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Slipring motor provides fast return

Simotics HV M slipring motor provides fast return on investment in Cement and Mining industries
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Building on more than a century of experience in manufacturing slipring motors, Siemens today announces the new Simotics HV M slipring motor. Designed and engineered for applications mainly in the cement and mining industries, the newest slipring motor is implemented in a wide range of applications including but not limited to mills, crushers, conveyors and fans. The new platform motor with its power range up to 4.5 MW completes the Siemens slipring motor family which covers now the power range from 0.5 to 8.2 MW.

The quality and durability of the newest slipring motor stand up to the toughest environments and applications. These motors are designed and dimensioned for applications with high load inertia and low starting current requirements, typically relevant in the Cement and Mining industries. Especially in high torque applications the Simotics HV M slipring motors reduce the mechanical stress on the complete installed equipment. In that way the plant availability is increased, wear and tear is reduced, and the lifetime of the plant is increased.

“The motors can easily be integrated into Sidrive IQ applications to improve plant availability, serviceability, productivity and efficiency for our customers. Plant planning and plant upgrades can be realized faster and more precise by using the 3D-model data of the motor,” so Hermann Kleinod, CEO Siemens Large Drives Applications.

The Simotics HV M slipring motor’s design is based on a modular platform concept, with lower weight but increased housing rigidity. Due to its modularity it can be flexibly and efficiently adjusted to individual business requirements.
Critical for cement plants and mining operations, the high grades of standardization in the Simotics HV M slipring makes it easy to find spare parts to reduce operating costs and simplify service, avoiding plant downtimes to save time and costs. Ease of serviceability also help increase uptime. Machine covers can be lifted easily and service openings all around allow easy access to the interior.

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Level measurement

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level measurement elobau

Short introduction to Elobau’s level measurement program. The measuring sensors and switches range offers product solutions for controlling liquid levels in tanks for mobile and industry application.

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Low interference emissions thanks to the dual silent switcher series

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Analog Devices (ADI) introduced the LT8650S, LT8652S and LT8653S dual-channel 4A/8.5A/2A synchronous step-down Silent Switcher® converters targeted for automotive, communications and solid state drive power supplies. The proprietary Silent Switcher 2 architecture along with spread spectrum frequency modulation ensures PCB layout robustness to achieve ultra-low EMI performance that easily meets CISPR25 emissions.

The LT8650S, LT8652S and LT8653S are also differentiated with their stackable-friendly outputs for higher current applications.  Outputs can be paralleled to scale up or down the output current based on the system need while optimizing thermal performance. This also helps to minimize inventory and qualification time with a single device. For example, the LT8652S provides 8.5A DC from each channel simultaneously or up to 12A on either channel. Synchronizing two LT8652S chips can achieve a 4-phase, 34A supply.

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Standing Up To Covid-19

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SIG has launched a new online story hub, featuring the latest activities and actions the company is taking as part of a global response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (Picture: SIG)
SIG has launched a new online story hub, featuring the latest activities and actions the company is taking as part of a global response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. (Picture: SIG)

SIG has launched a new online story hub, featuring the latest activities and actions the company is taking as part of a global response to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. The story hub is now live at www.sig.biz and will be updated in the coming weeks and months as the company continues to act and respond to the new Covid-19 reality.

Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak, SIG has been taking decisive action in a number of ways as individuals, communities and a global company. This has included immediate actions to protect its employees and customer supply chains, together with various community projects and donations in the regions it operates.

The new story hub has been designed to gather all these global efforts and initiatives into one easy-to-navigate platform with three main story themes: employee stories, food supply stories, and community stories.

Keeping people safe and secure

With health and safety its highest priority, SIG has been working to protect the health and wellbeing of employees across its plants, offices and facilities. This has included everything from immediately enacting a global pandemic preparedness plan and ensuring all employees adhere to the strictest hygiene guidelines, to working remotely when and where possible as well as organising social distance and online workouts.

“The safety of SIG employees is always our highest priority. Around the world, our local teams and task forces are not only following official guidance from all relevant health authorities. They’re often going above and beyond to protect the health and safety of colleagues throughout our plants, offices and facilities,” said Ian Wood, Chief Supply Chain Officer, and Leader of SIG’s Global Corona Response Team.

Ensuring food stays safe and available

In many countries where it has production facilities, SIG is among the businesses defined as critical infrastructure. This means the company can continue providing essential services to society at a time when reliable food supply is more important than ever. And to keep up with the current demand, SIG has been operating at near full capacity to ensure its customers can deliver a continuous supply of food and beverage products to consumers.

“All over the world, businesses have had to quickly change how they work, adhering to lockdowns and social distancing,” added Wood. “For those providing essential services for society, such as food and beverage companies, this has proved particularly challenging. So, at SIG, we’ve been doing everything we can to keep food supply running as normal.”

Serving communities for the better

During Covid-19, SIG has recognised that its contribution to local communities is more important than ever. As a result, the company has been carrying out and supporting a number of additional community projects. This has included donating face masks to hospitals and medical centres, providing essential food and hygiene items to disadvantaged families, and partnering with producers to deliver food and drink products to frontline healthcare workers.

“At SIG, we know the importance of being part of a community. And now more than ever, we need to continue providing community support where and when we can – from helping our healthcare heroes on the frontline to ensuring children in need receive essential food and aid packages during this time of uncertainty,” said Wood.

Read SIG’s Covid-19 stories at: https://www.sig.biz/en/company/standing-up-to-covid19/

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