Need a New Motor for your G115D Drive?

Earlier this year we told you about the SINAMICS G115D, a drive that is optimized exclusively for energy-efficient and cost-efficient horizontal motor applications. If you’re designing conveyor belts, sorting systems, baggage and freight conveyor systems, mail sorting and more, this optimally matched system solution consisting of a highly efficient geared motor and an innovative low-profile convertor is for you.

Siemens has now released a series of new motors for the SINAMICS G115D. The motors come in power ratings 1.5, 5.5 and 7.5Kw in both motor-mounted and wall-mounted versions. The new motors come with the firmware SINAMICS Pool V4.7 and can be configured from TIA Startdrive V17.

For more information the G115D drive from Siemens, check out the video below.

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Safety and Redundancy All in One Processor

It used to be that the only platform supporting both safety and redundancy in one processer was the S7-400. That all changes with the release of the 1518HF-4 PN. Introduced to the market along with TIA Portal Version V17, the CPU 1518HF-4 PN is suitable for applications placing highest demands on availability, program scope and processing speed, which at the same time require functional safety up to SIL 3.

Like any other S7-1500 failsafe controller, the CPU 1518HF-4 PN can be operated without a safety program for standard applications, and it can be programmed with STEP 7 and STEP 7 Safety TIA Portal Version 17 and higher.

Want to know the specs for the CPU 1518HF-4 PN? They include:

  • CPU with display
  • 9 MB Code RAM and 60 MB data
  • PROFINET IO controller
  • Integrated PROFINET IO interface with 2 ports for ring structure and 2 PROFINET interfaces for Ethernet and PROFINET basic services with separate IP address (4 ports in total)
  • Two slots for synchronization modules
  • Integrated system diagnostics
  • 5-level protection concept
  • Width: 210 mm

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Prevent Short-Term Power Failures with a SITOP Buffer Module

The quality of your power supply units alone won’t guarantee a fault-free, 24-volt power supply. Power failures, extreme variations in the mains voltage or a faulty load can cause plant operations to come to a halt and cost both time and money.

To prevent these losses, it’s critical that you use additional protection measures, such as the SITOP add-on modules. These modules were designed to protect production lines from a variety of potential hazards on the primary and secondary sides. In addition, they allow for completely flexible expansion of SITOP power supply units up to total, all-around protection.

The newest addition to the SITOP add-on modules is the buffer module (item #6EP42317HB000AX0). This module helps bridge short-duration voltage dips thanks to electrolytic capacitors, reliably preserving interruption-free operation. It can also support the power supply unit when the power demand temporarily increases.

Power failures usually only last a fraction of a second – but the buffer modules help bridge failures up to the second range. The buffer module ensures buffer time depending on the load current:

  • 5 A load current: 2 400 ms
  • 10 A load current: 1 200 ms
  • 20 A load current: 600 ms
  • 40 A load current: 300 ms

The buffer time can also be increased by connecting up to five modules in parallel. It’s also easy to install, thanks to only two lines connecting the buffer module to the power supply unit.

To learn more about the buffer module and the additional SITOP add-on modules, visit the Siemens website.

Stay Up to Date with SUS

Making sure your software is always up to date can be a time-consuming process. To make the update process easier, Siemens provides the Software Update Service (SUS). SUS is the fastest and easiest way to ensure that your SIMATIC software is up to date at any time.

With the SUS, you automatically receive all newly released version of your industrial software, delivered straight to your door or inbox. This includes all upgrades and service packs at no additional charge. By always having the latest software and updates, you have the ability to take advantage of the improvements and innovations that the Siemens team has made to their products. This will help you decrease your Total Cost of Ownership, optimize your engineering productivity, and improve your Overall Equipment Effectiveness.

SUS is available for an annual flat rate, which is significantly more cost-effective than purchasing single upgrades. By purchasing SUS, you’ll also improve transparency for better budget planning. The only requirement is a valid software license for the latest available software version. One SUS is required for each installed software license.  If you have multiple licenses to support, we can help you to bundle all your SUS subscriptions into a single SIEPRO Technical Service Agreement.

