Motor Management and Control Devices SIMOCODE pro
Extensive motor data for increased process control quality
Can you prevent faults in automated processes and costly plant downtimes? What is the best way to avoid faults in your system or detect pending errors at an early stage? Our answer: SIMOCODE PRO – the flexible and modular motor control system for low-voltage motors.
SIMOCODE now communicates with EtherNet/IP - click here for the flyer
Extensive protection, monitoring, safety and control functions between the motor starter and the automation system in just one compact system
Functions independently of the controller
Scalable, flexible solutions for all system configurations
Detailed operating, service, and diagnostic data for increased transparency throughout your plant
Connection to process control systems using the most important communication protocols: PROFIBUS, PROFINET, Modbus RTU, OPC UA and EIP
Simple configuration and fast commissioning
SIMOCODE pro supports the PROFINET system redundancy function.
Smart and compact – easy start in motor management with SIMOCODE pro
Explore SIMICODE pro V; there are two functionally graded series of devices
The two basic units SIMOCODE pro S and SIMOCODE pro V contain all essential motor protection and control functions and therefore are the heart of the motor management system SIMOCODE pro. We offer two device series that are functionally graded and harmonized with each other so that you can enjoy the full benefits of SIMOCODE pro in all areas of industry.
SIMOCODE pro S:
The smart, compact motor management system for direct, reversing and star-delta starters in modern titanium-gray design and only 22.5 mm wide. It is currently the most economical communication-capable motor management system in its class with PROFIBUS connection. It redefines entry into motor management while fulfilling market requirements – functions for standard motor protection and control, diagnostics and monitoring are already integrated, for example. The basic device features 4 digital inputs (24 V DC) and 2 monostable relay outputs (all freely programmable), as well as an input for thermistor connections. To facilitate more functionality, a multifunctional module can also be connected.
SIMOCODE pro V:
The variable motor management system. It offers an even bigger functional scope and, in addition, can be expanded by exactly those functions that you require in your motor starter. Up to five optional expansion modules and a fail-safe module can be connected.
Both basic units have an integrated PROFIBUS - or PROFINET-interface. Thus, your motor starter can easily be integrated into every automation system running with PROFIBUS DP. They all have four inputs and three relay outputs included and come in two power supply choices of 24 V DC or 110-240 V AC/DC.
Find more information on the products under "Selection and Ordering"
Current and voltage measuring modules
SIMOCODE pro monitors motors with rated motor currents up to 820 A. Therefore, different current measuring modules are available. Instead of current measuring modules, for SIMOCODE pro V you can also use current/voltage measuring modules. This allows you to not only measure motor current but also voltages up to 690 V and monitor power-related measured quantities.
The operator panel is used to control the motor starter. It can be built into a control cabinet door and features IP54 as degree of protection. Thus, SIMOCODE pro or the starter can be directly operated from the control cabinet. The system interface integrated in the operator panel at the front allows for convenient PC/PG based parameter assignment and diagnostics directly at the control cabinet door. Attaching an addressing plug or memory module allows for the quick transmission of PROFIBUS addresses or even the complete parameter setting of your feeder. To be able to read measuring values, operational and diagnostics data fast and easily at the control cabinet, the operator panel for SIMOCODE pro V is optionally available with a display and menu navigation in 8 different languages. In addition, the operator panel offers the possibility to read out the internal device fault memory. Parameters like functions or status signals for pushbuttons and LEDs can be set individually. Furthermore, also parameters such as nominal motor current, limit values, etc., can be directly set via the operator panel with display when employing SIMOCODE pro for PROFINET.
Multifunctional module for SIMOCODE pro S
Enhance your entry-class motor management with just one more module for even more functionality:
4 additional digital inputs (input voltage 24 V DC, 110 -240 V AC / DC)
2 relay outputs
Earth-fault monitoring with a 3UL23 residual current transformer in the range 30mA…40A
Temperature monitoring with connection of an analog temperature sensor (PT100, PT1000, KTY83, KTY84 or NTC)
Digital module for SIMOCODE pro V
Increase the type and number of digital input and relay outputs of SIMOCODE pro V step-by-step by using digital modules. This allows you to:
Input or output additional process signals and implement additional functions
Retrofit externally supplied digital inputs (24 V DC oder 110 – 240 V AC/DC)
Add bistable relay outputs; the relay outputs’ switching status is kept stable even if the power supply voltage fails
Earth-fault module for SIMOCODE pro V
With our earth-fault module – in addition to the earth fault monitoring function integrated into the basic unit – your external earth-fault monitoring will be even more precise using a summation current transformer.
