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Sinamics DCM DC drive products warranty extended by TWO years

Effective immediately, Siemens announces the standard 12-month warranty on newly purchased Sinamics DCM DC drive products, including DC converters, base drives, enclosure cabinets and control modules, has been extended by two years, to a total of three years from date of manufacture.

This extended warranty, according to company sources, applies to new orders only and previously placed orders cannot be included in this offer.   The extended warranty is exclusive of any other extended warranty program or initiative offered by Siemens or its sales distribution network.

The offer applies to all products in the DCM drive products line and no registration or application is required for compliance.

Siemens DCM DC drive products extended warranty
Siemens has extended the warranty on its Sinamics DCM DC drive products, including DC drives, base drives, enclosure cabinets and control modules, by two years, to a total of three years from date of manufacture, effective immediately.  


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Siemens
John Meyer
(847) 640-1595
john.meyer@siemens.com

Siemens
Hollie Davis
(770) 751-4882
hollie.davis@siemens.com

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: mc.us@siemens.com. Or, go to the website for full details:  www.usa.siemens.com/drives.

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Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse 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 systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 348,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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Flexible Servo Drive System for Demanding Geared Motor Applications

Siemens has expanded its extensive drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors, which are designed for use with the Sinamics S120 drive system. Sinamics S120 drives and Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motors are an integral component of Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), which reduces engineering time and costs. Pre-fabricated Motion-Connect signal and power cables offer an easy and reliable method of connecting the components. The units have electronic rating plates and the motors are connected via the Drive-Cliq system interface, so the system can be brought online quickly.

Siemens has expanded its extensive drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motor that is optimally harmonized with the Sinamics S120 converter system. The complete integration of this drive system into Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) makes configuration and commissioning easy.

Siemens has expanded its extensive drive portfolio for servo applications to include the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motor that is optimally harmonized with the Sinamics S120 converter system. The complete integration of this drive system into Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) makes configuration and commissioning easy.

The engineering of the Simotics S-1FG1 servo geared motor includes high efficiency and low torsional backlash for precise, dynamic motion sequences and is available in the following versions: helical, parallel shaft, bevel and helical worm gearboxes with up to 25 transmission ratios, depending upon the type of gear and gear size required. The helical gearing of the gearboxes reduces noise and offers high efficiency.

With its highly integrated functionality and scalable number of axes, the S120 drives are suitable for use in a number of demanding motion control applications such as printing and packaging machines, storage and retrieval machines, material handling conveyor systems and dosing pumps.  The high-performance single and coordinated multi-axis drives with servo control enables ideal solutions for an increase in overall line productivity and flexibility.

The Sinamics S120 drive system is available in blocksize and booksize hardware types for use with the servo geared motors.  The power units or motor modules in booksize format have been redesigned in the 3–30A range.  Power units with a triple overload capability and the integration of the motor connection system into the motor module save a considerable amount of space in both height and width in the control cabinet.  The newly developed connection method allows fast, easy and reliable assembly and wiring, while the optimized shielding design and improved thermal separation between power semi-conductor and electronics also ensure greater ruggedness.

The small diameter of the plug-on pinion inserted into the motor shaft enables the first gear stage to render a high transmission ratio.  In turn, this means that a two-stage gearbox can be used for many applications as an alternative to a more costly three-stage unit.


Contact for journalists:

Siemens
John Meyer
(847) 640-1595
john.meyer@siemens.com

Siemens
Hollie Davis
(770) 751-4882
hollie.davis@siemens.com

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: mc.us@siemens.com.

About Siemens USA      

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse 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 systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 348,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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Scalable Automation and Drive Technology Package for Tapping Centers

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  • Package for tapping centers consisting of compact CNC, frequency converter with triple overload capability and high-speed electric motor
  • For ultra-fast tool changes: spindle start-up from 0 to 24,000 revolutions/minute in less than one second
  • Scalable functions and performance thanks to control hardware variants
  • High speed for high-speed cutting with small tools

Siemens has put together a scalable package of coordinated automation and drive components specifically for tapping centers. It consists of the Sinumerik 828D compact CNC with new panel processing units PPU2xx.3 of various performance classes as control hardware and the new variant of the Sinamics S120 Combi drive with triple overload capability. The package is completed with the new Simotics M-1PH8 Premium Performance main motor, which can achieve high speeds.

The productivity of tapping centers can be increased considerably due to the specially coordinated components, the powerful control system hardware, the converter with enhanced overload resilience and the high-speed main motor from Siemens. For example, the spindle can be started up from 0 to 24,000 revolutions per minute in less than one second. This saves considerable time, particularly with tapping center applications featuring frequent tool changes.

