Drive System Takes on Horizontal Conveyor Applications

April 9, 2021

With its Sinamics G115D, Siemens is introducing a compact and powerful drive system specifically designed for horizontal conveyor applications. The drive system comprises the motor, drive, and gearbox in one unit and is offered in two versions: wall-mounted and motor-mounted. 


The Sinamics G115D drive system offers a high IP protection class (up to IP66 / UL Type 4X) and is suitable for use in harsh environments. With its small size, the G115D can be easily installed in confined areas and also operates reliably over a wide temperature range of  -22 to 131°F (-30 to 55°C), enabling operation in deep freezing applications.


Sinamics G115D is great for applications in intra-logistics and airports, as well as in the automotive and food and beverage industries. Its power ranges from 0.37 to 7.5 kilowatts (1/2 to 10 hp) for wall-mount applications and 0.37 to 4 kilowatts (1/2 to 5 hp) for motor-mounted applications. The drive system can be put into operation quickly and easily with comprehensive integration into the Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) portal including Startdrive commissioning software or the Sinamics Smart Access Module (SAM) web-server for Wi-Fi setup and diagnostics. To be prepared for digital transformation and to enable cloud-based analysis, the system is integrated into the entire MindConnect portfolio and is compatible with MindSphere applications such as Analyze MyDrives.


Thanks to Profisafe, the Sinamics G115D has Safety Integrated in the form of STO (Safe Torque Off) SIL2, which standardizes and facilitates the certification process. For flexibility in terms of installation, service, and maintenance, the solution is fitted with a plug-in connector and flexible connection possibilities. The device is particularly suitable for interaction with Simatic controllers such as the Simatic S7-1200 or Simatic ET200 for motion control.


Siemens offers warranty extensions for Sinamics G115D through its Service Protect package. As part of this service package, an additional one or two-year warranty extension may be purchased for failure coverage. The package offers simplified processing under normal warranty conditions for an extended period.

  • Flying restart
  • Automatic restart
  • BICO technology
  • Bult-in conveyor technology functions
  • Free function blocks
  • Motor and machine encoder evaluation
  • Integrated braking resistor
  • Integrated 180V DC motor holding brake (optional 480Vac)
  • Optional: repair switch, local/remote switch, 24Vdc power supply


  • Intralogistics
  • Airports
  • Food & Beverage
  • Automotive
Distributed: motor or wall-mounted
Supply Voltage/Power Range
3AC 380 to 480V ± 10%Motor-mounted: 0.5 to 5 Hp  (0.37 to 4 kW)Wall-mounted: 0.5 to 10 Hp  (0.37 to 7.5 kW)
Control Methods

V/Hz, FCC, ECO, SLVC sensorless vector control

Overload Capability
200% 3 s, 150% 57 s, every 300 s
PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, AS-Interface or IO controlled
Motor Compatibility
IE2/IE3 asynchronous, IE4 synchronous reluctance motors
Compatible Gearboxes
Helical, parallel shaft, bevel, helical worm
Degree of ProtectionMotor-mounted: IP55 (limited by motor) or optional IP65 / UL rating follows geared motor (compact system)Wall-mounted: IP65 (connected version) or AP66 (gland version) / UL type 4x
Temperature Range
-30° to 55°C (>40°C with Derating)
Commissioning/Configuration Tools
DT Configurator, Smart Access Module, Startdrive/TIA Portal
Integrated Safety Technology
Safe Torque Off (with PROFINET)
Standards Compliance
UL (UL61800-5-1), cUL, CE, C-Tick (RCM), EAC, KCC, SEMI F47, REACH