Want a digital version instead of hard copies? Online Software Delivery (OSD) gets licenses and software into your hands even faster – whether it’s a new order, upgrade, or service pack. OSD allows you to download licenses and SIMATIC software online. It’s as reliable as shipping hard copies, but a lot faster and more environmentally friendly. When updates are issued, you’ll be sent an email that contains all the necessary information and instructions for downloading the software and files. You can be sure the automation software you’re using will always stay up to date, anytime and right away.

If you have the need to maintain older versions of the software for existing installations, the current license enables the current version as well as all previous versions.  If you have any questions about any of these issues, please feel free to reach out to the SEA team.

An Xtraordinary Infrastructure Drive System: the SINAMICS G120XE

Are you using variable speed drive systems for industrial pump, fan, or compressor applications? The SINAMICS G120XE is an engineered enclosed variable speed drive system designed specifically for these applications.

The G120XE system was built around the flexible, function-rich and easy to setup and use SINAMICS G120X drive. It is US listed to UL508A and available in NEMA 1 and 12 configurations. The enclosure for the 6-pulse SINAMICS G120X can be wall mounted up to 75 HP and floor standing for 100 HP and up.

Let’s break down the details:

  • The SCCR (short circuit current rating) is 65 kA
  • The drive can be operated with either light or high overload duties
  • The circuit breaker disconnect comes with a flange mount operator and a mechanical door interlock
  • An Intelligent operator panel is door mounted and wired
  • Cable entry is available at the top or bottom on both line and motor side

For more information, download the tech specs.

The Award-Winning Simatic IOT 2050 Gateway: Your Link to Digital Dimensions

In 2021, Siemens won the Engineers Choice Awards for Network Integration – I/O Systems with the Simatic IOT 2050 gateway. The SIMATIC IOT2050 is a smart gateway for Industrial Edge and cloud connections – but what makes it award-winning?

Whether you’re working in a new or existing facility, the SIMATIC IOT2050 will easily and cost-effectively open the way to digital dimensions.

The smart IoT gateway analyzes and processes your machine and plant data right where it’s generated: in your production facility. You’ll be able to complete rapid, immediate, plant-wide data analysis on-site. An added benefit? The volume of data you’ll need to transmit to the cloud is substantially reduced so you can make optimal use of your bandwidth.

It also ensures that you have the smart interconnectivity that is essential to IIoT. The smart IoT gateway aligns your in-company IT, production, and cloud, and combines data from a wide range of sources. Equipped with the SIMATIC Industrial OS operating system based on Debian Linux, SIMATIC IOT2050 processes and transmits your data directly to the production environment via industrial IT solutions.

The smart IoT also ensures that you benefit from maximum performance thanks to:

  • Powerful Texas Instruments ARM processors
  • 2GB DDR4-RAM memory
  • Many interfaces, including an mPCle port for wireless cards, Gbit LAN and two USB ports, and one serial and one Arduino port

In addition, the gateway is setup for both data transmission and data aggregation and has the ability to convert a range of communication protocols, and pre-processing in high-level languages such as Java, C++, Arduino IDE and Eclipse.

Are you operating on an older, existing system? Have no fear – the smart IoT gateway is ideally suited for retrofitting and can make existing plant and machines IIoT-capable easily and cost-efficiently. Should you need assistance upgrading the IIoT infrastructure in your facility, reach out to a member of the SEA team – we’re here to help!

Introducing the PN/MF Coupler V5.0

The PN/MF Coupler V 5.0 allows users easy data exchange between two controllers.  This can be either be done over PROFINET to PROFINET or PROFINET to EtherNet/IP protocols.   

Compared to a programmed communication between two controllers, the PN/MF Coupler allows for:

  • Simple configuration using I/O data modules, regardless of whether via PROFINET or EtherNet/IP protocol
  • Large configuration limits
  • Almost delay-free coupling of data between the subnets and thus deterministic data exchange because it is an I/O communication
  • Complete network separation => no influence on neighboring subnet through fault states
  • Diagnostics of fault states of own and neighboring subnet
  • Redundant power supply if needed.

How does it work?

Through the configured inputs of a slot, the local CPU or EtherNet/IP scanner reads the values that the CPU of the other subnet writes over the configured outputs of the coupling partner. The local CPU or EtherNet/IP scanner writes values via the configured outputs of a slot. These values are received by the CPU of the other subnet via the configured inputs of the coupling partner.  In simple terms, the data looks exactly like I/O to each of the partner CPUs.

