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Siemens drive technology to boost efficiency of Pakistan sugar mill by up to 10%

Advanced drive technology from Siemens will increase the operational efficiency of one of Pakistan’s largest sugar mills by up to 10 percent. Faran Sugar Mills will install 19 Siemens electric motors at its Shaikh Bhirkio, District Tando Muhammad Khan plant, implementing the company’s premium efficiency SIMOTICS IE3 motor for the first time in Pakistan’s sugar industry.

Siemens will also install high-efficiency SIMOTICS IE2 motors, and together they will support optimization of the plant’s energy usage, increasing operational efficiency by up to 10 percent. IE2 and IE3 are international standards for high and premium efficiency motors in industrial operations.

“Pakistan is one of the world’s largest producers of sugar, and the integration of IE3 motor technology is a milestone in supporting the industry to continue competing on a global stage,” said Helmut von Struve, Managing Director of Siemens in Pakistan.

“Highly-efficient Siemens motor technology in the industrial sector is an important way to ensure our customers’ infrastructure is operating at its most reliable, energy efficient and cost effective. We’re proud to be the chosen technology partner for the first installation of IE3 motors in Pakistan’s sugar industry.”

The highly-efficient motors, which range from 30 kilowatts (kW) to 200 kW, will reduce the amount of electricity used by the mill, which operates an independent power plant. The electricity saved by the motors will be contributed back to the national grid, increasing revenue and strengthening the electricity supply.

Existing Siemens motor technology at the plant has already enabled Faran Sugar Mills to realize efficiency gains of two percent and cost reductions of between two and three percent.

Electric drives and motors consume up to 70 percent of the energy used in industrial plants. Siemens premium-efficiency motors (IE3) are up to 10 percent more efficient than conventional IE1 motors, making the analysis and modernization of drive technology in a manufacturing facility a potential for significant cost-saving.

As part of its portfolio for process industry and drives Siemens also has the world‘s first true one-stop solution for entire drive trains. The Siemens Integrated Drive System integrates seamlessly in any drive train and any automation environment, turning common components into drive systems allowing easier diagnosis of potential errors, and a more flexible approach to maintenance. The result is lower wear on machinery and ultimately shorter time to market.

Siemens recently announced the inauguration of a new service and repair center in Karachi for generators and motors, extending the range of services offered to cater for increasing customer demand in Pakistan. The company has been a key provider of infrastructure solutions to Pakistan since 1947, implementing technology for power generation, transmission and distribution, industrial automation and solutions for innovative building management systems.



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