Application-specific efficiency. Worldwide process improvement experience.

SIMOTICS from Siemens - the first name in motors - includes a complete line-up of NEMA AboveNEMA, IEC and drilling duty motor solutions for multiple industrial applications.  Industry- leading SIMOTICS motors are unrivaled when it comes to reliability, ruggedness, compactness, efficiency, precision and performance.  Each comes with over 150 years of motor design and manufacturing experience built right in - a pedigree unmatched by anyone.

Catalytic Cracking

Catalytic Cracking Motors

Leading U.S. Crude Oil Refinery

One of the highest producing domestic oil refineries, with a processing capacity of 306 million barrels per day, needed to upgrade its catalytic cracking units with high speed motor technology.

Siemens responded to their demand for reliability, productivity and safety with a combination of advanced machinery and decades of industry experience.  The high-speed motor and medium voltage drive solution for the plant's Catalytic Cracking System was the first of it's kind installed in the U.S. and used in a refinery.  Read more about Siemens' advanced motor solution.

Centrifugal Pump

Motors for Centrifugal Pumps

North American Pipelines

What keeps goods moving through gas and oil pipelines? More and more, it’s powerful Siemens motors and integrated drive systems powering centrifugal pumps, like what one of North America’s largest operators chose for an oil and gas pipeline more than 2,000 miles long.

Many suppliers can provide components of a pipeline solution, only a few might supply most of them. That can be problematic in integration and harmonizing system operations for greater system efficiency.  So how did Siemens win the sole-sourcing responsibilities for later additions to the project? Download the Centrifugal Pump case study to learn more.


Natural Gas Compression Motors

Midwest-based Natural Gas Compression System Packager

A growing natural gas compressor company needed to streamline its supply chain with a vendor that could offer multiple technologies and a domestic supply. Product height would not be easy to change because it was driven by the motor specifications of the compressor vendor.

Find out how Siemens engineered a way to increase the motor's shaft diameter in a shorter frame, without increasing torsional distance, which can potentially damage the motor.

High Pressure Rolling Mill Crushers

High Pressure Rolling Mill Motors

Large North American Gold and Copper Mine Operator

When an equipment supplier took on the giant task of helping one of North America's largest surface mine operators modernize their equipment, they turned to Siemens.

The end customer aimed to replace six aging ball mills used in crushing applications with a single large crusher. The customer wanted to take the proven crusher application concept to a whole new level, which required a motor size and rating that had not previously been used. Read more about why Siemens was chosen for this project.


Gas and Oil Pump Application for Motors

Canadian Oil Refinery

A pioneering upgrader in Canada set out to build a new refinery that could help meet local shortages of high-demand fuels and eliminate the need to outsource key parts of the refinement process. The refinery needed high-performance motors for a centrifugal pumps, fans and blowers that would still enable them to comply with stringent environmental standards.

Find out how only Siemens' API-certified motors delivered the custom-engineered, field-proven performance needed for this demanding process application.

Single Line Cement Mill

Motor for Single Line Cement Mill

Largest U.S. Cement Mill

A mid-west single-kiln line cement plant was designed to produce hundreds of tons of cement every hour, at scorching operating temperatures of 2,500° F and amid tremendous amounts of caustic dust.

The plant needed to ensure the continuous operation of cement production in an extremely harsh environment. It also had to implement the power solution for all of its moving components, to ensure the plant’s operations stayed online during startup and commissioning. Learn more about the motor and drive combination Siemens engineered to meet the rigorous challenge.

White Paper: Solving Motor Vibration Problems

Solving Motor Vibration Problems

An Analytical Approach to Solving Motor Vibration Problems

Vibration problems in induction motors can be extremely frustrating and may lead to greatly reduced reliability. It is imperative, in all operations and manufacturing processes, that down time is avoided or minimized.

By utilizing the proper data collection and analysis techniques the true source of the vibration can be discovered.  Common causes include mechanical unbalance, mechanical effects and external effects.

This paper provides an analytical approach for expeditiously understanding and solving these types of problems.

White Paper: Crushers and Grinding Mill Applications

Mill Applications

Selection of AC Induction Motors for Mining Applications

Misapplication of AC induction motors for mine and crusher mill applications has long been a frustration for the driven equipment supplier and mine operator. Proper selection of AC induction motors is critical to providing efficient production.

This paper focuses on the selection of AC induction motors for gyratory crushers, conecrushers and grinding mill applications.  The criteria for motor selection includes: proper enclosure, driven equipment torque requirements, bearing life, temperature rise, starting requirements, ambient temperature, altitude and accessory requirements.

White Paper: Pumps for Pipeline Retrofit

Pumps for Pipeline Retrofit

Retrofitting Pipelines with Induction Motors

Recently in the Gas and Oil Industry, much discussion has occurred in regards to retrofitting pipelines with induction motors driven by adjustable frequency drives (AFD). These motors will typically replace gas turbines and have specific advantages, including improved efficiency, lower maintenance and less pollution.

This paper includes a discussion of design considerations, test and application of large stiff shaft two pole motor design for fixed or adjustable AFD of pumps for pipeline retrofit. Two projects - one consisting of 22 motors, the other 18 - are featured.