Atlanta, February 1, 2011 — Siemens Industry, Inc. today introduced the next generation of its proven Sirius Modular System of power control products with the release of a new line called Sirius Innovations.
The Sirius Innovations line comes in sizes S00 (10 hp) and S0 (30 hp) and incorporates sustainable elements that make more efficient use of space and simplify assembly, while reducing power consumption.
Increased power performance up to 40 A in a reduced 45 mm footprint is one key benefit to the space savings provided by Sirius Innovations products.
Additionally, Sirius Innovations breaks new ground with the inclusion of IO-Link communication modules that dramatically reduce control wiring and quickly snap onto contactors of direct, reversing and wye-delta motor starters up to 30 horsepower.
The IO-Link modules also allow status and diagnostic data communication to the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) platform. AS-Interface communication modules for motor starters have also been added to the product range.
“Sirius Innovations is a feature-rich new series of power controls that offers benefits to panel builders and end users alike,” said Raj Batra, president of the Industry Automation Division of Siemens Industry, Inc. “With the introduction of this new line, Siemens is setting a new standard in terms of capability and reliability while helping customers stay flexible in design, efficient in their processes and connected to critical information.”
The Sirius Innovations product line includes an expansion of termination options with the introduction of ring-lug terminal versions. The ring-lug terminals enable Siemens to access new markets like Semiconductors where the industry has a standard requirement to use ring-lug terminals.
Siemens Industry, Inc. is the U.S. affiliate of Siemens’ global Industry Sector business—the world’s leading supplier of production, transportation and building technology solutions. The company’s integrated hardware and software technologies enable comprehensive industry-specific solutions for industrial and infrastructure providers to increase their productivity, sustainability and profitability.
The Industry Sector includes six divisions: Building Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility, Drive Technologies and Osram Sylvania. With nearly 204,000 Siemens Industry Sector employees worldwide, the Industry Sector posted a worldwide profit of $4.7 billion on revenues of $47.3 billion in fiscal 2010.