Temperature module for SIMOCODE pro V
In parallel to the thermistor motor protection, you can easily integrate up to three analog temperature sensors (e.g. Pt100, Pt1000, KTY, NTC) into your process by using the temperature module. This allows for easier monitoring of bearing, gear oil and coolant temperature.
Analog module for SIMOCODE pro V
Expand the motor management system SIMOCODE pro V with analog inputs and outputs (0/4…20 mA) by using the analog module for SIMOCODE pro V. This makes process monitoring of filling levels, flow rates, dry running or filter contamination extremely easy.
Safety integrated with SIMOCODE pro
Let’s play it safe. Protect your plant, employees, machines and the environment with the fail-safe disconnection of motors. In process automation, the use of safety technology is becoming more and more important. By adding a fail-safe digital module to SIMOCODE pro V you will benefit from flexible, modular motor control functions and integrated safety technology in one system. In doing so, the requirements of the safety standards IEC 61508/62061 and ISO 13849-1 for functional safety of up to SIL 3 or PL e respectively will be complied with.
Fail-safe digital module DM-F Local
The fail-safe digital module DM-F Local can be used for applications that require a local fail-safe disconnection (e.g. emergency stop) or a fail-safe disconnection via a fail-safe hardware output (e.g. a fail-safe signal of a controller).
Fail-safe digital module PROFIsafe
The fail-safe digital module DM-F PROFIsafe can be used for applications in which the disconnection signal is being generated by a fail-safe controller and transmitted to the DM-F PROFIsafe module via PROFIBUS/ PROFINET, using the standardized profile PROFIsafe.
Your benefits with SIMOCODE pro Safety:
Completely integrated system solution
Operational switching and fail-safe disconnection of motors perfectly merged within your motor control system, without additional effort and without manual wiring
Functions for contactor monitoring are already integrated in the modules
Safety parameters can be set individually and flexibly
Transmission of significant diagnostic information to the controller
Tracking of faults
Collection of statistical data
All protection and control functions independently executed go that the full functionality can be maintained - even if the bus or automation system fails
SIMOCODE pro System
The SIMOCODE pro motor management series comprises functionally-graded devices:
The smart, compact SIMOCODE pro S motor management system facilitates entry level motor management. Our flexible, cost-optimized solution comprising a basic unit and an optional expansion module ranks below SIMOCODE pro V but still provides connection to PROFIBUS.
The most important current basic requirements in terms of motor control, monitoring and protection are already integrated: From simple overload protection down to motor feeders with direct-on-line, reversing or star-delta start-up, including thermistor motor protection and earth-fault monitoring.
The intelligent, variable SIMOCODE pro V system offers even more functional scope. With the basic unit and a maximum of five expansion modules you profit from even more highlights such as voltage and active power measuring, fail-safe disconnection and PROFINET connection.
The SIMOCODE pro system – Basic system and optional expansion modules:
SIMOCODE now communicates with EtherNet/IP. Read more about in our flyer by clicking here.
Access via Modbus RTU to all process data, measured data and statistical data, as well as to warnings and faults
Supports transfer rates up to 57,600 baud with automatic baud rate detection
User-friendly device parameterization with the SIMOCODE ES software via the local interface
Extensive online functions for device diagnostics with SIMOCODE ES software via the local interface
Connection of Modbus RTU via terminal connection or via 9-pin sub-D connector
Simple connection to process control systems and controllers on the basis of Modbus RTU
Detailed operating, service and diagnostics data for optimum process control
Oil and gas
SIMOCODE pro for PROFIBUS and PROFINET
SIMOCODE pro supports the motor feeder's standardized integration in superior automation systems via PROFIBUS and PROFINET.
