Siemens has extended the power range of its Sinamics DCP DC/DC power converter from 30 to 120 kilowatts. The high switching frequency allows the use of smaller chokes, making the Sinamics DCP extremely economical on space.
It covers a voltage range of up to 920 volts DC, and by offering facility for 4x parallel switching it makes available a total output of up to 480 kilowatts. With its UL certification, it also meets the conditions for use in the American market, and compliance with the Drives and Photovoltaic Standard opens up further interesting application scope in these fields for the Sinamics DCP.
The Sinamics DCP DC/DC power converter enables the realization of energy storage systems using for instance batteries or supercaps, offering a range of benefits for the user: As a combined buck/boost converter, the Sinamics DCP can be adapted to the relevant voltage at the input/output, ensuring optimum charging of either a battery or supercap, as well as making available the stored energy to a DC link.
As the control and operating units are also integrated in the device, the DCP is capable of fully independent operation. An overload capacity of up to 150 percent of rated current allows the Sinamics DCP to also be used in the implementation of highly dynamic applications. A Profinet interface is also available for integration into industrial networks.
The Sinamics DCP can be used in applications such as energy storage systems in photovoltaic installations or wind power farms, alongside press applications, diesel-powered harbor cranes, rack handling systems or quick-charging stations for eCars. The Sinamics DCP has already been successfully installed at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in a hybrid system comprising a battery with 50 kWh and a PV field.
The energy generated is stored partially in the battery or fed into the grid at peak load periods. In another installation near Augsburg, energy generated by a photovoltaic system is stored via Sinamics DCP in a battery. This is used in the event of a power failure, providing the guarantee of practically uninterrupted continued operation of the plant.
For further information on the subject of Sinamics, please see www.siemens.de/sinamics-dcp
Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis.
Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com
Reference Number: PR2015100016PDEN
Mr. Stefan Rauscher
Process Industries and Drives Division
Gleiwitzer Str. 555
Tel: +49 (911) 895-7952
Stefan Rauscher | Siemens Process Industries and Drives
High Resolution Laser Structuring of Thin Films at LOPEC 2017
21.03.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Lasertechnik ILT
Open ecosystem for smart assistance systems
20.03.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Arbeitswirtschaft und Organisation IAO
Astronomers from Bonn and Tautenburg in Thuringia (Germany) used the 100-m radio telescope at Effelsberg to observe several galaxy clusters. At the edges of these large accumulations of dark matter, stellar systems (galaxies), hot gas, and charged particles, they found magnetic fields that are exceptionally ordered over distances of many million light years. This makes them the most extended magnetic fields in the universe known so far.
The results will be published on March 22 in the journal „Astronomy & Astrophysics“.
Galaxy clusters are the largest gravitationally bound structures in the universe. With a typical extent of about 10 million light years, i.e. 100 times the...
Researchers at the Goethe University Frankfurt, together with partners from the University of Tübingen in Germany and Queen Mary University as well as Francis Crick Institute from London (UK) have developed a novel technology to decipher the secret ubiquitin code.
Ubiquitin is a small protein that can be linked to other cellular proteins, thereby controlling and modulating their functions. The attachment occurs in many...
In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating...
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are...
Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to simulate these confined natural conditions in artificial vesicles for the first time. As reported in the academic journal Small, the results are offering better insight into the development of nanoreactors and artificial organelles.
Enzymes behave differently in a test tube compared with the molecular scrum of a living cell. Chemists from the University of Basel have now been able to...
20.03.2017 | Event News
14.03.2017 | Event News
07.03.2017 | Event News
24.03.2017 | Materials Sciences
24.03.2017 | Physics and Astronomy
24.03.2017 | Physics and Astronomy