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Release for general availability for SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER V4.2 and additive SSPs

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With this update, STARTER V4.2 including the additive SINAMICS Support Packages (SSP)

  • SSP SINAMICS V4.4
  • SSP SINAMICS MV V4.4
  • SSP SINAMICS G120 V4.4

 are released for delivery.

STARTER V4.2 is backwards compatible to the previous STARTER versions and replaces these.

The following drive systems are supported (the versions that have been newly added are shown in bold):

  • MICROMASTER 4th Generation
  • SINAMICS DCM with Firmware V1.1 and V1.2
  • SIMATIC ET200S FC with firmware V1.0.x and V3.0.x
  • SIMATIC ET200pro FC with firmware V3.0.x
  • SINAMICS G110 with firmware V1.0.x and V1.1.x
  • SINAMICS G110D with Firmware V3.3.x and V3.4.x
  • SINAMICS G120 with Firmware V2.0.x, V2.1.x, V3.0.x, V3.1.x, V3.2.x, V4.2, V4.3.0, V4.3.2 and (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS G120C with Firmware (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS G120D with firmware V3.0.x, V3.1.x, V3.2.x
  • SINAMICS G130 with Firmware V2.1.x, V2.2.x, V2.3.x, V2.4.x, V2.5.1, V2.6.1 and V2.6.2
  • SINAMICS G130 with Firmware V4.3.1, V4.3.2 and (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS G150 with Firmware V2.1.x, V2.2.x, V2.3.x, V2.4.x, V2.5.1, V2.6.1 and V2.6.2
  • SINAMICS G150 with Firmware V4.3.1, V4.3.2 and (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS GM150 with Firmware V2.5.1, V2.6.1 and V2.6.2
  • SINAMICS GM150 with Firmware V4.3.1 and (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS GL150 with Firmware V2.5.1, V2.6.1 and V2.6.2
  • SINAMICS GL150 with Firmware V4.3.1 and (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS S110 with Firmware V4.1, V4.3.1, V4.3.2 and (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS S120 with Firmware V2.1.x, V2.2.x, V2.3.x, V2.4.x, V2.5.1, V2.6.1 and V2.6.2
  • SINAMICS S120 with Firmware V4.3.1, V4.3.2 and (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS S150 with Firmware V2.1.x, V2.2.x, V2.3.x, V2.4.x, V2.5.1, V2.6.1 and V2.6.2
  • SINAMICS S150 with Firmware V4.3.1, V4.3.2 and (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS SL150 with Firmware V4.3.1 and (with SSP) V4.4
  • SINAMICS SM120 with Firmware (with SSP) V4.4

Additional details regarding the supported drive systems can be taken from the following Excel overview.

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The following extended functionality is available in version V4.2

  • Cross-device STARTER extended functionality

    • Windows 7 support for the 32-bit versions, Professional and Ultimate
    • Integrated driver for the CP5711 (USB --> PROFIBUS DP)
    • Device list of all installed device types and firmware versions
    • Revised Expert list with direct filter using Excel(with SSP) V4.4
    • Expert list can be directly called from the PNV (Project Navigator)
    • Cross-device watch tables (cross-device, user-defined parameter and value lists)
    • Alternative access points (device-granular) for the communication between drive and STARTER
    • Factory templates for trace parameterizations
    • Safety acceptance reports are integrated in STARTER and are automatically filled with the Safety parameter settings
       
  • SINAMICS S110

    • Support for the new Control Unit CU305 PN
    • SAM (Safe Acceleration Monitor) encoderless for induction motors
    • SDI (Safe Direction) for synchronous motors (with encoder) and induction motors (with encoder and encoderless)

    The new firmware version V4.4 for the series of SINAMICS S110 devices will be supported by the SSP SINAMICS V 4.4 integrated in STARTER Setup. The SSP is automatically installed at the same time using the STARTER Setup, as long as a checkmark has been entered to select the function.

    More detailed information regarding the drive functions in the current SINAMICS Firmware V4.4 for SINAMICS S110 is provided in the delivery release for SINAMICS S110 Firmware V4.4 under 48586322
     

  • SINAMICS S120/S150/G130/G150/GM150/GL150/SL150/SM120
    • Support of the new Control Units CU320-2 PN, CU310-2 DP and CU310-2 PN
    • Device replacement dialog from CU3xx to CU3xx-2 for SINAMICS S120
    • Device and DO import also without prior configuration of a drive is possible (insertion folders are all always available)
    • OA applications that can be subsequently loaded
    • SAM (Safe Acceleration Monitor) encoderless for induction motors
    • SDI (Safe Direction) for synchronous motors (with encoder) and induction motors (with encoder and encoderless)

The new Firmware Version V4.4 for the devices series

  • SINAMICS S120/S150/G130/G150 are supported by the SSP SINAMICS V4.4 integrated in the STARTER-Setup
  • GM150/GL150/SL150/SM120 are supported by the SSP SINAMICS MV V4.4 integrated in the STARTER-Setup

These SSPs are automatically installed at the same time using the STARTER Setup, as long as a checkmark has been entered to select the function.

