Siemens Industry has introduced its new tiastar Motor Control Center (MCC) featuring integrated 18-Pulse Adjustable Frequency AC drive technology to meet the demanding needs of water/wastewater applications. The tiastar MCC provides an efficient and effective means of packaging control and power distribution components into a seamless system solution. The 18-Pulse AC Drive boosts productivity with a solution that improves process management for treatment plants, pumping stations, and distribution systems. The 18 pulse option allows pumps and blower motors to operate with improved efficiency while keeping harmonic distortion at a minimum. Siemens offer many advanced technologies to ensure electrical systems operate with highest performance and reliability, enabling water treatment facilities to providing the required volume of water to be treated according to the quality that customers and regulatory authorities demand. The electrical system should be able to minimize any system electrical disruption. The 18-Pulse AC Drive option allows pumps and motors to operate with improved efficiency and minimize harmonic distortion which may affect utility supply or sensitive automation components within the overall control scheme. Built at Siemens West Chicago plant, the Siemens tiastar MCC is compliant to IEEE 519 requirements. The MCC provides an open design that allows for increased service life of process equipment, improved power quality and operating efficiency, and can process control flexibility to increase overall operational performance. For more information, visit sie.ag/1lLZ3EA. Follow us on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/siemens_pressSiemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry. The SiemensIndustry AutomationDivision supports the entire value chain of its industrial customers – from product design to production and services – with an unmatched combination of automation technology, industrial control technology and industrial software. With its software solutions, the division can shorten the time-to-market of new products by up to 50 percent. Industry Automation comprises five Business Units: Industrial Automation Systems, Control Components and Systems Engineering, Sensors and Communications, Siemens PLM Software and Water Technologies. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/automation.