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The Benefits of Using DriveMonitor for SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES, MICROMASTER, SIMOREG and SIMADYN D Devices


How to Download and Install Drivemonitor on Windows 10




If you are looking for a way to commission, configure, and diagnose your Siemens drives, you might want to download drivemonitor, a powerful software tool that allows you to access your drives in real-time. In this article, we will show you what drivemonitor is, why you need it, and how to download and install it on your Windows 10 PC.


What is Drivemonitor and Why You Need It




Drivemonitor is a higher-level commissioning tool for drives belonging to the SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES, MICROMASTER, SIMOREG, and SIMADYN D device families. It can run under Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/7 and Microsoft Windows 2003/2008 Server. It also supports ABB drives independent of the implemented control method.




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Drivemonitor Features and Benefits




With drivemonitor, you can enjoy the following features and benefits:


  • Easy and intuitive user interface



  • Online and offline parameterization of drives



  • Graphical display of drive data and curves



  • Diagnostic functions such as fault history, status word, and error messages



  • Backup and restore functions for drive parameters



  • Firmware update functions for drive software



  • Printout and export functions for drive data and reports



Drivemonitor Supported Devices and Systems




Drivemonitor supports the following devices and systems:


Device FamilySupported Models


SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVESAll models with CUMC or CBP2 communication board


MICROMASTERAll models with RS232 interface or USS protocol


SIMOREGAll models with RS232 interface or USS protocol


SIMADYN DAll models with RS232 interface or USS protocol


ABB drivesAll models with Modbus RTU protocol


How to Download Drivemonitor from Siemens Website




If you want to download drivemonitor from Siemens website, you need to follow these steps:


Step 1: Check Your Drivemonitor Version and Windows 10 Version




Before you download drivemonitor, you need to check your existing drivemonitor version and your Windows 10 version. You can check your existing drivemonitor version by opening drivemonitor window, clicking on HELP key, and then clicking on About Drivemonitor. In this pop-up window, you will find the drivemonitor version and release details. You can check your Windows 10 version by clicking on Start button, typing "About your PC" in the search box, and then clicking on System Information. In this window, you will find the Windows edition, version, and system type. You need to have drivemonitor V5.5 SP2, Windows 10 64 bit for optimal performance.


<h Step 2: Download the Latest Drivemonitor Service Pack




After you have checked your drivemonitor version and Windows 10 version, you need to download the latest drivemonitor service pack from Siemens website. You can find the download link here. You need to register or log in to Siemens Industry Online Support portal to access the download page. You can also find the installation instructions and release notes on the same page. The file size is about 1.2 GB, so make sure you have enough space and a stable internet connection.


Step 3: Unzip the Downloaded Folder and Run the Setup File




Once you have downloaded the drivemonitor service pack, you need to unzip the downloaded folder and run the setup file. You can use any unzip software such as WinRAR or 7-Zip to extract the folder. You will find a file named "Setup.exe" in the extracted folder. Double-click on this file to start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions and accept the license agreement. Choose the destination folder and the components you want to install. Wait for the installation to complete and then restart your PC.


How to Use Drivemonitor to Commission and Diagnose Your Drives




Now that you have installed drivemonitor on your Windows 10 PC, you can use it to commission and diagnose your drives. Here are the steps you need to follow:


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Step 1: Connect Your Drive to Your PC via USB or RS232 Cable




The first step is to connect your drive to your PC via USB or RS232 cable. Depending on your drive type and model, you may need a different cable or adapter. For example, for SIMOVERT MASTERDRIVES, you need a CUMC-CBPC cable. For MICROMASTER, you need a PC/PPI cable. For SIMOREG, you need a RS232/PPI cable. For SIMADYN D, you need a RS232/TTY cable. For ABB drives, you need a Modbus RTU cable. Make sure you connect the cable properly and securely.


Step 2: Open Drivemonitor and Select Your Drive Type and Model




The next step is to open drivemonitor and select your drive type and model. You can find drivemonitor icon on your desktop or in your start menu. Double-click on it to launch drivemonitor window. In this window, you will see a toolbar with various icons and menus. Click on the icon that looks like a drive with a question mark on it. This will open a dialog box where you can select your drive type and model from a drop-down list. Alternatively, you can also click on File menu and then click on New Project. This will also open the same dialog box.


Step 3: Upload or Download the Drive Parameters and Monitor the Drive Status




The final step is to upload or download the drive parameters and monitor the drive status. After you have selected your drive type and model, drivemonitor will try to establish communication with your drive. If successful, you will see a green light on the bottom right corner of drivemonitor window. You can then upload or download the drive parameters by clicking on the icons that look like arrows pointing up or down. You can also view and edit the drive parameters by clicking on the icon that looks like a spreadsheet. To monitor the drive status, you can click on the icon that looks like a graph. This will open a window where you can see various data and curves related to your drive.


Conclusion




In this article, we have shown you how to download and install drivemonitor on Windows 10, and how to use it to commission and diagnose your drives. Drivemonitor is a useful software tool that can help you access your Siemens and ABB drives in real-time. It has many features and benefits that can make your work easier and faster. We hope you have found this article helpful and informative.


FAQs




  • Q: How much does drivemonitor cost?



  • A: Drivemonitor is free of charge for Siemens customers who have purchased Siemens drives. You can download it from Siemens website without any fees.



  • Q: How can I update my drivemonitor version?



  • A: You can update your drivemonitor version by downloading and installing the latest service pack from Siemens website. You do not need to uninstall your previous version before installing the new one.



  • Q: What are the system requirements for running drivemonitor?



  • A: The minimum system requirements for running drivemonitor are: Windows 2000/XP/7, Pentium III 800 MHz or higher, 256 MB RAM or higher, 1 GB free hard disk space, USB or RS232 port, and CD-ROM drive.



  • Q: How can I contact Siemens support for drivemonitor issues?



A: You can contac


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