By DE StaffMotion Control Machine Building
Siemens SIMATIC Micro-Drive designed for extra-low-voltage (24–48V) applications.
Siemens introduced its SIMATIC Micro-Drive, designed for extra-low-voltage (24–48V) applications. The 20mm-wide, UL- and CE-marked components consist of the PDC (Profidrive Control) servo drive with a range of motors, along with the TM (technology module) format. Communication takes place over PROFINET using PROFIsafe and PROFIdrive profiles. Torque is limited by the Safety Integrated function, SLT (Safely Limited Torque). The drives are available in 280W-rating and come standard with hardwired Safe Torque Off (STO) safety functions. The Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) Portal is used to configure drives and motors. Machine operating data can be transmitted directly to the controller from the drive and transferred to Cloud-based platforms such as MindSphere over MindConnect.