Drive ES Basic

Drive ES Basic is a software to start-up, parameterize, optimize and diagnose Siemens drives (DriveMonitor / SIMOCOM U). The Drive startup tools (DriveMonitor; SIMOCOM U/A, Starter) are integral components of Drive ES Basic, thus enabling the user to deal with the drives in the same way as with the Siemens automation technology. Data management of both automation and drive technology is consistent. It guarantees common data archiving. By means of Drive ES, Siemens drives are fully integrated in Totally Integrated Automation

Functions of Drive ES Basic:

  • Processing drive parameter lists

  • Downloading sets of parameters

  • Comparing sets of parameters.

  • Uploading sets of parameters.

  • Basic logic functions of prompted start-up.

  • Technological functions of prompted start-up.

  • Diagnostics: Error and alarm memory, PROFIBUS diagnostics, trace recording and evaluation.

  • Importing sets of parameters.

  • The drive is operated via the drive control panel

  • Exporting sets of parameters.

  • Extensive context-sensitive help functions.

  • Drives being configured like programmable controllers.

  • Common data management together with automation.

  • Communication via Ethernet (routed), PROFIBUS or serial connection.

Benefits for the customers

  • Saving approx. 10 % in engineering time when using Drive ES Basic.

  • Data management of both automation and drive technology integrated in one project.

  • Easier start-up of drives due to same look & feel as of the SIMATIC Manager.

  • The interface need no longer be changed when using PROFIBUS-DP or routed Ethernet.

  • Possible use of teleservice and routing for remote drive maintenance.

  • Easy working due to extensive context-sensitive help functions.

Drive ES Graphic

Drive ES Graphic is a graphical configuring tool to connect function modules being executed in the drive. The tool uses the BinectorConnector functionality (BICO technology) of the drive. Convenient operating modes and print functions complete the Drive ES Graphic capabilities. Drive ES Graphic can only be used for the drive families SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES and SIMOREG DC Master. Using Drive ES Graphic requires a Drive ES Basic and a CFC from V5.1 being installed.

Functions of Drive ES Graphic:

  • Control system flowcharts are files drive-related in SIMATIC CFC format

  • Configuring the drive functions in BICO technology with SIMATIC CFC

  • Offline functionality

  • Testing mode (online functionality) with Change connection, Change value, Activate module

  • Readback and feedback documentation for devices

  • SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES MC from Software Version 1.3

  • SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES VC from Software Version 3.2

  • SIMOREG DC-MASTER from Software Version 1.6

Benefits for the customers

  • Saving approx. 50 -70% in engineering time when using Drive ES Graphic

  • Demanding documentation can be set up easily

  • Clear control system flowcharts

  • Extensive context-sensitive help function available

  • Possible readback from the drive

  • Online testing mode available for fast optimizing

  • Standard plans are available

  • Fast and time-saving configuring

Drive ES Simatic

Drive ES SIMATIC provides function blocks for SIMATIC CPUs which communicate with Siemens drives via PROFIBUS DP (according to the PROFIdrive profile), or execute the proprietary VPP protocol. Sample programs describe their program-technical integration. Communication only has to be configured instead of programmed.The blocks can be used in STEP7 from Version V5.0 while Drive ES SIMATIC replaces the predecessor product DVA-S7.

Functions of the modules created with Drive ES SIMATIC

  • The configuration DBs are generated via the Wizard

  • Read and write process data of freely configurable length and consistence

  • Cyclical and acyclical exchange of parameters

  • Parameters are uploaded from the drive into the CPU

  • Downloading parameters from the CPU to the drive

  • The download DBs can be generated from Drive ES Basic in a user-friendly way by means of a converter

  • Readout fault memories from SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES or SIMOREG DC MASTER

  • Communication watchdog

  • Comprehensive sample projects

Benefits for the customers

  • Time and cost saving program generation by using tested standard blocks

  • Design: Function blocks with instance data; usable in all SIMATIC programming and configuring environments such as LAD, CSF, STL, SCL, CFC; symbolic addressing; online help

  • Modular individual functions for runtime-optimized program generation

  • Data block generator to avoid duplicated entries in hardware configuration and block parameterization

Drive ES PCS7

Drive ES PCS 7 provides both the control module for the drive end and a streamlined faceplate for the operating system for the integration of the drives into the process control system PCS 7.It has never been so easy and user friendly to integrate a Siemens drive into a process control system.

Block functions

  • Drive operator interface in the modes "Control room operation" (manual/automatic) and "On-site operation"

  • Defining standardizable setpoints

  • Transferring freely selectable additional setpoints

  • Graphical display of setpoints and actual values

  • Actual value monitoring to configurable limit values

  • Alarm message to WIN CC

  • Detailed information on drive failure

  • Trend function

Major benefits for the customers

  • Time and cost saving integration of drives in PCS7 by using tested standard blocks