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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.

Siemens Industry, Inc.

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

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Siemens Introduces the New Compact Sinamics G120c Inverter

Press release date: February 14, 2012

The ideal solution for industrial-grade applications

ATLANTA - Siemens Industry, Inc. released today the new Sinamics G120C, a compact inverter designed for various industrial applications such as pumps, compressors and fans, as well as mixers, extruders, conveyor belts and materials handling machines. With a rated power range of 0.75 to 25 hp (0.55 to 18.5 kW), the Sinamics G120C sets new standards in the industry with its compact dimensions, fast commissioning times, simple operation, ease-of-servicing and highly-integrated functionality.

This compact inverter offers one of the highest power densities in its class. Compared to conventional systems on the market, the Sinamics G120C requires up to 30 percent less space, with up to 40 percent higher power output. Quick-connecting plug-in terminals allow faster installation.

An optional operator panel may be mounted to the inverter for commissioning. A port for inserting a memory card is also available for faster inverter commissioning. It can be configured using a PC, via USB interface, as well. Standard protective coatings on the PC boards make the unit extremely robust in hostile or corrosive environments. The new Sinamics G120C is designed for ambient temperatures of up to 140ºF (60ºC).

Each Sinamics G120C inverter features Safety Integrated as standard. The unit is equipped with dual safe inputs to control the STO (Safe Torque Off) function without the need for external devices. The G120C offers users the performance of the Siemens Sinamics platform, enabling precise, cost-effective control and more energy-efficient operation of induction motors.

For network communications, this new Sinamics G120C supports Profibus. It can also be directly integrated into other widely-used communications structures via USS protocol, ModBus RTU and CAN Open. The default setting on each G120C enables field bus operation without time-consuming configuration.

For more information about the Sinamics G120C, visit www.usa.siemens.com/drives.

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Please forward all inquiries to: Siemens Industry, Inc. Motion Control Business 390 Kent Avenue Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 Attn: Marketing Communications

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

With the new Sinamics G120C, Siemens is extending its product portfolio of inverters. This compact device is suitable for industrial-grade applications including pumps, compressors, fans, mixers and extruders, as well as conveyor belts and materials handling machines.

Siemens 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 Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world's leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

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