Easy selection of basic components. This is the motto of the new "Selection Tool" for power supplies. In just a few intuitive steps, it quickly guides even beginners to the destination: by means of property filters and comparisons or direct selection to the online order or order list. Current product data sheets, manuals and certificates are available as download (without registration) as well as 2D/3D data and circuit diagram macros for more efficient planning and design processes.
Power supplies for applications in automation can be determined using comparatively few parameters and should therefore be as simple as possible to select and purchase - ideally together with all relevant and always the latest information for the configuration and design. Users of SITOP power supplies by Siemens can now do both - with the new SITOP Selection Tool. With it, any SITOP power supply can be selected and ordered quickly, conveniently and precisely via the Internet (see link below), the Industry Mall or the DVD catalog CA 01. Also provided for download is a wide range of device-specific information.
Intuitively to the right Power Supply
On the home page (product overview) of the SITOP Selection Tool, the user first selects either "all power supplies" or a specific product line. The following page offers various technical requirements (filter criteria) for a detailed product selection, among them input voltage (phase, rated value AC and rated value DC), output voltage and current (rated value DC), ambient temperature, installation type and installation width. With each filter criterion, the selection of suitable devices is narrowed down further. Users who know what they want can also directly choose one or several of the pictured power supplies. Changes to the selection parameters can be made at any time; individual filters or all filters at once can be reset. Users who are still not sure can compare multiple devices by means of their technical data - either all properties, only differing properties or only identical properties can be displayed; the desired product or products can then be selected with one mouse click.
Automatic Product List with further Possibilities
The product list generated after that contains all the important data of the products selected (description, order number) and provides additional information such as the AL number of the German export list and the ECCN number (export control classification number) of the US export list. In addition, the quantity required is entered here (and products can also be removed). Users registered with the Siemens Industry Mall can transfer the product list directly to the shopping basket of the Industry Mall and order from there. Alternatively and not requiring a registration, an export of the list to a PDF file with product images or to an editable XLS file for Microsoft Excel can be performed. Both export files can be used for the project documentation and also contain direct links to additional information (described below) for each product. These links greatly shorten the search, if - for example - further data is required afterwards.
More efficient Configuration, Design and Documentation
The additional information can also be manually selected, displayed and saved for each product. Available for selection are:
· Product data sheets; user registered with Service & Support can also receive these in PDF format by e-mail
· 2D and 3D CAx data in DXF or STP format for all standard CAD systems
· Circuit diagram macros in EMA EPLAN format
· Manuals and operating instructions
· Certificates such as product approvals and declarations of conformity
The direct transfer of up-to-date CAx data straight from the manufacturer to CAD and CAE systems (such as AutoCAD or EPLAN Electric P8) simplifies the mechanical and electrical design - making the planning of the plant safer for the configuration and design engineers. Having all product information available at any time makes the complex compilation or at least the lengthy search for it unnecessary and reduces the effort needed for the machine and plant documentation.