By DE StaffAutomation Motion Control Machine Building
Siemens SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE designed for extra-low-voltage motors.
Siemens released its SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE line, designed for 24-48V EC motors. Composed of UL- and CE-marked components, the line consists of the PDC (Profidrive Control) servo drive in conjunction with a range of motors and connecting cables. Communication takes place over PROFINET using PROFIsafe and PROFIdrive profiles. In addition to Siemens motors, the line integrates with those from Dunkermotoren, ebm-pabst, Harting and KnorrTec as well as other third-party products. The MICRO-DRIVE PDC is available in standard (hardwired Safe Torque Off (STO)) and fail-safe versions. STO, SS1, SLT, SLS, and SSM Safety Integrated functions are available with the MICRO-DRIVE PDC100F variant.