More detailed information regarding the drive functions in the current SINAMICS Firmware V4.4 is provided in the delivery release for SINAMICS S120 Firmware V4.4 under 48587061

  • SINAMICS G110/G120/G120C
  • New series of SINAMICS G120C devices including communication via USB (native)
  • New FW version V4.4 for SINAMICS G120 with CU230P-2 and CU240x-2 including communication via USB (native)
  • Trace for all SINAMICS G120 with FW version V4.4 ff.

The new Firmware version V4.4 for the series of SINAMICS G120C and SINAMICS G120 devices with CU230P-2 and CU240x-2 is supported by the SSP SINAMICS G120 V4.4 integrated in STARTER-Setup. The SSP is automatically installed using the STARTER Setup, as long as a checkmark has been entered to select the function.

More detailed information regarding the drive functions of a:

  • G120 with CU230P-2 is provided e.g. in the delivery release for SINAMICS G120 with CU230P-2 under 36635514

Information on DCC SINAMICS

To use DCC SINAMICS V2.1, a license is required.

When DCC SINAMICS is upgraded from version V2.0 SP5 (STARTER V4.1.5.5) to V2.1, but CFC V7.0 SP1 HF5 is kept, then the license for SINAMICS DCC V2.0 SP5 (CFC for SINAMICS V7.0) can still be used. In order that the full functional scope of DCC V2.1 can be used, CFC V7.1 SP2 HF2 must be installed. In this case, the "CFC for SINAMICS V7.1" license is required (mandatory). This CFC version V7.1 SP2 HF2 is also included on the STARTER-DVD.

In order to purchase licenses the corresponding product DCC SINAMICS (6AU1810-1HA21-0XA0 ) or DCC SIMOTION with license must be ordered. DCC SIMOTION includes the license for DCC SIMOTION and DCC SINAMICS. As an alternative, for DCC SINAMICS V2.1, (as interim solution) a dedicated license stick "CFC for SINAMCIS V7.1" (6AU1810-1HA21-0XB0) can also be ordered.

With the setup for STARTER V4.2, the DCC libraries (DCB) are automatically installed and optionally also with the DCC Editor (CFC). It is then no longer necessary to separately install the DCC-DVD that can be ordered. Only the license must always be separately installed.

Installation versions

STARTER can be operated in the following installation versions:

  • STARTER Standalone

  • STARTER integrated in DriveES for applications with SIMATIC S7

  • STARTER integrated in SIMOTION SCOUT or SIMATIC S7 technology

Channels for purchasing/obtaining SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER

  • This (the current) STARTER version can be ordered under order number (MLFB) 6SL3072-0AA00-0AG0 as DVD incl. the license certificate. A license fee of €26 will be invoiced for order handling.
  • This actual STARTER Version (V4.2 or more recent) can also be downloaded under 26233208 Anybody can download this STARTER version who already has a STARTER license certificate, any version.

SINAMICS MICROMASTER STARTER can be used at no charge.

Information on installing and opening existing projects

STARTER V4.2 can only be installed on the PC/PG with administrator rights. User rights are sufficient when using STARTER (exception: Adding additional PG/PC interfaces).

STARTER V4.2 has only one setup for both installation versions ("STARTER standalone" and "STARTER DriveES").

  • If STEP 7 with Drive ES Basic is not available, then the Standalone version will be installed on your computer.
  • If a STEP 7 installation with Drive ES Basic is on your computer, the Drive ES version is installed/updated.

Help

A Guided Tour can be downloaded (refer to 21110668) to get to know STARTER more easily.

Notes regarding STARTER and other engineering software

Simultaneous operation of the versions STARTER, SIMOTION SCOUT and SIMATIC S7 technology on a PC/PG in a common partition is not supported.

Minimum system prerequisites

The following minimum prerequisites must be maintained: 

  • Hardware
    • PG or PC with Pentium III min. 1 GHz (recommended >1 GHz)
    • Working memory 1 GB (recommended 2 GB)
    • Screen resolution 1024 × 768 pixels, 16-bit color depth
    • Free hard disk memory space: min. 3 GB;
       
  • Software
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (PCS7)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
    • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2*) and SP3
    • Microsoft Windows VISTA Business SP1**)
    • Microsoft Windows VISTA Ultimate SP1**)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (32 Bit)
    • Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer V6.0 or higher

    *) restricted test scope
    **) extremely restricted test scope

The following languages are supported

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Detailed information regarding the compatibility of STARTER is also available under 26504133  For more detailed information, please contact your local Siemens office.

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