Siemens’ Proven AI-Based App Lowers Plant Downtime

As part of Predictive Services for Drive Systems, Siemens is expanding its offering with an edge application. Particularly, the Predictive Service Analyzer indicates defects in the drive system at an early stage before they affect the entire production.

The technology will be among the highlights Siemens will showcase at Hannover Messe 2022. The annual event will run from May 30 to June 2 in Hannover, Germany.

Consequently, the system can prevent unplanned production downtime and can foresee maintenance times. Hence, this increases plant availability by up to 30 percent. By scheduling maintenance and servicing activities based on actual demand, this increases productivity by up to 10 percent.

Siemens’ Predictive Service Analyzer has an integrated dashboard. The AI-based edge app is also suitable for users without AI knowledge and provides information about anomalies in the engine.

Early Detection of Anomalies

The Predictive Service Analyzer’s AI-based solution detects early signs of anomalies. These include bearing damage, imbalance, misalignment, and critical operating conditions of the frequency converter. Equally important, the app assesses the severity of the defect and the expected remaining runtime and can thus predict potential future failures.

Particularly, Siemens’ Predictive Service Analyzer is suitable for applications with constant movements, such as pumps, fans, and compressors. The same goes with motors that do not require speed control. The Edge App’s analysis hinges on the evaluation of very high data volumes in near real time.

The edge-based solution also serves secure data handling in the plant and reduces costs for cloud data transfers. In combination with the Predictive Service Assistant, the Predicitive Service Analyzer can preprocess data as needed.

The Predictive Service Analyzer edge application is a further element of the Predictive Services for Drive Systems, a standardized extension to the local service contract. They are suitable for more efficient maintenance of Sinamics frequency converters and Simotics motors.

Comprehensive Range of Services

With Predictive Services for Drive Systems, customers benefit from higher productivity and reduced unplanned downtime of their machines and systems. In addition, users also benefit from full transparency on spare parts and on maintenance activities to minimize risks through simple weak-point analysis. With Predictive Services, Siemens offers a comprehensive range of services for industry. Moreover, each industry requires specific Predictive Services, which the company has developed based on its extensive industry expertise.

The modular services for collecting, analyzing, and evaluating machine data are adapted to the requirements of various industries.