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lv drives topics

Low voltage drives topics – the deeper dive into Siemens advanced drives technology

Variable speed drives have opened numerous opportunities to improve productivity, efficiency, saving engineering time and costs. However, they are not all created equal, so by aligning with a supplier with the broadest portfolio of options offers you flexibility to choose the perfect solution to solve your problems within your budget. A more comprehensive understanding of what lies below the surface when it comes to drive technology is critical in choosing the right product – without this understanding, you might be selecting a product that costs less at the outset, but in the long run involves hidden costs, wasted time, inefficiency, etc. At the same time, if the technology addresses things you don't need, you might be wasting your hard-earned investments. Give Siemens, its full spectrum of drives, and experience in the most industrial applications possible around the world, the opportunity to demonstrate how this works, and you will not regret taking this step.

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Whether you're in Antarctica or on the equator, Siemens has helped someone just like you improve how to approach any industrial challenge. Check back often as the list below grows to include more and more drive technology areas of interest.

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ac drives webinar

Learn about a big advantage that comes with SINAMICS

Overcurrent Protection (OCP), short-circuit current rating (SCCR) & a new UL Standard for VFDs,
UL 61800-5-1: What you Need to Know


Join us for this webinar where we explain different types of overcurrent protective devices (OCPD), their behavior in circuit protection, and differences among them. This presentation highlights the requirements of motor branch circuit protection according to different standards as well as according to NEC/NFPA 70 for industrial control panels & variable frequency drives. The presentation also provides practical understanding of short-circuit current rating (SCCR) as well as OCPD sizing to obtain a desired SCCR for overall equipment or industrial control panel in compliance with UL/NEC/IEC.


As a bonus, a new UL standard, UL 61800-5-1 for VFDs will be discussed along with its impact to the industry & benefits to the users/OEMs/Panel builders. In addition, the strong benefits of using SINAMICS drives will be demonstrated from the product safety point of view which will help users/equipment owners reduce total cost of ownership through potential savings due to improved product safety and enhanced OSHA compliance.