Communications & Networks
Siemens adds wireless module for Sinamics G120 drives
August 23, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
August 23, 2019 – Siemens has expanded its Sinamics G120 drive series to include an option for wireless commissioning and service.
The new Sinamics G120 Smart Access module enables wireless connectivity of mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops over Wi-Fi to Sinamics G120 and Sinamics G120C drives.
The module is set up in a few steps using a standard web browser and any standard operating system. Its built-in web server functionality eliminates the need to download additional software, and it possesses an intuitive user interface and menu.
The Sinamics G120 Smart Access Module is available for G120 drives with CU230P-2 and CU240E-2 control units as well as Sinamics G120C drives. Users are free to choose any web browser and any smartphone, tablet or laptop for drive commissioning, parameterization and maintenance.
Motors can even be tested in JOG mode. Warning signals and error messages are quickly detected over the wireless link, which can also be used to save or reset drive settings.
The Sinamics G120 Smart Access module includes a function that enables the settings from one drive to be copied, sent to other mobile devices and used to commission additional drives.