Siemens Answers with the SINAMICS G120 Closed Loop Vector Drive

SINAMICS G120 Vector Drive

The SINAMICS ® G120 family of closed-loop vector drives offers high levels of integrated safety, energy savings, and network connectivity.  Available in ½ to 335 HP, this modular and scalable standard drive may be configured in a wide variety of designs to meet many industrial drive applications. In addition, built-in math and logic eliminate the need for a separate PLC.

The EN 60204 safety functions of the SINAMICS G120 are fully integrated into the drive and include Safe Torque Off, Safe Stop 1, Safety Limited Speed and Safe Brake Control. As a result, production plants obtain greater levels of safety while requiring less overhead to integrate the drives into fail-safe, automation, and drive environments. The SINAMICS G120 vector drive also complies with NFPA 79-2007

SINAMICS G120 vector drive - PM240-2

Now Expanded to Include 230V

The new SINAMICS PM240-2 power module extends SINAMICS G120 to include 230V line supplies (single-phase and three-phase), offers a smaller footprint and higher power density than its predecessor — and can be mounted side-by side without derating.

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> Information about Migrating from PM240 to PM240-2

Learn more about Siemens EtherNet/IP solutions

Communicate Without Limits

Siemens brings the established power and flexibility of SINAMICS G120 to your EtherNet/IP network, with direct connectivity to PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherNet/IP™ and standard Ethernet.

Learn more about Siemens solutions for EtherNet/IP™

Meet the Other Members of the SINAMICS G120 Vector Drive Family

SINAMICS G120C

SINAMICS G120D

SINAMICS G120E

SINAMICS G120C
Compact

Economic, space-saving, and easy-to-operate wutg a surprisingly wide array of functions

SINAMICS G120D
Distributed

Allows almost all drive-related applications to be consequentially designed without cabinets

SINAMICS G120E
Enclosed

Stand-alone in wall-mount or floor-standing enclosure


Modularity / Flexibility to Address Application Diversity

The SINAMICS G120 offers enhanced energy savings with regenerative power modules. The modules recover line commutated energy for all power ratings. It also eliminates the need for a pulsed resistor and brake chopper while reducing the control cabinet and cooling system requirements. Built-in portals for the PROFIBUS and PROFINET communications networks ensure exceptional drive performance that may be integrated to the field level.

Power Modules

Power Module (PM) -
Has a power range from 0.5 to 335 HP (0.37 to 250 kW)

New PM240-2 Power Module

Using the latest power component technology, the PM240-2 Power Modules offer many benefits not seen before in general purpose variable frequency drives (VFDs). With higher power densities, matching control units and operator panels, enhanced vector control, basic positioning capabilities, the new G120 proves to be a best-in-class VFD.


Control Units

Control Unit (CU)
- Controls and monitors the PM and the connected motor in several operating modes that can be selected. It supports communications to a local control as well as to monitoring devices and equipment networks ensure exceptional drive performance that may be integrated to the field level.

Other Value-Add Features

  • Safety Integrated - for safety-relevant machines and systems

  • Capable of power regenerative feedback - into the line supply for energy saving

  • Advanced cooling concept

  • Faster engineering, fast commissioning - Using the SIZER and STARTER tools and data backup using the Basic Operator Panel (BOP) and MMC card

  • Efficient and consistent solutions - Via Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), consistency from SINAMICS through to the automation level


Technical Information

Voltage range | Power range

200 - 240V AC, ± 10%, 1-ph

200 - 240V AC, ± 10%, 3-ph

380 - 480V AC, ± 10%, 3-ph

500 - 600V AC, ± 10%, 3-ph

0.75 – 5 HP (0.55 – 3.75 kW)

0.75 – 10 HP (0.55 – 7.5 kW)

0.5 - 400 HP (0.37 - 250 kW)

15 – 75 HP (11 – 55 kW)

Control Types

V / Hz, Vector control, FCC (Flux Current Control)

Standards

CE (Low Voltage Directive 72/23), UL, cUL, c-tick, ISO 9001, Safety Integrated, environmental conditions according to IEC 721-3-2

