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Entry type: Product note Entry ID: 108993276, Entry date: 03/20/2020

SINAMICS technical documentation

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Irrespective of the particular application, whether you require online help for a specific machine message when operating a product, you wish to take the time and get to know a product or you wish to compile documentation for your own individual purposes: With us, you can find the current editions of technical documentation electronically, on data carrier and printed out.

Change history

2020/03/19 new links to manuals for a firmware version
2019/02/01zipped PDF-Files for SINAMICS S, Version V5.1 is published
2019/01/14 List of printable documents in section "Technical documentation on paper", new link to version V5.2
2018/10/29List of printable documents in section "Technical documentation on paper"
2018/04/26 List of printable documents in section "Technical documentation on paper"
2018/01/09 further links to documentation of new product versions
2017/08/01 List of printable documents in section "Technical documentation on paper"
2017/05/22List of printable documents in section "Technical documentation on paper"
2017/03/032017/List of printable documents in section "Technical documentation on paper"

List of printable documents in section "Technical documentation on paper"


List of printable documents in section "Technical documentation on paper"


Electronic technical documentation (read, load, compile)

In the Siemens Industry Online Support portal, we can provide you with our technical documentation as PDF (download) or for use in My Documentation Manager(configurable documentation). 

How do I find the technical documentation for a product group?

In the Siemens Industry Online Support you filter under entry type "Manual/operating instructions" to the technical documentation that is available:

How do I find the technical documentation for a specific software version?

The technical documents are assigned a product cluster of the corresponding software version. As a consequence, in the Siemens Industry Online Support you can list the documents that belong to a software version if you specify the appropriate product cluster.

Proceed as follows when making your selection (example, SINAMICS S120 manuals for version V4.5):

  1. In "Products", search for "SINAMICS S120 V4.5"
  2. Select the "SINAMICS S120 V4.5" product
  3. Filter according to "Manual" entry type

Examples of links: Product cluster for the technical documentation:















Additionally you will find the complete documentation for SINAMICS S as ZIP file for the languages German, English, Frensh, Italien and Chinese simplified starting from V5.1 here: 109763795.

Technical documentation on data storage medium

When requested, we can also supply our technical documentation on a data storage medium. The SINAMICS Manual Collection addresses all users (manufacturers and end users) of the following SINAMICS products and compatible products:

  • SINAMICS S High Performance Converters
  • SINAMICS G General Performance Converters
  • SINAMICS V Basic Performance Converters
  • SIMOTICS Motors for Motion Control
  • Sensor Systems

You can find the currently available technical documentation in the SINAMICS Manual Collection, in the following languages:

  • German
  • English
  • French     
  • Italian     
  • Spanish and
  • Chinese simplified
  • as well as all other available language versions

combined as PDF files. You can order the SINAMICS Manual Collection in the SIEMENS Mall. 

SINAMICS Manual Collection can be ordered, specifying the content (TOC):



Article number





  toc_sinamics_2014.pdf (50,5 KB)




  toc_sinamics_2013.pdf (82,8 KB)




  toc_sinamics_2012.pdf (61,1 KB)





What are the minimum PC specifications required?

  • a processor with at least 2 GHz and at least 1 GB main memory

  • optional, sufficient free hard disk memory when operating a hard disk

  • color monitor with the recommended screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher

  • Keyboard and mouse that are supported by Microsoft Windows

  • Windows Vista 32 (Ultimate, Business, Enterprise) 

  • Windows XP

  • Windows 7 (Professional, Ultimate, Enterprise) 

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Adobe Reader 9.4 or höher

  • Internet Explorer, Version 8.0 or higher

How do I start the application?

  • It is essential that you close all open Manual Collections
  • Run the setup.msi file
  • Follows the Install wizard

How do I start the application without installation?

  • Run the "START_FROM_DVD.CMD" file

How do I start the application from a network drive?

Copy the contents of the DVD to a subset network. To start the application, run the "START_FROM_Network_Share.cmd" file in the "data" folder. You can find details of how to use the SINAMICS Manual Collection in the help section after starting up the DVD.


Technical documentation on paper

In the PDF files that can be downloaded, you can find an overview about the technical documentation that can be ordered as paper version. Please contact your local contact person for language versions that are not included. Not all documents in the technical documentation can be ordered as paper version. You can find all of the technical documentation in the Siemens Industry Online Support

  docu_sinamics_de-en-it.pdf (99,8 KB) 

Documantion for SIMODRIVE is not orderable any longer but is still available electronically in SIOS.

Documentation for discontinued products can be ordered from the archive by your Siemens Personal Contact.

Legal information

Is it permissible for me to process/edit this technical documentation?

When importing SIEMENS documentation into customer documentation – and possible further processing/editing – it is absolutely crucial that the safety-relevant notes are included and remain visible. Further, the contractual agreements regarding providing documentation on data storage medium apply.

What additional conditions apply when allocating documents?

  1. The customer receives the technical documentation (subsequently called "Documentation") specified in the order acknowledgment electronically or on data storage medium.

  2. Customers have the non-exclusive right, which is not limited from a time perspective, to change in part or to copy documentation (either unchanged or changed), to generate the technical documentation of this machine, which is equipped with electrical equipment from Siemens and the software described in the documentation. Customers are permitted to provide this technical documentation (subsequently called "machine documentation") to third parties on paper or data storage medium.

  3. The customer is solely responsible for the use of unrevised or revised documentation that he includes in his machine documentation.

  4. The customer does not remove the Siemens copyright notices from the documentation. However, if he changes the documentation, then in a suitable form, e.g. using an additional own copyright notice, he will make reference to the fact that he changed this documentation. The customer is not authorized to use the SIEMENS corporate logo and removes this from the parts of the documentation that he copied. When using Siemens trademarks in his machine documentation, he makes reference to the fact that these are trademarks of Siemens AG in a suitable fashion (for example using a note ”SINUMERIK is a registered trademark of Siemens AG”). 

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