Siemens Simocode Motor ControlSiemens has expanded its Simocode motor management system to include Modbus communication. Users and switchboard manufacturers can now integrate the motor management system from Siemens into Modbus-based automation and control system solutions in mining. Compatible with proven components of the Simocode pro V system, the Simocode pro V Modbus RTU basic unit also enables existing measuring modules and expansion modules, operator panels, and the DM-F Local safety module to be used under Modbus. In addition to its Modbus connection, the motor management system from Siemens also supports Profibus, Profinet and OPC/UA industrial communication protocols. Simocode pro can be parameterized conveniently via the local interface using the Simocode ES V13 software. The software itself comes with an integral graphics editor for clear and fast configuring. The wide range of diagnostics information provided enables simple maintenance as well as swift responses in the event of a fault. According to Siemens, the Simocode pro motor management system combines all the relevant protection, monitoring, safety and control functions for every motor feeder in a single compact device. Access to all process, measurement and statistical data, as well as to warnings and faults, increases data transparency, enabling users in the process industry to boost process quality.