Answers from Siemens

More energy-efficient production increasingly grows to be a decisive factor for success across all industries. Solutions that affect the complete system and product life cycle are required, as well as solutions that pay off quickly and in the long term. Energy-efficient production is a challenge and opportunity at the same time for developers and operators alike. As one of the globally leading providers of automation and drive technology, we offer an extensive portfolio of products, solutions and services to improve energy efficiency and productivity.

Totally Integrated Automation

Monitor system’s energy consumption and take full advantage of potentialsavings with Totally Integrated Automation. By checking your entire system for ways to optimize the use of resources, an array of energy-efficient products and concepts help you gain asignificant competitive advantage. Totally Integrated Automation provides answersto complex energy efficiency questions – for both process and manufacturing industries.

Through energy-efficient drive technology and an integrated energy managementsystem, you systematically reduce costs and improve energy efficiency. Siemens Industry provides Totally Integrated Automation as an open system architecture covering a unique range of products and concepts for optimizing industrial facilities. All elements work together perfectly, from planning to monitoring, from the field to the ERP system. This not only enables intelligent andcontinuous control of your systems, but also opens up many new opportunities to reduce energy consumption. The result is production that works efficiently and is internationally competitive.

Energy-efficient Drive Technology

Electric drives consume most energy in industrial plants – and energy prices continue to rise: Drive technology consumes a good two thirds of industrial power.

Conversion to efficient drive systems, e.g. motor switches or frequency converters, therefore is more than just a reaction to statutory requirements and an investment for the benefit of the environment. You are investing in your own growth:

  • The efficiency of highly efficient motors is up to 7 % above than that of standard motors.

  • This reduces carbon dioxide emission considerably.

  • At the same time, the user's operating costs are reduced.

  • Depending on application, many of these investments will generate profit within months.

It is not required that the complete field level is comprehensively equipped with new sensors and actuators to record relevant data. Even now, efficient technologies communicate electrical values like power, voltage and coefficient of efficiency among each other. Many of the energy consumers can be analyzed and assessed with multifunctional meters.

Measurably higher energy efficiency

To determine the savings potential of individual applications, Siemens offers hardware and software, as well as energy-technical optimization of the overall systems. To improve energy efficiency and protection of resources, we apply integrated consideration of the systems and product life cycles. As one of the globally leading providers of drive systems, we offer a particularly comprehensive portfolio for energy-efficient drive technology – from highly efficient products to competence consulting and tools to specialized services that help to utilize the greatest possible savings potential of your system.

  • lower production costs

  • rising return on capital

  • reduced CO2 emission

Software like SinaSave or Simatic Powerrate helps in precise assessment of the savings possibilities or to verify whether or not possible measures are economic from case to case.

Energy Optimization Service EOS

The most comprehensive solution for determining potential savings is our energyoptimization service. Using our holistic approach to improving the efficiency of industrialplants, our experts identify ways to optimize energy management and increasesavings. Based on this analysis, measures are implemented to sustainablyreduce energy costs and CO2 emissions, while taking into account your productionprocesses, technical facilities, fluctuating energy prices, different types of energy aswell as local laws, constraints and guidelines.