Siemens launches new Simogear coupling adapter for Simotics servomotors

Siemens launches new Simogear coupling adapter for Simotics servomotors

  • New Simogear coupling adapter for Simotics servomotors
  • Flexible-use adapter for simplified handling
  • KS adapter reduces downtimes, optimizes stock keeping and is suited for high-precision applications
  • SPS IPC Drives 2018, Hall 11

NUREMBERG, 21-Nov-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Siemens has launched a new coupling adapter for linking Simogear gear units to Siemens servomotors. As the flexible new solution can connect different gear unit types to different servomotors rather than using a separate dedicated adapter for each motor, the new solution radically simplifies handling. Versions KS03 to KS05 of the new adapter are made of aluminum and are currently available for Simotics S-1FL6 motors. As of calendar year 2019 it will also be possible to connect series S-1FK2, S-1FK7, S-1FT7 and M-1PH8 series motors to practically any size and type of gear unit. The benefits of the new adapter solution include shorter downtimes and lower costs due to simple installation and removal, optimized stock keeping and a backlash-free design enabling connection with no parallel key as standard for high-precision applications.

With the new KS adapter designed for a total of four different gear unit types (helical, parallel shaft, helical bevel and worm), Siemens is rounding off its servo geared motor portfolio. The main target groups to benefit from the new adapter will include customers from the machine building and conveyor system sectors, as well as manufacturers of production and packaging machinery, machine tools and storage and retrieval systems. The adapter is particularly suited to use in applications involving stringent demands in terms of precision, exact positionability, dynamics, compactness and weight.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. With its publicly listed subsidiary Siemens Healthineers AG, the company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.1 billion. At the end of September 2018, the company had around 379,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at

Ms. Katharina Lamsa
Digital Factory Division
Siemens AG
Gleiwitzer Str. 555
90475 Nuremberg
Tel: +49 (911) 895-7975

SOURCE: Siemens AG


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