To learn more, contact a member of the SE Automation team!

SIRIUS 3RW50: Save Space Without Sacrificing Functionality

Do you need a safe-saving soft starter with a wealth of functionality? Look no further than the SIRIUS 3RW50 by Siemens.

The SIRIUS 3RW50 soft starter features a compact, space-saving design and minimal power loss. It uses a hybrid switching technology and two-phase motor control cover a range from 100 to 400 hp at 480V. The soft torque function prevents current peaks during startup and reduces the mechanical loading, especially when stopping pumps to prevent water hammer and other types of pressure peaks found in pipe systems.

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SINAMICS G115D: More than Just Another Converter

The SINAMICS G115D by Siemens is optimized exclusively for energy-efficient and cost-efficient horizontal motor applications. If you’re designing conveyor belts, sorting systems, baggage and freight conveyor systems, mail sorting and more, this optimally matched system solution consisting of a highly efficient geared motor and an innovative low-profile convertor is for you.

The SINAMICS G115D is Versatile.

The SINAMICS G115D is simple to configure, easy to order and easy to commission. As a comprehensive distributed drive system, it is the simple solution to challenging horizontal conveyor applications.

The SINAMICS G115D is Rugged.

The robust design of the SINAMICS G115D includes a high degree of protection up to IP66 within harsh environment operations, while maintaining space requirements with a reduced converter’s size. It’s reliable operation allows for an extended temperature range of –30 to 55 °C.

The SINAMICS G115D is Distributed.

The SINAMICS G115D drive system belongs to a family of distributed converters. The distributed system approach allows to individually control motors closer to the application process saving space, reducing motor cables and improving electromagnetic compatibility behavior and heat losses.

The SIMATIC ET 200AL – For Effortless Installation Anywhere

With its high degree of protection IP65/67, particularly compact design, low space requirements and weight, SIMATIC ET 200AL is specially designed for distributed control electronics in tight spaces and involving motion. The SIMATIC ET 200AL devices are quickly and conveniently configured and commissioned using the TIA Portal. The modules can be incorporated in the automation network via PROFINET, PROFIBUS or the integration of ET 200SP.

The integrated engineering in the TIA Portal enables consistent system diagnostics and efficient operation. With the help of the TIA Selection Tool you can conveniently configure a ET 200AL system and easily order its components. The SIMATIC Automation Tool offers easy support for commissioning, maintenance and service. The possibility of interfacing to SIMATIC ET 200SP and the CAx-compatible labeling of all interfaces also ensure efficiency during configuration and commissioning. The ET 200AL supports configuration management (option handling) for the realization of flexible machine concepts.

SIMATIC ET 200AL modules can be easily installed in any position directly in a machine or assembly line on location. With a width of only 30 or 45 mm, the SIMATIC ET 200AL modules enable the connection of sensors and actuators in extremely small spaces by means of reliable M8 and M12 connection technology. Color coding of the sockets and the corresponding connecting cables simplifies wiring. Also, socket arrangement has been optimized to facilitate cable laying and the cable ties can be secured directly on the module to support cables. The modules can be optionally connected to PROFINET or PROFIBUS or integrated in SIMATIC ET 200SP.

The modules comply with the IP65/67 protection class and operate reliably within a temperature range of -25 to +55 °C and with accelerations of up to 5 g. Plastic enclosures make the modules particularly lightweight. SIMATIC ET 200AL modules are thus the perfect choice for applications involving movement. ET 200AL standard modules and their digital outputs can be shut down in groups safety related. The Technical Report issued by the German Technical Inspectorate (TÜV) proves that the modules achieve safety class SIL CL2 and PL d. It also enables the PROFIenergy functionality to turn off coordinated individual users or complete production units of during non-production hours.

Whether in engineering, installation or operation: The SIMATIC ET 200AL IO system offers a wealth of benefits – making it the ideal system for a host of applications.

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Connect Directly to the Cloud with the Logo! Logic Module Series 8.3

Siemens is presenting the new version of the logic module series Logo! for the first time at Hannover Messe 2020. The latest Logo! Version 8.3 is now available and features a direct cloud connection.

