Our most responsive high-end motion control system

128 axes per controller with a minimal cycle time of 0.125 ms

Our drive-based motion controller SIMOTION D integrates motion control, technology, and PLC functions directly into the drive. Your benefits: high machine cycle rates, reproducible product quality, significant cost savings, and reduced space requirements inside the control cabinet.

Perfect component selection – from drive to control: The SIZER for Siemens Drives engineering software decisively simplifies the engineering

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The perfect combination of controller and drive

Compact, flexibly scalable, economical, and highly responsive: With SIMOTION D , the PLC, technology, and motion control functions are integrated directly into the control module of the SINAMICS S120 drive system.

High performance on a small footprint

SIMOTION D requires about 50 percent less space than a conventional PLC with separate drive control. This makes the system ideal for distributed or modular automation solutions, particularly with complex machines requiring highly time-critical axis synchronization.

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Multifaceted versions

Always the right solution for your applications

Highly flexible and scalable: In addition to the single-axis version, high-performance multi-axis systems are also available in a number of performance variants.
Single-axis system
Multi-axis system
Multi-axis system
Multi-axis system
Multi-axis system
Minimum cycle time for user task
1 ms
0,5 ms
0,25 ms
0,25 ms
0,125 ms
Maximum number of axes
(typical 2 to 3)

Integrated into the TIA Portal

SIMOTION D and all the motion control functions are also integrated into the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal), thus permitting seamless engineering from the controller to the HMI.

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Also flexible in communication

A special highlight: For applications with especially complex multi-axes machines and demand for increased plant availability, several controllers can be connected by topologies – also across separated networks when using two PROFINET interfaces.

Depending on the SIMOTION D version, you can easily integrate SIMATIC HMI and decentralized peripherals via PROFIBUS, PROFINET, or Ethernet.

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Safety Integrated with SIMOTION D

With SIMOTION D, safety functions are integrated directly into the control module of the SINAMICS S120 drive system, thus giving SIMOTION D users access to the entire range of SINAMICS S120 integrated safety functions.

❯ More information on Safety Integrated

Downloads and support

Additional information

Find out more about how you can make your production even more flexible and efficient with SIMOTION D.

SIMOTION D in successful operation

SIMOTION D is already proving its worth in a wide range of applications. Well-known customers appreciate the many advantages of the compact axis controller.

Almost unlimited flexibility with SIMOTION

Best performing motion control

SIMOTION D enables you to master all high-end motion control challenges: The system delivers best performance in single- and multi-axle variants as well as with its compact design, scalability, and cost-efficiency. Configure your optimal application here.

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