Drive technology is now going digital

Start in a productive future with digital drive data

Whether it's the processing or manufacturing industry: nothing happens without drives. And drive systems also get you off to a good start when it comes to digitalization. The data of motors and converters are crucial to ensuring your competitiveness. We offer you a wide range of selection and engineering tools, connectivity modules, MindSphere applications and Edge solutions as well as digital services to help you meaningfully evaluate this information. With this digitalization portfolio, you get drive data that you can use in machine and plant manufacturing, for example to optimize your development processes, the properties of your machines and plants or your service. As an operator, however, you benefit from greater stability, flexibility and efficiency in your production and manufacturing processes. 

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Edge computing

Central availability of drive data

Cloud solutions are increasingly establishing themselves in the industrial landscape. Autonomous technologies, which are available at all times, make it possible to use and analyze data globally and collaboratively in the first place. Edge computing complements the capabilities of pure cloud solutions, allowing data to be used even more easily, flexibly and securely in the field. Edge computing allows you to collect and analyze your data right at the drive in your machine and process it there without any latency.

Edge applications for your drive systems

Higher data transparency, in-depth data analysis and new possibilities when it comes to developing, operating and optimizing your drive systems. Edge applications allow you to achieve all of this. For example, they capture data directly at the converter, making it possible to obtain valuable know-how without any latency. This means that information from individual drives or drive groups is captured and evaluated directly at the machine. This intelligent data is then sent to the cloud for long-term analyses. The major advantage is that only the required data is transferred to the cloud.


Find out how edge computing can make your drive systems even more efficient:

Machine/plant operator

Digital drive for the success of your company

Stay competitive and increase your lead in the market: Digitalization of your production and processes offers you new possibilities to produce even more efficiently, cost effectively and flexibly in the future. Digitalization of your drive technology – from the motor through to the converter – is an important component and provides a good starting point for the IoT.
Machine/plant builder

Digital drive for machine and plant construction

New machine and plant concepts are needed for future industry and the IIoT. Drive technology offers you a good starting point for digitalization: By using digital tools and collecting, visualizing and evaluating all motor and converter data, you can thus optimize the entire drive train – and through digitalization, you can increase its efficiency, save costs and improve customer satisfaction.
Digitalization portfolio

How to use drive data in each phase

Getting started in drive technology digitalization is very easy. We offer suitable digitalization solutions for each phase in the life cycle of a machine or plant. Thanks to continuous integration, you can start today in one area with little effort – and use the data acquired elsewhere tomorrow.

Concept and design of machines and plants

Siemens supports the concept stage of machines and plants, including the drive technology, with practical digital tools such as the NX MCD, SIZER as well as an EPLAN connection. Digital data simplify the simulation, changes and error prevention in advance. And a uniform database prevents unnecessary multiple capture and ensures a consistent planning basis.

Efficient, error-free planning of machines and plants

In view of the innumerable possible combinations, production and machine or plant planning often requires an unnecessarily large effort. By automating workflows and need-based support, our digital planning tools shorten this development step permanently.

Engineering and commissioning of machines and plants

With its efficient tools, Siemens ensures fast implementation and commissioning of digital drive solutions. As a result, machine and plant construction firms are spared time, cost and stress. Users benefit from a fast, smooth start and speedy commencement of production.

More efficient and reliable operation of machines and plants

During operation, the focus is on performance, availability and dynamic reserves. Or to be succinct: it’s about productivity. Efficient and intuitively operated tools and modules for drive technology digitalization help machine and plant operators to achieve optimum operation from their production. With the same applications, machine and plant construction firms keep an eye on important operating states and can make the ongoing operation more efficient and productive.

Services and optimization possibilities for machines and plants

In the last step in the value chain, the potential of digital drive solutions is found to be the most vivid. Here, machine and plant construction firms can offer new types of maintenance and optimization services, in order to optimize the availability of machines and plants even further. Operators benefit from unique, fail-safe reliability, availability and flexibility. Siemens offers a broad digitalization portfolio for the implementation.

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Digitalize your drive technology

The advantages of digitalization for you and your drive technology are obvious. The tools required are available. And getting started is easier than you think. Get an insight into the possibilities and take the first step now. You will be amazed how far you can already be tomorrow.
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Discover digital drives in practice

Digitalization of the drive train sounds interesting. And it offers tangible advantages. But how does it perform in practice? Here, anyone who asks themselves this question will find interesting answers and examples of already realized applications.

Find out more about the solutions for your digital drive world

Our wide portfolio of tools, applications, services and connectivity modules makes it easier for you to get started with digitalization of the drives. All components are coordinated with each other. Defined interfaces ensure interlinking and guarantee today the extendability of tomorrow.

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Our experts for digitalization in drive technology will be happy to support you. Contact us if you have any further questions or would like advice. We look forward to a direct exchange with you.