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New Sinamics G115D Distributed Drive System Specifically Designed for Conveyor Applications

Sinamics G115D

New Sinamics G115D Distributed Drive System Specifically Designed for Conveyor Applications

Comprised of the drive, motor and gear box, this new distributed drive system is available as a complete solution for motor-mounted and wall-mounted horizontal motion control conveyor applications. 

With its new Sinamics G115D, Siemens is introducing a new, compact and powerful drive system specifically designed for horizontal conveyor applications. The drive system comprises the motor, drive and gearbox in one unit and is offered in two versions — wall-mounted and motor-mounted. 

The Sinamics G115D drive system is characterized by a robust design with a high IP protection class (up to IP66 / UL Type 4X) and is suitable for use in harsh environments. Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Sinamics G115D can be easily installed in confined areas. The drive system can also be operated reliably over a wide temperature range of -30 to 55 degrees Celsius (-22 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit), enabling operation in deep freezing applications.

Sinamics G115D is suitable for applications in intra-logistics and airports, as well as in the automotive and food and beverage industries. Its power ranges from 0.37 to 7.5 kilowatts
(1/2 to 10 hp) for wall-mount applications and 0.37 to 4 kilowatts (1/2 to 5 hp) for motor-mounted applications. The drive system can be put into operation quickly and easily with comprehensive integration into the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal including Startdrive commissioning software or the Sinamics Smart Access Module (SAM) web-server for Wi-Fi setup and diagnostics. 

To be prepared for digital transformation and to enable cloud-based analysis, Sinamics G115D is integrated into the entire MindConnect portfolio and is compatible with MindSphere applications such as Analyze MyDrives.

Thanks to Profisafe, the Sinamics G115D has Safety Integrated in the form of STO (Safe Torque Off) SIL2, which standardizes and facilitates the certification process. For flexibility in terms of installation, service, and maintenance, the solution is equipped with a plug-in connector and flexible connection possibilities. The device is particularly suitable for interaction with Simatic controllers such as the Simatic S7-1200 or Simatic ET200 for motion control.  

Siemens offers warranty extensions for Sinamics G115D through its Service Protect package. As part of this service package, an additional one or two-year warranty extension may be purchased for failure coverage. The package offers simplified processing under normal warranty conditions for an extended period.

With its new Sinamics G115D, Siemens presents a new, compact, and powerful drive system specifically designed for horizontal conveyor applications.

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Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 75,000 employees internationally.

Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of power generation and distribution, intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed company Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. For more than 160 years, the company has innovated and invented technologies to support American industry spanning manufacturing, energy, healthcare and infrastructure. In fiscal 2018, Siemens USA reported revenue of $23.7 billion, including $5.0 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.


The U.S. Conveyor and Conveying Equipment Market to Lose Growth Momentum Due to the Pandemic

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘U.S. Conveyor And Conveying Equipment Market. Analysis And Forecast to 2025’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The COVID-Related Recession Is to Undermine the Growth of the Industrial Sector, Which Is to Hamper Conveyor Market Growth

The U.S. conveyor and conveying equipment market expanded sharply to $10.8B in 2019, picking up by 5.1% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenue of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, taxes, and tariffs, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +4.4% over the period from 2013 to 2019; however, the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. Over the last three years, it increased robustly, driven by the rising economy and investment. In physical terms, the market volume reached approx. 1.8M units, rising by +11.9%.

Conveyors and conveying equipment, as the element of engineering infrastructure, are widely used in various industries and transport facilities. Therefore, the key factor determining the development of the market is the dynamics of the industrial sector, which, in a broader context, reflects the overall GDP growth.

According to the World Bank outlook from January 2020, the U.S. economy was expected to slow down to +1.7% per year in the medium term, hampered by increasing global uncertainty, trade war, and slower global growth. In early 2020, however, the global economy entered a period of the crisis caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, due to which most countries in the world put on halt production and transport activity. The result will be a drop in GDP relative to previous years and an unprecedented decline in oil prices.

The U.S. is struggling with a drastic short-term recession, with the expected contraction of GDP of approx. -6.1% in 2020, as the hit of the pandemic was harder than expected, and unemployment soared due to the shutdown and social isolation.

The industrial sector has proven vulnerable to the pandemic as due to quarantine measures, industrial facilities were paused, and the drop in incomes of the population makes the growth of end markets unfeasible, thereby hampering any expansion of the industrial sector. Tight financial conditions and uncertainty regarding the length of the pandemic and the possible bottom of the related economic drop, as well as high volatility of financial markets, not to mention rising political tensions between the U.S. and China, disrupt capital investments in the immediate term, which is to put a drag on the conveyor market.

In the medium term, should the pandemic outbreak end in the second half of 2020, the economy is to start recovering in 2021 and then return to the gradual growth, driven by the fundamentals existed before 2020 and boosted by support measures imposed by the government.

Taking into account the above, it is expected that in 2020, the consumption of conveyors and conveying equipment will drop by approx. 6%. In the medium term, as the economy recovers from the effects of the pandemic, the market is expected to grow gradually, with an anticipated CAGR of +0.2% for the period from 2019 to 2030, which is projected to bring the market volume to 1.8M units by the end of 2030.

Canada and Mexico Remain the Key Foreign Market for Conveyor and Conveying Equipment Exports from the U.S.

In 2019, conveyor and conveying equipment exports amounted to $1.1B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019, decreasing for the second consecutive year. Canada ($383M), Mexico ($194M), and China ($58M) appeared to be the largest markets for conveyor and conveying equipment exported from the U.S. worldwide, together comprising 59% of total exports. Brazil, Chile, India, Italy, Viet Nam, Colombia, Spain, Hong Kong SAR, and Kuwait lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 11%.

Viet Nam recorded the highest growth rate of the value of exports, in terms of the main countries of destination over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Conveyor and Conveying Equipment Imports into the U.S. Increased Robustly

In value terms, conveyor and conveying equipment imports dropped slightly to $2.4B (IndexBox estimates) in 2019. In general, total imports indicated a strong growth from 2013 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +28.1% over the last six years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, imports increased by +56.5% against 2013 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2017 when imports increased by 37% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the maximum at $2.4B in 2018 and then contracted in the following year.

In value terms, the largest conveyor and conveying equipment suppliers to the U.S. were Canada ($544M), Germany ($352M), and Mexico ($209M), with a combined 47% share of total imports.

Mexico saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, in terms of the main suppliers over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Companies Mentioned in the Report

Intelligrated Systems of Ohio, Esco Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Nesco, Superior Industries, United Conveyor Corporation, Grob Systems, Barry-Wehmiller Container Systems, Roach Manufacturing Corporation, Arrowhead Conveyor Corporation, Joy Global Underground Mining, Diversified Conveyors, Western Pneumatics, Joy Global Conveyors, Intralox, Intelligrated Systems, Keneco, Emerging Acquisitions, Translogic Corporation, Fki Logistex Automation, Hillenbrand, Gower Corporation, Continental Global Group, Material Control Inc., Laitram, Intelligrated Systems, Arrowhead Systems, US Test Company 454, Dearborn Mid-West Company

Source: IndexBox AI Platform