Get more out of your drive systems with digitalizationThe future is digital – including in the industrial sector. Thanks to digitalization and networked processes, companies can produce more flexibly and reliably, and they can respond to events more rapidly. Digitally enhanced drive components are an important step toward digitalized automation. With SIDRIVE IQ, you can now benefit from an IoT digitalization solution for drive systems. Take advantage of digitalization to enter a new dimension of availability, serviceability, productivity, and efficiency.
SIDRIVE IQ: The next step toward the digital drive train
Drive systems play a key role in countless production processes and are ultimately what keep the entire production going. Faults or failures involving components like motors and converters have costly consequences. Avoiding these faults by taking timely and deliberate action requires intelligent transparency – which allows for measures like targeted, proactive, and well-timed maintenance.
SIDRIVE IQ now provides just that: Thanks to SIDRIVE IQ, you can monitor, analyze, and optimize drive systems digitally, which makes the operational and condition data of your drive components transparent. It also helps you identify maintenance requirements and optimization potential, so it’s the ideal choice for maximizing the availability, efficiency, performance, and serviceability of your drive train. This in turn increases your productivity and lays the foundation for your company’s success, both now and in the future.
SIDRIVE IQ: A digitalization offering with many features
Intelligent features for utilizing your dataWith the SIDRIVE IQ IoT digitalization offering, you can conveniently access all the relevant data from your drive systems anytime and anywhere. And that’s not all: You can also monitor and analyze the status and performance of your drive systems and derive new optimization measures.
Stay up to date with SIDRIVE IQ
SIDRIVE IQ tells you how your drive components are doing. The solution portfolio offers you MindSphere applications with a variety of functions that help you maintain and operate your digitally enhanced motors, converters, etc.
The MindSphere applications – SIDRIVE IQ Fleet and Drive System Analyzer for the process industries and Analyze MyDrives for the discrete industries – allow you to continuously visualize, analyze, and monitor your drive data.
That’s how SIDRIVE IQ digitalizes your drive management. Your benefits include improved maintenance activities, less unscheduled downtime, and increased availability.
SIDRIVE IQ Fleet
For applications in the process industries, the MindSphere application SIDRIVE IQ Fleet enables you to visualize, analyze, and monitor low-voltage motors that are connected by the SIMOTICS CONNECT 400 connectivity modules.
The functions of SIDRIVE IQ Fleet that help you to maintain and operate your digitally enhanced components like motors and converters include aggregated statistics and localization of the device fleet as well as individual KPI overviews and logbook and product profiles. SIDRIVE IQ also provides links to specific product documentation and information.
The “Overview” feature charts the KPIs of your individual drive components. The “Logbook” feature publishes triggered status notifications and lists the complete service history. Browsing and managing status notifications and completed maintenance activities is easy at all times, and you can plan new preventive maintenance activities at an early stage. Recommended maintenance notifications provide optimal decision-making support based on the digital twin of the drive components and automated analytics.
Use cases with SIDRIVE IQ Fleet
Less effort, fewer delays, greater convenience, safety, and efficiency: SIDRIVE IQ Fleet offers innovative solutions for numerous use cases involving digitally enhanced drive systems. Whether it’s condition monitoring and preventive maintenance, transparent operational performance of motors and drives, or optimized use of the installed base: Numerous use cases show you what SIDRIVE IQ Fleet can do for you and your drive management.
In the production industry, many of the maintenance activities performed at fixed intervals are often totally unnecessary, as are the resulting costs and plant downtimes. To reliably and conveniently detect the real service requirements of your SINAMICS low-voltage converter, SIDRIVE IQ offers you the MindSphere application Analyze MyDrives. This app records and analyzes the low-voltage converter’s operating data.
By continuously monitoring power consumption, torque, and frequency, and by measuring energy flows, it’s possible to identify actual maintenance and optimization requirements and initiate appropriate actions in good time. This reduces the need for fixed-interval maintenance and enables you to increase machine productivity, identify energy-saving potential, extend maintenance intervals, and minimize downtime.
Drive System Analyzer
To ensure productivity and availability of production anytime, smooth operation of a drive system in production environments is key. An important lever to optimize availability is to establish condition-based maintenance for medium and high-voltage motors and drives. Early detection of upcoming faults is essential for optimized data-based preventive or even predictive maintenance. This is where Drive System Analyzer comes into play, with cloud-based monitoring of the drive system.
