A program aimed at helping end users and OEMs reduce operational costs and improve engineering effectiveness is geared toward helping them source integratedSiemens Drive Technologies drive systems, in markets such as metals, power generation, water and wastewater, pulp and paper, and general manufacturing.

With its Integrated Drive Systems initiative, Siemens Drive Technologies has put into place a team of trained, certified experts who handle integrated products, systems, applications and services for the entire drive train — variable-frequency drives, motors, geared motors, gear units and couplings. The team will help with consultation and proposals, delivery, installation, maintenance and service.

The company also plans to incorporate PM@Siemens, a global training and certification program, and offer customized configurations for integrated drive systems.

Siemens Drives Technologies Division has four primary U.S. manufacturing facilities: Elgin, Ill., for gearboxes and couplings; Norwood, Ohio, for motors; New Kensington, Pa., for medium-voltage drives; and Alpharetta, Ga., for low voltage and traction drives.