Amendment to the EC Dual-Use Regulation / Effects on SIMOTION
Amendment to the EC Dual-Use Regulation
Due to the amendments made to the EC Dual-Use Regulation and the related tightening of export rules for converter systems, the output frequency is limited to 550 Hz as from SINAMICS RT Firmware V4.7 HF7.
This also affects the SIMOTION D versions delivered and older SCOUT engineering packages.
As from SINAMICS RT Firmware V4.7 HF7, the output frequency of SINAMICS S120/S150 Control Units CU310-2 and CU320-2 is limited to 550 Hz (details see also 104020669).
Output frequencies exceeding 550 Hz are only required in a few exceptional cases. If, however, output frequencies exceeding 550 Hz are required for specific applications, you require from now on a license for activation.
Effects on SIMOTION D
The change of the EC Dual-Use Regulation does not affect older SIMOTION D firmware versions (up to and including Firmware V4.4 HF4 / SINAMICS Integrated V4.7 HF1). Only SIMOTION D firmware versions as from Version V4.4 HF6 / SINAMICS Integrated V4.7 HF12 are limited to 550 Hz. If output frequencies exceeding 550 Hz are required for specific applications, the functionality of SIMOTION D / CX32-2 must be activated using the corresponding SIMOTION D license.
SIMOTION D license for high output frequency
With this license, the functionality is activated for all drives which are connected to the SINAMICS Integrated of a SIMOTION D Control Unit as well as the CX32-2 Controller Extensions.
SINAMICS license for high output frequency With this license, the functionality is activated for all drives which are connected to the respective SINAMICS S120 Control Unit CU310-2 or CU320-2.Details see Info 104020669
The high output frequency functionality is subject to export restrictions. This is represented in the licenses and currently comprises the export codes: AL: 3E225, ECCN: N.
If a software (e.g. on DVD) is supplied with firmware which is subject to export limitations, it has the following export codes: AL=3D225, ECCN= N. This is, for example, the case with older SIMOTION SCOUT versions, which still contain a SINAMICS S120 card image (see also "Effects on SIMOTION SCOUT).
The functionality and technology (licenses) are listed in Annex 1 of the EC Dual-Use Regulation and thus subject to approval.
The display of the runtime licenses in the SCOUT licensing dialog are updated after each runup of SINAMICS Integrated and the CX32-2 Controller Extensions.
Effects on SIMOTION SCOUT
The current SIMOTION SCOUT V4.4 HF6 has the export code AL: N, ECCN: N
Older SIMOTION SCOUT versions < V4.4 are already subject to export restrictions, because these delivered versions include SINAMICS S120 card images for CU310-2/CU320-2 respectively CU310/CU320. On account of an amendment to the EC Dual-Use Regulation, the export code for SIMOTION SCOUT < V4.4 has changed from AL: 9I999IR, ECCN: N to AL: 3D225, ECCN: N with the coming into force of the regulation.
|Component||Until Jan. 1, 2015||As from Jan. 1, 2015|
SIMOTION D Firmware≤ V4.4 HF4 and SINAMICS Integrated V4.7 HF1
|Output frequencies > 550 Hz are generally possible||Output frequencies > 550 Hz are generally possible|
(remains unchanged as the firmware is already generally available on the Internet)
SIMOTION D Firmware≥ V4.4 HF6 and SINAMICS Integrated V4.7 HF12
|-||Output frequencies > 550 Hz require a license|
|SIMOTION SCOUT < V4.4||Export code AL: 9I999IR, ECCN: N|
Export code AL: 3D225, ECCN: N
Tighter export code, as SINAMICS S120 card images for CU310-2/CU320-2 resp. CU310/CU320 are stored on the DVD.
|SIMOTION SCOUT ≥ V4.4||Export code AL: N, ECCN: N|
Export code AL: N, ECCN: N
More information regarding this topic is provided on the information leaflets issued by the Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) http://www.bafa.de/ausfuhrkontrolle/de/arbeitshilfen/merkblaetter, in particular on the "Merkblatt zur Ausfuhr von Frequenzumwandlern" (Information leaflet regarding the export of frequency converters).