The Sinamics G120 drive system includes EtherNet/IP connectivity for those wanting a single network for the entire plant. The drive platform supports, as standard, Profibus DP and Profinet, including HMI (operator control and visualization) and I/O. Additional higher-level functions, including Safety Integrated telegrams and synchronized mechanisms are also included.
Profinet can transmit operating and diagnostics data simultaneously to enterprise-level systems using standard IT mechanisms (TCP/IP) for an integrated factory environment. The EtherNet/IP stack offers another option for Sinamics G120 users.
The drive has a wide power range (0.50 – 350 hp), is scalable, and includes safety integrated functions and start-up with Siemens Starter software.
Siemens Industry, Inc.
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