Siemens Enhances Sinamics S120 Drive Platform With Industrial Ethernet Connectivity
Siemens announced today that its versatile Sinamics S120 drive system has been expanded to include Profinet, Ethernet TCP/IP and EtherNet/IP connectivity, thus providing maximum flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication while offering innovative
concepts for those wanting a single network for the entire plant.
Whether a Greenfield project with multiple vendors or an OEM supporting different
platforms on their machines the importance of industrial Ethernet connectivity for drive systems is today’s top requirement.
“In many instances, plant managers have the requirement for a single-plant network,
particularly with large automotive, packaging, plastics, metals, food and beverage as well as
material handling companies,” says Craig Nelson, Siemens product manager, Sinamics S drives.
“Our Sinamics drives provide communications without limits to a specific network type.”
Sinamics S120 drives support, as standard, Profibus DP and Profinet to ensure seamless communications between all the components involved in a typical automation solution, including HMI (operator control and visualization) and I/O. Additional higher-level functions including Safety Integrated telegrams and synchronized mechanisms for even the highest-level motion applications are also included in these innovative solutions.
Profinet can transmit operating and diagnostics data simultaneously to enterprise-level
systems using standard IT mechanisms (TCP/IP) for an integrated factory environment. The new addition of an EtherNet/IP stack offers another option for Sinamics users. Having the flexibility to communicate with the most common automation systems via Profinet, EtherNet/IP or basic Ethernet TCP/IP makes the Sinamics drive system easily adaptable to the current Industrial Ethernet boom.
Sinamics S120 drives are designed to handle virtually any drive requirement and facilitate vector, servo and variable-frequency drive (V/Hz) applications with the choice of single- or multi-axis offerings. The modular design and system architecture, combined with new communication connectivity features, makes Sinamics S120 a truly advanced drive offering in today’s market.
With a wide power range (0.25 – 1,600 hp), highly scalable solutions, including safety integrated functionality and convenient start-up with automatic configuration of the drive system, through the innovative Drive-CLiQ interface, Sinamics S120 is a powerful solution for a host of applications, including packaging, plastics molding and extrusion, textile, printing and paper machines, handling and assembly systems, machine tools, rolling mills and test stands.
For more information about EtherNet/IP connectivity to Sinamics S120 drives, visit our website: www.usa.siemens.com/eip.
About Siemens USA
Siemens Corporation is a U.S. subsidiary of Siemens AG, a global powerhouse focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world’s largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of systems for power generation and transmission as well as medical diagnosis. With approximately 348,000 employees in more than 190 countries, Siemens reported worldwide revenue of $86.2 billion in fiscal 2015. Siemens in the USA reported revenue of $22.4 billion, including $5.5 billion in exports, and employs approximately 50,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.