Siemens introduces Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module
January 9, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
January 9, 2019 – Siemens has launched the Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to mount directly onto the drive, transforming a mobile device or laptop into a virtual operator panel for drive control.
By providing a WiFi hot spot, the wireless connection on this module facilitates setup, programming, commissioning, production monitoring and maintenance on a variety of machines and production equipment.
Smart Access provides convenient access to the Sinamics V20, up to 100 metres away, even when the drive is located in difficult-to-access installations. Using WPA2 security, the web server module offers flexibility with both iOS and Android operating systems, along with commonly used HTML5-capable web browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and others.
A built-in, multi-color LED provides quick communication status readout. Security features enable limit / restrict operator access and control functionality.
Smart Access allows monitoring of the drive status including speed, current, voltage, temperature and power, as well as drive servicing, with an overview of alarms, faults and individual values. Fault codes can be transferred via e-mail to a local service provider, while the immediate status of all digital and analog inputs and outputs can be checked. Parameter adjustment, motor test functions and full data back-up, storage and sharing with fast firmware downloads can all be accomplished via the web server.