Siemens introduces Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module

Thursday April 13, 2017
Apr. 13, 2017 - The Siemens Sinamics V20 Smart Access web server module, designed to mount directly onto the drive, promises to transform a mobile device or laptop into a virtual operator panel for drive control.

By providing a Wi-Fi hot spot, the wireless connection on the module facilitates setup, programming, commissioning, production monitoring and maintenance on a range of machines and production equipment, explains Siemens. An embedded graphical user interface (GUI) enables “easy use” of the Sinamics V20, notes the company, adding that a separate app is not required. A built-in, multi-colour LED promotes quick communication status readout, while security features enable limit/restrict operator access and control functionality. According to Siemens, Smart Access provides access to the Sinamics V20, up to 100 meters away, even when the drive is located in difficult-to-access installations. Utilizing WPA2 security, the web server module boasts full flexibility with both iOS and Android operating systems, along with commonly used HTML5-capable web browsers such as Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer and others. 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 at a glance.

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