Technology Briefs and Success Stories for SIMOTICS S Servomotors

SIMOTICS S Servomotors Information Videos

Siemens has expanded its drive portfolio for servo applications to include the SIMOTICS S-1FG1 servo geared motor that is optimally harmonized with the SINAMICS S120 drive system.

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2015

Siemens Field-Replaceable Encoders: Siemens research and development continues to introduce new servomotor advantages that will benefit both the machine builder and the end user For greater serviceability, the encoders on 1FK7 and 1FT7 servomotors are completely replaceable in the fiel

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2011

New Encoder System for Servo and Torque Motors: with its new encoder system for SIMOTICS servo and torque motors, Siemens is offering an even higher degree of customer friendliness and is significantly reducing downtimes if an encoder does fail

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2011

The New Generation of Servomotors 1FK7: With the new 1FK7 motors Siemens has a new generation of permanent magnet excited synchronous motors. Available in Compact, High Dynamic and High Inertia versions, the self-cooled motors are characterized by superior overload capability, ruggedness and compactness

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2010


Building Materials

Type
Date

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

5-axis wood parts machining with the latest automation technology

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2007

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SINUMERIK CNC

• Production Efficiency
• Automation Flexibility

Machine Builder

Integrated automation in door processing

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2007

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SINUMERIK CNC

• Innovative Solution
• Compact Design
• Improved Performance

Machine Builder

Know-how for press operators: Knowledge transfer with state-of-the-art drive and automation technology

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2007

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives

• Application Flexibility
• Manufacturing Simulation

Machine Builder

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CNC for Machine Tools

Type
Date

Specific Motor
Featured

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

Solutions for International Sailing: special SINUMERIK process used to manufacture tough carbon fiber composite ultralight sails

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2013

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
• SINUMERIK 840D sl

• Finished Product Quality
• Production Efficiency

End User

Cost-effective entry-level CNCs for contract manufacturers: Medium-sized machine tools manufacturer has fitted a cycle turning machine with SINUMERIK 808D and SINAMICS V20 drives. The machine is impressive for its across-the-board precision, productivity, and price

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2013

SINUMERIK 808D CNC
SIMATIC S7-200 PLC
SINAMICS V20 Drives

• Cost Effectiveness
• Finished Product Quality
• Manufacturing Precision

End User

Retrofitting a machine used to repair aircraft engine housings and combustion chambers with a SINUMERIK 840D SL CNC helped significantly improve its performance

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2012

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
• SINUMERIK 840D sl

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Finished Product Quality
• Production Efficiency

End User

5-axis production center optimizes production of compressor wheels. SINUMERIK 840D sl improves fast and precise production by approximately 10%

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2010

1FT7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
• SINUMERIK 840D sl

• Manufacturing Precision
Energy Efficiency
• Reduced Commissioning/Setup Time

Machine Builder

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Converting

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

For an industry-leading die cut thin film blank accumulator, Drilling Technical Services employs Siemens HMI, drives and servomotors to handle the delicate thin film substrates with precision, accuracy, high speed and fast changeover

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2013

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives

• Faster Changeover
• Portability

Machine Builder

A modular multi-axis drive system instead of many single drives makes multi-opening laminating lines more cost-efficient, with virtually no assembly or wiring effort and reduced control cabinet space

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2014

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7-300F PLC

• Compact Design
• Wiring/Assembly Simplicity

End User

Bretting develops new controls platform for napkin, interfold towel and tissue machine lines

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2013 ( USA)

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC PLC
SIMOTION D

• Collaboration with Siemens
• Project Development

Machine Builder

Drilling Technical Services develops die cut thin film blank accumulator with Siemens motion control

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2013 ( USA)

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Faster Changeover
• Portability

Machine Builder

Modular automation makes bag machines flexible and service-friendly

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2011

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Application Flexibility
• Production Efficiency
• Manufacturing Precision
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

Wire-rolling machines and traversing arms driven by servomotors

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2011

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Faster Changeover
• Remote Diagnostics
• Increased Availability
• Modularity

