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2nd Quarter
2014
     
   

Siemens Solutions

In today’s competitive industrial environment, successful companies demand greater efficiencies and productivity. Siemens innovative Totally Integrated Automation solutions provide unparalleled performance at value-based pricing, resulting in a high Return on Investment (ROI).

If you have not visited the Siemens product line lately, you are in for a pleasant surprise. With Siemens new state-of-the-art modular and compact industrial automation and control products that reduce panel space, lower wiring costs, provide diagnostics and save energy you will be on-time, on budget and on-spec in any application every time.

Schedule an appointment with Fromm Electric’s Automation and Control Specialists and let us show you what is new in the Siemens product line and the benefits it can offer.

We sincerely look forward to providing a Siemens solution for you.

Len J. Ramirez, Sr.
lramirez@frommelectric.com
800-360-4441 x5118

 

Product Spotlight

SIRIUS Compact-Hybrid Motor Starters – now with Safety!

The new SIRIUS 3RM1 Motor Starters are just 22.5mm for both direct and reversing applications up to 3HP 460V. In addition, thanks to their use of hybrid switching technology, they have all the benefits of relay and semiconductor technology, which includes a longer life, cooler running equipment and increased energy efficiency.

Safe Shut Down

To meet the requirements for Safe Shut Down, Sirius 3RM1 Motor Starters are available in a safety version. They can be used in combination with the modular safety relays to easily implement locally limited safety applications. The 4 in 1 starters combine the functionality of direct or reversing starters, suitable for safety applications up to SIL 3/Pl e/Cat 4 and offer solid state overload protection with ATEX certification up to SIL 2.

The redundant safety contactor is built-in! What a great way to save space in a control panel!

More information on SIRIUS Compact-Hybrid Motor Starters

More information on all SIEMENS Industrial Control Products

 

Operator Interfaces

Award Winning HMI Panels & HMI Software

At Siemens, we offer “Best-in-Class” Operator Interfaces engineered to meet the increasingly complex visualization needs for today’s technologically advanced machines and systems. Our award winning Comfort Panels and WinCC engineering software in the TIA Portal provide a complete, integrated, solution that saves you time and money.


HMI Panels

Our operator interface HMI Panels are easy-to-use, can be used with 3rd party connectivity, offer quality and reliability, and unmatched value and performance.


HMI Software

Our SIMATIC HMI Software covers the whole range of engineering and visualization software for the Human Machine Interface.


HMI Panels for Special Requirements

Siemens offers HMI panel operator interfaces with stainless steel fronts for the food & beverage industry and dust-tight and water-jet protected devices with a rugged aluminum casing in the high IP65 protection class for hazardous areas.

Contact Steve Zelusky, Kirk Ericsson or Len J. Ramirez, Sr. to discuss how Siemens products will easily integrate into your existing applications.

Steve Zelusky
szelusky@frommelectric.com
800-360-4441 x5113

Len J. Ramirez, Sr.
lramirez@frommelectric.com
800-360-4441 x5118

Kirk Ericsson
kericsson@frommelectric.com
800-360-4441 x5116

 

3RA6 Compact Starter System

Intelligent Simplicity

The Siemens Compact Starters feature MSP, Contactor and Overload Relay functionality bundled in a single starter system. This reduces installation and wiring overhead and creates more space in the control cabinet. The new Compact Starter offers five wide current setting ranges up to 32A @600V as well as three wide control voltage ranges for AC/DC current with 24, 42-70 and 110-240 Volts.

The Advantages at a Glance:

  • Compact and consistent dimensions for direct and reversing starters requires less space in the control cabinet
  • A single compact device – with only one order number – reduces Engineering and installation labor
  • Wide voltage and setting range keeps the number of variations low
  • Integrated functionality, such as end of service life indicator, enhances plant availability
  • Removable terminals facilitate fast device swapping
  • Associated SIRIUS 3RA6 Infeed system permits efficient power distribution
  • Optional AS-Interface module enables integration in Totally Integrated Automation
  • Up to 80% energy savings when compared to conventional starters

The 3RA6 Compact Starter System can be used in a variety of applications:

  • Self-protected Combination Starter, Type E
  • Motor Starter in Group Installations.
  • Suitable for Tap Conductor protection in Group applications

More information on all SIEMENS Industrial Control Products

 

SIRIUS Soft Starters for Motors

A Gentle Approach is Always the Best

Three-phase motors represent the most favored type of drive concept. Direct starting or star-delta starting is, in many cases, not the best solution. Such methods often result in unpleasant side-effects such as mechanical impacts inside the machine or voltage dips in the power supply system.

