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Siemens Sets Bar for Drives Technology with Launch Of SINAMICS

May 262005
Siemens Sets Bar for Drives Technology with Launch Of SINAMICS
New comprehensive drives line creates consolidated approach to drive management

Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc., adds another checkmark to its innovation scorecard with the unveiling of SINAMICS®, the first family of AC drives that operates on one, standard platform.

This revolutionary technology makes it easy for Siemens customers to select, start up and configure the right drive for any application at any power range (120W to more than 1MW), using the same software for every drive in the family. As a result, manufacturers can streamline simple and complex multi-drive manufacturing operations, giving them new ways to push cost out of their processes and stay more competitive.

“With SINAMICS, Siemens has made a tremendous investment in the next generation of drives technology,” said Aubert Martin, president of Siemens Energy & Automation. “We’ve spent a significant amount of time and resources over the past several years researching and developing SINAMICS, which builds upon our time-tested expertise from Siemens worldwide and defines our commitment to bringing the latest innovations to U.S. businesses.

“SINAMICS incorporates best-in-class engineering, tools and products to give manufacturers more ease of use, options and flexibility to keep them competitive at home and abroad.”

SINAMICS modular and scalable industrial AC drives feature an interchangeable architecture, which simplifies application startups and the integration of new drives into new and existing systems.

Common engineering tools available exclusively from Siemens, SIZER and STARTER, are designed to easily select and configure any drive solution – from the most basic operation to complex motion and servo control functions. The user-friendly programs are applicable to every drive in the SINAMICS line.

“The engineering is unified and seamless throughout, making SINAMICS the choice for any power range, functionality and application,” said Martin.

The new SINAMICS drive line is broad enough for any stand-alone or multiple-drive application in any industry. Martin added that the SINAMICS line allows Siemens customers to apply SINAMICS drives in many more applications not served with the existing Siemens drive products. Existing drive lines, generally found in more complex industrial applications, will continue to be part of Siemens’ product mix.

CE- and UL-certified (cUL for Canada), the SINAMICS family consists of drive G and S models, each with a wide range of performance and power-handling characteristics. The SINAMICS G drives are designed for general to high-performance, stand-alone drives applications. The SINAMICS S drives take a unique approach to coordinated drives with servo functions.

SINAMICS “G” drives for general to high-performance, stand-alone drives.

SINAMICS G110Easy to use and compact for commercial and industrial constant or variable torque applications including water pumps, material handling conveyors and fans found in the HVAC industry.

The SINAMICS G110 is a compact, low-power AC drive frequency inverter for the low-cost, high-volume marketplace. Delivering smooth and continuous speed control, the SINAMICS G110 operates variable-speed, three-phase motors on single-phase line power supplies. The SINAMICS G110 frequency inverter is rated for 200-240V input with a power range of 1/6HP to 4HP.

SINAMICS G130Modular and easily integrated for standard, general performance VT applications including pumps, fans and compressors

The SINAMICS G130 is a modular, high-power drive ideal for OEMs that construct their own drive enclosures. Rated from 500 to 800 HP, the G130 is comprised of a power chassis that operates on three-phase, 400-480VAC power. A controller kit supports a variety of optional components.

SINAMICS G150General performance for high horsepower needs for a wide range of applications including pumps, fans, compressors, mixers, extruders and mills

The SINAMICS G150 is a high-horsepower, AC/AC 6-pulse general purpose enclosed drive available from 150-800 HP at 400-480V and 100-1,100 HP at 660-690V, and mid 2005 at 500-600V. The drive is designed for a wide variety of applications including pumps, fans, compressors, mixers, extruders and mills. The G150 is available in two versions – a ready-to- install, connect-and-run enclosed drive offered with a wide range of options, and a more basic enclosed chassis for use with an MCC. Both versions are housed in a NEMA 1 or an optional NEMA 12 ventilated enclosure. The enclosure design incorporates Siemens proprietary components that make it compact, low-noise and very efficient in cooling.

SINAMICS S drives are a new approach to coordinated drives and include servo capabilities.

SINAMICS S120Flexible and cost- effective for printing, packaging, converting, plastics and paper applications

The SINAMICS S120 is a modular drive that delivers high performance. The SINAMICS S120 can operate in vector or servo control modes, making it ideal for printing, packaging, converting, plastics and paper industries. The SINAMICS S120 drive features a multi-axis 460V drive system in a bookshelf format up to 125HP. In the near future, the SINAMICS S120 will offer both 460V and 690V drive systems in chassis format up through 1,500HP.

SIMAMICS S150Small footprint, high-performance for regenerative applications including test stands, centrifuges, elevators and cranes

The SINAMICS S150 high-performance enclosed drive is quiet and compact with active controls for stable operation, even under poor supply system conditions. The SINAMICS S150 enclosed drive is rated for 150-1,250 HP, 400-480V and 1,500 HP, 660-690V.

The S150 is a ready-to-install, connect-and-run enclosed drive, available now as an IEC unit. The S150 will be UL-listed and housed in a NEMA 1 or optional NEMA 12 ventilated enclosure later this year.

For more information about Siemens’ SINAMICS line of drives, Contact Siemens or visit their web site at www.sea.siemens.com.

About Siemens
Siemens Energy & Automation Inc. is one of Siemens’ operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation manufactures and markets one of the world’s broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems. For more information: www.sea.siemens.com.

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