WG 3.15 Drive Technology


The "Drive Technology" working group addresses issues including the following topics in the context of its experience exchange, its concept developments, formulation of requirements to be met by automation solutions and its involvement in national and international standardisation:

  • Low voltage motors
  • High voltage motors
  • Converter drives
  • Explosion protection for electric drives
  • Efficiency of drives
  • Motor control and protection


  • Recommendations for efficient solutions
  • Ensuring required quality standards
  • Standardisation of the design of motors to the greatest possible extent
  • Support for finding optimal technical and economic solutions
  • Important safety notes
  • Influence on standardisation work

Recommendations and worksheets

Please refer to the following list for recommendations (NE) and worksheets (NA) managed by the working group:

No. ▾TitleEditionResponsibleSubject areaInfoComments
0037NE 037Realisation of Frequency Converters – Standard Terminal Strip for Variable-speed Drives
Ausführung von Frequenzumrichtern – Standard Klemmenleiste für drehzahlveränderbare Antriebe
WG 3.15DrivesAbstract
0038NE 038Frequency Converter Design – Voltage Stress Limits of Motors on Impulse Converters
Ausführung von Frequenzumrichtern – Grenzen der Spannungsbeanspruchung von Motoren beim Betrieb an Pulsumrichtern
WG 3.15DrivesAbstract
0047NE 0473-Phase Asynchronous Motors; Technical Requirements
Drehstrom-Asynchronmotoren; Technische Anforderungen
WG 3.15DrivesAbstract
0122NE 122PROFIBUS Interface for Drives with Frequency Converters in Process Technology
PROFIBUS Schnittstelle für Antriebe mit Frequenzumrichtern in der Verfahrenstechnik
WG 3.15CommunicationAbstract
0156NE 156High-voltage motors ─ Technical requirements for three-phase asynchronous motors with a rated voltage of more than 1 kV
Hochspannungsmotoren ─ Technische Anforderungen an Drehstrom-Asynchronmotoren mit einer Bemessungsspannung über 1 kV
WG 3.15DrivesAbstract


Carsten Sperlich
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Tel. +49 211 797-9728