Single-Axis Drive Operates Pumps and Process Industry Tasks

Jan. 24, 2013
Integrated Basic Operator Panel enables trouble-free on-site commissioning and operation.

Siemens’ new single-axis Sinamics V20 drive for basic applications comes in four frame sizes covering the performance range from 1/6–20 hp and can be used to operate pumps, fans, compressors and conveyor systems. It also can handle simple drive tasks in the processing and handling industries.

This compact drive can be connected directly in-line and mounted as a push-through installation in addition to the conventional wall-mounting method. Since no further modules or add-on options are required for operation, the installation time is minimized. Additionally, the integrated Basic Operator Panel (BOP) enables trouble-free on-site commissioning and operation. Pre-built connection and application macros are used for facilitating application-specific settings. For units with power ratings higher than 10 hp, a braking resistor can be connected directly to integrated braking chopper.

Parameters that have been optimized for one application can be transferred to other units using SD or MMC cards via the BOP interface or the battery-operated Parameter Loader without powering up the drive. Tailored inter-connectivity and application macros provide the correct settings for the particular application. The Keep Running Mode automatically adapts the Sinamics V20 drive to the power supply to achieve higher availability when operated on unstable networks.