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Motor management system gains expanded functionality

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Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) is expanding its Simocode pro-motor management system to allow more flexibility. The innovations include an operator panel with display, a decoupling module for voltage and power measurement in all systems, in addition to expansions of the Simocode ES software.

In addition to the latest measured values, the new operator panel display shows operating and diagnostics data, plus the actual status of the motor feeder directly at the control cabinet. The user can also control the motor conveniently using the freely programmable push-buttons. To enable the voltage and power measurement of Simocode pro to be used in all systems without restriction, a decoupling module is now available which – in combination with the current/voltage detection module of Simocode pro – makes it possible to use voltage detection even in ungrounded systems.

As well as innovations in the system hardware, the Simocode ES engineering software has also been revised and now offers more performance power and improved handling, including support of S7 routing, in conjunction with the Simatic S7-300 or S7-400. With an existing Simocode pro online connection, the status of binary and analogue signals in the graphics editor can be displayed as well as the trends of up to five freely selectable measured values. A free service pack also enables this functionality to users already using Simocode ES.

Another addition is a new version of the free labelling software Sirius Label Designer. This enables free labelling of the push-buttons and LEDs on the Simocode pro operator panels and on the already supported command devices and signalling units from Siemens. Various pre-punched films are available as accessories for use with commercially available laser printers.

Further information is available at www.siemens.com/simocode.

22 November 2006

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