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Extended range of products for energy management in production

30.03.2011
The Siemens Industry Automation Division has extended two of its products for energy management in industry. In its new Version 4.0, the Simatic powerrate software, which measures and monitors energy values in production, is now also suitable for Simatic-S7-315 controllers and PC-based solutions using Simatic WinAC RTX 2010.

Already applicable to the Simatic WinCC visualization system and the Simatic PCS 7 process control system in its existing version, Simatic powerrate now also performs energy management tasks in smaller-scale applications. A configuration wizard relieves users of the more complex planning work, thereby reducing significantly the expenditure on this aspect.


Moreover, users can now choose between the default layout of the user interface or, if they prefer, a freely configurable operating screen. In its latest Version 5.2, the B.Data management tool – which enables the production company to optimize its energy costs and transparency at the management level, all the way from purchasing, through planning to financial controlling – can also be used with Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7. The Oracle license previously included with B.Data is no longer needed and the user benefits from a significantly more economical and simpler licensing model.

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of production, transportation, lighting and building technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 204,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry posted sales of about €35 billion in fiscal year 2010. http://www.siemens.com/industry

The Siemens Industry Automation Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is a worldwide leader in the fields of automation systems, industrial controls and industrial software. Its portfolio ranges from standard products for the manufacturing and process industries to solutions for whole industrial sectors that encompass the automation of entire automobile production facilities and chemical plants. As a leading software supplier, Industry Automation optimizes the entire value added chain of manufacturers – from product design and development to production, sales and a wide range of maintenance services. With around 33,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €6.2 billion in fiscal year 2010. http://www.siemens.com/industryautomation

Reference Number: IIA2011032524e

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry
Further information:
http://www.siemens.com/simatic-powerrate

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