The advanced drive for demanding, distributed applications – with positioning capability

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SINAMICS G120D distributed vector drive

The SINAMICS G120D is the "distributed brother" of the popular SINAMICS G120 vector drive, sharing advantages such as modularity and innovative safety technology (Safety Integrated), while complementing the range with its well-conceived design and high level of protection. This vector distributed drive is particularly well suited for conveyor systems and in other applications where space is at a premium.  It features functions like positioning, extended safety functions (including safety digital inputs and outputs) and a high level of energy efficiency (the first SINAMICS drive to support Siemens PROFIengergy platform). With its wide range of power ratings up to 10 Hp (7.5kW), almost all drives-related functions can be achieved without requiring electrical cabinets. Digital inputs and outputs at the unit allow sensors and actuators to be directly connected at the drive whereby the input signals can either be directly processed in the drive and autonomous (independent) local responses can be initiated – or the input signals can be transferred and processed to a superior control via Feldbus.

Typical applications

SINAMICS G120D - it can do more than you might think

Overview of strengths

Innovative. Fast. Efficient.

SINAMICS G120D – The perfect distributed solution for advanced applications

Technical introduction to SINAMICS G120D

Distributed, mounted separately from motor
Supply voltage / power range

3AC 380 – 480V ± 10%  :  1 to 10 Hp  (0.75 to 7.5 kW)

- may be operated with a 15 HP (11 kW) motor under certain conditions

Control methods
V/Hz, FCC, vector with / without encoder
Features & functions

• Flying restart

• Automatic restart

• BICO technology 

• Technology controller


• Free function blocks 

• Motor and machine encoder evaluation 

• Integrated positioning functionality

Motor compatibility
Degree of protection
Commissioning / configuration tools
Integrated safety technology

• Safe Torque Off

• Safe Stop 1

• Safe Brake Control

• Safely-Limited Speed

• Safe Speed Monitor

• Safe Direction

Standards compliance
UL 508C (UL list number E121068), cUL, CE, C-Tick

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Easy configuration and ordering

Configure and order your SINAMICS G120D

You can easily and quickly configure the SINAMICS G120D with the Siemens Drive configurator and then order it via the Industry Mall ordering system.