Smart Motors and Drives with Integrated Sensors and Connectivity

We examine Siemens Sinamics servo drives and Simotics servomotors.

IoT connectivity is increasingly becoming a standard feature for industrial automation components. Smart motors can send condition data directly to a PLC or IoT platform.

Furthermore, there’s a growing trend toward more axes and servos in today’s machine tools.

In this video, we spoke to experts from the Siemens motion control division to learn more about smart motors and drives. The products featured in this video are Sinamics modular servo drives and Simotics synchronous servo motors. These products are designed for machine tool builders and industrial OEMs. 

Written by

James Anderton

Jim Anderton is the Director of Content for Mr. Anderton was formerly editor of Canadian Metalworking Magazine and has contributed to a wide range of print and on-line publications, including Design Engineering, Canadian Plastics, Service Station and Garage Management, Autovision, and the National Post. He also brings prior industry experience in quality and part design for a Tier One automotive supplier.