SIMOCODE pro for PROFIBUS:
SIMOCODE pro for PROFINET:
* For SIMOCODE pro V
Cyclic services (DPV0) and acyclic services (DPV1)
Support of PROFINET IO's system redundancy mechanisms
Comprehensive diagnostics and process alarms
Line and ring bus topologies thanks to integrated switch
Fail-safe communication via PROFIsafe*
Media redundancy via MRP protocol
Time stamping of digital signals with high temporal accuracy*
Fail-safe communication via PROFIsafe
Break function and measured values for energy management via PROFIenergy
Module replacement without PC / memory module via neighborhood detection
Comprehensive diagnostics and maintenance alarms
OPC UA server function for open communication with visualization and control systems
Operating, service and diagnostics data via standard web browser
System redundancy with SIMOCODE pro for PROFINET
SIMOCODE pro supports the PROFINET system redundancy function. Now, SIMOCODE pro motor management devices can be directly linked to high-availability systems with two controllers, without the need for any further hardware. Especially in the case of complex automation tasks in the process industry, where the focus is on system availability and redundancy of the control system, reliable communication with the H CPU is important. Both controllers belonging to the H system always have access to the SIMOCODE pro field device. In the event of a cable break or CPU failure, the other one takes over. This ensures seamless communication.
Advantages at a glance
Clearly enhanced system availability
Minimized production outages - high productivity
No system restart costs
Open, manufacturer-independent communication via OPC UA
Direct data exchange with HMI panels or SCADA systems
With OPC UA, SIMOCODE pro offers a flexible and powerful communication interface via Industrial Ethernet for automation as well as operation and monitoring systems. Acting as OPC UA client, these systems can access all important operating, service and diagnostics data of SIMOCODE pro for PROFINET and transfer control commands via the integrated OPC UA server.
Integrated web diagnostics
Online access to diagnostics data, measured values, service and statistical data without additional software The web diagnostics function integrated in SIMOCODE pro for PROFINET facilitates global access to all important online information for diagnostics and service purposes. Relevant data can even be accessed via a PC with standard web browser: Either directly on-site or remotely via the Internet Detailed status information on the motor, current measured values such as current and power, fault memory as well as service and statistical data can be transparently displayed via device-internal websites.
SIMOCODE pro for PROFINET
SIMOCODE pro: the motor management system now also with connection to PROFINET.
For consistent system protection: SIMOCODE pro Safety
In process as well as factory automation, the fail-safe disconnection of motors grows more and more important. We need to protect humans, machines and the environment in the best possible way. The functional safety standards IEC 61508, IEC 62061 und ISO 13849-1 specify binding requirements, which have been applied with by using conventional safety relays.
In doing so, users have to deal with some disadvantages: complex system concepts, high uncertainty and very limited diagnostic functions.
SIMOCODE pro Safety offers the perfect solution:
With the fail-safe digital module DM-F for the motor control system SIMOCODE pro, all required safety functions are easily being integrated into the motor feeders of new or existing switchgear. Thus, standard and safety functions are carried out at the same time in one system without affecting each other. In addition, the evaluation of the safety concept asked for in the safety standards will become a lot easier with SIMOCODE pro Safety. The new integrated solution also allows for detailed diagnostic information as well as the integration into an automation system via PROFIBUS/PROFINET/PROFIsafe
– for transparency throughout your entire system.
The result: Realize the fail-safe disconnection of motors effectively and efficiently.
In order to implement a solution that meets your safety requirements, Siemens offers two possibilities
SIMOCODE pro Solution local
Connection of a fail-safe sensor such as an EMERGENCY-STOP directly to the DM-F Local
Functions that can be adjusted at the module for various applications
Processing of the fail-safe hardware signals from an F-CPU
SIMOCODE pro Solution PROFIsafe
When using a fail-safe control, the disconnection signal will be processed to the DM-F PROFIsafe module via PROFIBUS/PROFINET.
For further information on Safety Integrated, the Siemens safety technology concept, please visit www.siemens.com/safety-integrated.
Ease of planning, high configuration reliability, rapid commissioning as well as parameterization, diagnostics and maintenance-relevant monitoring functions: All these are characteristics of convenient engineering with SIMOCODE ES, the central software for configuration, commissioning, operation and diagnostics of SIMOCODE pro devices. Integrated in the uniform engineering framework of the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal), SIMOCODE ES represents the efficient and intuitive solution for all automation tasks.
SIMOCODE ES V13 based on the TIA Portal
Single engineering tool for motor management
The Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) embodies the new generation of engineering software for industrial automation. SIMOCODE ES is embedded in the TIA Portal for intuitive integration of motor management functions in automation. Now for all SIMOCODE pro devices.
