Siemens announced it's extending its drive portfolio in the extra-low-voltage range for 24-48V EC moots with the new simatic micro-drive. The new line, which has UL- and CE-marked components, consists of the profidrive control (PDC) servo drive in conjunction with a flexible range of motors and connecting cables from product partners. This includes the technology module (TM) format with servo and stepper drives in compact 20 mm width that can be used with distributed or open controllers.
Simatic micro-drive PDC and TM systems are able to be used in a wide range of applications, including automated guided vehicles, conveyers, shuttles, storage and retrieval machines for warehouse systems, diverters, assembly machines, and industrial positioning applications. PDC focuses on higher performance applications with 100W and 600W units that permit side-by-side rail mounting while TM units are designed for basic performance in industries with a focus on compactness and simple safety requirements.