Metso-Siemens partnership continues to grow
Metso has strengthened its work with Siemens on a significant number of materials handling projects in China.
These include three recent projects for Metso USA with an overall value of more than US$5 million 9(€7 million).
One project is in Tanghai County, and two are at the Caofeidian and Jinzhou port terminals.
The Siemens elements comprise 54 positioner drives and 12 dumper drives of various types on quadruple, triple and tandem dumper units supplied by Metso for handling coal and these are currently being assembled along with baseplates at Siemens Mechanical Drives in Leeds, County Yorkshire, England.
“Our latest positioner drives now feature the new Flender standard industrial planetary gear unit (SIP) which maximises efficiency for Metso. The SIP’s modular design allows the standardisation of many basic components and makes it a cost-effective gear unit with global availability, short delivery times and local Siemens service back-up.”
A highly energy-efficient unit, the SIP is ideal for applications with torque ranges from 10,000-80,000Nm and it supports the Siemens Total Integrated Automation platform (TIA). As part of the dumper drives, Siemens is also supplying its Zapex ZN coupling for these latest three projects, a torsionally rigid coupling that can withstand high shock loads and challenging environments with minimal maintenance and a long service life.
All these components form part of the Siemens Integrated Drive System (IDS) that produces enhanced efficiency and lifecycle benefits to customers like Metso.