Siemens Sinamics VSM10 Module: Beyond the User Manual

The Voltage Sensing Module VSM10 is integrated in chassis format AIMs but may also be used to improve booksize ALMs compensation for fluctuations in the supply voltage. An Active Interface Module (AIM) is essential for the operation of an ALM. The AIM contains a reactor and filter to ensure compliance with category C3 (EN 61800-3) EMC regulations. An additional EMC filter is available for booksize modules to restrict emissions to within limits set by category C2(EN 61800-3) EMC regulations – however, a TN supply is required. The VSM10 provides a feed forward control signal of the actual supply voltage rather than requiring the ALM to detect and then react to any fluctuations in the DC bus. It  is used to operate a permanent-magnet synchronous machine without encoder with the requirement for switching to a machine which is already running (flying restart function).

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The VSM10 features the following interfaces:

  • 1 connection for direct voltage sensing up to 690 V
  • 1 connection for voltage sensing using voltage transformers, maximum voltage 100 V
  • 1 temperature sensor input (KTY84‑130 or PTC)
  • 1 DRIVE-CLiQ socket
  • 1 connection for the electronics power supply via the 24 V DC supply connector
  • 1 plug-in jumper for either grounded (delivery state) or isolated measurement
  • 1 PE connection

The status of the VSM10 Voltage Sensing Module is indicated by a two-color LED. The VSM10 Voltage Sensing Module can be snapped onto a TH 35 mounting rail according to EN 60715 (IEC 60715). Below is a wiring diagram for the the VSM10:

Has your VSM10 module failed? As with all of our services, our repairs come with a 12 month guarantee. Our repair service is based on doing the right job, and getting your part back to you as soon as possible. Every part we refurbish is tested to make sure they work the way they are supposed to. Our factory-trained technicians have many years working with Siemens products.

For a free VSM10 repair quote, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.  For more information on our Siemens repair capabilities, you can visit our Siemens Repair page.

 

 

Looking Inside the Siemens Sinamics CU230, CU240, and CU250

Thanks to their modular design, SINAMICS G120 inverters can be used in a wide range of
applications with respect to functionality and power. Each Siemens SINAMICS G120 inverter comprises a Control Unit and a Power Module. The power range extends from 0.37 kW to 250 kW.  Depending on the Power Module used, the energy released in regenerative mode is either fed back to the supply system (Efficient Infeed Technology) or stored in the DC link and/or fed to an external braking resistor. The Siemens SINAMICS G120 system  leverages its strengths in general machinery construction, as well as in the automotive, textile and packaging industries. Choosing the SINAMICS G120 series provides the following advantages:

  • Wide range of power ratings
  • Available in low/medium voltage modules as well as DC versions
  • Simple coupling to SINAMICS control systems for seamless automation integration
  • Standard and unified functionality resulting from common software and hardware

CU230 Part Numbers:

CU240 Part Numbers:

CU250 Part Numbers:

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Each SINAMICS G120 inverter comprises a Control Unit and Power Module. In the SINAMICS G120 range, the Control Units can be combined with any power module. The Control Unit is able to monitor and control the power supply module. Communication is possible between both local and centralized control modules as well as other monitoring devices.

Has your G120 Series SINAMICS module failed? As with all of our services, our repairs come with a 12 month guarantee. Our repair service is based on doing the right job, and getting your part back to you as soon as possible. Every part we refurbish is tested to make sure they work the way they are supposed to. Our factory-trained technicians have many years working with Siemens products.

For a free repair quote and CU230, CU240 and CU250 drives, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.  For more information on our Siemens repair capabilities, you can visit our Siemens Repair page.

Siemens Sinamics SL150: Beyond the User Manual

Siemens SINAMICS SL150 cycloconverter with thyristor stacks are the optimum choice when it comes to continuously controlling the speed of high-rating induction and synchronous motors with a high torque and low stator frequencies. They are implemented as three-phase thyristor bridges in a 6 or 12-pulse connection. Ideally suited for powering mine winders, conveyors, grinding mills and excavators due to is rugged design. The SL150 part number is 6SL3055-0AA00-6AB0.

What are some of the benefits of running an SL150?