End User

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General Motion Control

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Industry Application

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

Using advanced Siemens controls, motors and drives enables ESCO, a leading builder of urethane cutting machinery, for furniture, mattress, automotive, packaging, pipe insulation, healthcare and other industries, to see production time reduced by over 90%

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2015

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Production Efficiency
• Global Application

Machine Builder

Highest control quality in the smallest space: compact acoustic roller dynamometer for all-wheel drive vehicles profits from precisely coordinated drives

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2014

1FK7

Test Stands

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Ease of Use
• Compact Design
• Customized Solution

End User

A modular drive system for wire sawing silicon wafers achieves highest possible cut speeds with ever- thinner cutting wires, as well as integrated drives safety

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2013

1FK7

Semiconductor

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7-300F PLC

• Manufacturing Precision
• Finished Product Quality
Machine Safety

End User

Successfully increasing the throughput of hot mills by increasing the choice of production process automation: programmed control systems and robotic handlers helped them to achieve this aim

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2012

1FK7

Metals

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Production Efficiency Improvements
• Automation Improvements

Machine Builder

A modular solution for the individualization and quality assurance of printed sheets opens up a new market niche for this machine manufacturer

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2011

General Motion Control

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Finished Product Quality
• Modularity
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

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Glass Manufacturing

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

Steadily rising energy costs and intense competition in container glass production entail a growing demand for drive systems that help save energy and increase productivity. That's why one of the world's most renowned container glass machine manufacturers relies on Siemens Integrated Drive Systems for its ISS machines

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2013

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

Integrated Drive Systems
• Production Efficiency
• Cost Effectiveness
• Engineering Flexibility
• Manufacturing Precision

Machine Builder

Retrofitting systems with modern control and drive technology can give aging plant equipment a new lease on life

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2010

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7-400 PLC

• Retrofit/Modernization
Energy Efficiency
• Production Efficiency

End User

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Material Handling

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

A new communication block between SIMOTION and robot controls makes it easier to connect Scara robots

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION P

Integrated Automation

Systems Integrator

Efficient in every position – the SIMOTION Handling Toolbox drives highly flexible linear robots for high- performance palletizing systems

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2012

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

• Production Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Ease of Use
• Increased Availability

Machine Builder

With Siemens Safety Integrated, a manufacturer of roll handling systems is able to meet all safety requirements while providing the highest level of flexibility

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2012

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D
SIMATIC S7-319F Technology CPU
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO
SIMATIC WinCC
SIMOTICS M Main Motors - 1PH8

Machine Safety
• Application Flexibility

Machine Builder

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Metalforming

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Application

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

With Siemens control and direct drive technology for hydraulic servo-direct drive, these presses achieve higher output, energy efficiency, flexibility, and quality for all applications

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2014

1PH8 Servo

Hydraulic Press

SIMATIC S7-300F PLC

Integrated Automation
Energy Efficiency
• Scalable Solution
• Finished Product Quality

Machine Builder

This Press manufacturer uses an electric servo-pump control for mass forming and optimization of large hydraulic presses - achieving energy savings as well as improved dynamics

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2013

1PH8 Servo

Hydraulic Press

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D
SINAMICS Servo Pump

Energy Efficiency
• Improved Dynamics
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

Modern solutions using SIMOTION, SINAMICS, and SIMOTICS make it possible to significantly increase production capacity and improve the quality of railroad wheels

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Finished Product Quality
• Production Efficiency

End User

Simple, efficient, quiet and energy-saving: Solutions with SINAMICS servo pump for Pressdrive Servo Hybrid press

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2012

1PH8 Servo

Hydraulic Press

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7-317TF Technology CPU

Energy Efficiency
• Increased Availability

Machine Builder

A fast loader, user-programmable transfer systems, and shuttles form the basis of a completely re-automated press line for automotive structural components. The advantages are higher output, greater flexibility, and an assured long-term supply of spare parts

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2012

1FK7

Electronic Transfer

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Increased Productivity
Machine Safety
Energy Efficiency

