SIEMENS SINAMICS G120P series Cabinet pump/fan/compressor converters

Easy handling, productivity and energy efficiency – Siemens offers an answer to these trends with the SINAMICS G120P series. SINAMICS G120P is an innovative and user-friendly converter series that has been specifically optimized for pump, fan and compressor applications in the industrial environment, but also for tasks in building automation.

SINAMICS G120P offers efficient drive solutions for a wide range of applications. With their easy handling, the drives support the user not only in optimizing existing frequency-controlled drives, but also in converting fixed-speed drives and in retrofitting.

The SINAMICS G120P converter series features advanced hardware and software functions that make a substantial contribution towards saving energy and thus make more careful use of our natural resources.

SINAMICS G120P in degree of protection IP20, PM230 Power Module, frame size FSB

SINAMICS G120P in degree of protection IP20, PM240P-2 Power Module, frame size FSD

SINAMICS G120P in degree of protection IP20, PM240P-2 Power Module, frame size FSD

SINAMICS G120P in degree of protection IP20, PM330 Power Module, frame size GX

SINAMICS G120P in degree of protection IP20, PM330 Power Module, frame size GX

SINAMICS G120P in degree of protection IP20, PM230 Power Module, frame size FSC Push Through (with Control Unit and BOP‑2 operator panel)

SINAMICS G120P in degree of protection IP20, PM230 Power Module, frame size FSC Push Through (with Control Unit and BOP‑2 operator panel)

SINAMICS G120P in degree of protection IP55, PM230 Power Module, frame size FSB

SINAMICS G120P Cabinet converter cabinet units, versions A and C

User-friendliness

A high degree of user-friendliness is one of the main characteristics of the SINAMICS G120P:

  • Operator panel with plain text display and extensive diagnostics functions (IOP)
  • Simple application-specific commissioning wizard “on board” the Intelligent Operator Panel (IOP)
  • Plain text scripts for integration in the STARTER commissioning tool for more demanding applications
  • SINAMICS SD card for storing parameter settings, cloning and local commissioning
Guided operation using wizards

SINAMICS G120P offers two basic options for guided parameterization/setting in a target application:

Commissioning simple applications
using application wizards optionally available in the IOP operator panel. 1)

The following wizards are available:

  • Basic commissioning
  • Pump with/without PID control
  • Fan with/without PID control
  • Compressor with/without PID control
  • PID setting
  • Boost setting

An appropriate connection diagram for the standard wiring can be found in the documentation of the IOP operator panel.

Commissioning of more demanding applications
using plain text scripts through solution-based dialog prompting in the STARTER commissioning tool

The wizards support setpoint input for process values and setpoint exchanges using timers. They also allow easy integration of technological functions, such as cascade connection or hibernation mode. The connection diagrams for standard wiring that are required for the wizards are also supplied.

The following wizards are available:

  • Fan for exhaust air with closed-loop control of pressure/air quality
  • Fan for cooling tower with closed-loop control of cooling water temperature
  • Fan for stairwell with closed-loop control of pressure and essential service mode
  • Fan for tunnel/parking garage with closed-loop control of air quality and essential service mode
  • Fan for supply air with closed-loop control of pressure/temperature/air quality/flowrate
  • Pumps with closed-loop control of pressure
  • Pumps with closed-loop control of level
  • Pumps for cooling circuits with closed-loop control of temperature
  • Compressor with closed-loop control of pressure
Benefits

Energy efficiency

SINAMICS G120P increases the efficiency and minimizes energy consumption in the complete process chain. The converter has integrated hardware as well as software functions as standard. The main features are:

  • PM230 Power Modules up to 90 kW: Extremely high active power component of apparent power thanks to efficient converter topology. For the same drive power, the converter requires a lower line current than comparable converters
  • Flux reduction through automatic adaptation of the motor current to the prevailing load conditions with closed-loop control modes U/f (ECO) and vector without sensor (SLVC) and savings of up to 5 % under partial load conditions
  • Hibernation mode dependent on setpoints in the process
  • Automatic switchover to line operation is possible at rated speed (bypass mode)
Optimum energy management through innovative technology

