Siemens Answers with SINAMICS Startdrive

The engineering software for programming SINAMICS drives

The Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal), the next generation of engineering software for industrial automation, now includes SINAMICS Startdrive to intuitively integrate SINAMICS drives into the automation landscape. The same operating concept, elimination of interfaces and the high user-friendliness make it possible to quickly integrate SINAMICS drives into the automation environment and to commission them using the TIA Portal.

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Advantages of the TIA-Portal

 With the integration of SINAMICS Startdrive, the outstanding user-friendliness of the TIA Portal is now available for drive technology.

  • The same user navigation for control system, HMI and drive technology increases the engineering productivity and reduces the potential for making errors

  • A common hardware configuration for all components of the application

  • Common data management for the control system and drive in one tool automatically guarantees consistency

  • A common library concept guarantees the simple reusability of the drive

Benefits of Startdrive

  • With the TIA Portal framework, the SINAMICS converters and inverters can be integrated easily into your automation solution without the need for any additional tool

  • Time-saving configuring thanks to simple and efficient parameter assignment with shortcut menus, fast startup wizard, and graphical user interface

  • Reduction in plant downtimes thanks to integrated diagnostics functions for the drives

  • Shorter commissioning times for the frequency converters and inverters thanks to an integral control panel for direct operation of the drive from the TIA Portal

  • Device configuration and network connection in the TIA Portal wide configuration/network editor

  • Access to devices across network boundaries (routing)

  • Solution-oriented dialog-based user guidance simplifies commissioning

  • User-friendly drive parameterization using the wizard, parameterization screen forms, and structured parameter list

  • Integral diagnostics function provides information about:
    - Control/status words
    - Parameter status
    - Operating conditions
    - Communication statuses

TIA Portal - New Drive Functions

Demonstrating the integration of simple and efficient drive parameterisation into the TIA Portal with SINAMICS Startdrive. Save time on configuration and use the integrated control panel to considerably shorten commissioning time.

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SINAMICS Startdrive Features

  • All powerful TIA Portal functions are also available for engineering drives

  • High performance trace without requiring an additional tool

  • Integrated system diagnostics with drive messages

User-friendliness of SINAMICS Startdrive

  • Intuitive parameterization: user-friendly wizards and screen forms

  • Structured drive engineering according to the specific task

  • Simple configuration of the matching SIMOTICS motors

Supported SINAMICS Drives

SINAMICS G120 - The modular single drive for small and medium output ranges

SINAMICS G120C - The compact single drive with a low power rating and appropriate functionality

SINAMICS G120D - Distributed Inverter for Cabinetless Designs