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SINAMICS G120D Distributed Drive

The SINAMICS G120D is the "distributed brother" of the popular SINAMICS G120 vector drive, sharing advantages such as modularity and innovative safety technology (Safety Integrated), while complementing the range with its well-conceived design. This vector distributed drive is particularly well suited for conveyor systems and in other applications where space is at a premium. Thanks to a wide range of power ratings up to 10 HP (7.5kW), almost all inverter-related applications can be consequentially designed without electrical cabinets. Digital inputs and outputs at the unit allow sensors and actuators to be directly connected at the drive.

The input signals can either be directly processed in the inverter and autonomous (independent) local responses can be initiated – or the input signals may be transferred to a central control via PROFIBUS/PROFINET – where they are processed in the context of the complete plant or system.

distributed drive disconnect

New SINAMICS G120D Disconnect Switch

Developed by Harting USA, this compact switch mounts directly to the input power connector of the SINAMICS G120D distributed drive, and locks in place to provide a very solid and reliable connection.

The input signals can either be directly processed in the inverter and autonomous (independent) local responses can be initiated – or the input signals may be transferred to a central control via PROFIBUS/PROFINET – where they are processed in the context of the complete plant or system.

Features

  • Safety Integrated - for safety-relevant machines and systems - Learn more about Safety Integrated Drives Technology

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

  • Same drilling template - For all power ratings

  • Faster engineering, fast commissioning - Commissioning and service times are also optimized thanks to the standard use of connectors for power, communications and sensor systems

  • Optional Micro Memory Card - For parameter saving

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


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™


Technical Information

Voltage range

380 - 480V AC, 3-ph, ± 10%

Power range

1 - 10 HP (0.75 - 7.5 kW)

Control Types

V/ Hz, FCC, Sensor less vector control (SLVC), Vector control with encoder feedback

Standards

UL, cUL, CE, c-tick

Operating Temperature

-10 to +40 °C for rated operation
up to 55 °C with derating

Degree of Protection

IP65


SINAMICS G120D Technology Briefs

Type
Date

Industry

Other Siemens Products

Features

Emergency stop on the conveyor belt: In case of hazard, the conveyors have to be stopped quickly and an unintentional restart must be prevented. Smart solutions are in demand which don't need much space in the cabinet but ensure the safety of the machine

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2014

Conveyor Technology

SIMATIC S7-1500F PLC
 SIMATIC ET200SP Distributed IO
SINAMICS S120 Drives

• Compact Design
Machine Safety
• Shorter Downtimes

Innovative Conveyor Model from Siemens shows efficient, safe and holistic automation with SIMATIC controllers, SIRIUS motor starters, SINAMICS drives and SIMOGEAR gear motors. By using the example of container filling Siemens demonstrates the integrated drive system and Totally Integrated Automation

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2013

Conveyor Technology

SIMOGEAR Gear Motors
SIMATIC S7-300 PLC
SIRIUS Motor Starters
SIMATIC RFID
SIMATIC Industrial PC
Remote HMI Panels

Integrated Drive Systems
Integrated Automation
• Innovative Solution
Energy Efficiency

SIMOGEAR Gear Motors and Conveyor Technology Demo: highlighting key features of SIMOGEAR gear motors and SINAMICS variable speed drives used in the material handling industry

Watch Video

2013

Conveyor Technology

SIMOGEAR Geared Motors

• Production Efficiency
Integrated Automation

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Typical Applications

SINAMICS G120D distributed vector drive is employed in open-loop and closed-loop control of induction motors in a wide range of industrial applications. The drive is especially suited for complex conveyor systems – such as are found in automobile production with their numerous distributed single-motor drives. Further, the drive is also suitable for high-performance applications in the airport sector, in the Food & Beverage sector (dry zones), and for electric suspended monorails in distribution logistical systems.

Success Stories Featuring SINAMICS G120D Drives

Story
Date / Type

Industry

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

Conveyor technology for Lapp Cable drum storage includes the connection to the storage and retrieval machines, goods received and placing the cable drums on pallets and removing them. Operating personnel benefit from an ergonomic workflow throughout the complete facility

Watch Video

2014

Conveyor Technology

SIMATIC ET200 Distributed IO
SIMATIC RFID
Remote HMI Panels
SIMOGEAR Gear Motors

• Production Efficiency
Machine Safety

End User

Audi has established a production facility equipped with cutting-edge technology featuring a fully automated high-bay warehouse that serves as a central body buffer. Advanced automation and drive technology enables high-capacity and energy-efficient production processes

Read PDF

2014

Automotive

SIMATIC ET200 Pro FC
SINAMICS S120 Modular System

Energy Efficiency
• Production Efficiency
• Improved Performance

End User

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 G120
SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

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

End User

Keeping vehicle body shells on the move: detail work on a drive system during the development of a lift/drop conveyor for vehicle body shells leads to astonishing results

Read PDF

2013

Automotive

SIMATIC S7-319F (T-CPU)
SIMOGEAR Geared Motors

• Application Flexibility
Machine Safety
Energy Efficiency
Service Efficiency
• Distributed Solution

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

SIMATIC ET200S Interface Modules
SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

Integrated Drive Systems
Integrated Automation

Machine Builder

A new lift system is based on a unique combination of a geared motor and a SINAMICS G120D drive. The advantage: servo-electric properties are coupled with economical standard components

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2013

Conveyor Technology

SIMATIC S7-317F (T-CPU)
SIMOGEAR Geared Motors

• Manufacturing Precision
Energy Efficiency
Machine Safety
• Cost Effectiveness

End User

Originally developed for a large automobile manufacturer, a modern material handling technology solution is now proving its worth to other end customers - moving components with a high degree of flexibility, availability, and safety

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2012

Material Handling

SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

• Application Flexibility
• Dependability
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 G120
SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

• Product Quality
• Improved Performance

End User


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