Optimized converter topology for PM230 Power Modules

  • Compliance with limits for line harmonic distortion in accordance with EN 61000‑3‑12 (RSCE > 250) without a line reactor
  • Reduced apparent power as a result of high power factor λ = 0.9
  • Smaller cable cross-sections can be used because mains power consumption is reduced

Flux reduction

  • Energy-saving capability through automatic adaptation of the magnetic flux in the motor to prevailing load conditions (lower motor losses under partial load conditions)

Hibernation mode

  • Energy-saving capability: The drive is started/stopped in line with the currently applicable setpoints, thereby avoiding excessive mechanical loads

High efficiency

  • η ≥ 98 % with PM330 Power Module
  • η > 97 % with PM240P-2 Power Module
  • η ≤ 97 % with PM230 Power Module
Straightforward, application-specific commissioning and operation using operator panel
  • Local commissioning without specialized knowledge of converters using application-specific wizards
  • Unique: SINAMICS SD memory card for pre-parameterization and cloning of converter data sets
  • Data backup for easy replacement
  • USB port integrated on the CU230P‑2 Control Unit for commissioning and easy diagnostics using the STARTER commissioning tool
  • Commissioning/diagnostics and controlling of converters
Flexible deployment of integrated functions
  • PLC functions for local control tasks
    Flexible use of integrated function blocks → No need for additional, external components
  • 4 integrated PID controllers
    Distributed closed-loop control for motor-independent process control without higher-level controller (PLC)
  • 3 freely programmable digital timer switches
    Control for freely selectable daily and weekly programs
Flexible deployment across a wide range of applications
  • Isolated digital inputs with separate potential group
  • Isolated analog inputs
    • Potential transfer avoided
    • EMC-compliant design without the need for additional components in line with process industry requirements
  • Pt1000/LG-Ni1000/DIN-Ni1000 temperature sensor interface
    • Direct connection of temperature sensors without external interface unit
  • 230 V AC relay
    • Direct control for auxiliary equipment, e.g. reactor or valve actuators
  • Safety functions
    • PM230 Power Modules, frame sizes FSA to FSC: In conjunction with the CU240E-2 Control Unit 1)Control of the STO safety function acc. to SIL 2
    • PM240P-2 Power Modules: Terminals for controlling STO and SS1 safety functions acc. to SIL 3
    • PM330 Power Modules: Terminals for controlling STO and SS1 safety functions acc. to SIL 2 2) and SIL 3 3)
  • Terminal strip X9 at PM330 Power Module
    • Input for external 24 V DC supply
    • Input for external alarm/fault
    • Input for EMERGENCY OFF/EMERGENCY STOP
    • Output for DC 24 V
    • Control of the main contactor
    • Feedback message “DC link charged”

1) More information on the CU240E‑2 Control Unit is available in Catalog D 31, Chapter SINAMICS G120.

2) The Safety functions are available from functional status FS 04 of the Power Modules.

3) SIL 3 in certification.

Flexible, modular system for challenging environmental conditions
  • Operation possible at ambient temperatures of up to +60 °C (140 F)
  • Modular design of power and control electronics
    • Power range can be easily extended
    • Fast exchange of power units
  • Removable operator panel for built-in and wall-mounted units
    • Protection against unauthorized access
    • Degree of protection IP54 with IOP operator panel
    • Degree of protection IP55 with BOP‑2 operator panel or blanking cover
    • Degree of protection IP20 with IOP, BOP‑2 operator panel or blanking cover
    • Degree of protection IP20 Push Through variant with IOP, BOP‑2 operator panel or blanking cover
  • Replacement of individual components without the need for reinstallation
Application

The specialist for pump, fan and compressor applications

SINAMICS G120P is ideally suited to pump applications (centrifugal pumps, oscillating and rotating pumps), fan applications (axial and radial fans) and compressor applications (cooling compressors, air and gas compressors). They are deployed in industrial environments, in the process industry and water industry and in building automation.

