New software-based drive functionsSiemens says it is extending the range of applications for its Sinamics S120 drives family with new, software-based advanced technology functions. The specific functions are synchronous operation (1:1 or with gear ratio), camming and positioning of the synchronous axes.
The new functions are part of the DCB (Drive Control Block) extension function block library General Motion Control (GMC), which is available for downloading from the Siemens Industry Support web pages. The company says the advanced technology functions allow users to extend their existing or new Sinamics S120 drive systems with new application-specific functions.