For users that have the requirement for a single-plant network, particularly those in large automotive, packaging, plastics, metals, food and beverage plants, as well as
material handling companies, the Sinamics S120 drives support, as standard, Profibus DP and Profinet. This ensures seamless communications between all the components involved in a typical automation solution, including HMI (operator control and visualization) and I/O. Additional higher-level functions including Safety Integrated telegrams and synchronized mechanisms for even the highest-level motion applications are also supported.
Profinet can transmit operating and diagnostics data simultaneously to enterprise-level systems using standard IT mechanisms (TCP/IP) for an integrated factory environment. The addition of an EtherNet/IP stack offers another option.
Sinamics S120 drives are designed to handle virtually any drive requirement, and facilitate vector, servo and variable-frequency drive (V/Hz) applications with the choice of single- or multi-axis offerings.
The drive family has a wide power range (0.25 – 1,600 hp), and offers safety integrated functionality and convenient start-up with automatic configuration of the drive system through the innovative Drive-CLiQ interface.
Siemens Industry, www.usa.siemens.com/eip