Siemens Industry, Inc. recently announced the release of combination motor/drive packages, allowing an OEM or end-user the option to select the optimum solution for their needs, backed by a three-year warranty. Choosing from a pre-determined list of motor/drive combinations, the customer can make the selection best suited to the application. The motor and drive are packaged on a single pallet, shipped and invoiced together.
The motor and drive 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 with these packages, allowing step-by-step drive start-up.
Application macros are provided in the Sinamics G120C drive for easy installation and wiring; the terminals are pre-assigned at the factory and the parameters are automatically set. The SIMOTICS SD100 motors are rugged 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 on these matched motor/drive combinations include RS485 with USS and Modbus protocols. A Profibus variant is also offered for a Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) solution. TIA is the proprietary Siemens solution designed to achieve optimum performance, energy efficiency and sustainability within a machine or manufacturing environment.