Sinamics G120C drive in AA size

Sinamics G120C drive in AA size

October 3, 2017


Siemens announced immediate availability of its popular Sinamics G120C drive in AA size, which replaces the previous G120C frame size A in power ratings up to 2.2kW (3hp), including communication variants for USS, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and EtherNet/IP.  Offering high power density in a smaller footprint, the new “tiny drive” offers fully compatible replacement for the equivalent power ratings on the previous version. 

On new control cabinet designs, the G120C FSAA has significant size advantages, up to 32% less overall volume for the OEM or integrator, but requires no re-engineering, when migrating from the G120C FSA on current jobs.  Overall dimensions on the smaller unit, designed for use with PROFIBUS and USS variants are only 173mm high x 73mm wide x 155mm deep (6.8” x 2.8” x 6.1”).  

Other benefits of the new G120C FSAA include use with increased motor cable lengths, up to 50m (165ft) for shielded and 150m (495ft) for unshielded, plus identical voltage ratings, current ratings, load cycles, and compatibility with all standard Siemens options such as operator panels, input and output chokes, as well as external Class B EMC filters. 

The G120C FSAA offers UL open type, IP20 protection in the 0.55–2.2kW (0.75–3hp) range.  

Typical applications for this product span a broad machine and equipment range, including smaller test stands, mixers, conveyors, fans, pumps, compressors, and basic production machinery.