Our new SIRIUS family of soft starters is a comprehensive range of products covering all the standard and high-feature motor-starting applications. The advantages of soft start-up and smooth ramp-down with these devices can therefore be exploited in the most varied of applications for simple and economically efficient machinery and equipment layouts.


SIRIUS 3RW Soft Starters

The Ideal Starter for Every Application

SIRIUS 3RW soft starters are a cost-effective alternative to using direct or wye-delta starters for starting three-phase motors. They avoid undesirable side effects such as mechanical bumps in the machine and mechanics or voltage drops in the mains supply. The soft start in control cabinets can be implemented in almost any application in a simple and practical way with our complete soft starter range.

Advantages at a Glance:

  • Soft start and soft stop
  • Smooth starting, without steps
  • Reduced current peaks
  • Avoidance of line voltage fluctuations during start-up
  • Reduced load on the power supply system
  • Reduced mechanical load in the drive
  • Considerable space savings and reduced wiring compared to other starters
  • Maintenance-free switching
  • Ease of handling
  • Perfectly matched with SIRIUS devices for the control cabinet

SIRIUS 3RW44 Soft Starter with Profinet

Start a more efficient future with the SIRIUS 3RW44 Soft Starter.

Contact Steve Zelusky, Kirk Ericsson or Len J. Ramirez, Sr. to discuss how Siemens products will easily integrate into your existing applications.

Steve Zelusky
szelusky@frommelectric.com
800-360-4441 x5113

Len J. Ramirez, Sr.
lramirez@frommelectric.com
800-360-4441 x5118

Kirk Ericsson
kericsson@frommelectric.com
800-360-4441 x5116

 

SITOP Power Supplies

Continuous 24 volts supply with every switched mode power supply Unit

Because of its reputation, our SITOP switched mode power supplies are globally recognized for their high reliability and for their coping with critical network conditions. Our full range of switched mode power supplies provide a controlled 24vdc power supply and other input voltages. Our unique spectrum of DC-UPS and expansion modules extends our power supply range to protect the 24 Volt supply against mains problems and problems on the DC side.

You can find additional information and ordering options for the individual SITOP products SITOP Selection Tool. The SITOP Selection Tool also supports you in selecting your product.


SITOP Lite

Cost-Effective Basic Power Supply

The new range of power supplies is designed for standard requirements in industrial environments and offers all important functions at a favorable price, of course without compromising quality and the proverbial SITOP reliability. The wide-range input with manual switchover supports connection to a wide range of 1-phase supply systems. Thanks to the narrow width, the primary switched-mode regulators require little space on the DIN rail and can be easily integrated. Low thermal losses in the control cabinet. Short-circuit and overload protection as well as UL approval for export ensure problem-free use.

The Advantages at a Glance:

  • 24V/2.5A, 5A and 10A for industrial applications with standard requirements
  • 1-phase wide-range input with manual switchover
  • Narrow mounting width
  • High degree of efficiency
  • Green LED for "24V OK"
  • Parallel connection possible
  • No lateral installation clearances required
  • Ambient temperature range of 0°C to 6°C (from 45°C with de-rating)
  • Cooling through natural convection
  • Short-circuit and overload protection
  • Certification in accordance with CE and cULus
PSU100L 24V/2.5 A PSU100L 24V/5A PSU100L 24V/10A

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Contact Our Specialists

Siemens Automation and Control Sales and Support Team Contact information

Our ability to serve you with SIEMENS Control has been enhanced with coverage and inventory through Fromm's Lebanon branch. Please join us in welcoming Alan Staub and his branch to the SIEMENS Control Distributor team, an additional location to serve you and help make each project a success. With this in mind, the following list will highlight key locations and Fromm associates representing SIEMENS Power, Control and Automation.

We encourage you to contact us for both pre and post-sales commercial and technical support and for application consultation for hardware and software planning, sustainability, enhancement, migration and replacement.

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