SIEMENS S.P.A.: The electrification of the powertrain in the automotive industry presents manufacturers and suppliers of vehicle components with completely new challenges. Thanks to a very close partnership between Siemens AG and teamtechnik Maschinen und Anlagen GmbH, a very successful and future-proof concept for testing the entire vehicle drive system of an electric vehicle (vehicle inverter, vehicle motor, differential gear) could be implemented. The perfect interaction of the SINAMICS drive components and the SIMATIC automation products enables high efficiency - both in engineering and in the operation of the test stand. The combination of SINAMICS S120, SINAMICS DCP and SIMOTICS 1PH8 products offers the possibility of efficient energy exchange in the DC link. Only the energy required for acceleration has to be covered via the grid. This enables a low grid connection power. The buck/boost-converter functionality of SINAMICS DCP ensures the generation of different voltage levels.