With Version 8.3, it is possible to activate and configure the cloud connection and use the new free Logo!  web editor to create user-defined website and dashboards in the cloud. Users can also design their automation projects and operate them from the cloud via smartphone, tablet or PC. The webserver can be directly hosted in the cloud, enabling individual visualization and centralized control of switching and automation solutions in building management systems, and in the construction of control cabinets, machines and apparatus – comfortably, regardless of the location. Users now have even more options for simple networking.

What you should know about version 8.3:

  • The LOGO 8.3 is compatible with all LOGO 8 extension modules
  • Pricing will not change
  • There will be no possibility to upgrade the FW of older base modules
  • There will be a new order number (MLFB) for all LOGO! base modules
  • The order numbers for starter kits will not change
  • The order number for Logo! Soft Comfort will not change

For more information, click here.

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SIPLUS HCS: Saving You Time, Money and Resources

Nearly all industrially manufactured products undergo heat treatment. Even small deviations in the heating process can result in enormous negative effects on product quality.

To increase the quality and quantity of a heat-treated product, it is important to be able to focus the energy required with the highest level of spatial and temporal precision. The SIPLUS HCS ensures utmost precision in the control of electric heating elements such as infrared heaters.

Three heating control systems are available:

  • With integrated power outputs – compact design
  • With integrated power outputs – modular design
  • Without integrated power outputs

The SIPLUS HCS family of heating control systems saves time, costs and resources when it comes to configuring, commissioning, operation and maintenance with:

  • Simple integration into existing automation systems such as SIMATIC and SIMOTION
  • Lower wiring costs and user-friendly engineering
  • Intelligent diagnostics options for swift fault detection
  • Service-friendly design thanks to ready-to-use function and data blocks
  • Reduced volume in the control cabinet with space savings of up to 50%

With the SIPLUS HCS family of heating control systems you can significantly increase plant availability, thanks to detailed, intelligent diagnostic functions and fast localization of faults in the heating process. Additional benefits include:

  • Simple integration into existing automation systems
  • Automation from a single source: simple data management with TIA
  • Easy commissioning with STEP 7 and TIA portal

Questions? Contact our Engineering Team!

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Confidently Handle the Most Difficult Starting and Stopping Operations with the Siemens 3RW55

Equipped with the utmost functionality, SIRIUS 3RW55 Failsafe High Performance soft starters confidently handle even the most difficult starting and stopping operations. Thanks to innovative torque control, the device can be used for drives with an output of between 5.5 kW and 560 kW (at 400 V).

The innovative 3RW55 Failsafe soft starter features an integrated fail-safe digital input for directly connecting the EMERGENCY STOP, and thus covers SIL 1 STO applications. The HMI (with color display, local interface and a slot for micro SD memory card) and plug-in communication modules (PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherNet/IP and Modbus) ensure maximum flexibility. With their modern hybrid switching technology, the 3RW55 Failsafe soft starters offer efficient switching for long-term, energy-saving use.

The Siemens 3RW55 includes:

  • Automatic parameterization
  • Hybrid switching devices and three-phase motor control
  • Integration into the TIA portal – communication modules optional
  • Removable HMI with color display, local interface, and a slot for a micro SD memory card
  • Pump stop and torque control
  • Certified according to ATEX/IECEx directive
  • Fail-safe disconnection up to SIL 3 – PL e / STO

Benefits of the Siemens 3RW55 include:

  • Extremely easy commissioning and reliability even under changing load conditions
  • Minimum power loss and optimum/symmetrical motor control
  • Efficient configuration and maximum flexibility in automatic engineering
  • Maximum flexibility with regard to user interface and intuitive menu guidance
  • Reduced mechanical loading and optimum pump stop control
  • Suitable fort eh starting of explosion-proof motors
  • Reduced costs and space requirements thanks to direct wiring of the EMERGENCY STOP mushroom pushbutton to the soft starter for SIL 1

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The Versatile, Seamless, and Safety Integrated SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE

Siemens has expanded its converter family to include a new member in the safety extra-low voltage range – the SIMATIC MICO-DRIVE. Ideally suited for use in medical applications, the SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE can also be used in automated guided vehicle systems and in shuttles for storage and retrieval systems and storage rack systems. The SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE is extremely versatile, seamless, and safety integrated. The servo drive system delivers on high-precision positioning tasks in production and manufacturing as well as in innovative applications. It has a wide range of certificates and can be combined with numerous components to help create a customized solution.

