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Sinamics Starter V4.3: A Complete Guide to Siemens Drive Software



What is sinamics starter v4.3.iso and why do you need it?




If you are working with Siemens drives, such as SINAMICS S120, SINAMICS G120, or SINAMICS V90, you might have heard of sinamics starter. It is a software tool that allows you to configure, commission, and diagnose your drives in an easy and efficient way. In this article, we will explain what sinamics starter is, what are its benefits, and how to download and install sinamics starter v4.3.iso on your computer. We will also show you how to use sinamics starter v4.3.iso to set up and test your drives.




sinamics starter v4.3.iso



Introduction




Sinamics starter is a software tool that enables you to configure, commission, and diagnose Siemens drives using a graphical user interface. You can connect your drives to your computer via various communication interfaces, such as PROFIBUS, PROFINET, USB, or Ethernet. You can then access the parameters and functions of your drives, such as speed control, torque control, positioning, safety, communication, diagnostics, etc. You can also monitor the status and performance of your drives, as well as troubleshoot any errors or faults.


Using sinamics starter has many benefits for your drive applications. For example, you can:


  • Save time and effort by using a user-friendly interface that guides you through the configuration and commissioning process.



  • Reduce errors and optimize your drive settings by using predefined templates and wizards.



  • Improve your drive performance and reliability by using advanced technology functions, such as SINAMICS DCC (Drive Control Chart), which allows you to create custom control loops and logic modules.



  • Enhance your drive functionality and compatibility by updating the firmware of your drives.



  • Ensure your drive safety and compliance by using integrated safety functions, such as STO (Safe Torque Off), SS1 (Safe Stop 1), SLS (Safely Limited Speed), etc.



Sinamics starter v4.3 is one of the latest versions of sinamics starter that supports a wide range of Siemens drives. Some of the main features of sinamics starter v4.3 are:


  • Support for SINAMICS S120 firmware V4.7



  • Support for SINAMICS G120 firmware V4.7 SP6



  • Support for SINAMICS V90 firmware V1.02



  • Support for SINAMICS DCC V2.3 SP1



  • Support for SIMATIC CFC V8.1



  • Improved user interface and usability



  • Enhanced diagnostics and troubleshooting functions



  • New templates and wizards for common applications



How to download and install sinamics starter v4.3.iso




If you want to use sinamics starter v4. 3.iso, you need to have a valid engineering license for sinamics starter. You can obtain the license from Siemens Industry Online Support or from your local Siemens representative. You also need to have a compatible operating system, such as Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. To download and install sinamics starter v4.3.iso, follow these steps: - Go to the download page for sinamics starter v4.3.iso and click on the "Download" button. - Save the file to your computer and unzip it using a tool like WinRAR or 7-Zip. - Open the folder and double-click on the "setup.exe" file to start the installation wizard. - Follow the instructions on the screen and accept the terms and conditions. - Choose the components you want to install, such as sinamics starter, SINAMICS DCC, SIMATIC CFC, etc. - Choose the destination folder and click on "Install" to begin the installation process. - Wait for the installation to complete and click on "Finish" to exit the wizard. - To activate the engineering license for sinamics starter, open the "Automation License Manager" from the Start menu and click on "License keys". - Click on "Import license key" and browse to the folder where you saved the license file. - Select the license file and click on "Open" to import it. - You should see a message that says "License key imported successfully". - You can now launch sinamics starter from the Start menu or from the desktop shortcut. How to use sinamics starter v4.3.iso




Once you have installed and activated sinamics starter v4.3.iso, you can start using it to configure and commission your drives. Here are some basic steps to use sinamics starter v4.3.iso:


How to create a project and add devices




A project is a collection of devices that you want to configure and commission using sinamics starter. To create a project and add devices, follow these steps:


- Open sinamics starter and click on "File" > "New" > "Project". - Enter a name for your project and click on "OK". - You will see a blank project window with a toolbar on the top and a device tree on the left. - To add devices to your project, click on the "Add device" button on the toolbar or right-click on the device tree and select "Add device". - You will see a dialog box where you can choose the type of device you want to add, such as SINAMICS S120, SINAMICS G120, or SINAMICS V90. - Select the device type and click on "Next". - You will see another dialog box where you can choose the communication interface for your device, such as PROFIBUS, PROFINET, USB, or Ethernet. - Select the communication interface and click on "Next". - You will see another dialog box where you can enter the address and name of your device, as well as other settings depending on the communication interface you chose. - Enter the required information and click on "Finish". - You will see your device added to the device tree with a green icon indicating that it is online. - You can repeat these steps to add more devices to your project. How to configure the parameters and functions of the devices




