SIEMENS SINAMICS G130 Drive converter chassis units


SINAMICS G130 chassis units have been designed for variable-speed drives in machine building and plant construction.
They have been specially tuned to the requirements of drives with quadratic or constant load characteristics with medium performance requirements without regenerative feedback.
The control accuracy of the sensorless vector control is suitable for most applications, and additional actual speed value encoders are therefore superfluous.
SINAMICS G130 offer an economical drive solution which can be matched to the respective customer requirements by a wide range of components and options.

SINAMICS G130 converter built-in units, frame sizes FX and HX

The SINAMICS G130 is a converter that can be combined very flexibly with the associated system components and installed into customer-specific control cabinets or directly into machines.

SINAMICS G130 converter built-in units are available for the following voltages and power ratings:

Line voltage


380 … 480 V 3 AC

110 … 560 kW

500 … 600 V 3 AC

110 … 560 kW

660 … 690 V 3 AC

75 … 800 kW

A wide range of add-on electrical components allow the drive system to be optimized for specific requirements. Configuration and commissioning are greatly simplified by predefined interfaces.

The control accuracy of the sensorless vector control is suitable for most applications, which means that an additional actual speed value encoder is not required.

However, encoder evaluation units are available for the SINAMICS G130 converters so that they can address applications that require an encoder for plant-specific reasons.

Communication between the Control Unit, the Power Module and other active SINAMICS components is performed via DRIVE-CLiQ, the drive’s internal interface. The DRIVE-CLiQ connections, which are available as pre-assembled cables of different lengths, allow a complete converter system to be put together quickly.

For communication with the process control system, with the CU320‑2 Control Unit either a PROFIBUS or a PROFINET interface is available as standard. The interface can also be expanded with digital and analog inputs and outputs. The TM31 Terminal Module and TB30 Terminal Board are provided for this purpose. Additional expansion cards can also be installed to allow communication via CANopen or EtherNet/IP.


SINAMICS G130 provides a modular drive system for machine builders and plant constructors which permits a drive solution tailored to their applications. SINAMICS G130 consists of two modular, stand-alone components:
– Power Module and
– Control Unit.
The units can be located separately or combined together. The power module contains a space for the control unit.
The user-friendly AOP30 operator panel is available for start-up and local operation. Predefined interfaces, either via a terminal block or PROFIBUS, facilitate drive start-up and control. The interfaces of the control unit can be supplemented by additional modules.

Configuration example


  • Particularly quiet and compact converters due to the use of state-of-the-art IGBT power semiconductors and an innovative cooling concept.
  • Individual modules and power components can be replaced quickly and easily, which ensures a higher level of plant availability. Replaceable components have been designed so that they can be quickly and easily replaced.
  • Easily integration in automation solutions by means of a standard communications interface as well as a range of analog and digital interfaces.
  • Simple commissioning and parameterization using interactive menus on the AOP30 Advanced Operator Panel with graphic LCD and plain-text display, or PC-supported using the STARTER commissioning tool
  • Preset software functions make it easier to adapt the converter to the individual plant.
  • All components, from individual parts to the ready-to-connect cabinet, undergo rigorous testing throughout the entire production process. This guarantees a high level of functional reliability during installation and commissioning, as well as in operation.


Variable-speed drives are ideal for all applications that involve moving, conveying, pumping or compressing solids, liquids or gases.

Key applications include:

  • Pumps and fans
  • Compressors
  • Extruders and mixers
  • Mills

Customer benefits

  • Particularly quiet and compact converters using state-of-the-art IGBT power semiconductors and innovative cooling solution.
  • Maximum servicing friendliness with easy accessibility to all modules.
  • Problem-free interfacing into automation solutions using a standard PROFIBUS interface and various analog and digital interfaces.
  • Increase in plant availability through easy, fast replacement of individual modules and power components.
  • Simple start-up and parameterization using interactive menus on the user-friendly AOP30 operator panel with LCD incorporating graphics capability and plain text display.

Typical applications

  • Pumps, fans, compressors
  • Moving: Belt conveyors
  • Processing: Mills, mixers, kneaders, crushers, agitators, rotary furnaces, extruders


The SINAMICS G130 converter built-in units provide machine builders and plant constructors with a modular drive system that can be tailored to specific applications.

SINAMICS G130 converter built-in units mainly consist of the following modular, stand-alone components:

  • Power Module
  • Control Unit

They may be located separately from one another or combined in a single unit. The Power Module contains a slot for the Control Unit.

The Power Modules are supplied with a DRIVE-CLiQ cable for communication and a cable for the 24 V supply to the Control Unit. These cables are pre-assembled for installing the Control Unit in the Power Module. If the two units are installed in separate locations, the cables must be ordered in the appropriate lengths.

The AOP30 Advanced Operator Panel and the numeric BOP20 Basic Operator Panel can be used for commissioning and local operation.

Predefined interfaces, via terminal block or the CU320‑2 Control Unit with either PROFIBUS or PROFINET, make commissioning and control of the drive much easier. The interfaces of the CU320‑2 Control Unit can be supplemented with add-on modules, such as the plug-in TB30 Terminal Board or the TM31 Terminal Module.

If further customer interfaces are required for the communication with the drive, an external 24 V supply must be provided.

The following two figures provide assistance when assembling the required converter components. The first figure shows the design and individual components of a SINAMICS G130 drive. The second figure is a flowchart containing the decision and selection criteria required for the individual components.

Coated modules

The following converter components are equipped as standard with coated modules:

  • Power Modules
  • Control Units
  • Sensor Modules
  • Terminal Modules
  • Advanced Operator Panel (AOP30)

The coating on the modules protects the sensitive SMD components against corrosive gases, chemically active dust and moisture.

Nickel-plated busbars

All copper busbars of the Power Modules are nickel-plated in order to achieve the best possible immunity to environmental effects. The bare copper connections also do not have to be cleaned for customer connections.

Technical data overview

Brief overview

Supply voltages:
3AC 380 to 480 V
3AC 500 to 600 V
3AC 660 to 690 V
Output ranges:
110 to 560 kW
110 to 560 kW
75 to 800 kW
Supply systems:TN/TT or IT
Line frequency:47 to 63 Hz
Output frequency:0 to 300 Hz
Control method:Vector control with encoder or V/f control
Fixed frequencies:15 fixed frequencies plus 1 basic frequency, programmable
Skipped frequency bands:4, programmable
Customer terminal block:Digital inputs/outputs
Analog inputs/outputs
Inputs for motor temperature evaluation
Variable number
Communications interface:PROFIBUS DP as standard
Braking mode:Braking module as system component
Degree of protection:IP00
Type of cooling:Internal fan (forced air cooling)
Noise level:≤ 72 dB (A) with 50 Hz line frequency
Conformity :CE, cULus (available soon)
Software functions:– Automatic restart following interruptions in operation as a result of a power failure
– Smooth connection of converter to rotating motor
– Kinetic bufferingAutomatic motor identification for control optimization
– Programmable ramp-up/down times
– Ramp smoothing
Protection functions:Thermal monitoring of motor and power sections
Undervoltage, overvoltage, earth fault, short-circuit, stall prevention
Safety functions:STO, SS1 (Integrated safety functions with drives)
Suitable motors:Induction motors

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