Benefits and Features:

  • Works with motor power ratings ranging from 100 to 1000 Watts and can handle a motor supply voltage from 24 to 48 V DC.
  • Comes with a wide range of certificates (including UL and CE) and works with Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) for commission and service.


  • Moving
  • Processing
  • Positioning
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Monitoring for Inefficiencies with the SIPLUS CMS

By: Griffin buckley

P_SP01_XX_00294iMaximize your productivity with the SIPLUS CMS from Siemens. By monitoring the conditions of mechanical components on your machines, you can decrease unnecessary downtime that occur due to parts needing to be serviced.

Through base line measurements, the SIPLUS CMS measures and monitors vibrations to inform customers when an issue arises, life expectancy of hardware, or damage to machines.

Benefits and Features:

  • Simple system configuration
  • Longer lifecycle time
  • Easy diagnostics
  • Connection to cloud solutions
  • Predictable maintenance and repair

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DALI-2 Multimaster Module

Siemens’ DALI-2 Multimaster Module CM 1xDALI


P_ST70_XX_08498iIt’s never been easier to control, diagnose, or parameter assign luminaries and sensors until now. With Siemens’ DALI-2 multimaster module, you can monitor up to 64 luminaries and 63 sensors through a 2-wire bus line. Its compatibility with LED modules, fluorescent lamps, discharge lamps, low-voltage halogen lamps, and more makes the DALI-2 an increasingly popular module in modern lighting applications.

Benefits and Features:

  • Easy wiring with 2-wire line
  • LED display for errors, operation, and supply voltage
  • Configuration of up to 64 luminaries and 63 sensors


  • Tunnel lighting
  • Hallway lighting
  • Ship lighting

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The SIMATIC Drive Controller

Motion Control and Drive Control in One Compact Format

By: Griffin Buckley

simatic-drive-controller-motion-controlSiemens’ SIMATIC Drive Controller takes the power of the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller and pairs it with the S120 drive system to bring communication interfaces and integrated technology I/Os into one automation solution. This easy-to-use controller utilizes one SIMATIC memory card to simplify engineering and increase efficiency.

Industries perfect for the SIMATIC Drive Controller:

  • Packaging
  • Printing
  • Textile
  • Plastics

Features and Benefits:

  • Ultra-compact controller and drive system
  • Scalability made easy for all performance classes
  • Powerful to suit high-end applications
  • Integrated safety functions
  • Easy to use

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SIMATIC Drive Controller Overview Video

The DP Contactor

Siemens Brings Back Definite Purpose Contactors

By: Griffin Buckley

After a brief discontinuation, Siemens brings back Class 42 and Class 45 Definite Purpose Contactors.  As of November 12, 2019, the Siemens-invented Definite Purpose Contactors is available to order using original part numbers and matching the exact fit, form, and function of the previously available contactors.

Due to the rise in material costs and a diseconomy of scale, Siemens temporarily discontinued the Definite Purpose Contactors despite their increased demand and Class 45popularity back in 2011. Today, the DP Contactors return without the Class 34 2-Speed DP, Class 44 Reversing DP, or Class 16 DP Starter, which can now be filled with NEMA or IEC products.

DP Contactor features:

  • Compact size
  • Quiet operation
  • Completely enclosed body and coil
  • Visual contact position indication
  • Power terminations
    • Quick connects
    • 30A: screws
    • 40A and above: box lugs
  • Durable metal back plate
  • Weld-resistant silver cadmium oxide contacts
  • Class F coil insulationClass 42

Class 45:

  • 1-pole with shunt bar in 30 and 40 amps
  • 2-pole in 30 and 40 amps

Class 42:

  • 2-pole in 30 and 40 amps
  • 3-pole in 30 to 90 amps
  • Snap-on auxiliary contacts
  • Replacement coils available

Siemens’ Definite Purpose Contactors have been developed for HVAC, refrigeration, fans, blowers, and welders for OEMs and manufacturers of machinery. Give us a call at 1-888-776-8222 for more on information on ordering and replacements of Siemens products.

INDUSTRY ONLINE SUPPORT APP – Optimal Support Anywhere!

Get the information and solutions that you’d normally search for on the Siemens Service and Support web page on your tablet or mobile device with Siemens Industry Online Support App.

App Functions:
•  Scan product and EAN codes for technical and graphic information.
•  Send requests to Tech Support
•  Troubleshoot failures
•  Scan and Photo function
•  Transfer PDFs to external library


Download the Siemens Industry Online Support App today!

SITOP PSU6200 – All Around Power Supply for a Wide Range of Applications

Experience the start of a new chapter in the world of standard power supplies with the SITOP PSU6200 all-around power supply. Whether you’re a builder or operator of control panels, machines, or plants, all users benefit from the ingenious functions and features of the new SITOP PSU6200 product line – throughout the entire lifecycle, from planning and engineering to installation and operation.

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SIMATIC Notifier – Intelligent apps for operator control, monitoring, & maintenance

Response time is essential to maintaining production, but maintenance and operations can’t always be at their desks or next to the HMI. Now, Siemens’ SIMATIC Notifier app sends automation system alerts direct to your smartwatch or other mobile devices. Never miss a fault notification again! Continue reading

Match Your Application Perfectly with Siemens Modular System

Processing, fitting, transporting. These and similar functions run on many automated production lines. With the extensive range of the SIRIUS modular system, you will find everything you need for switching, protecting, starting, and monitoring motors.

The components of the SIRIUS modular system offer maximum wiring flexibility. They can be connected easily via the corresponding SIRIUS 3RV29 infeed system or the 3RA68 infeed system in conjunction with the compact starter. Both systems are respectively available for other devices with screw-type and spring-loaded connection system.

For connection, individual circuit breakers, complete load feeders, or compact starters are simply clicked into the respective infeed system. Doing away with laborious wiring and fault risks, a complete feeder group is thus supplied with power.

Design highlights include:

  • Outstanding flexibility for assembly and expansions
  • Reduced space requirements in the control cabinet thanks to compact design
  • Infeed optionally from the left or right with conductor cross-sections of up to 70 mm2
  • Optional wiring duct between the feeders
  • Additional integration of further 1-, 2-, or 3-pole components via terminal block
  • Maximum current carrying capacity of 100 A
  • Integration of load feeders with screw-type and spring-loaded connection system
  • High vibration resistance, particularly with switching devices featuring the spring-loaded connection system
  • Time savings in terms of mounting thanks to easy plug-in connection system

To learn more, download the full brochure HERE,

SIRIUS 3RW5 Soft Starter – The Next Generation

Contributing author: Jason Miller, Business Developer, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Electric motors are significant in most industries; without them, your applications wouldn’t work. Motor pump liquids, transport heavy materials, move air masses, and support the processing of raw materials. Since motors are the leading unit in your facility, they should be durable and reliable with no chances of failure. SIRIUS soft starters do just this. They limit the starting current and torque to best fit your application.

The 3RW5 family of soft starters extends Siemens product range with market leading technology features for practically every user application. The 3RW5 family is a game changer allowing Siemens to broaden their market leadership in motor control applications.

Top benefits of the 3RW52 soft starter include:

  • Compact size (less than 8” deep up to 400HP)
  • Flexible HMI choices (install the high feature, standard, or omit the display)
  • Five available communication protocols (PB, PN, MB-TCP, EIP, MB-RTU)
  • Three phases controlled for application flexibility
  • Wide range of control voltages (24V AC/DC and 110-250V AC)
  • Selectable analog or thermistor input for optimal protection of motor and load

Multiple applications of the SIRIUS 3RW5 soft starter:

  • Pump cleaning and pump stopping mode
  • Electrical ruggedness
  • Condition monitoring
  • Automatic parameterization
  • Integrated braking functions

The digital transformation of industry is in full swing and Siemens’ latest generation of soft starters supports companies in fully embracing the potential of digitization. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to economic efficiency, making it faster and easier to achieve optimum results, with permanently high availability thanks to shorter downtimes.


