Motors / Systems Integration

Siemens Drives Technologies launches online energy savings estimator


Feb 14, 2012

ATLANTA - The Drive Technologies Division of Siemens Industry, Inc., has launched its online Energy Savings Estimator, a user-friendly tool that allows customers using drives, motors, couplings and gearboxes the ability to estimate potential energy savings across their entire drive train.

"We believe that our Energy Savings Estimator is an industry first, providing customers with an easy method of understanding the potential savings that upgrades may offer to their existing drive train systems--all through one easy to use website," says Doug Keith, President, Drive Technologies Division, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Siemens Energy Savings Estimator only requires the end user to submit existing data points about their current system, including the application (fans, compressors or pumps), horsepower, motor speeds, reduction stages for gearboxes, etc. Once the operating profile is input, the Energy Savings Estimator evaluates the potential for energy savings in kilowatt-hours, dollars, CO2 emissions and the return on investment for the recommended solution. 

"A significant opportunity for industry energy efficiency exists through the implementation of control, automation and drive technologies, and according to the Department of Energy, industry consumes 70% of all energy consumed in the United States. With energy efficiency initiatives, U.S. manufacturers could reduce energy consumption by as much as 30%, also resulting in operational efficiencies, improved productivity and a strong return on investment," adds Keith.

The program also offers "real-world savings" approximations to help users understand what their estimated savings means in terms of sustainable operations, such as "488,000 kWh could fully charge 40,800 electric cars, allowing them to travel 1,600,000 emission-free miles."

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