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Siemens Industry, Inc., Drive Technologies

390 Kent Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007, US

  • 847-640-1595
  • 800-879-8079

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Tim Daro
USA
Phone: 847-934-4500
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John Meyer
USA
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Latest New Product News from
Siemens Industry, Inc.

Electrical Equipment & Systems

AC Power Modules combine optimal capacity and form factor.

July 25, 2014

Able to be mounted side-by-side without derating, PM240-2 power modules comprise 230 V, 3-phase line supply units that can extend use of Sinamics G120 drives. Quick-connect connectors on motor and cable sides facilitate in-field commissioning and maintenance, while removable terminals for line supply, motor, and braking resistors accelerate replacement when service is required. Features include controllable, variable-speed fan, and Frame size A has max rating of 3 kW Low Overload (LO).
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Controls & Controllers

Decentralized Servo Drive enables flexible machine design.

March 28, 2014

Affording flexibility for new and existing machines, Sinamics S120M compact, ready-to-connect motor with integrated drive offers option of moving motor inverter outside control cabinet and directly onto motor to reduce cabinet space and required cooling. Decentralized axes are connected back to central S120 components in cabinet via hybrid cable and AM600 adapter module. Pre-assembled hybrid cable contains all encoder and power cables and serves multiple S120M axes via daisy chaining. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean, Services

Advanced CNC increases milling/turning machine capabilities.

February 25, 2014

To improve accuracy, surface finish, safety, and communication capabilities for basic milling and turning machines, Sinumerik 808D Advanced offers up to 5 axes/spindle motion control on single machine channel. Drive bus communication occurs between CNC and drive for maximum position control, and data transfer is supported over standard Ethernet protocol. Auto Servo Tuning (AST) lends to optimal surface quality and repeatable part accuracy in mold and die applications. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers

Distributed I/O System offers low parts variance.

November 22, 2013

Featuring scalable design, SIMATIC® ET 200MP I/O System includes digital I/O modules with short filtering times and analog modules with conversion times down to 125 µs for 8 channels. Digital modules offer IP20 protection and are scalable with self-assembling backplane bus. By guaranteeing clear assignment of module and front connector, mechanical slot coding system minimizes chance for incorrect wiring. One-to-one arrangement of modules and diagnostic LEDs clearly display operational status. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean, Services

Control Unit enhances variable speed drive capabilities.

November 6, 2013

Designed to supplement Sinamics G120 variable speed drive, Sinamics CU250S-2 provides universal vector control with encoder feedback. Operation of single-axis applications with exact speed and torque control on induction motors, as well as positioning tasks with high demand on I/O, are also supported with different encoder interfaces provided on module. Additional integrated features – Safe Torque Off, Safe Brake Control, Safe Stop 1 – enable application on basic safety requirements. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Software

Wizard-based Portal helps users program motion applications.

October 29, 2013

Totally Integrated Automation Portal's configurator navigates users through programming control system and drive paramaterization. Once wizard is completed, application is commissioned. Functionality eliminates dual entries, communication is automatically established, and data is consistent. Along with control programming and visualization, solution includes Sinamics Startdrive for drive engineering. All generated components in application library can be saved via drag-and-drop operation. Read More

Software

Drive Control Software supports printing and converting.

September 18, 2013

As open source application, Simotion Synchronized Drive Control is customizable for printing line or converting machine's requirements. Program can synchronize all motion functionality between multiple Simotion motion controllers over Profinet network, allowing 100 axes to be engaged on system architecture simultaneously or grouped, as needed. Solution can be applied to gravure, offset, flexo, and digital printing presses in wide, mid-range, and narrow web format, as well as finishing equipment. Read More

Software

Flowmeter Communication Software works with iOS devices.

June 11, 2013

Sitrans Connection enables direct serial communication between an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and any Sitrans F US Clamp-On Ultrasonic Flow Meter, enhancing all metering functionalities – including programming, operational review, data logging, and download. This Apple iOS serial communication application promotes mobility by making connectivity possible without need for laptop computer and also simplifies navigation and programming with complete alphanumeric keypad. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hybrid Motor Starter saves space in control cabinet.

June 6, 2013

Measuring just 22.5 mm wide, Sirius 3RM1 is designed as both direct-on-line starter and reversing starter with integrated overload protection for smaller motors with ratings up to 3 hp. Hybrid technology combines low-wear semiconductor components, which are responsible for connection and disconnection operations, with energy-efficient relay system which is used during operation. Special infeed system permits implementation of group motor starter installations. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Motor/Drive Combinations are suited for industrial motion control.

May 13, 2013

Motor and drive combinations are power-matched for 480 V high-overload operation through 20 hp range, with I2T protection from thermal damage provided as standard. Siemens Intelligent Operator Panel (IOP) is also included, facilitating step-by-step drive startup, and application macros are provided in Sinamics G120C drive to aid installation/wiring. Communications selections include RS485 with USS and Modbus protocols; Profibus variant is also available. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Ethernet Switch is designed for harsh environments.

