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Siemens Enhances Sinamics G120 Drive Platform with Industrial Ethernet Connectivity

Siemens’s versatile Sinamics G120 drive system has been enhanced with EtherNet/IP connectivity.  This provides maximum flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication whileoffering innovative concepts for those wanting a single network for the entire plant. 

“In many instances, plant managers have the requirement for a single-plant network,

particularly with large automotive, packaging, plastics, metals, food and beverage as well as material handling companies,” says Robert Soré, Siemens product manager, Sinamics G drives.  “Our Sinamics G120 drive provides communications without limits to a specific network type.”

The Sinamics G120 drive platform supports, as standard, Profibus DP and Profinet to ensure seamless communications between every component involved in a typical automation solution. This includes HMI operator control and visualization and I/O.  Additional higher-level functions, including Safety Integrated telegrams and synchronized mechanisms for even the highest-level control applications, are also included. 

Profinet can transmit operating and diagnostics data simultaneously to enterprise-level systems using standard IT mechanisms (TCP/IP) for an integrated factory environment.  The new addition of an EtherNet/IP stack offers another option for Sinamics G120 users.  Having the flexibility to communicate with the most common automation systems via Profinet or EtherNet/IP makes the Sinamics G120 drive system easily adaptable to the current Industrial Ethernet boom.

With a wide power range 0.50 – 350 hp, highly scalable solutions, including safety integrated functionality and convenient start-up with Siemens Starter software, the Sinamics G120 drive is a powerful solution for a variety of applications, including packaging, plastics molding and extrusion, textile, printing and paper machines, handling and assembly systems, rolling mills and test stands.

For more information about the Sinamics G120 drive platform, visit www.usa.siemens.com/sinamics-g120

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