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Entry type: Download Entry ID: 109762626, Entry date: 03/22/2019

SINAMICS S120 Firmware Version 5.2 HF4

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You can find the SINAMICS S120 firmware version 5.2 HF4 here.

The version designation on the memory card (CF) is SINAMICS S120 V05.02.00.04.
The internal version number of the firmware is SINAMICS S120 V05.20.29.13.
When upgrading, please observe the instructions for the firmware update.

Functional content and hardware support
A slide with the description of the most important functional contents can be found in Product notification 109762624.
With HF4 new order numbers for electronic licenses (eCoL) were introduced. This makes it possible to obtain the certificates electronically instead of in paper form. Further details are summarized in the following slide set:

 Registrierung notwendig  SINUMERIK-SIMOTION-SINAMICS--Electronic-CoL_en.pptx (4,9 MB)

Third-party software - license conditions and copyright notes
You can find the copyright notes on the third-party software, especially Open Source Software, as well as applicable license conditions for this type of third-party software in the READ_OSS.HTM file.

Special note for resellers
The information and the license conditions in the READ_OSS.HTM file must be passed on to the purchasing party to avoid license infringements by the reseller or purchasing party.

Availability of the source code
Some license conditions of third-party software components used in this product may oblige us to provide you with the source text and further information for these components. You can find this information either directly on the product itself or with the product (e.g. on a mass storage medium, DVD). Should this not be possible due to technical reasons, Siemens will send you this OSS Source Code against payment of the handling expenses. Please contact the address specified at the end of this section regarding this matter.

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 Registrierung notwendig  ReadMe_OSS.zip (314.2 KB)

Corrected functional restrictions (Hot Fixes)

 Registrierung notwendig  S120_Corrected_Functional_Restrictions_V5_2_HF_en.xlsx (21,7 KB)

Supplementary conditions and functional restrictions of Main Version

 Registrierung notwendig  SINAMICS_V52_HF1_Randbedingungen_de.pdf (8.0 KB)

Instructions to update the firmware of the SINAMICS S120 CU320-2 and CU310-2

 Registrierung notwendig  Instructions_Firmware_Update_S120.doc (2,0 MB)

SINAMICS S120 firmware version V5.2 HF4 for CU320-2 and CU310-2

 Registrierung notwendig  SINAMICS_S120_FW_V5_2_HF4.zip (121,6 MB)

From version V4.7 HF7, the runtime SINAMICS S120 firmware as download is not subject to any export restrictions, as the output frequency has been limited to 550 Hz. It is not subject to the Iran embargo, and is not listed in the EC Dual Use regulation. (AL = N).

It does not involve a US product (ECCN = N).
If higher output frequencies are required, then the "High output frequency" license must be purchased, article number: 6SL3074-0AA02-0AA0.
It can also be ordered as Z option J01 together with the CF card (see 104020669).
The "High output frequency" license is subject to export restrictions, and currently has export code: AL:3E225, ECCN: N SH code: 0.

As an alternative to this firmware download, a new memory card (CF) with the following order number can be used:
Article number: 6SL3054-0FC00-1BA0 (without performance expansion)
Article number: 6SL3054-0FC01-1BA0 (with performance expansion) 

Fault and alarm lists
The "alarmlist_*.xml" are not necessary for the correct operation of the firmware and the associated STARTER. They only contain a text-based export of the "Alarm messages" of the S120 in the "xml" format (this format guarantees a correct text-based representation, independent of the wide range of fonts that exist worldwide; this means that they can be converted error-free into other formats).

Customers occasionally request this exported text so that they can use it in their own applications or integrate it into external devices. As a consequence, as far as the S120 product is concerned, no additional support can be provided here.

 Registrierung notwendig  S120_V5_2_HF1_alarmlist.zip (2.5 MB)

GSD files for integrating projects into PROFIBUS configuring tools
The PROFIBUS GSD files are saved on the SINAMICS S120 CompactFlash card under the following path:
However, they can also be downloaded: (see 49216293 )

GSDML files for integrating projects into PROFINET configuring tools
The PROFINET GSDML files are saved on the SINAMICS S120 CompactFlash card under the following path:
However, they can also be downloaded: (see 49217480)

EDS files for integrating projects into CANopen configuring tools
See entry 48802094 

Security information
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