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Digital Drive Train Services

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Knowing what’s working

Identifying weak points at an early stage, rapid troubleshooting, ideal planning of maintenance and servicing activities, optimizing stocks of spare parts – these are all benefits that you get as a plant operator if you are advised about the status of your drive systems at all times. Digital Drive Train Services give you the help you need.

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Services for the entire drive train

Ensure high availability for your drive train

Minimize unscheduled downtimes. Plan downtimes in advance. Significantly reduce downtime costs. Optimize your energy costs. You benefit from condition-based drive maintenance. Digital Drive Train Services add a further dimension to our traditional service business. Now, in addition to the hardware, connectivity and platform, you can also use the associated Digital Services throughout the entire drive train. Our Digital Drive Train Services are made up of a range of services that you can use on a modular basis, entirely in line with your needs.

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Keep control over your medium-voltage converters by remote access

High availability levels are essential for complex drive systems, and you need fast, professional support in an emergency. This is done more and more via remote access, using powerful, state-of-the-art communications media. At your request we will access your system directly, which will give us access to all the analytical, diagnostic and intervention options. Using the Remote Service platform takes the growing demands for IT security, traceability and flexibility of remote access fully into account. Your benefits at a glance:

  • Minimization of downtimes through accelerated troubleshooting with remote access
  • Higher Security and quality certified according to ISO 27001 and CERT
  • Reducing costs for local measures through faster remote access

For comprehensive gear unit diagnostics

Alongside converters, motors and couplings, gear units form an essential part of the drive train. By measuring informative condition values, it is possible to identify, diagnose and locate abnormalities as well as to determine their cause. Gear Unit Condition Monitoring is a diagnostic tool that is optimally tailored to your individual requirements . 

 

Our Mobile and Remote Monitoring Services make condition-based maintenance a reality. This greatly expands the range of opportunities offered by normal machine protection. Condition Monitoring maximizes plant availability and keeps lifecycle costs to a minimum since the service life of critical machine components can be used to the full extent. The necessary maintenance measures can be coordinated at the same time as the production plan. With Gear Unit Condition Monitoring we are offering you an extensive portfolio with standardized and individual solutions for any plant size.

 

Mobile Services offer a flexible and cost-effective solution for both standard and application-specific gear units. Measurements are carried out using hand-held devices on site by Siemens service professionals at regular intervals or when required e.g. in troubleshooting cases. Our skilled team of experts carries out data evaluation and diagnosis.

 

Remote Monitoring Service means you no longer need your own specialized staff on site. The measurement data is continuously sent to our Expert Centre via secure channels where a qualified diagnosis is performed. Our remote monitoring Service portfolio includes:

  • Remote Monitoring Service for standard gear units covering a wide range of standard applications including drives for belt conveyors, bucket elevators, compressors, pumps, water turbines and many others
  • Remote Monitoring Service for application gear units including gear units for tube and vertical roller mills as well as planetary and extruder drives
  • Torque Monitoring is offered for all gear unit types either independently or as an add-on option to vibration-based analysis
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Continuous motor monitoring

Drive components such as motors are often exposed to extreme stresses and are constantly subject to varying levels of wear and tear, depending on their length of service and the loads placed on them. The strains can often remain invisible to the naked eye for quite some time, leading to outages and unplanned downtimes which imply high financial losses. It is therefore vital to be able to correctly assess component status at all times. By continuously monitoring the motors, changes in their operating status can be identified at an early stage as part of the Motor Condition Monitoring process, and the appropriate countermeasures can be introduced. 

Motor Condition Monitoring 24/7
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Continuous status monitoring of the winding insulation system

Electrical machines require special attention if the availability of a plant is critically dependent on their reliability. A failure of these machines would lead to a plant standstill – if no redundancy is provided, or if there are no replacement machines available at short notice – with corresponding loss of production and increased repair costs. This makes it particularly important to detect and localize weak spots in the winding insulation system of your high-voltage motors early on. 

 

Lifetime Analysis offers you continuous condition monitoring of your winding insulation system using online partial-discharge (PD) measurement while your system is running, with no need for downtimes. You benefit from precise measurement in operation, early identification of weak points, fewer downtimes. In short: Lifetime Analysis substantially improves your motor availability.

Financing through savings

Lifting competitiveness by increasing productivity is one of the most important challenges in industry. In many cases, investment in energy efficiency projects is a potential lever. Service Energy Performance Contracting for drive applications finances your optimization measures from the savings you make in power costs. The projects are structured to ensure that only a part of the savings are used for the service component and the balance of the saving remains as a direct benefit for you. The projects are implemented in a four-step process with low risk for our customers thanks to the promised savings: 

  1. Evaluation of  drive applications based on existing data. Our specialists propose a package of measures coupled with the projected savings.
  2. Analysis of the selected measures based on a provisional agreement. Detailed energy use measurements are used as the basis for precisely determining the baseline and engineering the measures. If it becomes apparent during the concept development phase that the promised cost savings cannot be achieved, you may terminate the project at no cost.
  3. Implementing of optimization measures. Upon acceptance of the project, the actual savings will be measured and compared with the baseline from the concept. If the agreed goals are reached, the promised savings have been achieved. Otherwise, Siemens will compensate the customer. 
  4. As part of this service, new energy savings are verified regularly and the drive systems are maintained to ensure the savings continue in the future.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Savings up to 30% can be achieved with energy-efficient drive applications
  • A large part of the savings remains as a direct benefit within your plant 
  • Low risk in the project development phase and strong savings certainty
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Digital service for drive systems – for all industries, worldwide

More and more companies are opting for digital services – because they make a substantial contribution toward increasing plant availability. And ultimately saving costs in the process.

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Whether you need a special digital service or a comprehensive service package for your drive train: our experts are always there to help and advise. They are happy to provide support and are available to offer detailed information on the services in question.

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