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Heavy-duty motion sensing switch for primary industries

The new heavy-duty motion-sensing switch Sitrans WM100 of Siemens Industry Automation Division is used to detect the absence or presence of motion on rotating, reciprocating, or conveying equipment. The new device acts as early warning systems to avoid costly process interruptions and equipment breakdowns.

Located outside of the process, Sitrans WM100 accurately detects operating conditions without wear on the sensor. Sitrans WM100 can be mounted up to 100 mm (4”) from the ferrous target. The robust motion sensor provides the contacts to shutdown machinery whenever zero speed is detected. On belt, drag, and screw conveyors, or on bucket elevators, fans and pumps, the zero speed alarm option can warn instantly of equipment malfunctions.

The rugged Sitrans WM100 is impervious to dust, dirt, build-up, and moisture and is particularly suitable for primary industries such as mining, aggregate and cement plants. The non-contacting design of Sitrans WM100 eliminates the need for lubricating, cleaning and part replacement. So the new device reduces downtime and clean-up expenses associated with conveying equipment failures.

For technical details please contact:
Siemens Milltronics, Henry Vandelinde,
Tel: +1 (705) 740-7643
The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting 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 207,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately €35 billion.
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 39,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry Automation achieved sales of €7.0 billion in fiscal year 2009.

Reference Number: IIA2010072241e

Gerhard Stauss | Siemens Industry
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