March 9, 2022
Siemens has announced a new compact and powerful drive system specifically designed for horizontal conveyor applications. The new Sinamics G115D comprises the motor, drive and gearbox in one unit, and is offered in both wall-mounted and motor-mounted versions.
The G115D is characterized by a design with a high IP protection class (up to IP66 / UL Type 4X), and is suitable for use in harsh environments, Siemens said. With compact dimensions, the G115D can be installed in confined areas as well as operate over a wide temperature range – -30 C to 55 C (-22 to 131 degrees Fahrenheit), which makes it useful for enabling operation in deep freezing applications.
Siemens said the G115D is also suitable for applications in intralogistics and airport scenarios, as well as the automotive and food and beverage industries. The power ranges from 0.37 to 7.5 kilowatts (½ to 10 hp) for wall-mount applications and 0.37 to 4 kilowatts (½ to 5 hp) for motor-mounted applications. The system can also be integrated with the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal, including Startdrive commissioning software or the Sinamics Smart Access Module (SAM) web server for Wi-Fi setup and diagnostics. The system can also be integrated into the entire MindConnect portfolio, and is compatible with MindSphere applications such as Analyze MyDrives, Siemens added.
Safety is integrated in the form of Safe Torque Off (STO) SIL2, which standardizes and facilitates the certification process. For flexibility in installation, service and maintenance, the system includes a plug-in connector and flexible connection possibilities, particularly suitable for interaction with Simatic controllers such as the S7-1200 or ET200 for motion control.
More details on the new system are available at this Siemens website.