Thursday, February 9, 2017

Next Generation of Medium Voltage Drives From Siemens

air cooled medium voltage drive Siemens
One of several variants of the GH180
medium voltage drive
Courtesy Siemens
Siemens, global leader in drive technology, has released its latest generation of medium voltage drives. The Sinamics GH180 line incorporates a newly designed power cell with a reduced part count that increases unit reliability and reduces space requirements. The new drive delivers a number of advantages and improvements.

  • High reliability with fault tolerance through cell redundancy and Siemens Advanced Cell Bypass
  • Energy efficiency through improved unit control for better throughput and less energy waste
  • Delivers near unity power factor by eliminating harmonic current and voltage distortion
  • Reduced motor insulation stress and harmonic heating
  • Significant torque pulsations eliminated from load
  • Proactively alerts operator of potential issues before they become shutdown worthy problems
The drives are suitable for new and retrofit installations because of their compact size. A range of models cover applications from 300 kVA through 18,000 kVA.

A datasheet is included below that provides more detail. Share your motor drive challenges and applications with a product specialist and combine your process and facility knowledge with their product application expertise to develop effective solutions.