“The future is now.” Siemens’ slogan captures the exciting changes in its life sciences division. Siemens releases an array of state-of-the-art products to make healthcare and the infrastructure more efficient. The company’s industrial automation division offers a range of solutions for cities, stadiums, and transportation networks to support increased productivity. Siemens’ new LMS configurator enables hospitals to customize millimeter wave systems. The company’s simulators and software train operators in properly using the equipment, ensuring safety.
Siemens has three main divisions: Industry (including Mobility Solutions), Energy, and Healthcare (including Life Sciences). The company’s portfolio includes the following:
- Products for power generation, transmission, and distribution.
- Gas turbine technology.
- Automation technology.
- Drives and controls.
- Building technology, medical diagnosis, treatment, and IT services.
The Mobility Solutions division makes products for the automotive industry, including diesel and gasoline engines, transmission systems, passenger car variants, and electric vehicle components.
What products does Siemens offer?
The industrial automation division offers a range of solutions for cities, stadiums, and transportation networks to support increased productivity. The high-horsepower motors and servo technology in the POWERFLEX family are specially developed for buses and light rail trains. The highly durable KNX network offers energy-saving solutions, like power factor correction in cogeneration plants. Siemens’ drives, controls, and drive technology are used in robotics applications, nuclear power plants, hazardous chemicals processing, and mining to ensure efficient logistics.
Siemens makes drives and controls for mining plants, such as tipper trucks and trucks for transporting ore and other industrial machinery. The drives and rules are used for underground mining machinery, which provides the first step to supplementing the ore by refining the metal at the surface level. The company’s drive technology is used in the extraction mechanism of solar panels in Siemens’ photovoltaic plants. The product portfolio includes drives for cranes, elevators, and motorized transport systems.
Siemens offers several types of encoders for applications ranging from laboratory equipment to high-frequency drives. Their product portfolio includes various encoders, including absolute, incremental, external magnetic reed, hybrid optical, and resolvers. Some encoders are available in variants that include output signals requiring a single power supply and can be used with various other drives. Siemens’ encoders come in a variety of different sizes. Their encoders are designed to be easy to install, with minimal calibration required for many applications. These products are designed to handle harsh environments, including dust, vibration, and shock exposure. Many products conform to international standards, such as DIN EN 61800-5-1:2008 and IEC 61800-5-1:2008.
Different types of industrial automation products
Siemens offers 19 industrial automation products, including encoders, drive, and control systems for various industrial applications. They also manufacture control systems for multiple types of food and beverage equipment, laboratory analyzers, and handling equipment.
Siemens offers a variety of encoders that can be used as part of a complete control system or to monitor single motors or processes. Some encoders are in dry contact versions that can activate external devices such as alarms or limit switches. In contrast, others are available in pulse outputs that provide timing signals. These versions have either an internal angle sensor or external angle sensors that can be coupled with a shaft-mounted rotor to give the required angle information to the PLC system. The use of angle sensors allows the encoder to function with a standard motor during installation, eliminating the need for rewinding or modifying the engine itself. The pulse outputs on some of these encoders can input frequencies and timing information, while the dry contact versions can activate external devices.
Siemens offers several types of encoders that are designed specifically for use with food and beverage equipment. These include absolute encoders, incremental encoders, resolvers, and hybrid products that combine resolver technology with an incremental encoder. These products are designed to be easy to install without any modification required for many applications. These encoders are designed to handle contaminants such as liquids and powders and vibration and shock exposure. These products are also designed to comply with international standards.
Different types of drive and control systems
Siemens offers several types of drive and control systems used in various parts of a plant or factory. Their modular product line includes multiple components, including PLCs, transmitters, readers, controllers, and drives that can be configured depending on a customer’s needs. These components are designed to work together seamlessly while minimizing costs for installation and maintenance. Most of Siemens’ products support Profibus-DP connectivity for more integrated functionality. The components are designed for easy integration and customization, enabling them to be used in conveyors, bulk material handling systems, and packaging lines.
Siemens also offers various PLC systems that can be used for multiple types of laboratory analysis. These products are modular and can be configured to specific applications by configuring the components within a certain range. They can be used in analytical processes such as weighing, proportioning, mixing, or dispensing fluids or chemicals. This product line can also be used in other industrial processes, including cooling equipment and pneumatic controls.
Siemens PLC products can be used in food and beverage applications. One example of these products is a PLC product line that is specifically designed for use in the food and beverage industry. This product line includes several different components that can be configured to fit a specific application. These components include Binder drives, positioners, and controllers that can be used to control equipment or automate processes. Some of these components include built-in Profibus-DP connectivity for easy integration with other components in a factory or process, such as control systems from other manufacturers or automation equipment from Siemens’ product line.
Siemens PLC products are designed to fit various needs within the food and beverage industry.
Energy Efficiency & Infrastructure
Siemens’ industry-leading energy efficiency improvement solutions and power generation technology ensure that utilities can meet constantly increasing demands for electric power. The company’s Digital Energy portfolio includes gas turbine technology, renewables, combined cycle technology, heat recovery steam generators, and solar thermal systems. Siemens also produces turbines for combined-cycle gas turbines in full service with life-cycle support.
Siemens is a leading provider of passenger rail equipment with a global service network for signaling and operating technology products, transportation automation systems, and train driving systems. The company has installed more than 12,000 locomotives worldwide. Siemens trains are used in Germany, Australia, China, India, and the U.S.
Buildings Automation Solutions
The building technology, medical diagnosis, and treatment division offer an array of equipment and solutions designed to improve patient health through improved indoor environments and facilities. The building technology division is also active in energy-saving technologies such as thermal insulation and air conditioning systems.
The building technology division offers solutions for monitoring indoor environments, including lighting and security systems. The company’s intelligent buildings work on the premise of central control, which monitors such factors as temperature and light levels. The building technology division is also active in healthcare with products including ultrasound equipment, x-ray systems, CT scanners, several medical devices for diagnosis at the bedside and in outpatient care centers, and imaging equipment for use in diagnosing cancer or inflammatory bowel disease.