Simplify Drive Installation with SINAMIC Wall Mount Kits from Siemens

Contributing author: Rudy Hauser of Siemens Industry, Inc.

The new SINAMIC wall mount kits from Siemens allow simple, direct mounting of G120C compact and G120 PM240-2 modular drives. Designed for use with the latest SINAMICS drives, these low-cost kits are easy to install and conform to NEMA 1 and UL Type 1 standards.

Available in power ranges from ½ to 200 hp, and for voltages from 230V to 690V, the streamlined, compact design is consistent for all frame sizes and provides for simple interior mounting.


Some highlights of the SINAMICS wall mount kits include:

  • Conforms to NEMA 1/UL Type 1 standards for interior installations
  • Accommodates all G120C/PM240-2/PM240P-2 power modules, control units and operator panels
  • Standardized design for optimum space utilization and for efficient side-by-side mounting with minimal clearances
  • Multiple conduit knockout holes provided for separate power, motor, and network cabling
  • Designed in accordance with the latest applicable UL 61800-5-1 standards for AC drives

Each wall mount kit provides best-in-class space savings and direct access to drive-mounted operator panels for simple commissioning, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Click HERE to visit Siemens’ website for specific product information or download the brochure below.


The SIMATIC Field PG M5 is now available with Siemens TIA Portal V15 engineering framework pre-installed. It is ideal for mobile operations in industrial facilities.


Features Include:

  • Easy to configure, install and service
  • Rugged and lightweight design for mobility
  • Variety of interfaces available
  • Ready to go for immediate use

To learn more about the SIMATIC Field PG M5 CLICK HERE.

SIMOCODE pro: Multifunctional, Safe, and Reliable

IMOCODE pro from Siemens is a flexible, modular motor management system for low-voltage motors with constant speeds. Its preferred use is for the protection and control of pumps, gate valves, or valves.

Two series of devices allow flexible use depending on plant requirements: SIMOCODE pro S is the smart, compact entry-level solution for motor management in standard applications. It meets the most important requirements, e.g. for overload and thermistor motor protection, as well as ground-fault monitoring. SIMOCODE pro V, on the other hand, offers additional variable and intelligent functions such as voltage and frequency measurement or even fail-safe shutdown.


Highlights of the SIMOCODE pro include:

  • Multifunctional, electronic full motor protection, independent of the automation system
  • Communication via PROFIBUS, PROFINET, PC, UA, Modbus, and EtherNet/IP
  • Detailed operational, service, and diagnostics data for flexible use
  • Versatile integration of process sensors such as temperature of fill level measurement
  • Easy installation and maintenance
  • Easy integration and diagnosis in the SIMATIC process control system by means of function blocks
  • Efficient, intuitive engineering thanks to integration of SIMOCODE ES into the TIA portal

The range of functions extends from simple current, voltage, and power measurement to the detection of rotational direction, or drive belt slippage or breakage, to the monitoring of pumps for dry running, filter clogging, and flow or fill levels – all in one system. With SIMOCODE pro, you benefit from extremely easy user guidance and high-level process quality, while keeping costs for planning, installation, operation, and maintenance to a minimum.

Click HERE for more information on SIMOCODE pro by Siemens.

SIMATIC Controller Central Processing Unit

Sophisticated Applications Addressed…

Siemens new Central Processing Unit additions to the SIMATIC S7-1500 family are suitable for applications with medium/high requirements with regards to processing speeds and size of the program.

CPUS7-1516TF-3PNDP                                      CPUS7-1516T-3PNDP
CPUS7-1516TF-3PNDP                                            CPUS7-1516T-3PNDP

Key features of the 1516T-3 PN/DP model include::

  • Technology Integration Functions
  • Advanced Motion Control Functions
  • Integrated Security and System Diagnostics
  • Suitable for distributed configuration via PROFINET IO and PROFIBUS DP
  • Fail-safe option, the CPU S7-1516TF-3 PN/DP

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SINAMICS S210 Servo Drive System

Rugged, Flexible, and Safe

The flexible and versatile SINAMICS S210 system is a single access AC/AC servo converter system, its high performance, and dynamic response is ideal for mid-range motion control applications.

The SINAMICS S210 is ideal for the following applications:

  • Packaging machines
  • Handling equipment
  • Feed and withdrawal devices
  • Stacking units
  • Automatic assembly machines
  • Laboratory automation
  • Woodworking, glass and ceramic industries
  • Digital printing machines

To learn more about the SINAMICS S210 system, CLICK HERE.

TIA Portal V14

Siemens has recently released a new version of the Totally Integrated Automation Portal.  New release includes a large variety of new functions for different parts of the Portal: Step 7, Step 7 Safety, WinCC, SINAMCS StartDrive, SIMOTION Scout.
TIA Portal V14 offers multiple new features including:
– Multiuser Engineering
– Teamcenter Gateway
– Cloud Connector and more…

The chart below shows overview of the all new options in V14:
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Existing users can take advantage of multiple ways to upgrade their software to V14, like:
– SUS (Software Update Service) which has been extended to Nov/19/2016;
– One time software upgrade from one of the previous versions to the most current on;.
– Power packs which allow user to upgrade the functionality from version Basic to Professional.

For new users Siemens offers download of the 21-days trial version of the software.

To obtain more information or order the software please contact us at

Sinamics V20 – Cost Effective, Easy to Use


The Sinamics V20 is the cost effective and versatile inverter for basic demands.

Today, in an increasing number of applications in plant and machinery construction, individual automation and drive solutions are demanded that automate simple motion sequences with low associated requirements. With its compact SINAMICS V20, the basic performance inverter, Siemens offers a simple and cost-effective drive solution for these types of applications. SINAMICS V20 sets itself apart with its quick commissioning times, ease of operation, robustness and cost-efficiency. With four frame sizes, it covers a power range extending from 0.12 kW up to 15 kW (1/6 hp up to 20 hp). 


Minimize your costs

Engineering, commissioning and operating costs as well as those in operation must be kept as low as possible. You have precisely the right answer with our SINAMICS V20. To increase energy efficiency, the inverter is equipped with a control technique to achieve optimum energy efficiency through automatic flux reduction. Not only this, it displays the actual energy consumption and has additional, integ rated energy-saving functions. This allows energy consumption to be slashed drastically.


Key Features


– Motor speed can be regulated, which allows a reduction of energy costs in basic applications
– Equipped with power optimized control method (ECO Mode) which adapts the magnetic blocks within the motor to the corresponding operating point
– Frost and condensation protection prevents moisture in motors under extreme environmental conditions
– Higher productivity with uninterrupted production due to Keep Running Mode
– Exchange of regenerative energy via the DC link
– Direct control of mechanical holding brake
– Broken belt detection by monitoring the load torque
– High availability through automatic restart and flying restart after power failures



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Easy to install
• Push-through and wall mounting –
side-by-side possible for both
• USS and Modbus RTU at terminals
• Integrated braking chopper for 7.5 kW to 15 kW
(10 hp up to 20 hp)

Easy to use
• Parameter loading without power supply
• Integrated application and connection macros
• Keep Running Mode for uninterrupted operation
• Wide voltage range, advanced cooling design and
coated PCBs increase robustness

Easy to save money
• ECO mode for V/f, V2/f
• Hibernation mode
• DC coupling




Typical Applications



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For more information on Sinamics V20 Basic Inverters, please contact your Standard Electric Account Manager

Sinamics V20 Drives for Basic Applications


Siemens now offers a simple and cost-effective drive solution with its compact SINAMICS V20 Basic Performance inverter.


The SINAMICS V20 sets itself apart as a result of its quick commissioning times, ease of operation, robustness and cost-efficiency. With four frame sizes, it covers a power range extending from 0.12 kW up to 15 kW.


Engineering, commissioning and operating costs as well as those in operation must be kept as low as possible. You have precisely the right answer with our SINAMICS V20. To increase energy efficiency, the inverter is equipped with a control technique to achieve optimum energy efficiency through automatic flux reduction. Not only this, it displays the actual energy consumption and has additional, integ rated energy-saving functions. This allows energy consumption to be slashed drastically.

 Sinamics Cost Savings Screenshot

For more information on stock and pricing, please contact your Standard Electric Account Manager