SINAMICS G120P is ideally suited for the following applications:

  • Circulating pumps for heating and cooling systems
  • Pumps for pressure boosting stations
  • Level control
  • Fans in cooling towers
  • Fans for air intake and discharge
  • Fans for tunnels and multi-storey car parks
  • Fans for stairwells
  • Compressors for supplying compressed air
Reliable operation in harsh environments

SINAMICS G120P is suitable for use under harsh environmental conditions:

  • High degree of protection IP55 for installation outside the control cabinet
  • Degree of protection IP20 for use in the control cabinet
  • Degree of protection IP20 Push Through variant for space-saving design when installed in the control cabinet; power losses are dissipated using an external heat sink, separate internal air circulation
  • Operation possible at ambient temperatures of up to 60 °C (140 °F)
  • Coated modules for increased resistance to humidity and dust
Design

SINAMICS G120P is a modular converter system comprising the following components.

  • CU230P‑2 Control Unit
  • Power Module
  • Operator panel or blanking cover
CU230P‑2 Control Unit

The converter communication interface is defined when selecting the Control Unit (FW V4.5 and higher).

  • CU230P‑2 HVAC → USS, Modbus RTU, BACnet MS/TP, FLN P1
  • CU230P‑2 DP → PROFIBUS
  • CU230P‑2 PN → PROFINET, EtherNet/IP

The CU230P-2 Control Unit controls and monitors the Power Module and the connected motor using several different closed-loop control modes that can be selected. It supports communication to a local or central controller as well as to the monitoring equipment, and allows all process-related auxiliary equipment and external components to be connected (sensors, valves, contactors, etc.).

Power Modules

The Power Module is selected depending on the power requirement and the application. State-of-the-art IGBT technology with pulse-width modulation is used for reliable and flexible motor operation. Comprehensive protection functions provide a high degree of protection for the Power Module and the motor.

Power Modules for use in building technology for heating, air conditioning and ventilation applications

The Power Modules in degree of protection IP20 are intended for installation in a control cabinet:

  • PM230 with integrated filter class A, 0.37 kW to 75 kW
  • PM230 without integrated line filter, 0.37 kW to 75 kW
  • PM230 with integrated filter class A, Push Through variant, 3 kW to 18.5 kW
  • PM230 without integrated line filter, Push Through variant, 3 kW to 18.5 kW

The Power Modules in degree of protection IP55 can be erected as distributed units outside a control cabinet.

  • PM230 with integrated filter class A, degree of protection IP55, 0.37 kW to 90 kW
  • PM230 with integrated filter class B, degree of protection IP55, 0.37 kW to 90 kW

Power Modules for use in the water/wastewater sector as well as in industrial applications

The Power Modules in degree of protection IP20 are intended for installation in a control cabinet:

Line voltage 380 V to 480 V 3 AC

  • PM240P-2 with integrated filter class A, 22 kW to 132 kW
  • PM240P-2 without integrated line filter, 22 kW and 132 kW
  • PM330 without integrated line filter, 160 kW to 560 kW

Line voltage 500 V to 690 V 3 AC

  • PM240P-2 with integrated filter class A, 11 kW to 132 kW
  • PM240P-2 without integrated line filter, 11 kW and 132 kW
  • PM330 without integrated line filter, 315 kW to 630 kW

SINAMICS G120P Cabinet

SINAMICS G120P units rated for outputs of 75 kW and higher are also available in the control cabinet version SINAMICS G120P Cabinet for line voltages of 380 V to 480 V 3 AC and 500 V to 690 V 3 AC.

  • SINAMICS G120P Cabinet, degrees of protection IP20/IP21/IP23/IP43/IP54, 75 kW to 630 kW, with and without line filter
Operator panel or blanking cover
  • Intelligent Operator Panel IOP, degree of protection IP54
    The IOP supports entry-level personnel as well as drive experts. Thanks to the large plain text display, the menu-based operation and the application wizards, it is easy to commission, diagnose and locally control standard drives. Optionally available wizards 1) interactively guide users through the commissioning process.
  • Basic Operator Panel BOP‑2, degree of protection IP55
    The menu prompting and the 2-line display allow for the fast and user-friendly commissioning of the converter. Simultaneous display of the parameter and parameter value, as well as parameter filtering, means that basic commissioning of a drive can also be performed without a printed parameter list.
  • Blanking cover, degree of protection IP55
    The blanking cover is mounted on the Power Module in place of an operator panel, provided that an operator panel is not required.

The operator panel supports user-friendly local commissioning, control and diagnostics and enables complete converter data sets to be pre-parameterized and cloned.