Once you have added your devices to your project, you can configure their parameters and functions using sinamics starter. To do this, follow these steps:


- Select the device you want to configure from the device tree and double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Open". - You will see a device window with a toolbar on the top and a parameter tree on the left. - To access the parameters of your device, expand the parameter tree and select the parameter group you want to view or edit, such as Basic settings, Speed control, Torque control, Positioning, Safety, Communication, Diagnostics, etc. - You will see a table with the parameter names, values, units, descriptions, and statuses on the right side of the table. - To edit the value of a parameter, double-click on the value cell or right-click on it and select "Edit". - You will see a dialog box where you can enter the new value or choose from a list of options. - Click on "OK" to confirm the change or "Cancel" to discard it. - You will see the value cell updated with the new value and a yellow icon indicating that it is modified but not yet transferred to the device. - To transfer the modified parameters to the device, click on the "Transfer" button on the toolbar or right-click on the device and select "Transfer". - You will see a dialog box where you can choose to transfer all modified parameters or only selected ones. - Click on "OK" to start the transfer or "Cancel" to abort it. - You will see a progress bar showing the status of the transfer and a message indicating whether it was successful or not. - You will also see the yellow icons disappear from the modified parameters and a green icon indicating that they are synchronized with the device. - You can repeat these steps to configure other parameters and functions of your device. How to test and troubleshoot the devices




After you have configured your devices, you can test and troubleshoot them using sinamics starter. To do this, follow these steps:


- Select the device you want to test or troubleshoot from the device tree and double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Open". - You will see a device window with a toolbar on the top and a parameter tree on the left. - To test your device, click on the "Test" button on the toolbar or right-click on the device and select "Test". - You will see a dialog box where you can choose to test different functions of your device, such as Start/Stop, Jog, Reference, Setpoint, etc. - Select the function you want to test and click on "OK". - You will see a control panel where you can execute the function and monitor the results, such as speed, torque, current, voltage, etc. - You can also use the oscilloscope function to display graphical curves of different signals over time. - To stop the test, click on the "Stop" button on the control panel or press Esc on your keyboard. - To troubleshoot your device, click on the "Diagnostics" button on the toolbar or right-click on the device and select "Diagnostics". - You will see a dialog box where you can choose to view different diagnostic information of your device, such as Faults, Alarms, Warnings, Events, etc. - Select the information you want to view and click on "OK". - You will see a table with the diagnostic codes, messages, timestamps, and statuses of your device. - You can also use the help function to get more details and suggestions for each diagnostic code. - To clear the diagnostic information, click on the "Clear" button on the table or right-click on the device and select "Clear diagnostics". - You can repeat these steps to test and troubleshoot other devices in your project. Conclusion




In this article, we have explained what sinamics starter v4.3.iso is and why you need it for your Siemens drive applications. We have also shown you how to download and install sinamics starter v4.3.iso on your computer, how to create a project and add devices, how to configure the parameters and functions of the devices, and how to test and troubleshoot the devices using sinamics starter. We hope you have found this article helpful and informative.


Here are some tips and best practices for using sinamics starter v4.3.iso:


  • Before using sinamics starter, make sure you have a valid engineering license and a compatible operating system.



  • Before configuring and commissioning your devices, make sure you have the correct firmware version and communication interface for your devices.



  • Before transferring the parameters to your devices, make sure you have saved your project and backed up your data.



  • Before testing and troubleshooting your devices, make sure you have followed the safety precautions and instructions for your devices.



  • If you encounter any problems or errors while using sinamics starter, refer to the help function or the online support for more information and solutions.



If you have any feedback or questions about this article or sinamics starter v4.3.iso, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact us via email. We would love to hear from you and help you with your drive applications.


FAQs




What are the system requirements for sinamics starter v4.3.iso?




The system requirements for sinamics starter v4.3.iso are as follows:


ComponentRequirement


Operating systemWindows 7 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 8.1 (32-bit or 64-bit), Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit)


ProcessorIntel Core i3 or higher


Memory4 GB RAM or higher


Disk space10 GB free disk space or higher


Display1024 x 768 pixels or higher


Communication interfacePROFIBUS, PROFINET, USB, Ethernet


LicensingSinamics starter engineering license


What are the differences between sinamics starter v4.3 and v4.4?




Sinamics starter v4.4 is the latest version of sinamics starter that supports more Siemens drives and has more features and improvements than sinamics starter v4.3. Some of the differences between sinamics starter v4.3 and v4.4 are:


  • Sinamics starter v4.4 supports SINAMICS S120 firmware V5.1, SINAMICS G120 firmware V5.1 SP1, SINAMICS V90 firmware V1.03, SINAMICS DCC V2.5 SP1, SIMATIC CFC V8.2 SP1, etc.



