IDS for the mining and minerals industry
As the mining industry trends toward increasingly demanding environments, Siemens Integrated Drive Systems (IDS) are rising to the challenge. IDS provide engineering solutions for conveyors and crushers that increase capacity, improve speed and torque control, minimize downtime and reduce energy costs. Each drive train is engineered for optimal compatibility, which not only increases availability and efficiency; it also limits wear and tear to extend the life of the entire system.
Case study: Mine operator reduces cost with Siemens IDS
For years, a mining company had been using a multivendor drive train sourcing process that was time-consuming and costly — and then it discovered Siemens IDS.
Case study: Innovative service keeps mine producing 24/7/365
When shutdowns cost up to $100,000 an hour, mine modernization efforts have to be ultra-efficient. For Robinson Mining, Siemens was able to cut downtime from 21 days to just 72 hours.
Case study: Rotary kilns for the cement industry
In a continuously operating plant, equipment availability is critical, which is why Siemens designs each Integrated Drive System to meet or exceed all known factors.
Case study: Horizontal mills for the cement industry
Siemens offers Integrated Drive Systems that address key challenges with ball mills, such as high starting torque, design overlap and inching efficiency.
Case study: Horizontal mills for the mining industry
Siemens IDS reduce the energy and maintenance costs associated with horizontal mills while balancing operational flexibility with faster delivery times.
Case study: Conveyors for the mining industry
Environmental challenges are always a concern for conveyors, but Siemens IDS provide solutions that are tailored to each application’s demands, from topography to temperature.
Case study: Crushers for the mining industry
Choosing from thousands of component combinations, Siemens engineers optimize Integrated Drive Systems to help mineral operators maximize throughput.
Video: Robinson Mining increases efficiency with IDS
When upgrading Robinson Mining’s cycloconverter drive, Siemens was able to keep downtime to just three days, thanks to the engineering efficiency of IDS. Watch video >
Case study: Vertical mills for mining
Adding an Integrated Drive System to a vertical mill facilitates greater material flexibility, process-specific speed control and optimized grinding.