SIMOCRANE Basic Technology (BT)

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Modularity and scalability: flexibility to ensure better results 

With SIMOCRANE we provide “off the shelf” proven technology to secure reliable crane performance, simple engineering and fast commissioning. Siemens sustains 90 years of world wide experience in a ready to run crane control solution which contains configurable standard function modules. These modules are integrated within a SIMOTION D controller: the most performant motion controller available on the market. SIMOCRANE Basic Technology is a system comprising hardware and software packages to automate cranes. This supports you in obtaining the maximum performance from your crane application.  

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Innovating the basic motion control

Reliable crane performance

SIMOCRANE Basic Technology enables and optimizes the motion control of the different axes of a crane, also interactively. Together with the SINAMICS S120 drives family, SIMOCRANE offers a high-performance drive system for total control of the motion and therefore provides the platform for automation of the crane.

The best productivity, flexibility and availability

The Basic Technology covers special motion control of all main drives such as hoisting gear, gantry, trolley gear, slewing gear, luffing gear, boom hoist, holding and closing gear of a crane.


Basic crane types with a lower level of automation are also supported with simplified crane functions integrated into the drive itself (SIMOCRANE Drive Based Technology). Modularity and scalability are key.


The application solution can be flexibly implemented for different types of mid-performance industrial cranes. Crane types like coil handling or ladle cranes used in industries such as steel, paper and shipbuilding are supported via SIMOCRANE Drive Based Sway Control.

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One platform for all crane technologies

Simplifying standardization allows various technologies to be integrated (SIMOCRANE Advanced Technology). Besides all the proven crane control solutions in SIMOCRANE you still have the flexibility to customize the solution to meet your requirements.

One modular solution for all types of cranes

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Committed partner of the crane industry

The world’s safest, most productive, energy-efficient and reliable cranes are driven, controlled and automated by Siemens. Our comprehensive and innovative portfolio, our decades of experience and industry-specific applications have made us a preferred partner for crane operators all over the world.

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