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Siemens SINAMICS S120 Drive System Firmware and Hardware Updates

Built-in web server lets users intuitively create, manage, and delete parameter lists

Published: Thursday, October 19, 2023 - 11:01

(Siemens Digital Industries: Plano, TX) -- Siemens is offering new features in hardware and firmware for its SINAMICS S120 drive system. Operation is much easier in firmware v. 5.2 through the integration of a web server. The web server has a new, responsive design and functions via standard web browsers regardless of the device used (e.g., notebook, PC, tablet, or smartphone). No special tools are required for commissioning typical diagnostics and maintenance functions or servicing. The web pages are available in six standard languages and feature error indicators and warning messages, including meaningful help texts and suggestions for possible solutions.

Users can intuitively create, manage, and delete parameter lists—even across axes—and can perform firmware updates and system restores with the old firmware version. Backups of parameter settings can be stored using the web server and browser, and reloaded in the SINAMICS drive using the Restore function. To test functions that are subject to license, it’s possible to activate a temporary trial mode.

In addition, a complete overview of all functions that are subject to license is clearly displayed in the web server. For ideal display on any internet-capable device, the best browsers are Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari. Navigation is easy via menu or “bread crumbs.”

By simultaneously connecting SINAMICS S120 Active Line Modules (ALM), the operator can now use the Booksize format continuously up to a rated power of 228 kW. The simultaneous connection of the 55 kW ALM also enables a higher peak power for high dynamic machines than a single 120 kW ALM. The space-saving internal busbar can be used by suitable arrangement of the DC link components; 55, 80, and 120 kW of ALM can be connected in two simultaneous circuits. This feature is supported by the new firmware v. 5.2.

For more information about SINAMICS S120 drives, visit usa.siemens.com/sinamics-s120.

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Siemens offers new features in hardware and firmware for its SINAMICS S120 drive system.


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