SIPLUS CMS – Stepping up your production

Get digital added value from mechanical condition data

The availability of machines and plants is a basic requirement for productivity. In order to minimize unplanned downtimes, it is necessary to detect the sources of error at an early stage. This is exactly where SIPLUS CMS Condition Monitoring Systems come in: they continuously monitor the condition of mechanical components of your machines – even throughout the entire plant. SIPLUS CMS therefore represents an important step toward the digital factory, where all the players including machines, products and people along the value chain will be networked. SIPLUS CMS working together with MindSphere – the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens – opens up completely new possibilities. The powerful cloud platform is designed for analyzing large quantities of data and enables machine parks all over the world to be monitored for service purposes in order to reduce their downtimes.

SIPLUS CMS in detail

Acting with foresight – increasing availability

SIPLUS CMS Condition Monitoring Systems create the prerequisites for the early detection of damage to machines and plants and the targeted planning of maintenance work – for a minimum of downtimes.

Understand how machine data as well as wind turbine data become digital and how mechanical condition data turn into digital added value with SIPLUS CMS.

Transparency across all levels – with Totally Integrated Automation (TIA)

SIPLUS CMS records and analyzes mechanical variables from machines, integrates them into the automation world, and provides decision-making aids to maintenance staff, operators, and management. The open system architecture and the efficient interaction between all automation components (TIA) enable plant-wide condition monitoring of mechanical components across all levels. With this approach, control centers are able to closely monitor up-to-date status information. In the event of an anomaly, it is possible to quickly estimate how much longer secure operation is possible. Also anomalies in a plant can be compared directly to the condition of surrounding components to determine whether an increase in temperature is an indication of a bearing overheating.

Your benefits

SIPLUS CMS is available in three different versions – from compact and integrated to modular and powerful. Regardless of which version you choose, you benefit from many advantages. 

Compact and integrated

For permanent status monitoring of critical mechanical components. The recorded data is analyzed by the internal software of the CMS1200 and stored on the SM 1281 condition monitoring module. SIPLUS CMS1200 is fully integrated into the automation system via TIA Portal.



  • On-board software for parameter-based and frequency-selective analysis
  • Easy archiving of the data in the system’s own memory (800 MB)
  • Connection options: 4 IEPE vibration-acceleration sensors per SM 1281, 1 rotary speed sensor, up to seven SM 1281 modules per S7-1200 CPU


  • Parameter-based or frequency-selective data analysis
  • Analysis algorithms in the SM 1281 condition monitoring module
  • Trend analysis
  • Limit monitoring of frequency bands
  • Storing of raw data in different utilization categories, active transmission to a PC for data analysis
  • Online data streaming of vibration data to the CMS X-Tools analysis software


  • Early detection of mechanical damage
  • Planned maintenance instead of spontaneous repair
  • No additional software needed for diagnosis and visualization
  • Easy data archiving
  • Analyses down to the smallest detail, e.g. for detecting tooth wear in a gear unit
  • Monitoring of variable-speed drives

Modular and flexible

SIPLUS CMS2000 is available as a stand-alone solution independent of the automation system. It can analyze, diagnose, and visualize signals without additional software. The modular design makes it easy to perfectly tailor the system to specific requirements.



  • Base unit with integrated diagnostic software
  • Maximum of either two VIB-MUX expansion modules or two temperature modules possible
  • Max. 16 IEPE vibration acceleration sensors can be connected
  • Assembly using rail mounting or removable screw clamps


  • Parameter-based or frequency-selective data analysis
  • On-board analysis algorithms
  • Trend analysis
  • Communication of system and status messages
  • Time synchronization via LAN
  • Online data streaming of vibration data to the CMS X-Tools analysis software


  • Improved plant availability
  • Early detection of mechanical damage optimizes assembly service life
  • Lower maintenance costs combined with minimum investment costs

Powerful and expandable

For monitoring both individual machine components and complex systems. SIPLUS CMS4000 is easy to integrate into any automation environment. The powerful CMS X-Tools diagnostic software also let you create and protect your own analysis models and integrate process data from the control system.


  • Connection of up to 30 hardware interface nodes (IFN) and analog signals
  • Software nodes (software IONs) as function blocks
  • Bus technology: IEEE1394a (FireWire) for the transfer of measured values to a PC (e.g. Microbox)
  • Analysis using CMS X-Tools diagnostic software


  • Recording of mechanical signals via as many as 180 sensors – synchronously and in real time with a sampling rate of up to 192 kHz
  • Process data acquisition via software IONs directly from SIMATIC S7, SIMATIC TDC, and SIMOTION
  • Data transfer to CMS X-Tools via TCP/IP communication


  • Simple integration in existing and new automation systems
  • Quality assurance of production processes through flight recorder functions
  • Detailed analysis, diagnosis, monitoring, visualization, and archiving

Seven steps to a customized Condition Monitoring (CM) solution

Choosing the right Condition Monitoring System takes some planning. Use the following step-by-step guide to find the right Condition Monitoring solution for your needs:

  1. Define requirements: Decide which mechanical components must be monitored for what kinds of damage.
  2. Select a CM system: Choose the device with the right number of sensors and the right characteristics.
  3. Connect sensors and CM system: Note the maximum cable length when fixing the sensors.
  4. Choose method of analysis: Choose the right method from parameter-based, frequency-selective, or freely configurable analysis.
  5. Put the CM system into operation: Establish alarm and warning thresholds as per ISO 10816-3.
  6. Put control system with CM into operation: Decide which CM data must be visualized, and for whom.
  7. Optimize warning and alarm limits: Adjust warning and alarm limits based on initial trend curves with the system in operation.

Benefit from all the advantages of MindSphere with MindConnect Edge Analytics based on CMS X-Tools.

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Stepping up your production – efficient condition monitoring for the early detection of mechanical machine damages

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More availability worldwide – with SIPLUS CMS

Through permanent vibration monitoring, SIPLUS CMS contributes to a higher availability of machines and plants worldwide. You’ll be impressed at how companies in many different industries can benefit from Condition Monitoring with SIPLUS CMS.


Future-proof your production systems

Prevent downtimes from even occurring, and trace sources of error at an early stage – using SIPLUS CMS. Opt for a customized Condition Monitoring System now. Find your nearest contact here.

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