Distributed Drive for Material Handling

Siemens’ Sinamics G110D drive platform, which is part of the company’s Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio, is designed for installation in close proximity to motors located throughout facilities where dust and water ingression are a concern. 

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Siemens’ Sinamics G110D drive platform, which is part of the company’s Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portfolio, is designed for installation in close proximity to motors located throughout facilities where dust and water ingression are a concern. 
 
The drive is said to combine improved functionality, increased energy efficiency, a smaller footprint, lower total cost of ownership and enhanced usability. Applications range from material handling or packaging conveyors to pumps, fans, compressors and other industrial equipment. 
 
The drive includes integrated plug-and-play power and control for ease of installation and an optional Intelligent Operator Panel (IOP) for simple text application setup in a reduced footprint. The IOP further assists the machine operator with a greater level of control, alarm status alerts and resolution advice to reduce troubleshooting time. 
 
The drive includes an optional power disconnect switch and the IP65 metal housing enclosure has a low profile for easier mounting near the motor. No drive cabinet is required, further contributing to space savings, the company says. 
 
The drive is suitable for either direct communication with a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) or control via I/O inputs. It incorporates AS-Interface bus configuration, optional maintenance and a manual-auto switch to ease integration with other hardware, the company says. Integrated brake control and quick-stop functions are said to increase reliability in heavy-load operations. 

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