SIMOCRANE Drive-Based Technology (DBT)

Siemens Crane Drive-Based Technology

Simple, flexible and fastcommissioning

Within the SINAMICS environment, SIMOCRANE Drive-Based functionality offers a compact functional scope. Fast commissioning by using standard applications and a high degree of flexibility through the appropriate adaptation possibilities.  

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SIMOCRANE solutions

SIMOCRANE meets SINAMICS

SIMOCRANE functions can be applied modularly on demand. SIMOCRANE Drive-Based Technology can be used with optional SIMOCRANE Drive-Based Sway Control.

Simple - low engineering effort

SIMOCRANE Drive-Based Technology provides the function blocks required by each type of crane. By using pre-configured standard applications for hoist, trolley or gantry, the function blocks are easily integrated into the drive control, resulting in shorter engineering time and fewer commissioning costs.

 

Using standard applications - “ready-to-run” - and simple adaptation - “ready-to-apply” - to start up a crane drive, only basic knowledge of the SINAMICS drive system is required. For 'ready-to-run' only  BOP20 or SINAMICS Web Server is required for commissioning. For 'ready-to apply' the software commissioning tool STARTER used by SINAMICS can be used unchanged.

 

Fast – increase productivity

Load-dependent field weakening for hoist applications is a functionality integrated in SIMOCRANE Drive-Based Technology. Compared to operating at full load, this solution automatically increases the maximal speed for lifting and lowering as a function of the current load. With this functionality, a lift cycle with partial-load and no-load is even faster, increasing the cranes’ productivity.

Smart technology

Get to know the main functions of cranes drives

The SINAMICS S120 offers the optimum system for each and every drive application – and all of the drives can be engineered, parameterized, commissioned and operated in a standard way.
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Modular Solution

From simple to sophisticated crane applications

SINAMICS S120 includes single-axis (AC/AC drive system) as well as multi-axis (DC/AC drive system) configurations. Both systems have a modular design.

The AC/AC drive system comprises a Control Unit (CU 310-2) and Power Module (PM) for the power range from 0.55 kW to 250 kW. The DC/AC drive system includes a Line Module, a Control Unit (CU320-2) and Motor Module for the power range from 1 kw to 800 kW. Active Line Modules return regenerative energy to the supply system.

SIMOCRANE Drive-Based Technology can be applied modularly on demand and can be used with optional SIMOCRANE Drive-Based Sway Control.

Single-axis and multi-axis - modular design

SINAMICS S120 includes single-axis as well as multi-axis configurations. Both systems have a modular design. The AC/AC drive system comprises a Control Unit (CU 310-2) and Power Module (PM) for the power range from 0.55 kW to 250 kW. The DC/AC drive system includes a Line Module, a Control Unit (CU320-2) and Motor Module for the power range from 1 kw to 800 kW. Active Line Modules return regenerative energy to the supply system.

Innovative safety concepts

As in SINAMICS, the crane smart features are supplemented by integrated safety functions. These support the simple implementation of innovative safety concepts which conform to standards. Safety functions are fully integrated in the control system preventing damage to crane, load and surrounding objects or people. All basic functions are license-free. The Safety Integrated Extended Functions require the optional license for each drive.

Intelligent features

Load sag prevention, smart slow-down, fine manual positioning, adaptive speed to operate at peak performance are smart features of SIMOCRANE Drive-Based Technology. Sensorless sway control is an add-on highlight of SIMOCRANE Drive-Based Sway Control. All intelligence are embedded in SINAMICS drives.

Faster commissioning

Via Basic Operator Panel (BOP20) or even Web Browser, commissioning can be started by using the ‘Ready-to-Run’ solution without any engineering effort. In case of ‘Ready-to-Apply’, the crane functions are configured automatically by simply selecting the axis and the set value. The crane functions are integrated in the drive parameterization. The parameterization is individually adaptable using the STARTER software or BOP20 or web browser.

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