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Flender has changed

November 2018 News

Flender now has a new face in South Africa. Previously the Mechanical Drives business unit within Siemens Process Industries and Drives, in August 2018 the company became a separate legal entity, Flender Pty Ltd. “We are still a Siemens company, and will continue to collaborate on projects and within the various business units to ensure integrated solutions are offered, whilst using the entrepreneurial freedom given by this change to drive strategies with our customers providing value for them,” says CEO, Michael Cardoso. “An important aspect of the change is the visibility of the Flender branding and we have used the Electra Mining event as the launch of the new Flender company.

Couplings, gear units and service

Cardoso says that the Flender offering has three segments. Firstly, there is a comprehensive range of couplings catering for application requirements up to 10 million Nm torque in various configurations, so they can be adapted to almost any customer need.

Secondly, there is a range of industrial gear units. The FSG range caters for standard applications such as conveyor and pump drives. In cases where the application is more complex, these standard units are adapted for customer-specific needs such as mixers and cooling towers. In addition, there are specific ranges of planetary gear units used in large applications in the mining and sugar industries.

“Thirdly, our aftersales service complements our product offering,” he continues. “We offer all the traditional services, such as repairs in our workshop or on the customer’s site, together with the provision of spare parts and spare gear units. In addition we can extend our service to engage with our customers on their installed base and assist them in planning their maintenance, thus extending the life of their equipment.”

Condition monitoring

Cardoso adds that the other focus area for Flender is condition monitoring and this is where digitalisation comes in. “We can assist customers to identify their critical high capital value items and install condition monitoring equipment on these machines,” he explains. “The idea is that you can monitor the equipment on the plant and receive alarms when a problem is identified. In addition, this can be extended to include remote monitoring by specialists who can advise on trends. The condition monitoring is designed to provide long term value and minimise downtime for our customers in order to save them money.

For more information contact Jennifer Naidoo, Siemens Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives, +27 11 652 2795, jennifer.naidoo@siemens.com, www.siemens.co.za



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