Motor starters, drives, and motion controlsystems with integrated safety functions

Siemens offers a comprehensive product portfolio with integrated safety features that allows the economical implementation of effective safety concepts for each application profile:

  • Motor starters and motor management system for the simplest of movements with fixed speed

  • Frequency converters for variable-speed operation of motors

  • Drives for precise and dynamic positioning and motion control tasks

  • Numerical controls for path control in machine tools and production machines.


The following table provides an overview of which products are available for which applications

Drive applications
with fixed speed

Drive applications
with variable speed

High-performance and motion control applications

Numeric control in machine tools

Fields of
application

Conveyor systems, pumps, aggregates

Conveyor systems, pumps,  extruders, mixers, mills, aggregates

Production machines General mechanical and plant engineering

Machine tools and production machines

Method of
operation

On/off operation or continuous operation with fixed speed

On/off operation with acceleration/braking ramp, continuous duty with variable speeds

Continuous duty with high speed accuracy or cyclic operation with frequent accelerations/slowdowns: positioning, motion control

Interpolating  operation of several feed axes, spindle speed control

Dynamic/
speed accuracy

Minimal

Medium

High to very high

High to very high

Open-loop/
closed-loop control

On/Off

V/f control,
Vector Control

V/f control, Vector Control, Servo Control

Servo Control, interpolation

Products

Motor starters and Motor management systems

Frequency converters

High-performance converters

Numeric controls