Drives and Controls Magazine
All-in-one distributed drive system targets conveyors
Published:  06 November, 2020

Siemens has announced a compact integrated drive system aimed at horizontal conveyor applications. The Sinamics G115D system combines a motor, frequency converter and gearbox, and is available in either wall-mounting (0.37–7.5kW) or motor-mounting (0.37–4kW) versions.

The robust system is available in IP ratings up to IP66 and can be used in harsh environments, and in temperatures from –30 to +55°C. It is suitable for applications in intralogistics and airports, as well as in the automotive, and food and beverage industries.

The drive system can be commissioned quickly and is integrated into Siemens’ TIA (Totally Integrated Automation) portal, including its Startdrive commissioning software, or the Sinamics G120 Smart Access Module (SAM) Web server tool for setup and diagnostics. The system also integrates with Siemens’ MindConnect portfolio and is compatible with Mindsphere applications such as Analyze MyDrives, enabling cloud-based analyses.

The wall-mounting version of Siemens' Sinamics G115D integrated conveyor drive

Support for Profisafe and STO (Safe Torque Off) SIL2 is built in, facilitating certification. The drive can be used with controllers such as the Simatic S7-1200 or Simatic ET200 for motion control.