Note for PM230 Power Modules, degree of protection IP55
It is essential to plug on an operator panel or the blanking cover in order to achieve degree of protection IP54/IP55.

Line-side power components

The following line-side power components are available for the SINAMICS G120P converters:

  • Line filters for PM230 and PM330 Power Modules and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet
    With an additional line filter, the Power Module complies with a higher radio interference class.
  • Line reactors for PM330 Power Modules and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet
    Line reactors smooth the current drawn by the converter and thus reduce harmonic components in the line current. Through the reduction of the current harmonics, the thermal load on the power components in the rectifier and in the DC-link capacitors is reduced as well as the harmonic effects on the supply. The use of a line reactor increases the service life of the converter.
    SINAMICS G120P Cabinet units feature a cabinet-integrated line-side reactor as standard.

Note:
A line reactor must not be used in combination with a PM230 Power Module.

Recommended line-side power components

This section contains recommendations for additional line-side components, such as fuses and circuit breakers (line-side components must be dimensioned in accordance with IEC standards).

Additional information about the listed fuses and circuit breakers is available in Catalogs LV 10, IC 10 and IC 10 AO.

DC link components

The following DC link components are available for the SINAMICS G120P converters:

  • Braking Module for PM330 Power Modules and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet
    A Braking Module and the matching braking resistor are required to achieve controlled braking of a drive. The Braking Module houses the power electronics and the associated control circuit.
  • Braking resistors for PM330 Power Modules and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet
    Excess energy in the DC link is dissipated via the braking resistor.
Load-side power components

Various load-side power components are available for the SINAMICS G120P converters. These allow the use of longer shielded motor cables and increase the motor service life:

  • Output reactors
    Output reactors reduce the rate of voltage rise (dv/dt) and the height of the current peaks, and enable longer motor cables to be connected.
  • Sine-wave filters for PM230 Power Modules
    Sine-wave filters limit the rate of voltage rise (dv/dt) and the peak voltages on the motor winding. Similar to an output reactor, they enable the connection of longer motor cables.
  • dv/dt filters plus VPL for PM240P-2 and PM330 Power Modules
    dv/dt filters plus VPL (Voltage Peak Limiter) limit the voltage rate-of-rise dv/dt to values <500 V/μs and the typical voltage peaks to values according to the limit value curve as per IEC/TS 60034‑17: 2006. Standard motors with standard insulation and without insulated bearings can be used for converter operation if a dv/dt filter plus VPL is used.
  • dv/dt filters compact plus VPL for PM330 Power Modules and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet
    dv/dt filters compact plus VPL (Voltage Peak Limiter) limit the voltage rate-of-rise dv/dt to values of <1600 V/μs and the typical voltage peaks to values according to the limit value curve A to IEC 60034‑25: 2007. Standard motors with standard insulation and without insulated bearings can be used for converter operation if a dv/dt filter compact plus VPL is used.
Optional accessories
  • Line-side cable connection, left, for PM330 Power Modules
  • Push Through mounting frame for PM230 Power Modules
  • SINAMICS memory card (SD card)
  • PC inverter connection kit 2
  • Shield connection kits for CU230P‑2 Control Units (for PM230 and PM240P-2 Power Modules)
  • Shield connection kits and shield plates for PM230 and PM240P-2 Power Modules
Spare parts
  • Spare parts kit for Control Units
  • Shield connection kits for PM240P-2 Power Modules
  • Shield plates for PM230 Power Modules
  • Mounting set for PM230 Power Modules
  • Terminal Cover Kit for PM230 Power Modules
  • Fan units and replacement fans
Function

Technology function

Functions specific to pumps, fans and compressors are already integrated, e.g.:

  • Automatic restart
    Application restart after a power failure or fault occurrence
  • Flying restart
    Connection of the converter when the motor is running
  • Flux reduction
    Automatic adaptation of the motor current to the prevailing load conditions in U/f control mode (ECO mode) as well as in sensorless vector control mode
  • Cascade connection
    Load-dependent connection and disconnection of a maximum of three additional motors by the converter in order to provide a largely constant output power (implemented by means of an additional external circuit)
  • Hibernation mode
    Startup or shutdown of the drive when the relevant value drops below an external setpoint or the internal PID controller setpoint
  • Real-time clock
    For time-dependent process controls, e.g. to reduce the temperature of a heating control at night and with automatic daylight saving/standard time switchover
  • Freely programmable logical function blocks
    For simulating simple PLC functions

