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Test & Measurement
13th June 2017
PET/CT with FlowMotion cleared by FDA

  Siemens Healthineers has announced that the FDA has cleared Biograph Horizon Flow edition, a cost-competitive positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) system that features the company’s revolutionary FlowMotion continuous bed motion scanning technology.

Test & Measurement
20th March 2017
FDA clears robot-supported ARTIS pheno angiography system

The FDA has cleared the ARTIS pheno, a robotic C-arm angiography system from Siemens Healthineers created for use in minimally invasive interventional procedures. The ARTIS pheno possesses not only a zen40HDR flat panel detector and GIGALIX X-ray tube for outstanding image quality, but also new 2k recording technology capable of delivering 2D imaging resolution that is four times higher in all recording processes than its predecessor system,...

Renewables
22nd December 2016
Offshore turbine design maximises cost reduction

As the global offshore wind power market continues its phenomenal growth, technologies are evolving to support lower project costs, and ultimately, lower cost of energy. The increasing size of wind turbines captures much of the attention surrounding that evolution, but the substructures that support the tower, nacelle and blades, are not to be overlooked, and are proving equally vital in reducing overall project costs.

Automotive
11th November 2016
WinCC open architecture selected for Heathrow rail infrastructure

Siemens WinCC OA has been selected to upgrade the SCADA system of the Heathrow rail link into the airport to increase reliability and availability. Passengers and staff using the rail link are set to benefit from Siemens technology, as part of a major upgrade project designed to optimise the efficiency of a transportation system first opened in 1998 to link the world’s busiest airport with Paddington station in central London.

Aerospace & Defence
25th October 2016
Maintaining the world’s most advanced combat aircraft

The Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft and its UK manufacturer, BAE Systems, are benefitting from a ‘one stop shop’ control system solution from Siemens UK & Ireland, including a machine tool collision avoidance software programme.

Automotive
12th October 2016
Railways and their requirements

Cases that are highly resilient are required for railway applications. A development contract from Siemens has been secured by the POLYRACK TECH-GROUP, for currently 2,500 constructed case systems with integrated train protection components – and mastered the tool making alone in well below the standard time.

Aerospace & Defence
8th August 2016
50kg aircraft motor delivers 260kW continuous output

Siemens researchers have developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50kg, delivers a continuous output of about 260kW – five times more than comparable drive systems. This record-setting propulsion system successfully completed its first public flight on 4th July 2016 at Schwarze Heide Airport near Dinslaken, Germany, where it – almost silently – powered an Extra 330LE aerobatic airplane.

Around the Industry
13th July 2016
Leadership and innovation underpin strategic partnership agreement

The global defence, aerospace, BAE Systems and security company, Siemens, have further strengthened a decade-long working relationship through an agreement to develop closer strategic collaboration to drive growth in skills and technology solutions, while supporting key industrial UK and regional development plans.

Analysis
17th June 2016
Britain can make its mark on Industry 4.0, says Siemens UK CEO

Juergen Maier, Chief Executive, Siemens plc, says that the UK can play a major role in promoting the adoption of Industry 4.0 digital technology solutions that will underpin the so-called 4th Industrial revolution - but also needs to develop an aptly skilled workforce to capitalise on the opportunities a digital future can deliver.

Power
1st June 2016
Converter range expanded up to 690V

Siemens UK & Ireland is now offering a 690V wide voltage range for the SINAMICS G120P converter series which can be used for additional pump and fan applications. The G120P series has a number of integrated, time-saving functions such as pump cascades, multi-zone control, dry running, blocking and V-belt monitoring, and a smoke extraction mode.

Analysis
22nd January 2016
Siemens & University of Salford launch skills partnership

SIEMENS has moved to boost skills in the engineering sector in the North West via a unique partnership with the higher and further education sectors. The global engineering giant, which employs 14,000 people in the UK, has joined forces with the University of Salford and Trafford College to develop education and training programmes for school leavers to degree level.

Analysis
7th October 2015
Project for intelligent road signs & traffic lights

Siemens AG and Cohda Wireless have announced they will collaborate in the area of Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I). V2I devices are part of Cooperative Intelligent Transport Systems (C-ITS), which share information between vehicles and roadside infrastructure such as traffic lights. This increases the quality and reliability of information available to drivers about their immediate environment, other vehicles and road users.

Analysis
10th July 2013
World's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Launches With 175 Siemens Wind Turbines

Today marks the inauguration of the world's largest offshore wind power plant, London Array. Siemens supplied the 175 wind turbines and the grid connection for London Array. Together with Dong Energy, Siemens will also be responsible for the service of the wind turbines through a long-term agreement. The wind power plant owned, developed and built by a consortium consisting of Dong Energy, E.ON and Masdar has a total capacity of 630 megawatts (MW...

Analysis
10th July 2013
EADS, Siemens Enter Long-Term Research Partnership And Sign MoU With Diamond Aircraft On Electric Propulsion System

EADS and Siemens are entering a long-term research partnership to introduce new electric propulsion systems that could help airlines lower their fuel bills and drive environmental performance. Together with their partner, Austria-based Diamond Aircraft, the companies showcase a second generation serial hybrid electric airplane at Le Bourget.

Analysis
10th July 2013
Thameslink contract signed: Siemens to deliver trains worth circa 1.8 billion euros

Siemens has secured an order for the supply of 1,140 new commuter rail carriages in Great Britain for a total of around 1.6 billion pounds (approximately 1.8 billion euros). In addition, Siemens will be responsible for the long-term maintenance of the fleet and overseeing construction of two new train maintenance depots. This is the largest order that Siemens has ever won in Great Britain and one of the biggest orders for Siemens' global rolling ...

Communications
20th March 2013
Industrial Monitor For Practical Gesture And Multi-Touch Operation

For gesture and multi-touch operation, Siemens Industry Automation Division has come up with an industrial monitor with projected capacitive touch technology (PCT). Simatic IFP1900 MT is the first device of this type that the company has marketed and it expands its range of rugged HMI (Human Machine Interface) monitors with widescreen format. The device for built-in installation features a scratchproof 100% glass front with high resistance to che...

Renewables
18th March 2013
Boosting e-Car Power Electronics

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has signed a cooperation agreement with Semikron International in order to intensify their future collaboration in power electronics for electric vehicles. Under the agreement Siemens has taken over the fully owned Semikron subsidiary VePOINT, which has 30 highly qualified employees based in Nuremberg. The two companies have agreed to keep the purchase price confidential.

Communications
7th November 2012
Form A Queue

Businesses should seek out the cost and operational benefits to be gained from Form 2 motor control centre design. Mark Harrison, Product Specialist with Siemens Industry Automation and Drive Technologies, discusses the costs and benefits of MCC's against the backdrop of the current ecenomic climate in this article from ES Design Magazine.

Analysis
21st November 2011
New Luminescent Material for Warm LED Light

Researchers from Siemens Corporate Technology and Osram have discovered a new dark red luminescent material for light-emitting diodes. This was made possible by the use of a material develop-ment method known as High Throughput Experimentation (HTE), which allows the screening of large composition areas of complex material systems. The new luminescent material can be used, for example, for warm-toned white LEDs for general lighting, for backlight...

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