  • Available with both air and water cooling
  • Power rating up to 36 MW
  • Incredibly efficient
  • 2 x 6-pulse parallel connections
  • 200% overload capability up to 60 seconds
  • Easy integration
  • Almost maintenance-free

Siemens SINAMICS SL150 is the perfect addition to make existing systems and old plants feel brand new again. The closed-loop control makes this machine a reasonably priced and very efficient retrofit solution.  This Siemens technology has existed and been improved on for 35 years now. There have been over 700 different variations of these machines throughout the years and that alone proves the dependability and versatility of using these machines. Simple operator control and monitoring allows for easy and seamless integration into your existing setup. Diagnostics are even available remotely over secure internet connections so you can get support anywhere, fast. Increase your efficiency and save your money by visiting our website to get a quote on 6SL3055-0AA00-6AB0.

Has your SL150 failed? As with all of our services, our repairs come with a 12 month guarantee. Our repair service is based on doing the right job, and getting your part back to you as soon as possible. Every part we refurbish is tested to make sure they work the way they are supposed to. Our factory-trained technicians have many years working with Siemens products.

For a free SL150 repair quote, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.  For more information on our Siemens repair capabilities, you can visit our Siemens Repair page.

Siemens Sinamics AOP30 Operator Panel: Beyond the User Manual

The AOP30 is an operator panel with graphical display/membrane keyboard and has a part number of 6SL3055-0AA00-4CA5. The device can be installed in a cabinet door which is between 2 mm and 4 mm thick. It is an input/output device for converters of the SINAMICS series, preferably for cabinet installation. The AOP30 includes the following features:

  • Graphical backlit LCD display for plain text display and a bar display of process variables
  • LEDs for display of the operating states
  • Help function describing causes of and remedies for faults and alarms
  • Keypad for operational control of a drive
  • Local/remote switchover for selecting the operating location
  • Numeric keypad for input of setpoint or parameter values
  • Function keys for guided navigation in the menu
  • Two-stage safety concept to protect against accidental or unauthorized changes to settings
  • Front panel with degree of protection IP55

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The current operating states, setpoints and actual values, parameters, indices, faults and alarms are displayed on the display panel. Desired language must be downloaded to the AOP30 prior to commissioning. If just one CU320‑2 Control Unit controls several power units (multi-motor drives) in the SINAMICS S120 drive system, the parameters, alarms and faults of all the connected devices can be simultaneously displayed and processed on the AOP30 Advanced Operator Panel.

The AOP30 Operator Panel can be used for the following activities:

  • Parameterization
  • Monitoring status variables
  • Controlling the drive
  • Diagnosing faults and alarms

Has your AOP30 module failed? As with all of our services, our repairs come with a 12 month guarantee. Our repair service is based on doing the right job, and getting your part back to you as soon as possible. Every part we refurbish is tested to make sure they work the way they are supposed to. Our factory-trained technicians have many years working with Siemens products.

For a free AOP30 repair quote, please email sales@mroelectric.com or call 800-691-8511.  For more information on our Siemens repair capabilities, you can visit our Siemens Repair page.

Siemens Sinamics TM120 Terminal Module: Beyond the User Manual

Terminal Modules are used to add further input and output interfaces to the S120 drive system. Terminal Modules are connected to the Control Unit using DRIVE-CLiQ.  DRIVE-CLiQ is a proprietary networking system by Siemens that aims to prevent packet loss and removes some of the collision handling capability. This allows for a high speed deterministic system, but also means that the protocol is not suitable for wireless or slip-ring communication. The TM120 module is used in evaluating temperatures. The temperature is monitored for the following sensors:

  • PT100
  • PT1000
  • KTY84
  • Bimetallic NC contact

The TM150 features 2 DRIVE-CLiQ interfaces, 4 temperature sensor inputs, and one power supply.

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The part number for the Siemens SINAMICS TM120 terminal module is 6SL3055-0AA00-3KA0.

The SINAMICS TM120 is just one of many additional components that are available for S120 systems. These control units significantly reduce system costs, as they increase functionality for positioning, safety integration, and drive control allowing all these functions to be controlled by one unit versus several. There is also additional flexibility with a high number of programming options and digital inputs. With up to 12 binary inputs, the modules’ high I/O count add ease of use. The additional Ethernet port expands programming options as well.

