Motors go into some pretty dirty places. The latest drive from Siemens, the Sinamics® G110D drive platform, can be installed close to motors located throughout facilities where dust and water ingression are a concern.
This drive has improved function, greater energy efficiency, a smaller footprint, and lower total cost-of-ownership. Applications range from material handling or packaging conveyors and airport baggage carousels to pumps, fans, compressors and other industrial equipment.
It includes integrated plug-and-play power and control for easy installation and an optional Intelligent Operator Panel (IOP) for simple text application setup. The IOP further also has alarm status alerts and resolution advice, so troubleshooting time is greatly reduced.
The drive includes an optional power disconnect switch and the IP65 metal housing enclosure has a low profile for easy mounting near the motor, with no drive cabinet required.
It can communicate directly with a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or through I/O inputs. AS-Interface bus configuration and optional maintenance and manual-auto switch are incorporated into the drive. Integrated brake control and quick stop functions provide a higher degree of reliability in heavy-load operations.
The new Sinamics G110D complements the recently introduced Sinamics G120D drive, which offers many of the same features plus safety integrated design (Safe Limit Speed, Safe Stop 1 and Safe Torque Off) and power regeneration capability back to the supply.
Siemens Industry, Inc., the Drive Technologies (DT) Division
Filed Under: Material handling • converting, Packaging, Motion control • motor controls