Increasing challenges to meet new productivity goals in the post-boom market have led ThyssenKrupp and Siemens to continue their mining industry partnership for another five years.
With ThyssenKrupp’s speciality in materials conveyance and Siemens focus on belt drive systems, the partnership will continue to supply the mining sector with innovative transport solutions.
ThyssenKrupp’s Industrial Solutions chairman Jens Michael Wegmann said conveying technology had to keep up with the complex requirements of the modern mining industry.
“We want to continue offering our customers reliable and highly efficient conveyor systems.
“It is only possible to optimize modern mechatronic belt drive systems like this by working in close cooperation with a partner because the mechanics and the motor form a self-contained unit.
“That’s why we are carrying on the tried and tested cooperation with Siemens.”
Siemens Process Industries and Drives CEO Jürgen Brandes said his company would be able to offer ThyssenKrupp their 3-10 MW motor series with the associated converter systems, in order to meet the mining industry’s demand for ever-increasing performance.
“We are happy to be able to keep on supporting thyssenkrupp with our time-proven direct drive systems featuring Sinamics cycloconverters and rugged synchronous motors which have undergone continuous further development in recent years,” he said.