Functions especially for building technology as well as heating/air conditioning/ventilation applications

    • 4 integrated PID controllers
      One PID controller for controlling the drive speed as a function of pressure, temperature, flowrate, fill level, air quality and other process variables, and a further three PID controllers with freely configurable outputs, e.g. for controlling valves (heating, cooling) or flaps
    • Emergency mode
      Special converter operating mode that enhances the availability of the drive system in the event of a fire

Multi-zone controller

    • Closed-loop control of a zone with up to 3 sensors for pressure or temperature, or
    • Closed-loop control of two independent zones, each with one sensor
  • Bypass mode
    When the setpoint is reached or a fault occurs, the system changes over to line operation (implemented by means of an additional external circuit)
  • Programmable time switches
Technical specifications

Unless explicitly specified otherwise, the following technical specifications are valid for all the following components of the SINAMICS G120P and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet pump, fan, compressor converters.

SINAMICS G120P

Mechanical specifications

Vibratory load

  • Storage acc. to EN 60721‑3‑1

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSF

Class 1M2

Deflection: 1.5 mm at 5 … 9 Hz
Acceleration: 0.5 × g at 9 … 200 Hz

  • Drives and components, frame sizes GX to JX

Class 1M2

Deflection: 1.5 mm at 5 … 9 Hz
Acceleration: 0.5 × g at 9 … 200 Hz

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Class 1M2

Deflection: 1.5 mm at 5 … 9 Hz
Acceleration: 0.5 × g at 9 … 200 Hz

  • Transport 1) acc. to EN 60721-3-2

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSC 2)

Class 2M2

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSD to FSF 2)

Class 2M3

  • Drives and components, frame sizes GX to JX

Test FC according to EN 60068‑2‑6

Deflection: ±1.5 mm at 5 … 9 Hz
Acceleration: 0.5 × g at 9 … 200 Hz

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Class 2M2

  • Operation acc. to EN 60721‑3‑3

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSF

Class 3M1

  • Drives and components, frame sizes GX to JX

Test FC according to EN 60068‑2‑6

Deflection: 0.075 mm at 10 … 58 Hz
Acceleration:10 m/s2 (1 × g) at 58 … 200 Hz

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Class 3M2

Shock load

  • Storage acc. to EN 60721‑3‑1

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSF

Class 1M2

  • Drives and components, frame sizes GX and JX

Test FC according to EN 60068‑2‑6

Deflection: ±1.5 mm at 5 … 9 Hz
Acceleration: 0.5 × g at 9 … 200 Hz

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Class 1M2

Acceleration: 40 m/s2 (4 × g) at 22 ms

  • Transport 1) acc. to EN 60721-3-2

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSC 2)

Class 2M2

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSD to FSF 2)

Class 2M3

  • Drives and components, frame sizes GX to JX

Test FC according to EN 60068‑2‑6

Deflection: ±1.5 mm at 5 … 9 Hz
Acceleration: 0.5 × g at 9 … 200 Hz

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Class 2M2

  • Operation acc. to EN 60721‑3‑3

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSC

Class 3M2

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSD to FSF

Class 3M1

  • Drives and components, frame sizes GX and JX

Test Ea according to EN 60068‑2‑27

Acceleration: 49 m/s2 (5 × g) at 30 ms
or 147 m/s2 (15 × g) at 11 ms

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Class 3M2

Ambient conditions

Protection class

According to EN 61800‑5‑1

Class I (with protective conductor system) and class III (PELV)

Touch protection

According to EN 50274 and DGUV Regulation 3 when used for the intended purpose

Permissible ambient and coolant temperature (air) during operation for line-side power components and Power Modules

  • Low overload (LO)

Frame sizes FSA to FSC: -10 … +40 °C (14 … 104 °F) without derating
Frame sizes FSD to FSF (PM230): 0 … 40 °C (32 … 104 °F) without derating
Frame sizes FSD to FSF (PM240P-2): -20 … +40 °C (-4 … +104 °F) without derating
Frame sizes FSA to FSF: >40 … 60 °C (>104 … 140 °F) see derating characteristics

