SINAMICS S120 Basic Maintenance

This course (SCT-DVS12M1A) is intended for personnel responsible for the long-term maintenance and diagnostics of the Siemens Drive.

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Credits)

PRICE:? $2,450.00



  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic Industrial Electronics experience
  • Basic industrial technology skills
  • Competent in safe use of common electrical test tools such as VOM, DMM, oscilloscope, etc.
  • Completion of the following quickSTEP online course: Basics of AC Drives


This course is intended to provide knowledge and skills related to the SINAMICS S drive as it pertains to operation, maintenance, diagnostics, and troubleshooting. It is formatted as a combination of instruction and carefully structured, hands-on exercises aimed at developing job-related knowledge and skills.



Upon completion of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • Trace voltage waveform from Input rectifier to Motor output.
  • Utilize S120 Architecture to troubleshoot Hardware Modules
  • Troubleshoot the Power Electronics
  • Establish communication with STARTER
  • Upload, Archive, and Restore S120 Configuration via STARTER
  • Perform an Online Configuration via STARTER
  • Control Drive via STARTER Control Panel
  • Trace Signals within the S120 configuration utilizing BICO technology
  • Troubleshoot Drive failure to respond to a Command Source
  • Troubleshoot Drive failure to respond to a Setpoint Channel Source
  • Use the Diagnostic Fault and Warning Buffer to troubleshoot the system
  • Troubleshoot Regulation (speed or torque) problems
  • Install or Replace a Motor
  • Install or Replace a Power Module
  • Install or Replace a Control Unit
  • Replace a Cooling Fan
  • Obtain technical support online or via hotline



  1. Safety, PPE, and ESD
  2. Perform Hardware Module Diagnostics
  3. Utilize STARTER software to Upload, Archive and Restore S120 Project
  4. Troubleshoot a SINAMICS drive system using STARTER application diagnostics
  5. Evaluate Drive System Performance
  6. Replace Defective Hardware
  7. Obtain technical support

Event Properties

Event Date 09-15-2020 8:30 am
Event End Date 09-17-2020 12:00 pm
Location IES HQ - Shreveport, Louisiana

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