SINAMICS Startdrive Commissioning Software

SINAMICS Engineering in the TIA Portal

The Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) is the next generation of engineering software for industrial automation. The TIA Portal includes SINAMICS Startdrive to intuitively integrate SINAMICS drives into the automation landscape. The same operating concept, elimination of interfaces and the high user-friendliness make it possible to quickly integrate SINAMICS converters into the automation environment and commission them using the TIA Portal.

Advantages of the TIA-Portal

With the integration of SINAMICS Startdrive, the outstanding user-friendliness of the TIA Portal is now available for drive technology.

  • The same user navigation for control system, HMI and drive technology increases the engineering productivity and reduces the potential for making errors

  • A common hardware configuration for all components of the application

  • Common data management for the control system and inverter in one tool automatically guarantees consistency

  • A common library concept guarantees the simple reusability of the inverter

Convincing features

The functions SINAMICS DCC (SINAMICS Drive Control Chart), Safety Integrated acceptance test and the TIA Portal Openness interface revolutionize the use of drives in the TIA Portal:


  • SINAMICS DCC V15.1 (SINAMICS Drive Control Chart) enables you to create your own and complex technology functions based on graphical signal processing charts with interconnected blocks.

  • By simple graphical configuration, the device functionality can be individually expanded with closed-loop control, mathematical, and logic functions.

Safety Integrated acceptance test

Documentation simplified – the acceptance test with V15.1
One of the highlights of Startdrive V15.1 is the acceptance test for the Safety Integrated Functions of the SINAMICS G120, SINAMICS S120 and SINAMICS S210 family of drives.
According to the machinery directive, safety functions must be accepted, and must be documented in compliance with EN ISO 13849-1 and EN ISO 13849-2.
With the integrated acceptance test, users are navigated in a user-friendly fashion step-by step using graphic screen forms in the TIA Portal.
They are guided through the complete workflow and at the end receive a document that is attached to the machine documentation.


Drive settings can be simply accessed as a result of the
The focus is on digitalization based on these new functions. Using the Openness interface, in the TIA Portal the hardware configuration can be externally accessed along with drive parameters.
This can be used for manufacturers of standard machines to automatically generate projects, for example.
Using an external, custom-specific tool, all information can be transferred to the TIA Portal and the drive is automatically created in the project.
V15.1 provides an external tool to make mass parameter changes. This is used if one or several parameters, in a project with many drives, must be simultaneously changed in several drives.

SINAMICS Startdrive sets itself apart with the following features:

  • All powerful TIA Portal functions are also available for engineering drives

  • High performance trace without additional tool

  • Integrated system diagnostics with inverter messages

  • High performance trace without additional tool

  • Simple configuration of the matching SIMOTICS motors