EC: Sinamics DCM Base Drive
Motion Control - Drives: The Sinamics DCM Base Drive, based upon the Sinamics DC Master converter, is an extremely flexible and cost-effective solution for new machine installations and retrofits where space is limited. This is a Control Engineering 2013 Engineers' Choice finalist.
As a result of increasing demand for base drive panels using the Sinamics DC Master converter, the Sinamics DC Master (DCM) Base Drive offers end-users and third-parties such as system integrators and Siemens solution partners a pre-wired solution that comes complete and tested with all of the necessary components mounted onto a back panel. Sinamics DC Master Base Drives are an extremely flexible and cost-effective solution for new installations and retrofits where space is limited. Sinamics DC Master Base Drives offer more power per panel in the same footprint as compared to the previous two generations of base drives and are rated from 15 A-850 A continuous current. Standard features of the new Sinamics DCM Base Drive include input fuses, output dc fuses (regen only), control transformer, ac line contactors, Profibus, BOP20, UL508A Certification and 65 kA SCCR rating.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey