Siemens displays new solutions at Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, Michigan

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At the recent Automotive Testing Expo in Novi, Michigan, Siemens presented a variety of its latest offerings. This included the launch of its Analyze MyDrives app, which enables the networking of drive systems for simulation purposes. Siemens is offering users new powerful diagram libraries for faster visualization in addition to a new ‘Pan and Scan’ function which enables users to specify a precise timeframe for monitoring.

The new version also features an improved email notification service, which is based upon a simple IFTTT control mechanism. In addition, users can freely configure trend analytics — for example, for time series and scatter diagrams to support even more powerful bi-variate graphical correlation analysis. Furthermore, a new dashboard provides key status information for all relevant drive components at a glance. According to the company, the latest version of the app also makes it easier to create rapid visualizations of key information on various drive components.

Siemens also presented a new software solution, DriveSim Basic, for the simulation of drive systems in machines. This, says the company, bridges the gap between logical and mechanical simulation. By creating a system whereby users only need to configure the elements of a drive needed for simulation purposes, cost and time can be saved and the development process shortened.

The company also released new firmware and hardware updates for the Sinamics S120 drive system, which see the addition of an integrated web server which can be used for operations such as diagnostics and maintenance.

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Lawrence has been covering engineering subjects – with a focus on motorsport technology – since 2007 and has edited and contributed to a variety of international titles. Currently, he oversees Automotive Powertrain Technology International and Professional Motorsport World magazines as editor.

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