Degree of Protection

IP20


SINAMICS G120 Technology Briefs

Type
Date

Other Siemens Products

Highlights

Dynamic energy efficiency: a new “old” drive principle adds momentum to the world of drives. The reluctance motor is experiencing a comeback as an energy-efficient and economical alternative to asynchronous and permanent-magnet synchronous motors. One convincing example is the new SIMOTICS reluctance motor from Siemens when paired with the SINAMICS G120 drive

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2015

SIMOTICS Reluctance Motors

Integrated Automation
Energy Efficiency
• Cost Effectiveness

Siemens SINAMICS Drives Bridge the Gaps in Industrial Ethernet: Whether you’re running EtherNet/IP, TCP/IP, or PROFINET, you can get all the advantages of SINAMICS drives. See a demonstration of how SINAMICS S120 and SINAMICS G120 drives can run on two networks simultaneously, over the same cables, communicating with other automation products, such as PLCs, Distributed I/O, and HMI

Watch Video

2014

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo Drives

Integrated Automation
EtherNet/IP Compatibility

Drive solutions from one source for extruder screw drives

Read PDF

2014

SIMOGEAR Geared Motors

Integrated Automation
Energy Efficiency
• Cost Effectiveness
• Reduced Commissioning/Setup Time

The new EN 50598 requires a method to identify the losses of drives. With this standard, drive system operators can determine how much power their applications need based on application-specific load profiles. Siemens Integrated Drive Systems create the best conditions for meeting this goal

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2014

Integrated Drive Systems
• Engineering Standardization
Energy Efficiency

SINAMICS G120 with Control Unit CU250S-2: the new powerful and universally applicable control unit of the SINAMICS G120 series

Watch Video

2013

• Modularity
• Improved Dynamics

Variable-speed operation of motors – for example, in pumps, fans, and compressors – has more benefits than just saving energy. In the performance range between 0.5 and 300 HP, SINAMICS G120 modular drives offer many possibilities for optimizing processes, perfecting automation, and performing safety-related tasks

Read PDF

2012

• Production Efficiency
Integrated Automation
Machine Safety

Reducing energy consumption helps reduce costs and contributes to greener, lower carbon production. Automation and drive technology can make a valuable contribution to increasing the energy efficiency of production and manufacturing

Read PDF

2010

Automation Technology

Energy Efficiency

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Typical Applications

The SINAMICS G120 vector drive is especially suitable as a universal drive in a wide variety of industrial sectors, such as automobile, textiles, printing, chemical, as well as in general higher-level applications 
– e.g. in conveyor systems.

Success Stories Featuring SINAMICS G120 Drives

Type
Date

Industry

Controllers / Other

Motors

Features

Benefits

SINAMICS variable frequency drives supplied by Engineered Drive Systems replace old equipment on 12 machines, with annual savings over $36,000

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2016
(USA)

Textiles

• Retrofit
Energy Efficiency

End User

“AC or DC?” was the question on everyone’s mind when Sunshine Sugar decided to replace its aging centrifugal drive system. After considering all the options, the company chose a Siemens AC drive-motor combination. The unique solution has helped the company reduce energy consumption by 40%

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2014

Food & Beverage

• Conversion from DC to AC Drives
Energy Efficiency

End User

Not only is it the world’s largest transportable Ferris Wheel, but it also sets new standards when it comes to safety, efficiency, and comfort. Modern automation and integrated drive systems ensure not only a high level of safety, but also greater energy efficiency during operation

Read PDF

2014

General Motion Control

SIMATIC S7-300F PLC

SIMOTICS GP Motors

Machine Safety
Energy Efficiency

End User

Safety-related requirements for track moving machines in brown coal surface mining are high because they release enormous forces. Automating machines that were previously operated by handwheel and switch increases their functional safety while making them easier for operators to use

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2014

General Motion Control

Machine Safety
• Production Efficiency

End User

Owens-Illinois' new innovation center is on the right lines with end-to-end Siemens automation and drive solutions

Read PDF

2014 ( USA)

