Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Quick and easy simulation of drives

Fourth Quarter 2021 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The new Sinamics DriveSim Basic software solution from Siemens allows drive constellations and their behaviour in machines and plants to be simulated, adapted and optimised. With the new solution, Siemens offers a quick and easy entry into the simulation of drive technology and enables machine and plant manufacturers to accelerate their own development phase.

Sinamics DriveSim Basic bridges the gap between the logical and mechanical simulation worlds. The application focuses on simulation support of the customer application, i.e. the components that interact with the drive. The simulation provides answers to drive questions, even before a concrete product selection has been made. For the virtual commissioning of the PLC control with known Profidrive telegrams or complex mechanics on the virtual drive shaft, the model provides a reliable representation of the drive system in the required level of detail.

One possible application scenario is the coupling of PLC and mechanical model via Sinamics DriveSim Basic. The calculated load profiles can then be loaded into the TIA Selection Tool or the Sizer and a drive selection can be made. The necessary drive parameters and the interfaces known from reality are available for the simulation. The user configures only the part of the drive needed for the simulation purpose. A time-consuming complete virtual commissioning of the drive is not required. The models in Sinamics DriveSim Basic link seamlessly to the existing drive documentation.

For more information contact Jennifer Naidoo, Siemens Digital Industries, jennifer.naidoo@siemens.com, www.siemens.co.za


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