and a more flexible approach to maintenance. The result is lower wear on machinery and ultimately shorter time to market.
Siemens recently announced the inauguration of a new service and repair center in Karachi for generators and motors, extending the range of services offered to cater for increasing customer demand in Pakistan. The company has been a key provider of infrastructure solutions to Pakistan since 1947, implementing technology for power generation, transmission and distribution, industrial automation and solutions for innovative building management systems.

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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 more than 165 years. The company is active in more than200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of gas and steam turbines for power generation, a major provider of 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 2015, which ended on September 30, 2015, Siemens generated revenue of €75.6 billion and net income of €7.4 billion. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 348,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at


Ms. Heba Abd El-Hamid

Siemens AG