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New operator panel for frequency inverters

With the Sinamics BOP-2 (Basic Operator Panel) the Siemens Drive Technologies Division has brought a new version of its operator panel on the market. The clear menu structure and the two-line display speed up the commissioning of Sinamics G120 frequency inverters.

The BOP-2 supports both newcomers and drive experts in the commissioning and diagnostics of standard Sinamics drives. Basic commissioning can be carried out using the simultaneously displayed parameters and their values as well as the parameter filtering function, without having to print out a parameter list.

A basic commissioning wizard is already preinstalled. With the BOP-2 a maximum of two status values can be continuously monitored at the same time, enabling the causes of errors to be detected quickly and downtimes to be minimized. The user can choose between automatic and manual mode and use the Sinamics BOP-2 for local manual operation of the drives.

Manual control is carried out via directly assigned navigation buttons. The panel is either mounted on the control unit of the inverter or installed in the control cabinet door (degree of protection IP55/UL Type 12).

The Siemens Industry Sector (Erlangen, Germany) is the worldwide leading supplier of environmentally friendly production, transportation, building and lighting technologies. With integrated automation technologies and comprehensive industry-specific solutions, Siemens increases the productivity, efficiency and flexibility of its customers in the fields of industry and infrastructure. The Sector consists of six divisions: Building Technologies, Drive Technologies, Industry Automation, Industry Solutions, Mobility and Osram. With around 207,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Industry achieved in fiscal year 2009 total sales of approximately €35 billion.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division (Nuremberg, Germany) is the world's leading supplier of products and services for production machinery and machine tools. This includes standard products but also encompasses industry-specific control and drive solutions. Integrated technologies along the entire drive train with electrical and mechanical components offer highest potential to reduce energy consumption in industrial plants. The services provided by the Division include mechatronics support in addition to online services for web-based fault management and preventive maintenance. With around 36,000 employees worldwide (September 30), Siemens Drive Technologies achieved total sales of €7.5 billion in fiscal year 2009.

Reference Number: IDT2010032315e

Julia Kauppert | Siemens Industry
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