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titled 'Drive System Enhanced With Industrial Ethernet Connectivity'
Siemens’ Sinamics S120 drive system features Profinet, Ethernet TCP/IP and EtherNet/IP connectivity to maximize flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication. According to the company, plants often require a single network, particularly for large automotive, packaging, plastics, metals and material-handling applications. The drive platform is designed to provide communication without limiting to a specific network type.
As standard, the drives support Profibus DP and Profinet to ensure seamless communications between all the components involved in a typical automation solution, including HMI (operator control and visualization) and I/O, the company says. Additional functions include safety-integrated telegrams and synchronized mechanisms for high-level motion applications.
Profinet can transmit operating and diagnostics data simultaneously to enterprise-level
systems using standard IT mechanisms (TCP/IP) for an integrated factory environment. The addition of an EtherNet/IP stack offers another option for Sinamics users.
Sinamics S120 drives are designed to handle virtually any drive requirement and facilitate vector, servo and variable-frequency drive (V/Hz) applications with the choice of single- or multi-axis offerings.