TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF SIRIUS INNOVATION RANGE MARKS SUCCESS FOR SIEMENS
1 June 2012
· Significant market share gains as Sirius Innovation leads the way for ‘click and go’ modular control gear solutions
Two years on from its launch, the Sirius Innovation range from Siemens Industry Automation, a division of Siemens Industry Sector, proves to be its most successful modular control gear launch to date - thanks to its innovative ‘click and go’ design. It will be on show at Answers for Industry on 4-5 July at Manchester’s Central Convention Complex.
The range, which offers customers both cost-saving and operational efficiency benefits, has already passed a sales milestone of £3million thanks to market enthusiasm for its integration, cost-saving and diagnostic capabilities. This figure is based upon new business sales only and represents real and significant gains in terms of market share, as new customers switch products and choose Sirius.
Mark Harrison, product manager at Siemens Industry Automation, comments: “Sirius Innovation has been a great success since its launch two years ago. Its success is testimony to the attraction of the range and means many customers who have used competitor products in the past are now switching over to Sirius.
“The range directly addresses many of the challenges plants face and does this by making usage easier and reducing both expensive downtime and engineering requirements. Customers – both existing and new - have seen clear benefits in terms of operational efficiency gains, reduced costs, integration, plant monitoring and proactive maintenance.”
The Sirius Innovation control gear range offers users a modular system that makes installation easier. All the modular devices within the system are available with either screw on or spring-loaded terminals. Using the spring-loaded terminals allows the user to take advantage of ‘click and go’ technology, meaning each individual component of a motor starter can be simply clicked into place without the need for tools. Not only does this drastically reduce assembly and wiring time, but it also allows users to tailor the load-feeder specifically to the requirements of the application.
Covering currents up to 40A in just two frame sizes (S00 for applications up to 7.5 kW and S0 for up to 18.5 kW at 400V) and with all components of the load feeder measuring just 45mm wide, Sirius Innovation is the ideal product for applications where space is at a premium. Integrated auxiliary contacts come as standard and common accessories across the range keep product inventories to a minimum.
Direct on-line, reversing or star/delta starters can be easily assembled by simply clicking in place new intelligent function modules, cutting control wiring time to a minimum and totally eliminating costly wiring errors.
With the introduction of IO-Link and improvements to existing AS-I technology, Sirius Innovation devices can be easily integrated into the control system. This gives much improved fault diagnosis and clear cost saving advantages over conventional point-to-point wiring both in and out of the control panel.
The issue of increasing operational efficiency for industry will be debated at Answers for Industry, a major conference and exhibition hosted by Siemens. The event takes place on 4 and 5 July 2012 at Central Hall 2, Manchester Central Convention Complex and is designed to showcase how the UK manufacturing sector can tackle questions around skill shortages, productivity and competitiveness. Entry is free.
To book your place or find out more, please visit: www.siemens.co.uk/afi