Increased Performance for Sinamics S120 Motion Control Drive System from Siemens

The hardware of the Control Unit of the Sinamics S120 drive system from the Siemens Drive Technologies Division has been optimized and provided with a more powerful chipset. Thanks to the increased performance compared to the previous CU320, more drive axes can now be controlled using the new CU320-2 Control Unit. Furthermore, a CU320-2 version with onboard Profinet interface is now also available. In addition to startup over Profibus, a Sinamics S120 can now also be commissioned via an Ethernet interface. The quantity framework of available digital inputs has also been extended. All in all, a wide range of multi-axis applications can now be implemented more simply and efficiently with the new Control Unit.

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The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 204,000 employees worldwide (September
30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2010 total sales of approximately Euros34.9 billion.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of products, systems, applications and services for the entire drive train with electrical and mechanical components and motion control systems for production machinery as well as machine tools. Drive Technologies serves all segments in manufacturing industry, process industry and energy/infrastructure. The division provides answers to the customers´ key requirements productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. In fiscal year 2010, around 36,000 employees of the Division (September 30), achieved total sales of Euros7.0 billion.

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