Multi-axis drive control unit provides more functionality at lower cost
Siemens Industry Inc. introduces its Sinamics S120 CU320-2 multi-axis drive control unit, which provides greater axis count and functionality, for the same price as its predecessor. This second generation Sinamics control unit also provides an Ethernet port, more I/O, and controller-to-controller communication. The S120 CU320-2 manages up to six high performance servo or vector axes per control unit; for standard applications, up to 12 V/Hz axes can be operated from one unit. The enhanced processor enables increased functionality for positioning, safety integrated functions and drive control charts to be handled by one control unit, thus significantly reducing drive system costs.
The new Sinamics CU320-2 control unit also offers greater flexibility through enhanced programming options and a higher I/O count, with up to 12 binary inputs. The Sinamics S120 CU320-2 also cuts costs for users through simplified performance licensing, fewer hardware requirements and smaller cabinet space requirements.
Sinamics S120 Control Unit
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– Edited by Renee R. Bassett for Control Engineering, www.controleng.com