Siemens enhances NXpower Monitor31 May 2023

Siemens Smart Infrastructure Samotics NXpower Monitor enables the visualisation and monitoring of electrical assets within electrical networks

Siemens Smart Infrastructure has integrated electrical signature analysis (ESA) from Samotics into its digital caretaker for electrical networks NXpower Monitor.

Using ESA and machine learning, Samotics provides real-time actionable insights to help global industrial companies eliminate industrial energy waste and unplanned downtime.

NXpower Monitor enables the visualisation and monitoring of electrical assets within electrical networks, providing health status, KPI calculation, energy monitoring, and monitoring of operational data from assets. This asset monitoring system is said to enhance efficiency and risk management across the entire energy distribution network through continuous health monitoring, while simultaneously minimising carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and OPEX. By integrating AI-powered ESA technology, Siemens broadens its application to include the monitoring of AC motors and rotating equipment, all accessible through a single pane of glass.

Stephan May, CEO of Electrification and Automation at Siemens Smart Infrastructure, said: “The digitalisation of energy distribution, automation systems, and networks brings many advantages. Not only does it lead to substantial savings in terms of time and money, it also significantly boosts efficiency and reliability. By adding Samotics to Siemens Xcelerator, our open ecosystem of certified partners, customers can benefit from an expanded offering. This reflects our continued innovation efforts, including the integration of advanced low voltage analysis into our digital caretaker NXpower Monitor.”

NXpower Monitor conducts real-time analysis of current and voltage data, enabling the detection of electrical and mechanical faults up to five months before downtime happens. Furthermore, the system delivers performance and efficiency insights, pinpointing areas with the highest electricity consumption, cost, and efficiency losses. By implementing data-driven recommendations, organisations can optimise operational processes, reducing energy waste and cutting CO2 emissions by up to 15%.

Samotics CEO Jasper Hoogeweegen said: "Unplanned downtime and energy waste are among the most expensive problems in industry. Traditional monitoring technologies do not adequately address these issues. However, through partnerships with forward-thinking organisations such as Siemens, customers are benefiting from ESA technology that delivers real-time, actionable information about the condition, performance, and energy efficiency of critical rotating equipment. This helps our clients to effectively improve the performance and energy efficiency of their critical assets.”

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