Does your Siemens SINAMICS TM120 module need to be serviced? As with all of our services, our repairs come with a 12 month guarantee. Our repair service is based on doing the right job, and getting your part back to you as soon as possible. Every part we refurbish is tested to make sure they work the way they are supposed to. Our factory-trained technicians have many years working with Siemens products. Minimize your future downtime today by contacting MRO Electric and Supply right now.

MRO Electric stocks new and refurbished TM120 modules. If you would like a replacement module, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

Siemens Sinamics CU130 Modules: Beyond the User Manual

The CU130 is an S120 single axis control unit capable of controlling PM340 Power Modules. It clips onto the front of the power module and must be used in conjunction with this. The two versions of the CU130 that were released included the CU130 DP PROFIBUS interface and the CU130 PN PROFINET interface. The respective part numbers include:

All SINAMICS versions are based on a platform concept. Joint hardware and software
components, as well as standardized tools for design, configuration, and commissioning
tasks ensure high-level integration across all components. SINAMICS handles a wide variety of drive tasks with no system gaps. Different SINAMICS versions can be easily
combined with each other.

The following system components are available:

  • Line-side power components, such as fuses, contactors, reactors, and filters
  • Line Modules, which supply power centrally to the DC link
  • DC-link components (optional), which stabilize the DC-link voltage
  • Motor Modules, which act as inverters, receive power from the DC link, and supply the connected motors

SINAMICS is a new series of drives from Siemens designated for the following mechanical and plant engineering applications:

  • Simple pump and fan applications
  • Complex individual drives in centrifuges, presses, extruders, elevators, as well as
    conveyor and transport systems
  • Drive line-ups in textile, plastic film, and paper machines
  • Highly dynamic servo drives for machine tools

Depending on the application, the SINAMICS range offers the ideal version for any drive
task.  Users can choose from many different harmonized components and functions to create a solution that best meets their requirements. MRO Electric and Supply has all of your Siemens needs including SINAMICS, SIMODRIVE, and SINUMERIK modules.

MRO Electric stocks both new and refurbished CU130 Control Units, which is part number 6SL3310-1GE36-1AA3. If you would like to purchase a replacement module, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

 

Determining if your FANUC Motor has a Keyway

There are a couple ways to figure out if your FANUC motor has a keyway:

The first is if you can visibly look at the end of the shaft and see the holes on the end of the coupling. If your shaft has one hole at the end in the very center, it is a slick shaft. If the shaft has three holes in a line, that means you have a keyed shaft.

Another way to check if you have a keyed shaft without being able to look at the shaft is reading the OEM label on the FANUC motor. Your motor may have one of two types of labels on it, the first being a yellow FANUC sticker and the other being a silver G.E. FANUC sticker. All of the silver G.E. FANUC stickers on motors have a # suffix indicating a keyed shaft, except for the tag #7000 which indicates that it is actually a slick shaft. The pictures below show what each tag looks like with the # tag.

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The yellow FANUC sticker is a little bit easier to determine. If the part number has the # tag at the end of it, it is a keyed shaft. If there is no # at the end of the part number, that means it is a slick shaft. Below is a picture of a yellow FANUC tag without the # tag.

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Be sure to check out our article focused on maintaining automation machine tools. Maintenance is unavoidable and compiling maintenance with unnecessary rebuilds is unpractical and will likely result in downtime and lost profit. We also offer top quality repair services on all drives. With a 100% guarantee 12-month warranty we will ensure you are happy with your decision to repair with MRO Electric.

MRO Electric and Supply has new and refurbished FANUC CNC parts available. We also offer repair pricing. For more information, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

 

 

 

Testing your Alpha Power Supply Module

The following is a set of instructions to help you get your Alpha Power Supply Module to read “- -” on the display and have a consistent 300 volt DC output:

  1. Turn off the power. Make sure the charge light is off before doing anything. Check for a short between the bottom and top buss bars. If there is a short, disconnect all modules until the short disappears. Once there is no short, continue.
  2. Feed a 3 phase input into L1, L2, and L3 of the the power supply. Between 200V and 220V AC for leg to leg connections and between 100V and 110V AC for let to ground connections.
  3. Feed 200V into the CX1A connector.
  4. Install a jumper onto the top/bottom pins of the grouping of 3 pins on the CX3/MCC cable coming into the power supply.
  5. Install a jumper onto the top two pins of the grouping of 3 pins on the CX4 cable on the power supply.
  6. Make sure that all screws on the PCB are tightly screwed in.

