Siemens recently held an infrastructure technology day at its Midrand premises. The highlight was the launch of the new Sinamics G120X frequency converter range, which has been specially optimised for the HVAC, water and wastewater industries. “We are very excited about our new G120X range, which is a boost to our drives portfolio,” said vice president of Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives, Ralf Leinen. “This also demonstrates our commitment to infrastructure development in Africa,” added head of Factory Automation & Motion Control, Vikesh Harikaran.
From l: Renash Rampersadh, head of Large Drives; Vikesh Harikaran, head of Factory Automation & Motion Control.
Portfolio sales professional, Malcolm Pillai identified five global megatrends that are shaping the world today: demographic change, climate change, urbanisation, nationalisation and digital transformation. The G120X range is perfectly positioned to line up with these. It is a specialised solution for the building technology, water and wastewater industries and is particularly suited to infrastructure applications like pumps and fans, as well as other machinery (e.g. for constant torque control).
Portfolio sales professional, Kaylin Pather presented some of the highlights of the new series:
• Outstanding ease of operation – the G120X is seamless, simple and time-saving – and commissioning is easy using the Sinamics smart access module (SAM).
• Operation is cost-optimised, with resource saving being a priority. The operating efficiency level is over 98%.
• The painted module is robust and drip-proof.
• The converters operate with utmost reliability under all network conditions.
• The series is ready for digitalisation by linking to MindSphere, offering users the opportunity to visualise and analyse valuable operating data which can be used as the basis for optimising processes and maintenance strategies.
Other Siemens solutions covered at the technology day included low voltage motors, PLC and HMI products, further control products and soft starters.
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