In the power range from 200 kW upwards SIMOTICS FD is the basis for a complete, cost-effective system comprised of a motor and drive with a high power density. Using a wide range of versions, the motors can be flexibly and efficiently used in the widest range of applications and sectors. The motors are rugged and durable as a result of their cast iron frame. The water-cooled motors allow an extensive range of other applications to be addressed.
SIMOTICS FD motors
SIMOTICS FD motors with cast iron enclosure cover a power range extending from 200 up to 1800 kW – and offer both air-cooled as well as water-cooled versions to address challenging ambient conditions. With the open-circuit air-cooled version in degree of protection IP23, the highest power densities are achieved in clean environments. Almost every customer requirement can be addressed as a result of the platform strategy affording a maximum degree of flexibility.
SIMOTICS FD explosion-protected motors
SIMOTICS FD explosion-protected motors can be deployed in hazardous zones 2 and 22. The motors are certified for ignitable gases or dusts, and satisfy the widest range of explosion protection regulations. These explosion-protected motors are perfectly suitable for converter operation with SINAMICS S/G converters.
SIMOTICS FD marine motors
SIMOTICS FD marine motors have been designed to handle the harsh conditions that prevail on board ships. With specific option packages for essential and non-essential services, our marine motors comply with the regulations of leading marine classification societies. They are characterized by high resistance to aggressive environmental conditions and their compact dimensions as a result of the water-cooled design.
SIMOTICS FD crane motors
SIMOTICS FD crane motors have been specifically designed to address application-specific requirements encountered during hoisting duty in crane installations. They are characterized by high overload capability, wide field weakening range, low moment of inertia and the especially rugged IVIC-C premium insulation system. Increased corrosion protection is available to cope with the most challenging climatic conditions.
SIMOTICS FD energy storage
SIMOTICS FD energy storage is optimized for applications where converter-fed induction motors can be used as kinetic energy storage devices with a high dynamic performance. These rotating energy storage devices without shaft extension can quickly convert a large amount of electrical energy into mechanical energy – and vice versa. Using a dynamic energy management system the infeed power required can be reduced, for example, for presses.
SIMOTICS FD air-cooled version
SIMOTICS FD water-cooled version
SIMOTICS FD - Looks different - offers more!
Increased energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness of firing furnaces at NEUE HALBERG-GUSS GmbH, GermanyReference Neue Halberg-Guss
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SIMOTICS FD – air-cooled, enclosed version with self-ventilation or forced-ventilation: ideal for driving pumps, fans and compressors with square-law characteristic or for constant load torque applications, for instance conveyor belts
SIMOTICS FD – water-cooled version with water jacket cooling or with air-water heat exchanger: optimally adapted to the actual application conditions and for challenging cooling water qualities
SIMOTICS FD – air-cooled, open version with self-ventilation or forced ventilation: optimum for pumps, fans and compressors or with increased power for constant load torque applications, for instance cranes
SIMOTICS FD Energy storage, air-cooled and water-cooled, ideal for kinetic energy storage devices with a high dynamic performance
Integrated Drive System - Pump Application
Completely liquid-cooled system with SINAMICS S120 CM Cabinet Modules
Self ventilation (IC411)
Forced ventilation (IC416)
Water jacket cooling (IC71W)
Heat exchanger (IC86W)
Self ventilation (IC01)
Forced ventilation (IC06)
200 up to 1200 kW
200 up to 1500 kW
200 up to 1800 kW
315, 355, 400, 450
Line supply voltages:
50 Hz line supplies: 400 / 500 / 690 V
60 Hz line supplies: 460 / 575 V (other voltages on request)
750 - 3600
Type of construction:
IM B3, IM B 35, IM V1, IM V15, IM V5, IM V6 acc. to DIN EN 60034-7
Degree of protection:
IP55, IP56 non heavy sea, IP65
Motor specifically designed for converter operation and optimized for SINAMICS converters
Motor specifically designed for converter operation and optimized for SINAMICS converters or motor for line operation (DOL motor) (only IC71W)
Type of bearing:
With SIMOTICS FD, you simply adapt the cooling method to address your particular requirements. You can select between open and enclosed versions – with self-ventilation or forced ventilation. Further, there are also water-cooled versions with water jacket cooling or air-water heat exchangers.
The following characteristic features make SIMOTICS FD a great choice when it comes to the original equipping and retrofit:
High power density but with low envelope dimensions
High overload capability
Low noise level
User friendly terminal box with diagonal split
Flexible terminal box position
Housing design with internal cooling fins
Various encoder systems
Wide range of options with various sector packages
Country- or sector-specific approvals
The combination of SIMOTICS FD and low-voltage frequency converter
SINAMICS G120P Cabinet,
SINAMICS S120 CM or
SINAMICS S150 is especially cost-effective as the motor and drive are precisely coordinated and harmonized with one another. The rated motor currents are adapted to the frequency converter output currents and the motor is designed for the rated frequency converter pulse frequency. This means that the drive is not overdimensioned, and an optimum voltage utilization is ensured with low noise emission when operated from SINAMICS G and SINAMICS S drives.
We offer our highly efficient motors in terms of Integrated Drive Systems to ensure even more energy saving potential. Not only are they perfectly matched to frequency converters, but also to couplings and gear units and seamlessly integrated into the automation landscape. Integrated tools and service concepts over the whole life cycle are also part of it.
Bow thruster drives
in the following sectors: Water & Waste water, Chemical industry, Paper, Oil & Gas, Marine, Cement industry, Mining and Energy.
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