Siemens is launching its new Sinamics G220 high-performance drive, a multipurpose, adjustable speed drive with built-in clean power technology. Sinamics G220 reportedly reduces harmonics by up to 97% without the need for an AC line reactor or DC choke.
Sinamics G220 is the first drive to join the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio, a Siemens-wide business platform for digital transformation. Sinamics G220 drives feature a digital twin in Startdrive, the drive’s commissioning tool that enables the behavior of the drive to be tested and optimized before the hardware is available. The drives also have an integrated web server for commissioning, which eliminates the need to install software or an app on a PC or mobile device.
These new drives are also equipped with an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) module, meaning that Sinamics G220 can easily be integrated into cloud and edge applications, which increases the transparency of the applications and makes remote monitoring and accessibility of the drive system possible. Machine availability can also be optimized and system uptimes can be further improved.
In the area of cybersecurity, Sinamics G220 comes standard with integrated security, providing highly secure communication, integrity and authenticity checks to protect against tampered firmware. Additionally, the drives offer User Management and Access Control (UMAC) within TIA Portal.
Sinamics G220 drives come with a range of modular and flexible hardware options as well as software and safety-integrated functions, which can be easily adapted to user-specific application requirements.
According to Siemens, Sinamics G220 ensures the improved sustainability of processes through robust, safe, secure and efficient design and operation. This new drive contributes to a sustainable future along its entire lifecycle from design to delivery due to the carbon neutral production sites and paperless delivery system. This new drive is said to be suitable for all industries, but especially for food and beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical, oil and gas, marine, automotive and tire manufacturing.