Siemens Shortens Lead Time on Simotics 1FK7 Servomotors
Siemens Industry Inc., Atlanta, Ga., is renewing its customer pledge to manufacture and deliver its popular line of SIMOTICS 1FK7 servomotors in shortened time. Using a configurable options menu to exactly build the motor required, customers can now place an order for any first generation 1FK7 servomotor and have it drop-shipped in three weeks. This new service applies to over 100,000 possible configurations, including all compact (CT) and high-dynamic (HD) servomotors in the 1FK7 family.
With a total of 6,150 option pairings and 18 color choices, SIMOTICS servomotors in the 1FK7 family can be configured to 110,700 possible designs. Options include stall torque and RPM rating, encoder style and bit resolution, holding brake functionality, shaft style, IP rating, AC line supply voltage, and electronic nameplate recognition via Drive-Cliq. 1FK7 geared motor options and second generation 1FK7 servomotors are not included in this program.
Siemens is making this service available to customers in the U.S. market. With the Simotion motion controller and the Sinamics S drive system stocked in the United States, Siemens is now able to supply complete motion control systems in three weeks lead time.
According to Arun Jain, general manager, Siemens Motion Control Business, “We have made the commitment to significantly shorten servomotor delivery times to our customers. The SIMOTICS 1FK7 servomotor family has a wide user base for motion control applications; therefore we have selected this very important line for this major customer service initiative. We have devised and implemented an entirely new protocol for motor manufacturing and production at our factories.”