Siemens at Smart Production Solutions (SPS) exhibition: new AI-based feature for Analyze MyDrives Edge application and new compact DC/DC converter

The new feature of the Analyze MyDrives Edge app ensures transparency regarding the energy consumption of the entire drive system.

(PRESS RELEASE) NUREMBERG, 26-Oct-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens AG (ETR: SIE), a German multinational conglomerate and Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, has announced its participation at this year’s Smart Production Solutions (SPS) trade fair in Nuremberg, from 8 – 10 November, 2022. During the SPS exhibition the company will introduce two innovations in the field of energy-efficient and sustainable drive technology –  a new AI-based feature for its Analyze MyDrives Edge application and a new compact DC/DC converter. 

The first innovation relates to the Analyze MyDrives Edge application, which is already established on the market. This is equipped with a new feature that ensures transparency regarding the energy consumption of the entire drive system. The AI-based feature of the Edge app calculates all data without the need for additional sensors and special measuring devices. The app shows how efficiently the drive runs, how high energy consumption and operating costs are and what carbon footprint the drive leaves behind. Drive settings can thus be optimized even better to customer needs.

With this new feature, Siemens is responding to the current needs of industry for greater sustainability. Electric motors are responsible for over 70 percent of industrial energy requirements. Simotics SD IE4 motors are already very energy-efficient with an efficiency of up to over 96% and are therefore also optimally designed for operation directly on the grid. By using motors of the very high efficiency classes IE4 or even IE5, savings of up to 6% of electrical energy are possible. Using perfectly matched motor and converter systems for variable-speed operation of pumps, fans and compressors, energy savings of up to 30% can be achieved, and in some cases even more.

However, the real key to greater energy efficiency lies in the system as a whole: the interaction of all individual measures – from more efficient motors with variable-speed control, through digital system components and tools, to the use of electrically buffered energy in the motor network – can achieve savings of up to 60 percent in the system network. Digitalization will thus make a major contribution to increasing the energy efficiency of motor-driven applications in the future. Analyze MyDrives Edge is also part of the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, the new digital business platform. This enables customers of all sizes to accelerate their digital transformation and increase value creation. The new business platform is characterized by simplicity, flexibility, and openness – all geared to the overarching goal of making the digital transformation of companies easier, faster, and more scalable.

The second innovation concerns the hardware area. Here, Siemens is introducing another Compact DC-DC Converter to the market in time for the SPS trade fair. The Sinamics DCP 250 kW is available now. This means that a total of three Compact DC-DC Converters are available for connecting batteries or ultracaps to an industrial drive system. With the Sinamics DCP 250kW, Siemens offers a device with which output voltages of up to 1200V can be realized. The new device meets the increased requirements in the automotive industry and offers the optimal basis for the realization of test benches for electric vehicles. In terms of efficient energy use, DC controllers offer additional advantages: In the system network, the use of energy storage devices such as batteries can be used to smooth the load absorption from the grid. This eliminates load peaks in particular. Furthermore, braking energy can be made available in the DC system. With suitable system design, DC converters also require fewer conversion steps. Another advantage is the simplified feed-in from renewable energy sources such as photovoltaics.

The Sinamics DCP is a compact DC-DC converter that is ready for immediate use without additional engineering. Power expansion can also be easily implemented by connecting several Sinamics DCPs in parallel.

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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 72,000 employees internationally.

Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. In fiscal 2021, which ended on September 30, 2021, the Siemens Group generated revenue of €62.3 billion and net income of €6.7 billion. As of September 30, 2021, the company had around 303,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

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