Drive System Analyzer enables the flexibility to adapt to individual drive system requirements. No matter if a single asset is to be analyzed or the complete system. This will decrease downtimes, optimize performance and serviceability.
Reliable and efficient support for an even better drive
Here’s something to look forward to: Predefined services are a basic component of the SIDRIVE IQ digitalization offering. They’ll allow you to digitally link your drive train, recognize risks and optimization potential early on, and more effectively schedule maintenance activities.
SIDRIVE IQ Services supplements the Digital Drive Train Services offering for drive systems. Siemens provides you with a range of digital services from a single source that are optimally tailored to your specific requirements.
Services for SIDRIVE IQ Fleet
With the Digital Check, you’ll benefit from a concept that lets you reliably identify and monitor the measured values of your IQ-ready drive components. In the Digital Check, first the current state of the existing equipment is recorded as part of the IBase assessment, then it’s compared with your requirements for digitalization. On this basis, an optimal measuring concept is generated, including the necessary specifications. This requires that all data be present or that an on-site examination be performed.
The Connect Package combines all the services necessary for implementing a digital infrastructure based on the final digital concept. In addition to the specified hardware such as the connectivity connection, the scope of supply also includes corresponding software, such as access to the SIDRIVE IQ MindSphere application as well as on-site implementation, which comprises installing the hardware, configuring connectivity, and commissioning applications. As a prerequisite for utilizing the SIDRIVE IQ Connect Package, a coordinated measuring concept must have been generated for the particular drive components using the Digital Check.
NEW: Expert Assistance
Expert Assistance ensures that our experts will provide you with digital support for your medium- and high-voltage equipment. In the event of a failure, the cloud-based alarms alert our experts and they’re on the spot immediately to provide direct support for troubleshooting to keep the failure as short as possible.
In the event of a drive-train fault, an alarm is automatically triggered and reported to the relevant on-call service. A service expert will then contact you directly and help you quickly get the drive up and running again. Thanks to the SIDRIVE IQ platform, the service expert has a comprehensive overview of the operating parameters – with no time-consuming data transfers involved.
NEW: Expert Diagnostics
With Expert Diagnostics, you can rely on continuous expert and cloud-based condition monitoring that prevents downtime. Medium-voltage converters and high-voltage motors are monitored by our service experts with the help of cloud-based analyses. In the event of an abnormality or deviation, an immediate event analysis is initiated. Once the vulnerability has been identified, our service expert will contact you to eliminate the vulnerability as quickly as possible. With long-term data analyses and trend evaluations, expert reports can also be generated with a detailed condition assessment and specific service recommendations.
Services for the Drive System Analyzer
SIDRIVE IQ offers the following additional services: Access to and operation of the Drive System Analyzer for the defined service items is a mandatory prerequisite for the provision of Expert Assistance and Expert Diagnostics.
In case of a failure notification of the connected assets (HV motors and/or MV converters) with SIDRIVE IQ: Expert Assistance automatically notifies the qualified Siemens service experts defined in the contract to initiate the remote support process. Based on this notification, the qualified service experts contact the customer by phone within the call-back time.
In addition, SIDRIVE IQ offers the following services: Access to and operation of the Drive System Analyzer for the defined service items is a mandatory prerequisite for the provision of Expert Assistance and Expert Diagnostics.
For MV converters is a data-based service supported by SIDRIVE IQ. This service module is for the continuous and preventive monitoring of connected assets. Siemens experts use this service to detect possible changes in operating conditions at an early stage and assess them accordingly. In conjunction with the preventive analysis, expert reports are prepared with recommendations for preventive maintenance measures, including urgency forecasts.
Connectivity as the basis for digitalization
SIDRIVE IQ applications and utilization are based on digitally enhanced drive components. Once your motors and converters are able to report how they’re doing, SIDRIVE IQ can use these notifications and data to provide you with a transparent overview of the status, performance, and maintenance requirements of these drive components.
Drive components can be made communication-capable by equipping them with connectivity modules like SIMOTICS CONNECT 400 for low-voltage motors, SIMOTICS CONNECT 600 for high-voltage motors, SINAMICS CONNECT 300 for directly connecting SINAMICS converters to the cloud, and SINAMICS CONNECT 500 for medium-voltage converters. These modules record all of the drive component’s relevant operational data via sensors and communicate that information to MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens.