The SINAMICS G220 adjustable speed drive.

Siemens SINAMICS G220 Adjustable-Speed Drive is Designed for Digitalization

June 26, 2023
SINAMICS G220 offers an intuitive setup as well as operational and space efficiency.

The Siemens SINAMICS G220 multipurpose adjustable-speed drive uses built-in Clean Power technology to reduce harmonics by up to 97% without an AC line reactor or DC choke. It is the first drive to join the company’s Xcelerator portfolio, a business platform for digitalization.

Key features of the SINAMICS G220 drive include:

  • space and operational efficiency
  • ability to be set up quickly
  • an IIoT module
  • hardware-based SIL 3 functional safety requirements
  • a range of modular and flexible hardware options.

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Effective Use of Space, Intuitive Setup

The SINAMICS G220 adjustable speed drive is considered to be more efficient in terms of its space utilization and operation. The drive is part of Siemens’ Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) and has a digital twin in the company’s Startdrive commissioning tool. This enables users to test and optimize the behavior of the drive before receiving the hardware so they can be sure the SINAMICS G220 will work as desired in their application upon installation.

An integrated web server is included on the drive for commissioning, which Siemens says eliminates the need to install software or an app, saving installation time. It also helps to make setup intuitive and user-friendly.

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Industrial Internet of Things, Security, Safety

The drive is equipped with an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) module which allows it to be easily integrated into Cloud and Edge applications, enabling it to be monitored, accessed and optimized remotely.

The SINAMICS G220 drive comes standard with integrated security including highly secure communication and integrity and authenticity checks which protect the drive against tampered firmware. User Management and Access Control (UMAC) within TIA Portal is also available with the drive, further benefiting its security.

Modular and flexible hardware options are available with the drive, allowing flexibility to meet specific customer applications. For instance, it is available in a UL Type 12 (IP55) wall-mount design, as well as with a special conformal coating option for use in environments where corrosive gases—including hydrogen sulfide, sulfur dioxide or ammonia—may be present.

The drive also includes software and Siemens’ Safety Integrated functions, which the company says can be adapted to application requirements as needed. Safety Integrated is a concept that integrates safety technology into the drive to ensure safe operation and compliance with safety standards and guidelines.

The drive also meets hardware-based SIL 3 functional safety requirements. Siemens says the drive’s built-in media and S2 system redundancy guarantee maximum system availability and that the continuity of critical processes is maintained. 

A robust design for the components and hardware of the SINAMICS G220 drive according to UL 61800-5-1 ensure its durability and longevity in a range of manufacturing applications. Although the drive is suitable for all industries, it is ideal for food and beverage; pharmaceutical; chemical; oil and gas; marine; automotive; and tire manufacturing.

The drive’s robust design meets UL 61800-5-1, making it suitable for harsh environments.

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