The versatile, forward-looking extra low voltage servo drive system

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MICRO-DRIVE

SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE is a servo drive system in the extra-low voltage range. Comprised of the drive unit, along with flexible motors and connecting cables of selected product partners, MICRO-DRIVE expands the Siemens drive portfolio to address a number of unique motion control applications. Examples include drives for storage and retrieval machine shuttles and high bay racking systems, driverless transport systems as well as medical applications such as safely and reliably moving MRT examination tables and precisely and automatically aligning ceiling-mounted devices in radiographic applications. Developed inside the industry-leading Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) system, MICRO-DRIVE looks ahead to digitalization capabilities that are already revolutionizing industrial processes.

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MICRO-DRIVE versions

Choices for versatility

To cover as many applications in this specialized motion control category, MICROD-CRIVES are available in two versions: PDC is a PROFINET participant with a focus on higher performance and extended safety funtionalities (e.g. SS1 and SLT). TM drives are designed for basic performance with focus on compactness and simple safety requirements.

SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE PDC (ProfiDrive-Control) standalone servo drive system is versatile, seamless, and safe for applications in the extra-low voltage range from 24 to 48V. It covers a wide range of applications, including precise positioning, shuttles for storage and retrieval machines and storage systems, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and medical technology.

MICRO-DRIVE PDC variants

PDCxxx: Standard with hardwired STO

PDCxxxF: Safety Integrated-functions via PROFIsafe

 
PDC100(F)
PDC600(F)
Power
100 W
600 W
Frame size
50 mm
90 mm
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Part 1: Easy Configuration and Ordering

Easy dimensioning according to a defined mechanical load with TIA Selection Tool and ordering all selected components via Industry Mall.

 

Part 2: Basic Commissioning

Hardware configuration on TIA Portal, fine tuning with automatic tuning function and operation of the motor via Drive control panel.

 

Part 3: Positioning with the Technology Object

Commissioning with TO_PositioningAxis on TIA Portal and operation of the motor via Axis control panel.

 

Part 4: Project Planning of the "SINA_SPEED" Function Block

Configuration and commissioning of the Sina_Speed function and operation of the motor via PDC digital inputs.

 

Part 5: Commissioning of the safety functions

Configuration, commissioning and testing the safety functions STO and SLT extended function. Activation of the STO function via external hardware using PROFIsafe communication and a safety program on TIA Portal.

MICRO-DRIVE TM are the new compact members of the MICRO-DRIVE     family. The TM drives support dynamic and precise positioning in the smallest of spaces in the power range of up to 280 watts.

 

As a technology module for the SIMATIC ET 200SP., the MICRO-DRIVE TM can be controlled from a SIMATIC S7-1500 / 1200 via technology objects (TO). In distributed system concepts, the TM Drives can be used in conjunction with a Distributed Controller or the SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller.

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Part 1: Starter-Kit

Unboxing F-TM Starter-Kit and IP configuration on TIA Portal

 

Part 2: Commissioning the motor of the Starter-Kit

Hardware configuration and commissioning with TO_SpeedAxis on TIA Portal. Fine tuning by using integrated trace function.

 

Part 3: Commissioning of a third-party motor

Third-party motor configuration and commissioning with TO_SpeedAxis on TIA Portal. Fine tuning by using integrated trace function.

Typical applications

An ideal servo drive for a variety of applications

The servo drive system delivers on high-precision positioning tasks in production and manufacturing as well as other innovative applications.

Some great examples

Let precision be your guide

Automated guided vehicles are in ever greater demand nowadays. The SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE meets all the requirements for this application and impresses with its simple commissioning and design. Its wide power range allows for flexible use.

Safety where you're supposed to be safe

The SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE drive system is ideally suited for use in medical applications thanks to its safety extra-low voltage range. For example, it excels at exact, automated aligning of ceiling-mounted radiography systems and at safe moving of MRI tables.

Big micro scope

Just because it's small doesn't mean it can't do big things. The flexibility and integrated safety of MICRO-DRIVE makes it perfect for many applications in the intra-logistics industry.

MICRO-DRIVE accessories

The MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system can be combined with motors and connecting cables manufactured by many third-party vendors

In order to meet as many customer requirements as possible in the field of drive technology, Siemens relies on the individual and complementary products of selected partners for the motors and connecting cables of this servo drive system. As a result, an optimal combination of the best products from Siemens and our partners in the Siemens Product Partner Program is available to our customers.

Product Partners are external companies outside of Siemens AG and its affiliated companies. Information and descriptions of products from Product Partners are non-binding, and are the responsibility of the Product Partners. These products are manufactured independently by the relevant Product Partner on its own responsibility, and are distributed and delivered under its general terms and conditions of business and delivery. Unless compulsory by law, Siemens assumes no liability or warranty for these products or for the connection with these products of the Product Partners.

 

This information and the descriptions have been compiled with great care. However, it is not possible for Siemens to check the completeness, correctness and currentness of the data supplied by Product Partners. The possibility that individual items of information might be incorrect, incomplete, or not up-to-date cannot therefore be ruled out. Unless compulsory by law, Siemens assumes no liability for the usability of the data or of the products for the user per se.

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Ready for digitalization

MICRO-DRIVE – A perfect start

Thanks to Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), drives and motors are completely integrated in Siemens automation technology. Versatile tools for the entire machine fabrication cycle ensure especially efficient engineering and fast commissioning. Machine data is provided by MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens Industry.

MindSphere – The solution for the Internet of Things (IoT)

MindSphere is the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens that connects your products, plants, systems and machines, enabling you to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) with extensive analysis.

TIA Selection Tool

One system, many possibilities – Configuring MICRO-DRIVE

The MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system is easily combined with a number of components to form a customized solution. The TIA Selection Tool supports you in selecting the right components for your specific needs.

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Easy and fast configuring and ordering of SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE

TIA Selection Tool