Sulzer and Siemens announce digital collaboration for enhanced pump operation

Sulzer and Siemens Large Drives Applications (LDA) are teaming up through their IoT-platforms to provide operators of large centrifugal pumps with an integrated solution that improves equipment reliability and cuts operation costs.

Sulzer’s pump-specific, AI-based analytics platform, BLUE BOX, will now be complemented by predictive maintenance data from Siemens LDAs’ SIDRIVE IQ, an IoT-platform for smart fleet management of drive systems & solutions.

Initially, operators will have access to more relevant information in one place. They will also be able to make better decisions based on health and operations data of the entire pump drive trains and will benefit through more effective service support in case of incidents. Operators will also be able to plan maintenance events more accurately and determine the health of the pump drive system on-demand.


“In the digital world, collaboration in ecosystems is fundamental for value-add, speed and focus on what everyone can do best,” said Sebastian Winkler von Mohrenfels, Vice-President Digitalization and Software Large Drive Applications at Siemens. “In the partnership with Sulzer, we strive to combine the digital and physical world for best-in-class value-add for pump drive train operators: decades of product and engineering know-how, IoT and AI-technologies as well as global service networks.”

Dr Marc Heggemann, Head of Digital Solutions at Sulzer Services, added: “Our collaboration with Siemens LDAs offers an excellent opportunity to further improve asset performance, reduce downtime and maximize efficiency, all of which help to reduce operating costs. This is the starting point for us, we will work with customers to develop the idea much further and include additional functionality to maximize the potential of this exceptional concept.”