With the Simotion D445-2 DP/PN and D455-2 DP/PN multi-axis controller, Siemens Drive Technologies has doubled the maximum quantity structure to 128 axes, compared to the previous generation, and expanded the memory capacity. This has increased the PLC and motion control performance by a factor of 3. As Simotion D4x5-2 integrates the previously optional Profinet I/O interface as standard, a slot becomes available for other expansion options. The onboard interface is equipped with an integrated 3-port switch and facilitates the construction of different network topologies such as line, star or tree structures, without the need for additional external switches. It not only supports real-time, but also isochronous real-time data and can be operated as a controller and/or device. In addition to a Profibus interface, the D4X5-2 also has two Profibus and two Ethernet interfaces, 28 digital I/Os, 16 of which can be used for such technological tasks as the output cams with microsecond resolution.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz