Siemens Motor/Drive Combination Package
By Mario Cywinski
Siemens Industry, Inc. offers combination motor/drive packages, allowing OEM or end-user option to select a solution for a variety of heavy-duty industrial motion control applications from a single source. From a pre-determined list of motor/drive combinations, the customer chooses the selection best suited to the application. The motor and drive are packaged on a single pallet, shipped and invoiced together.
The combinations are power-matched for 480V high-overload operation through a 20 hp range, with I2T protection from thermal damage provided as a standard in both the motor and the drive components. The Siemens Intelligent Operator Panel (IOP) is included.
Application macros are provided in the Sinamics G120C drive; terminals are pre-assigned at the factory and the parameters are automatically set. SIMOTICS SD100 motors are cast-iron with inverter duty ratings in a 4:1 speed range for constant torque and 20:1 speed range for variable torque. Simotics SD100 units are severe-duty TEFC motors that meet NEMA Premium efficiency.
Communications selections include RS485 with USS and Modbus protocols. A Profibus variant is also offered.
For more, visit www.usa.siemens.com/drives.