Frame sizes GX to JX: 0 … 45 °C (32 … 113 °F) without derating
>45 … 55 °C (>113 … 131 °F) see derating characteristics

SINAMICS G120P Cabinet: 0 … 40 °C (32 … 104 °F) without derating
>40 … 50 °C (>104 … 122 °F) see derating characteristics

  • High overload (HO)

Frame sizes FSA to FSC: -10 … +50 °C (14 … 122 °F) without derating
Frame sizes FSD to FSF (PM230): 0 … 50 °C (32 … 122 °F) without derating
Frame sizes FSD to FSF (PM240P-2): -20 … +50 °C (-4 … +122 °F) without derating
>50 … 60 °C (>122 … 140 °F) see derating characteristics

Frame sizes GX to JX: 0 … 45 °C (32 … 113 °F) without derating
>45 … 55 °C (>113 … 131 °F) see derating characteristics

SINAMICS G120P Cabinet: 0 … 40 °C (32 … 104 °F) without derating
>40 … 50 °C (>104 … 122 °F) see derating characteristics

Installation altitude

Up to 1000 m (3281 ft) above sea level without derating,
> 1000 m (3281 ft) see derating characteristics

Permissible ambient and coolant temperature (air) during operation for Control Units and supplementary system components

With CU230P‑2 HVAC/DP with/without blanking cover: -10 … +60 °C (14 … 140 °F)

With CU230P‑2 PN with/without blanking cover: -10 … +55 °C (14 … 131 °F)

With IOP/BOP‑2: 0 … 50 °C (32 … 122 °F)

Derating of 3 K/1000 m applies to Control Units as of an installation altitude of 1000 m (3281 ft) above sea level.

Climatic ambient conditions

  • Storage 1) acc. to EN 60721‑3‑1

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSF for PM230

Temperature -40 … +70 °C (-40 … +158 °F)
Relative air humidity <95 %, condensation not permissible

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSD to FSF for PM240P-2

Class 1K3
Temperature -25 … +55 °C (-13 … +131 °F)
Relative air humidity 5 … 95 %, condensation not permissible

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Class 1K4
Temperature -25 … +55 °C (-13 … +131 °F)
Relative air humidity 5 … 95 %, condensation not permissible

  • Transport 1) acc. to EN 60721-3-2

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSF

Class 2K4
Temperature -40 … +70 °C (-40 … +158 °F)
Max. air humidity 95 % at 40 °C (104 °F)

  • Drives and components, frame sizes GX to JX and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet

Class 2K3
Temperature -25 … +70 °C (-13 … +158 °F), -40 °C (-40 °F) permissible for 24 h
Relative air humidity 5 … 95 % at 40 °C (104 °F)

  • Operation acc. to EN 60721‑3‑3

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSF

Class 3K3
Condensation, splashwater, and ice formation not permitted (EN 60204, Part 1)

  • Drives and components, frame sizes GX to JX

Class 3K3
Temperature 0 … 45 °C (32 … 113 °F), up to 55 °C (131 °F) with derating
Relative air humidity 5 … 95 %
Condensation, splashwater and ice formation are not permitted (EN 60204, Part 1)

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Class 3K3
Temperature 0 … 40 °C (32 … 104 °F), up to 50 °C (122 °F) with derating
Relative air humidity 5 … 95 %
Condensation, splashwater and ice formation are not permitted (EN 60204, Part 1)

Environmental class/harmful chemical substances

  • Storage 1) acc. to EN 60721‑3‑1

Class 1C2

  • Transport 1) acc. to EN 60721-3-2

Class 2C2

  • Operation acc. to EN 60721‑3‑3

Class 3C2

Organic/biological influences

  • Storage 1) acc. to EN 60721‑3‑1

Class 1B1

  • Transport 1) acc. to EN 60721-3-2

Class 2B1

  • Operation acc. to EN 60721‑3‑3

Class 3B1

Degree of pollution

According to EN 61800‑5‑1

2

Standards

Compliance with standards

  • Drives and components, frame sizes FSA to FSF

UL 3), cUL 4), CE, RCM, SEMI F47

  • Drives, frame sizes GX to JX

cULus, CE, RCM, EAC, KC, SEMI F47 5)

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CE, RCM, EAC, KC, SEMI F47 5)

CE marking

According to Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU, EMC Directive 2014/30/EU

EMC Directive

According to EN 61800-3

  • PM230: Frame sizes FSA to FSF with integrated line filter class A, degree of protection IP20/UL Open Type and IP55/UL Type 12

The Power Modules comply with Category C2 according to EN 61800‑3.