The Siemens range is also especially suitable for the increasing number of applications with freeform surfaces and high surface quality, for example cell phone components, which are manufactured with small high-speed cutting (HSC) tools and have short machining times. The tapping center’s maximum machine dynamics can be utilized to the fullest extent with the scalable performance spectrum, for example the different control hardware variants PPU 260.3 or 280.3 for the Sinumerik 828D compact CNC.

Background information

Tapping centers are designed as machine tools with small work spaces for milling, drilling and thread machining, and are frequently used to manufacture hard disk and mobile phone housings, for example. These are made out of lightweight materials using small tools and at high speeds.

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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The Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly automation and drive technology, industrial software and technology-based services. The Sector’s comprehensive portfolio covers the entire industrial value chain, from product design, engineering and production to services. Siemens enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency, and flexibility in a wide variety of different industries. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Divisions Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services as well as the Business Unit Metals Technologies.

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IMTS RECAP: “Anything is possible” with SINUMERIK CNC at IMTS 2014 in Chicago — booth E-5010

IMTS14-ReceptionIf you missed IMTS 2014, here’s what attendees saw at Siemens booth E-5010:

  • SINUMERIK 808D / 808D Advanced CNC — the perfect, pre-configured CNC for basic, standard machines
  • SINUMERIK 828D / 828D Basic — advanced CNC that’s made easy
  • The SINAMICS drive platform
  • Our family of SIMOTICS servo-, linear-, torque- and main spindle motors
  • Solutions for aerospace, automotive, power generation and medical part manufacturing
  • The CAD/CAM/CNC process chain
  • New innovations for additive and hybrid machining
  • Live presentations and technical seminars throughout the week

For more information: http://www.industry.usa.siemens.com/drives/us/en/events/imts-show/pages/imts-show.aspx

For additional photos of the event: http://ow.ly/BH12k

Download the Siemens Customer Booklet: IMTS 2014 Siemens Customer Booklet

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SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
DRIVE TECHNOLOGIES
MOTION CONTROL
MACHINE TOOL BUSINESS
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-640-1595
Fax: 847-437-0784
Web:  www.usa.siemens.com/cnc
Email:  SiemensMTBUMarCom.sea@siemens.com
Attention:  John Meyer, Manager, Marketing Communication

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

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Fabtech 2013: Siemens Sinumerik 840D sl

Open, flexible, powerful – Siemens Sinumerik 840D is the premium CNC for machine tools.

View the Sinumerik 840D sl Brochure and visit Siemens at Fabtech, Booth S-4686.

For additional product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

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Fabtech 2013: Better Welding Control

Better welding control helps R.H. Peterson produce a new line of grills achieve up to 30% improvement savings. View the case study here and visit Siemens at Fabtech, Booth S-4686.

For additional product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

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Siemens Introduces Matched Motor/Drive Combination Package

Integrated drive system provides OEMs and end-users cost-effective Simotics motor and Sinamics drive packages from single source; backed by three-year warranty

siemens_motor_drive_combo_packageSiemens Industry, Inc. announces the release of combination motor/drive packages, allowing an OEM or end-user the option to select the optimum solution for a variety of heavy-duty industrial motion control applications from a single source, backed by a full three-year warranty.  Choosing from a predetermined list of motor/drive combinations, the customer simply makes the selection best suited to the application.  The motor and drive are packaged on a single pallet, shipped and invoiced together.

The motor and drive combinations are power-matched for 480V high-overload operation through a 20 hp range, with I2T  protection from thermal damage provided as a standard in both the motor and the drive components.  The Siemens Intelligent Operator Panel (IOP) is included with these packages, allowing easy step-by-step drive start-up.

Application macros are provided in the Sinamics G120C drive for easy installation and wiring; the terminals are pre-assigned at the factory and the parameters are automatically set.  The SIMOTICS SD100 motors are rugged cast-iron with inverter duty ratings in a 4:1 speed range for constant torque and 20:1 speed range for variable torque.  Simotics SD100 units are severe-duty TEFC motors that meet NEMA Premium® efficiency.

Communications selections on these matched motor/drive combinations include RS485 with USS and Modbus protocols.  A Profibus variant is also offered for a Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) solution.  TIA is the proprietary Siemens solution for achieving optimum performance, energy efficiency and sustainability within a machine or manufacturing environment.

Standard pricing has been established for a wide variety of motor/drive combinations from 1–20 hp and is included in the available literature on this new Siemens service.

For more information about these combination motor/drive packages, visit www.usa.siemens.com/drives.

For product information and inquiries, call +1 800 879 8079 ext. Marketing Communications or e-mail SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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Bretting Develops New Controls Platform for Napkin, Interfold Towel and Tissue Machine Lines

Planning and partnerships lead to success on export machine series

C.G. Bretting Manufacturing Company Inc. has been in business for over 120 years, serving the OEM paper converting industry and providing contract manufacturing services for more than 60 years. Bretting is located in Ashland, Wisconsin on the southern shores of Lake Superior. The fourth generation of the Bretting family leads the business today, while the fifth generation is currently on deck.

Bretting paper converting machine, utilizing all Siemens controls, including motors, drives, PLC and motion controller plus related software.  Bretting builds machines for various paper converting operations such as napkins, interfolded paper towels, bathroom roll and boxed facial tissues.

Bretting paper converting machine, utilizing all Siemens controls, including motors, drives, PLC and motion controller plus related software. Bretting builds machines for various paper converting operations such as napkins, interfolded paper towels, bathroom roll and boxed facial tissues.

OEM paper converting equipment converts rolls of paper into folded and rolled paper products such as napkins, interfolded napkins, singlefold facial tissue, multifold paper toweling, kitchen towel rolls and bathroom tissue rolls.  Bretting is an industry leader in global sales and service of OEM paper converting equipment. Machines are designed, manufactured, assembled and tested at the Ashland factory, prior to shipping to the customer’s site for set-up and commissioning.

Simotion motion controllers, Sinamics drives, Simatic PLCs and various Simotics motors were used in the building of the first all-Siemens controlled platform machine at Bretting.

Simotion motion controllers, Sinamics drives, Simatic PLCs and various Simotics motors were used in the building of the first all-Siemens controlled platform machine at Bretting.

Bretting recently delivered its first paper converting machine controlled entirely by Siemens hardware and software.  The project was a major undertaking for Bretting, Siemens and Standard Electric (local Siemens distributor) and was deemed a great success, according to Dave Vedder, director of engineering, C.G. Bretting.  “Planning and partnerships with our vendors were keys to our success on this first 41-axis Siemens-controlled machine.  We planned for success and achieved it. The project started more than 24 months prior to delivery of the machine to the customer.”

Vedder continued to explain the process.

“The project started with listening to our customers, who had been requesting Siemens automation on our equipment for some time. Meeting customer needs is a Bretting strength. We realized it was time to act.  The Bretting Leadership Team commissioned an effort to provide an acceptable solution. That solution comprised Sinamics drives, Simatic PLC and Simotion motion controllers.”

The purchasing department then met with the local distributor, Standard Electric. Meetings were organized with Standard Electric, Siemens and Bretting within several weeks.  Planning for the first Siemens machine was initiated.   It was determined the products and software available would satisfy the full range of Bretting machine functionality and other requirements. Initial planning included:

  • The establishment of partnerships, along with clarification of pricing, delivery, support and inventory levels
  • Small dedicated R&D lab for training, programming and testing
  • Training for field service, hardware engineers and software programmers
  • First Machine Support for engineering, programming, build, startup and full commissioning in the field

A formal customer inquiry for a new machine followed about six months later.  The inquiry included a requirement for a full Siemens automation solution on the customer’s new paper converting machine.  Bretting, Siemens and Standard Electric were now well prepared and ready to respond, Vedder explained. Proposals for the machine with full Siemens automation solutions were shared with the customer.  A new set of planning protocols was started, one that focused specifically on the first Bretting paper converting machine to be equipped entirely with the new vendor’s products and software onboard.

First machine planning included-

  • Siemens hardware and software engineering coaching
  • Bill of Material reviews
  • Schedules for parts ordering and delivery
  • Machine build support
  • Machine startup support
  • Machine installation in the field support
  • Warranty and field issue support process

The customer ordered the machine approximately six months after the initial inquiry.  The plans for the first machine were approved and authorized for production. Some checks and adjustments were required during the machine engineering and build process. “The combined talents of Siemens, Standard Electric and Bretting addressed and resolved any issues as they occurred,” Dave Vedder explained. “The customer approved the machine during the Final Machine Checkout process. The time from Order to Checkout was similar to other machines we’ve produced during recent years.”

The machine was then disassembled and shipped to the customer’s site in Europe. The reassembly, startup and final commissioning proceeded without issue.  The machine is currently running successfully in the field, with no significant service issues reported, according to Vedder.

Planning and partnership were key to the success of this first export paper converting machine with Siemens automation onboard, all made possible by the combined efforts of the machine builder, the controls supplier and the local value-adding electrical distributor.

Bretting is an ISO9001:2008 Certified manufacturer with sales representatives worldwide.

For further information on this story, please contact:

C.G. BRETTING MANUFACTURING INC.
3401 Lake Park Road
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-5231
Web: www.bretting.com
Attention: David Vedder, Director of Engineering

or

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
Drive Technologies — Motion Control
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
Phone: 847-640-1595 Fax: 847-437-0784
Web:  www.usa.siemens.com/motioncontrol
Email:  SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com
Attention:  John Meyer, Manager, Marketing Communications

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