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ATLANTA — 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 platform provides 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.
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