  • PM230: Frame sizes FSA to FSF with integrated line filter class B, degree of protection IP55/UL Type 12

The Power Modules comply with the limit values for low-frequency line harmonics and conducted interference according to Category C1. They comply with the limit values for field-conducted interference emissions according to Category C2.

  • PM240P-2: Frame sizes FSD to FSF (380 … 480 V 3 AC) with integrated line filter class A

The Power Modules comply with Category C2 according to EN 61800‑3.

  • PM240P-2: Frame size FSF (500 … 690 V 3 AC) with integrated line filter class A

The Power Modules comply with Category C3 according to EN 61800‑3.

  • PM330: Frame sizes GX to JX

Category C3 6)

  • PM330: Frame sizes GX to JX with additional line filter class A

Category C2 7)

  • SINAMICS G120P Cabinet

Category C3 8)

  • SINAMICS G120P Cabinet with additional line filter class A

Category C2 8)

Deviations from the specified classes are underlined.

1) In transport packaging.

2) In product packaging.

3) For degree of protection IP55/UL Type 12, the UL approval only applies to frame sizes FSA to FSC.

4) Applies to PM230 Power Modules frame sizes FSA to FSC and PM240P-2 Power Modules with integrated line filter class A.

5) SEMI F47 for PM330 Power Modules, frame sizes HX (500 V to 690 V) and JX, available soon.

6) Standard configuration: Devices installed in the control cabinet with EMC-compatible configuration, line reactor uK = 2 %, shielded motor cable (e.g. Protoflex EMC) with max. 150 m cable length. Line harmonics acc. to EN 61000‑2‑4: Class 3, THD(U) total = 10 % for typical line conditions (RSC > 10); THD(I) total: typically 30 … 45 % (15 > RSC > 50).

7) Use in the second environment, for boundary conditions refer to 6).

8)For boundary conditions refer to 6), cabinet is configured accordingly in version A.

Note:

The EMC product standard EN 61800-3 does not apply directly to a frequency converter but to a PDS (Power Drive System), which comprises the complete circuitry, motor and cables in addition to the converter. The frequency converters on their own do not generally require identification according to the EMC Directive.

Compliance with standards

CE marking

The SINAMICS G120P and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet converters meet the requirements of the Low-Voltage Directive 2014/35/EC.

Low-Voltage Directive

The converters comply with the following standards listed in the official journal of the EU:

  • EN 60204
    Safety of machinery, electrical equipment of machines
  • EN 61800‑5‑1
    Electrical power drive systems with variable speed – Part 5‑1: Requirements regarding safety – electrical, thermal, and energy requirements

UL listing

Converters in UL category NMMS certified to UL and cUL, in compliance with UL508C or ULC61800‑5‑1. UL list numbers E121068 and E192450.

For use in environments with pollution degree 2.

See also on the Internet at www.ul.com

Machinery directive

The converters are suitable for installation in machines. Compliance with the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC requires a separate certificate of conformity. This must be provided by the plant construction company or the organization marketing the machine.

Functional safety

SINAMICS G120P and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet are not intended for use in installations with functional safety as defined by ISO 13849‑1, IEC 61508‑x.

EMC Directive

  • EN 61800‑3
    Variable-speed electric drives
    Part 3: EMC product standard including specific test methods

The following explanatory information applies to SINAMICS G120P and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet converters supplied by Siemens AG:

  • The EMC product standard EN 61800-3 does not apply directly to a converter but to a PDS (Power Drive System), which comprises the complete circuitry, motor and cables in addition to the converter.
  • Converters are normally only supplied to experts for installation in machines or systems. A converter must, therefore, only be considered as a component which, on its own, is not subject to the EMC product standard EN 61800-3. The converter’s operating instructions, however, specifies the conditions regarding compliance with the product standard if the converter is expanded to become a PDS. For a PDS, the EMC Directive in the EU is complied with by observing the product standard EN 61800-3 for variable-speed electric drive systems. The converters on their own do not generally require identification according to the EMC Directive.
  • Different categories C1 to C4 have been defined in accordance with the environment of the PDS at the operating location:
    • Category C1: Drive systems for rated voltages < 1000 V for use in the first environment
    • Category C2: Stationary drive systems not connected by means of a plug connector for rated voltages < 1000 V. When used in the first environment, the system must be installed and commissioned by personnel familiar with EMC requirements. A warning note is required.
    • Category C3: Drive systems for rated voltages < 1000 V for exclusive use in the second environment. A warning note is required.
    • Category C4: Drive systems for rated voltages ≥ 1000 V or for rated currents ≥ 400 A or for use in complex systems in the second environment. An EMC plan must be created.
  • The EMC product standard EN 61800‑3 also defines limit values for conducted interference and radiated interference for the “second environment” (= industrial power supply systems that do not supply households). These limit values are below the limit values of filter class A to EN 55011. Unfiltered converters can be used in industrial environments as long as they are part of a system that contains line filters on the higher-level infeed side.
  • With SINAMICS G120P and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet, Power Drive Systems (PDS) that fulfill the EMC product standard EN 61800-3 can be configured when observing the installation instructions in the product documentation.
  • A differentiation must be made between the product standards for electrical drive systems (PDS) of the range of standards EN 61800 (of which Part 3 covers EMC topics) and the product standards for the devices/systems/machines, etc. This will probably not result in any changes in the practical use of converters. Since converters are always part of a PDS and these are part of a machine, the machine manufacturer must observe various standards depending on their type and environment (e.g. EN 61000‑3‑2 for line harmonics and EN 55011 for radio interference). The product standard for PDS on its own is, therefore, either insufficient or irrelevant.
  • With respect to the compliance with limits for line supply harmonics, the EMC product standard EN 61800‑3 for PDS refers to compliance with the EN 61000‑3‑2 and EN 61000‑3‑12 standards. EN 61000‑2‑4 applies for devices >75 A.
  • Regardless of the configuration with SINAMICS G120P and SINAMICS G120P Cabinet and its components, the machine construction company (OEM) can also apply other measures to ensure that the machine complies with the EU EMC Directive. The EU EMC Directive is generally fulfilled when the relevant EMC product standards are observed. If they are not available, the generic standards (e.g. EN 61000‑x‑x) can be used instead. It is important that the conducted and emitted interference at the line supply connection point and outside the machine remain below the relevant limit values. Any suitable technical measures can be applied to ensure this.

SEMI F47

SEMI F47 is an industry standard relating to the immunity to voltage dips. This includes the requirement that industrial equipment must be able to tolerate defined dips or drops of the line supply voltage. As a result, industrial equipment that fulfills this standard is more reliable and productive.

All Power Modules of the SINAMICS G120P product family fulfill the latest standard SEMI F47-0706 1). In the case of a voltage dip, defined in accordance with SEMI F47‑0706, these drives either continue to supply a defined output current, or using an automatic restart function, continue to operate as expected.

1) SEMI F47 for PM330 Power Modules, frame sizes HX (500 V to 690 V) and JX, available soon

EAC approval for Russia/Belarus/Kazakhstan/Armenia

Since 2013-02-15, Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia have been united in the Eurasian EAC customs union. An EAC approval as replacement for the GOST mark is required for all products that are to be sold in Russia.

All devices delivered to the customs union must have these customs certifications.

RCM approval for Australia

The RCM mark is required for marketing Siemens electronic devices in Australia. Electronic devices must provide proof of EMC clearance in Australia, similar to the CE marking of conformity laid down by the EMC directive applicable in the EU. The converters must be marked accordingly. These requirements have been in force since October 1, 1999.

On March 1, 2016, the C-Tick mark was replaced by the RCM mark.

KC approval for South Korea

KC approval (formerly KCC) is required for the distribution of our electrical equipment in South Korea. Electronic devices that are covered by the EU Directive on Electromagnetic Compatibility must provide an EMC certificate issued by a resident authority in South Korea. The converters must be marked accordingly. This requirement has been in force since January 24, 2011.