  • Sinamics starter v4.4 has a new user interface design and layout that is more intuitive and user-friendly.



  • Sinamics starter v4.4 has more templates and wizards for common applications, such as conveyor belts, pumps, fans, etc.



  • Sinamics starter v4.4 has more diagnostics and troubleshooting functions, such as fault history, fault statistics, fault analysis, etc.



  • Sinamics starter v4.4 has more technology functions, such as SINAMICS DCC Editor, SINAMICS DCC Online Monitor, SINAMICS DCC Online Debugger, etc.



  • Sinamics starter v4.4 has more safety functions, such as SBC (Safe Brake Control), SSM (Safe Speed Monitor), SLI (Safely Limited Increment), etc.



How to update the firmware of the devices using sinamics starter?




To update the firmware of your devices using sinamics starter, follow these steps:


- Download the firmware file for your device from Siemens Industry Online Support or from your local Siemens representative. - Save the file to your computer and unzip it if necessary. - - Open sinamics starter and select the device you want to update from the device tree. - Right-click on the device and select "Update firmware". - You will see a dialog box where you can browse to the folder where you saved the firmware file. - Select the firmware file and click on "Open". - You will see another dialog box where you can choose to update the firmware of the device or the control unit or both. - Select the option you want and click on "OK". - You will see a progress bar showing the status of the update and a message indicating whether it was successful or not. - You will also see the firmware version of your device updated in the device window. - You can repeat these steps to update the firmware of other devices in your project. How to use sinamics DCC with sinamics starter?




Sinamics DCC (Drive Control Chart) is a software tool that allows you to create custom control loops and logic modules for your Siemens drives using graphical blocks. You can use sinamics DCC with sinamics starter to enhance your drive functionality and compatibility. To use sinamics DCC with sinamics starter, follow these steps:


- Open sinamics starter and select the device you want to use with sinamics DCC from the device tree. - Right-click on the device and select "Open DCC". - You will see a DCC window with a toolbar on the top and a block library on the left. - To create a control loop or a logic module, drag and drop the blocks from the block library to the workspace on the right. - To connect the blocks, click on the output port of one block and drag it to the input port of another block. - To edit the properties of a block, double-click on it or right-click on it and select "Properties". - You will see a dialog box where you can enter or change the parameters, signals, labels, etc. of the block. - Click on "OK" to confirm the changes or "Cancel" to discard them. - To test your control loop or logic module, click on the "Test" button on the toolbar or right-click on the workspace and select "Test". - You will see a dialog box where you can choose to test your control loop or logic module online or offline, as well as other settings such as simulation time, sampling time, etc. - Click on "OK" to start the test or "Cancel" to abort it. - You will see a test window where you can monitor and control your control loop or logic module, as well as display graphical curves of different signals over time. - To stop the test, click on the "Stop" button on the test window or press Esc on your keyboard. - To transfer your control loop or logic module to your device, click on the "Transfer" button on the toolbar or right-click on the workspace and select "Transfer". - You will see a dialog box where you can choose to transfer your control loop or logic module to the device or the control unit or both. - Click on "OK" to start the transfer or "Cancel" to abort it. - You will see a progress bar showing the status of the transfer and a message indicating whether it was successful or not. - You will also see your control loop or logic module added to the parameter tree of your device with a blue icon indicating that it is transferred. - You can repeat these steps to create and transfer more control loops and logic modules to your device using sinamics DCC. How to get support for sinamics starter?




If you need any support for sinamics starter, you can contact Siemens Industry Online Support or your local Siemens representative. You can also use the following resources to get more information and help for sinamics starter:


  • The help function of sinamics starter, which you can access by clicking on the "Help" button on the toolbar or pressing F1 on your keyboard.



  • The online manual of sinamics starter, which you can access by clicking on the "Manual" button on the toolbar or right-clicking on the device and selecting "Manual".



  • The online forum of sinamics starter, which you can access by clicking on the "Forum" button on the toolbar or visiting https://support.industry.siemens.com/tf/ww/en/posts/sinamics-starter/.



  • The online videos of sinamics starter, which you can access by clicking on the "Videos" button on the toolbar or visiting https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLm8tZzix8Q7oJjR6LgGtWfLgjt6QJ4dZp.






This is the end of the article. Thank you for reading and I hope you have learned something new and useful about sinamics starter v4.3.iso. If you have any feedback or questions, please leave a comment below or contact me via email. I would love to hear from you and help you with your drive applications. dcd2dc6462


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