SIMOCODE ES with integrated graphics editor
Transparent, convenient configuration in the device view
Centralization of an entire plant’s configuration
Management of user-created templates for SIMOCODE pro device configurations in global or project libraries for rapid reusability
Graphical parameterization and commissioning via the integrated graphics editor
Control and protection functions as well as control circuit wiring are realized by means of integrated control functions and can be parameterized in a user-friendly and rapid manner
Device parameterization via drag and drop using the graphics editor, based on Continuous Function Chart (CFC), facilitates the extremely compact documentation of all set parameters as well as the graphical online representation, including all state signals, during ongoing operation
Easy diagnostics and maintenance
Convenient central parameterization and diagnostics via PROFIBUS / PROFINET or directly on the control cabinet
Avoidance of unnecessary plant downtimes thanks to optional online parameterization – also during ongoing operation
Representation of manifold information in the form of transparent dialogs, including: - Warnings, faults, messages - Motor operating hours, motor starts - Fault log / fault history - Trends and measuring curves
In addition to the SIMOCODE ES V12, based on the central engineering framework Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal), the SIMOCODE ES (version 2007) software is also still available for commissioning, operation and diagnostics of SIMOCODE pro.
SIMOCODE pro integrated in STEP 7
Configuration and commissioning of SIMOCODE pro can also be realized in the TIA Portal without additional software
As device configuration forms part of STEP 7, each individually-created configuration is loaded into the PLC and automatically transferred to the SIMOCODE pro devices connected via PROFIBUS / PROFINET.
Intuitive - Very simple operation; SIMOCODE pro configured without the need for additional tools
Efficient - Fast, simple integration in SIMATIC through shared data management and a uniform user interface
Future - proof - The TIA Portal is designed so that all future software developments to do with SIMOCODE pro can be seamlessly integrated
Engineering redefined - SIMOCODE pro in the TIA Portal
Discover here how to configure the motor control system SIMOCODE pro in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal.
SIMOCODE pro in SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PDM
The PCS 7 SIMOCODE library enables simple and easy integration of SIMOCODE pro into the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system. The PCS 7 library contains standardized motor blocks and faceplates for controlling or operating and monitoring the motor.
For the plant-wide device parameter setting and diagnostics, SIMOCODE pro is also integrated into SIMATIC PDM (Process Device Manager). This means that a standard, unified tool is embedded in the process control system for intelligentfield devices such as SIMOCODE pro.
Consistent, uniform integration in SIMATIC PCS 7
Standardized blocks for easy integration and optimized operation
Easy-to-integrate safety technology thanks to SIMOCODE pro Safety
Greater process transparency due to enhanced information density in the process control system
Simple and easy configuration of SIMOCODE pro into SIMATIC PCS 7 and SIMATIC PDM
With drag & drop motor blocks and internal interconnections are linked. The PCS 7 SIMOCODE libray, archives and faceplates allow an easy handling.
SIMOCODE pro integrated in PCS 7
SIRIUS Motor Management SIMOCODE pro S and SIMOCODE ES in the TIA Portal
Smart and compact – easy start in motor management with SIMOCODE pro S
SIMOCODE pro for PROFINET (Videopodcast)
The SIMOCODE pro motor management system supports the realization of comprehensive motor protection, control and communication with a motor feeder in the process industry.
Discover SIMOCODE pro Safety!
Comply with the current standards for functional safety and benefit from innovative ideas with SIMOCODE pro.
Engineering redefined - SIMOCODE in the TIA Portal
MinutePROFINET will feature short ~60sec videos to quickly explain aspects of the Industrial Ethernet known as PROFINET.
SIMOCODE pro Initialization module
Thanks to the initialization module for SIMOCODE pro, power distribution board and motor management system grow together even more closely: with the withdrawable design frequently to be found in motor control centers, the initialization module is permanently integrated in the power distribution board. As a result, feeder-related parameter and address data are precisely assigned to the respective feeder. When the withdrawable module is replaced, the new component is automatically initialized with the correct parameters.
SIMOCODE for EtherNet/IP: Extending Intelligence into New Environments
Siemens solid-state overload relay has now expanded its communication protocols to include Ethernet/IP. This allows the relay to be retrofitted to more motor control centers (MCCs) in additional environments. The ability to measure and control power consumption and equipment operation now helps improve your maintenance, lower energy usage and reduce production costs. Read more about it in our paper, here.
SIMOCODE Communicates with Modbus.Electronic full motor protection – can now be integrated into the process control system using Modbus RTU
SIMOCODE pro: Is always curious. And keeps nothing to itself. Keeps an eye on the motor and your system running.
Driving profitability in Oil & Gas through effective motor management