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Article | July 25, 2013
Siemens: Motor/drive combination package
A pre-set list of integrated Simotics motor/Sinamics drive packages from Siemens Industry, Inc. allow an OEM or end-user to select the optimum solution for a variety of heavy-duty industrial motion control applications from a single source, backed by a full three-year warranty.
The motor and drive combinations are power-matched for 480V high-overload operation through a 20 hp range, with I2T protection from thermal damage provided as a standard in both the motor and the drive components. The Siemens Intelligent Operator Panel (IOP) is included with these packages, allowing easy step-by-step drive start-up.
Application macros are provided in the Sinamics G120C drive for easy installation and wiring; the terminals are pre-assigned at the factory and the parameters are automatically set. The SIMOTICS SD100 motors are rugged cast-iron with inverter duty ratings in a 4:1 speed range for constant torque and 20:1 speed range for variable torque. Simotics SD100 units are severe-duty TEFC motors that meet NEMA Premium efficiency.
Communications selections on these matched motor/drive combinations include RS485 with USS and Modbus protocols. A Profibus variant is also offered for a Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) solution. TIA is the proprietary Siemens solution for achieving optimum performance, energy efficiency, and sustainability within a machine or manufacturing environment.
Standard pricing has been established for a wide variety of motor/drive combinations from 1–20 hp and is included in the available literature on this new Siemens service.
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