Henderson Selects Siemens for Italian Export Deal

  • Siemens geared motors supplied from Leeds
  • Siemens’ drive train integration enables savings and efficiencies


Siemens Mechanical Drives in Leeds has supplied four large geared motors to help power a materials handling transfer car for an export deal in Italy.

John M Henderson (JMH) is a Scottish coke oven specialist with a 150-year pedigree, supplying companies all over the world with its engineering expertise. JMH has supplied the transfer car to Italiana Coke, a major coke producer, working with some of the world’s biggest industries, from brewing to metallurgy. Coke is derived from coal and widely used in industry as a smokeless fuel.

The Siemens order comes as part of a recent batch of export orders for the Leeds operation, including worldwide mines supplier Metso and major world operator MMD.

Italiana Coke operates a coke plant in San Guiseppe near Genoa, and selected the coke transfer car from JMH due to the quality of manufacture and prompt assembly of the component parts.

JMH’s control systems manager Ian Wilson said previously the motor, gearbox and brake had been separate components, and it made sense to use Siemens‘ fully integrated system: “We design our coke oven machinery in-house and have established an excellent reputation worldwide. It was therefore important to us to have a globally respected and recognised partner. We have also been able to save costs for our customer this way and we know the integrated Siemens units are very reliable.“

Each of the four Siemens gear units incorporates a Siemens braked motor and an encoder and they were supplied in one of the largest sizes Siemens manufacture.

The coke transfer car removes the oven doors and guides the coke – which is at 1000 degrees C – from the ovens into a quench car. Emissions are controlled by a hooded extraction system.

Siemens area manager Bill Baxter said: “This is the latest in a number of projects we’ve supplied drive train units for to John M Henderson, and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to demonstrate savings and fuller integration of these units into the complete system. It’s an excellent example of Siemens partnering with another business to help increase their success in a key export market.“

More information on Siemens drive train products is available at www.siemens.co.uk/drives or tel: 0113 385 2500.

PHOTO-CAPTION: Siemens geared motors are on the massive coke oven prior to dismantling and transporting 1350 miles to Italy

For more information and photos please contact Bridget Summers on 01723 447424, email bridget@footprintpr.org.uk or Paul Addison on 07808 823011, email pauladdison@siemens.com

Notes to editors:

Siemens plc

Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 170 years ago and now employs around 13,520 people in the UK. Last year’s revenues were £3.2 billion*. As a leading global engineering and technology services company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world’s major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry, infrastructure & cities and healthcare. Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in Frimley, Surrey. The company’s global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk

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