Glass Manufacturing

SIMATIC S7 PLC
SINAMICS S120 Servo Drives

Integrated Automation

End User

An entire wastewater treatment plant was consistently designed and engineered with the TIA Portal and Siemens Integrated Drive Systems. The engineering time for the project could be shortened by about 30% The SINAMICS G120 drive enables 10% energy savings

Watch Video

2014

Water / Wastewater

TIA Portal

Integrated Drive Systems
Integrated Automation
Energy Efficiency

End User

Siemens TIA Portal has helped Canyon Rock - a rock quarry in Forestville, CA - to beat deadlines, reduce downtime, and quickly adapt to market demands

Watch Video

2014

Mining & Cement

TIA Portal
SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC

Integrated Drive Systems
Integrated Automation
• Production Efficiency
• Reduced Time-to-Market
• Shorter Downtimes

End User

A hydraulic pump for a strip steel cutting system controlled by a variable speed drive saves up to 90 percent energy, reduces noise emissions, prolongs  maintenance intervals– and achieves higher throughput

Read PDF

2014

Metalforming

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

SINAMICS Servo Pump

Energy Efficiency
• Noise Reduction
• Optimized Maintenance
• Production Efficiency

End User
Machine Builder

Efficient Hydraulic Forming (EHF):  How can energy be used optimally? Saved in the workflow? Does it make sense to switchoff during brief downtimes? Get answers to these questions through energy-saving solutions applicable to all performance classes of metal forming

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2014

Metalforming

• Application Flexibility
Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Builders of biogas infeed plants turn to Siemens to comply with strict security regulations and guarantee 96% availability

Read PDF

2013

Renewable Fuels

SIMATIC S7-300F PLC

Integrated Automation

End User

Driven by a need to improve safety, efficiency, and reliability, the Big Apple turns to Siemens' cutting-edge automation technologies to renovate infrastructure and attractions

Read PDF

2013 ( USA)

General Motion Control

SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO
SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

Integrated Automation
• Retrofit/Modernization
Machine Safety

End User

Manufacturer of high-quality degreasing and cleaning equipment relies on system consistency when it comes to engineering. With Siemens Integrated Drive Systems, the company has been able to further increase the availability of its equipment and is now in a position to offer 3-year warranties

Read PDF

2013

General Motion Control

SINAMICS G120D Distributed Drives
SIMATIC ET200S Interface Modules

Integrated Drive Systems
Integrated Automation

Machine Builder

Robotized welding different models of a particular car in a single plant is a challenge that requires sophisticated logistics and a highly complex process control system. A Siemens comprehensive solution ensures smooth control and communication throughout the entire process

Read PDF

2013

Automotive

SINAMICS G120D Distributed Drives
SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

• Meeting Standards
• Increased Availability
• Communications Advantages
Machine Safety
• Cost Effectiveness

End User

Together with optimally organized preliminary planning, the performance and modularity of PCS 7, in tandem with SINAMICS G120 drives, ensure trouble-free project implementation at a new biomass pellet production plant

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2013

General Motion Control

SIMATIC PCS7

Process Control Systems
Integrated Automation

End User

Variable-frequency drives from Siemens allow the perfect solution for a new low-temperature evaporator module that helps improve energy efficiency in sugar production

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2013

Food & Beverage

• Improved Performance
Energy Efficiency

Systems Integrator

Regenerative drives improve the energy balance of wood-processing machines. In meeting the demands of  customers, using SINAMICS G120 drives reduces operating costs and amortization periods as well

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2012

Building Materials

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

• Remote Maintenance
Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Siemens and Delta Fountains provide automation and control solutions for the National September 11 Memorial Fountains at the World Trade Center

Read PDF

2011 ( USA)

General Motion Control

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

• Integrated Pump Application

Systems Integrator

A comprehensive safety concept utilizing the features of SINAMICS and SIMATIC components ensures safe training conditions

Read PDF

2010

General Motion Control

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

• Innovative Solution
Machine Safety

End User

Standardized automation solution based on proven technology helps set benchmarks in terms of production quality and performance

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2010

Automotive

SINAMICS G120D Distributed Drives
SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

• Product Quality
• Improved Performance

End User

Drives with safety function prove themselves in production of canned products

Read PDF

2010

Packaging

Machine Safety
• Improved Performance

End User


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