April 18, 2013

For harsh environments in electric power, transportation, and defense applications, Ruggedcom RSG2488 layer 2 rack switch supports up to 28 copper or fiber non-blocking Gigabit ports in 1U chassis. Modular vertical loading design allows 10/100/1000TX, 100FX, or 1000SX ports to be added/exchanged in field, and hot swappable power supply design further simplifies maintenance and re-configuration. Featuring immunity to EMI per IEEE1613 and IEC61850-3, switch operates from -40 to +85°C. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

WLAN Controller complies with IEEE 802.11n IWLAN standard.

March 6, 2013

Offering data rates up to 450 Mbps, SCALANCE WLC711 IWLAN Controller is centrally configured and monitors up to 32 access points and client modules. Parallel operation of 2 controllers maximizes availability of communication network, while role-based security function restricts system access to only authorized users. Operating without fan, DIN rail mounted controller processes and routes data in layers 2 and 3. Expanded QoS functions ensure end-to-end IP prioritization for voice, video, and data. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Redundant Ethernet Modules provide bumpless network access.

February 15, 2013

Connecting terminal devices into redundant network structures, IEC 63439-3 compliant Scalance X-200RNA Redundant Network Access (RNA) modules offer fault-tolerant, bumpless industrial Ethernet communications in new or existing networks. Modules are available in plastic enclosure with 4 electric RJ45 ports or metal enclosure with 2 electric ports and 2 electric/optical combination ports. Diagnostics are available via LED, integrated Web server, or signaling contact. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Single-Axis Drive covers 0.12-15 kW power range.

January 23, 2013

Available in 4 frame sizes from 1/6–20 hp, Sinamics V20 operates pumps, fans, compressors, and conveyor systems. Drive can be connected directly in-line and mounted as push-through installation in addition to conventional wall-mounting method. Equipped with Basic Operator Panel for trouble-free on-site commissioning and operation, drive uses Keep Running Mode to automatically adapt to power supply, and ECO-mode which automatically adapts magnetic flux in motor to optimum operating point. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software

Motion Controller Software features graphical interface.

November 20, 2012

Automating integration of drives and components into Simotion system, Simotion Scout v4.2 helps configure, program, test, and commission applications. Software's graphical interface includes interconnection screen, where all compatible objects are listed hierarchically, and symbolic connection of components to be interconnected is performed via user-selection. Product also features automatic drive integration and comparisons for graphics-based programming languages. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multi-Axis Motion Controller supports up to 128 axes of motion.

November 19, 2012

Ideal solution for production machines, Simotion D445-2 DP/PN and D455 DP/PN controllers features Profinet I/O interface with 3-port switch allowing use with network topologies such as line, star, or tree structures. Supporting real-time and isochronous real-time data exchange, interface can also be operated as controller and/or device of another controller. Product includes 2 Profibus and 2 Ethernet interfaces, as well as 28 digital I/Os, of which 16 can be used for machine-based tasks. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems

Compact Inverter serves industrial-grade applications.

February 21, 2012

Rated for operation in ambient temperatures up to 140°F, Sinamics G120C has rated power range of 0.75-25 hp and quick-connecting plug-in terminals that accelerate installation. Commissioning is facilitated via optional operator panel, port for inserting memory card, and USB interface. Protective coatings on PCBs promote resistance to hostile or corrosive environments, and dual safe inputs enable control of STO (Safe Torque Off) function without need for external devices. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Modular Drive Inverter features 0.75-25 hp rating.

February 15, 2012

Featuring quick-connecting plug-in terminals to facilitate installation, Sinamics G120C operates and controls induction motors. Unit includes port for memory card and can also be configured using PC via USB interface. Dual safe inputs control Safe Torque Off function without need for external devices. For network communications, Sinamics G120C supports Profibus, and can also be directly integrated into other communications structures via USS protocol, ModBus RTU, and CAN Open. Read More

Controls & Controllers

DC Drives suit limited-space installations and retrofits.

February 6, 2012

Offering complete and fully tested solutions with all necessary components mounted onto back panel, pre-wired Sinamics DC Master (DCM) Base Drives carry 15-850 A continuous current ratings and are suited for new installations as well as retrofits where space is limited. Standard features include input fuses, output DC fuses (regen only), control transformer, AC line contactors, PROFIBUS, BOP20, UL508A Certification, and 65KA SCCR rating. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multi-Axis Motion Controllers handle complex tasks.

October 5, 2011

Suited for production machines involved in jobs from single-axis positioning to complex synchronous applications, Simotion D445-2 DP/PN and D455-2 DP/PN deliver scalability and flexibility needed for changing demands. PLC, motion control, and advanced technology functions are standard, and integrated drive control is based on Siemens Sinamics S120 drives. Capable of supporting up to 128 axes of motion, controller provides onboard Profinet and high-speed I/O interfaces. Read More

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