Electrical Power & Protection


Converters for building technology

March 2019 Electrical Power & Protection

Siemens presented a new converter series at last year’s SPS IPC Drives. The converters of the new Sinamics G120X series are especially suited for use in pump and fan applications in industries such as building technology and also in industrial environments. With a power range of 0,75 to 630 kW, Sinamics the converters can be operated with any motor, but are at their most effective running with synchronous reluctance motors from Siemens. Sinamics G120X are configured throughout for cost-optimised and resource-saving operation across all voltages and supply networks, and their characteristic compact design saves space in the control cabinet. Although not featuring an additional output reactor, the converters enable motor cable lengths of up to 150 metres. The integrated safety functions are certified to SIL3.

Simple, reliable and efficient

The series offers outstanding ease of operation and is simple to commission using the Sinamics Smart Access Module and the IOP-2 operator panel. The converters can be selected and ordered using only a single purchase order number in the Siemens drive technology configurator. Their integrated DC link reactor enables Sinamics G120X converters to run with the utmost stability under all network conditions. This robust, drip-proof new series comes in the form of a painted module as standard, with an additional contaminant-resistant coating as an optional extra. A high C2 (optionally C1) EMC category and a protection rating of IP20 (optionally IP21 in UL open type) ensure that the converter can be reliably used in any kind of industrial environment. Sinamics G120X converters are in compliance with all relevant EU energy-saving standards, and offer an operating efficiency level of over 98 percent. Their comprehensive range of integrated application-specific functions such as Flux Reduction for adjustment in line with the actual load, Eco Mode which ensures best possible performance and minimal losses coupled with low dynamic loads and optimised output power, or Keep Running Mode to reduce speed prior to a shutdown.

Ready for digitalisation

Sinamics G120X converters can be linked to MindSphere over Sinamics Connect 300, offering users the opportunity to analyse valuable operating data gathered from the converter, the drive train and the machine using the MindSphere app Analyse MyDrives. This enables the visualisation and analysis of status information, providing users with valuable data which can be used as the basis for optimising processes and maintenance strategies.

For more information contact Kaylin Pather, Siemens Digital Factory and Process Industries and Drives, +27 11 652 2795, kaylin.pather@siemens.com, www.siemens.co.za



Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

5G – the wireless network of the future
December 2019, Siemens Digital Industries , Industrial Wireless
Mobile wireless network standards, starting with 1G, have been shaping our mobile communication for years. While previous developments have focused on improved usability in the public sector, the new ...

Read more...
Digital twin allows process simulations
December 2019, Siemens Digital Industries , IT in Manufacturing
The high-tech company Grenzebach’s portfolio includes the simulation of material flow in complex plants in the glass industry, which it achieves using Siemens simulation solutions. Together, the two companies ...

Read more...
Enabling IIoT connectivity for virtual power plants
December 2019, RJ Connect , Electrical Power & Protection
The power grid has seen many changes that have enabled the integration of power from distributed energy sources (DERs).

Read more...
DIN rail power supply for demanding applications
December 2019, ElectroMechanica , Electrical Power & Protection
Automated production systems require power supplies with high stability and safety protection. DIN rail power supply series for such demanding applications are available from Delta Electronics, distributed ...

Read more...
Dry-type transformers go mainstream
December 2019 , Electrical Power & Protection
The uptake of dry-type transformers in South Africa is now well beyond ‘niche’ applications, with local specialist Trafo Power Solutions installing a range of sizes across various sectors. “In recent ...

Read more...
Robust embedded power supply series
December 2019, RS Components SA , Electrical Power & Protection
RS Components (RS) has announced the availability of a new series of AC-DC embedded switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) from TDK-Lambda. The cost-effective RWS-B series of AC-DC industrial power supplies ...

Read more...
Space chair automation
December 2019, Siemens Digital Industries , Motion Control & Drives
The Euro Space Centre adventure park in Transinne in Belgium is home to a number of different simulators, including the original NASA multi-axis chair dating back to the 1960s which was used to familiarise ...

Read more...
Ultra-compact soft starter with protection
December 2019, Vepac Electronics , Electrical Power & Protection
The Tele Christian P4.0/RL/TP/IC electronic soft starter is, with all of its integrated functionality, designed for ultra-compact installation. It helps to reduce wiring material, installation time and ...

Read more...
Latest power monitoring device
November 2019, ElectroMechanica , Electrical Power & Protection
A new panel-mounted power monitoring device (PMD) from Socomec has been launched locally by ElectroMechanica (EM). The Socomec DIRIS A-40 has been designed for measuring, monitoring, and reporting electrical ...

Read more...
Intelligent data glasses support production
November 2019, Siemens Digital Industries , IT in Manufacturing
Augmented Reality (AR) has arrived in the workplace: for the last three years, a consortium of six companies and institutions chaired by Siemens has been researching the use of augmented reality (AR) ...

Read more...