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After following this process, your power supply module should now read “- -” and have baseline voltage output. Sometimes you may not have the necessary equipment to make a diagnosis on your motor, but we do. MRO Electric and Supply offers high quality repair services on all motors and spindle drives so you don’t have to worry about it. Please take a look at our website to see all available brands and parts we can service for you. Our rebuilds for these size drives usually only take 2-3 days, which includes rebuilding the part, painting the part, and fully testing the part to ensure top quality. By getting your part back to you as soon as possible, you are able to minimize downtime, and by doing the job right you can have peace of mind knowing that your FANUC drive will now work properly and not be the reason for downtime in the future.

MRO Electric and Supply has new and refurbished FANUC CNC parts available. For more information, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

FANUC Alarm Codes – A06B-6066 Drives – Alarm 5

The following is a list of procedures to fix the Alarm 5 status on your drive:

  • If you are receiving the alarm after a fresh install of the drive, check to make sure all jumpers and wires are set in their correct position. You can find the location for these inside your user manual.
  • Make sure the drive is off. Check the resistances on the drive, and then test the voltage. If it has been powered up recently, you can then turn it on to check the voltage again. However, do not immediately turn it back off to check the resistances again. You must give it at least 30 minutes for the voltage to return to safe levels so that you can check again.
  • To check the voltage, you can test the DC voltage of the jumper attached between screws 17/18 and 19.
  • Using your ground on screw 19 and and the red lead on the other two screws, your reader should say anywhere from .003 to .006 volts.
  • To check the resistance, remove the jumper from screws 15/16 and then tighten the screws. Use an ohm reader to make sure the resistance isn’t OPEN.
  • Check the resistance between screws 17 and 18. If it is 16 ohms that is where you want it to be.

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Sometimes you may not have the necessary equipment to make a diagnosis on your motor, but we do. MRO Electric and Supply offers high quality repair services on all motors and spindle drives so you don’t have to worry about it. Please take a look at our website to see all available brands and parts we can service for you. Our rebuilds for these size drives usually only take 2-3 days, which includes rebuilding the part, painting the part, and fully testing the part to ensure top quality. By getting your part back to you as soon as possible, you are able to minimize downtime, and by doing the job right you can have peace of mind knowing that your FANUC drive will now work properly and not be the reason for downtime in the future.

MRO Electric and Supply has new and refurbished FANUC CNC parts available. For more information, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.

Instructions for Installing a 6055 Spindle Drive to A20B-1001-0120

The following is a list of instructions for installing a 6055 Spindle Drive with the A20B-1001-0120 Spindle Drive PCB:

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Instructions:

  1. Make sure the jumpers on the new spindle PCB match the jumpers on your old spindle PCB.
  2. Remove the software chips from the old spindle PCB and install them onto the new spindle PCB.
  3. If possible, remove the NVRAM chip from the old spindle PCB and install it onto the new spindle PCB. This way you will not have to reprogram the chip as the new spindle will have the same instructions as the previous one.
  4. If possible, remove the DAC chip from the old spindle PCB and install is onto the new PCB. There may not be a DAC chip on your previous board and if that is the case do not worry about it. However if the old board does have the chip, failure to install it correctly into the new board will cause issues.
  5. Make sure to set the 200/230 voltage switch to the same setting it is on the old board. This switch also may not be on all drives.

It is very important to follow the manual and make sure that the chips and cards you are moving around are installed correctly. For instance, if you were to incorrectly install the software chips, not only would the display not show anything, you are leaving open the possibilities for a short and causing yourself even more trouble.

Sometimes you may not have the necessary equipment to make a diagnosis on your motor, but we do. MRO Electric and Supply offers high quality repair services on all motors and spindle drives so you don’t have to worry about it. Please take a look at our website to see all available brands and parts we can service for you. Our rebuilds for these size drives usually only take 2-3 days, which includes rebuilding the part, painting the part, and fully testing the part to ensure top quality. By getting your part back to you as soon as possible, you are able to minimize downtime, and by doing the job right you can have peace of mind knowing that your FANUC drive will now work properly and not be the reason for downtime in the future.

MRO Electric and Supply has new and refurbished FANUC CNC parts available. For more information, please call 800-691-8511 or email sales@mroelectric.com.