End User

Modular SINAMICS drives with integrated safety functions form the centerpiece of a new cut-to-length line for surface- sensitive thin sheet metals

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2012

1FK7

Cut-to-length

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7-416F PLC
SIMOTICS M Main Motors - 1PH8

• Finished Product Quality
Energy Efficiency
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

Smooth transitions are of crucial importance when stretching and bending sheets of steel – and was quite a tough nut to crack when retrofitting a stretching-bending system for automobile gas tank holders

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2012

1FK7

Bending

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION P

• Faster Changeover
• Manufacturing Precision

Systems Integrator

The precise control of hydraulic and electric drive axles is crucial for quality when induction bending thick-walled pipes. By coordinating the interaction of the 2 axles using a Siemens PLC with both integrated motion control and hydraulic functions, the result is an exact and cost-effective process, making a separate hydraulic control system unnecessary

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2012

1FK7

Pipe Bending

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7-317TF Technology CPU
SIMATIC HMI

• Production Efficiency
• Finished Product Quality
Integrated Automation

Machine Builder

First “fully electric” punching machine is quick, flexible, and efficient in power use

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2010

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

Energy Efficiency
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

Manufacturer makes older machines ready for the future – at a fraction of the cost of new investment

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2010

1FT7

Mechanical Press

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7-300F
SIMOTICS M Main Motors - 1PH7

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

Move to motion-controlled from mechanical part transfers improves yield of three auto presses by 30%

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2010

1FK7

Electronic Transfer

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Production Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
Integrated Automation
Machine Safety
• Efficient Engineering

End User

World’s first hydraulic wheel set press to work simultaneously from two sides

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2010

1FK7

Hydraulic Press

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION P

Innovative Solution

Machine Builder

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Packaging

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

A new packaging plant for coffee pods fulfills several customer wishes at once: the machine is about 25% more efficient than previous plants, and it does not require an external control cabinet, as all the electrical engineering is integrated into the plant

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2014

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D
SIMOTION C

• Production Efficiency
• Integrated Automation
• Compact Design

Machine Builder

A good idea doesn’t always have to be “rocket science”. This design for a new palletizer features affordability through energy-efficient control, drive, and automation technology

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2014

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D
SIMOGEAR Gear Motors

• Cost Efficiency
Energy Efficiency
• Innovative Solution

Machine Builder

Innovative automation solutions for pasta and noodles - from production through to packaging, based on drive and automation technology from Siemens, guarantee the same taste experience as a hand-crafted product

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7-300T
MICROMASTER Drives

• Finished Product Quality
• Production Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Increased Availability

Machine Builder

Pastry goodness begins with the production: gentle care is required during the motion sequences

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Finished Product Quality
• Communications Advantages
• Reduced Commissioning/Setup Time
• Manufacturing Precision

Machine Builder

A leading manufacturer completes its portfolio of palletizing systems with a linear robot. An open Siemens motion control system combines efficiency, flexibility, user-friendliness, reliability, and global availability

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D
SIMOTION easyProject

• Production Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Ease of Use
• Increased Availability
• Global Application

Machine Builder

In partnership with Siemens, this tissue company has developed a plant using the SIMOTION and SINAMICS systems to renovate its range of packaging machines, bagging machines and complete lines for tissue products, increasing the reliability, performance, and productivity

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D
MICROMASTER 440 Drives

• Increased Availability
• Improved Performance
• Production Efficiency
• Collaboration with Siemens

Machine Builder

Lower costs, reduced variety of components, and optimum usage of packaging materials and energy – objectives of this machine which packs pharmaceutical vials and ampoules with high speed and high efficiency thanks to a perfectly aligned automation and drive solution

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Engineering Efficiency
• System Integration

Machine Builder

Implementation of a sugar stick packaging machine with scalable hardware and software

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2012

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Application Flexibility
• Engineering Standardization
• Scalable Solution
• Single-Source Advantages
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

Inspection machine: up to 360,000 products per hour with Siemens high-speed automation

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2012

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

High-Speed Synchronization

Machine Builder

Retrofit with SIMOTION increases efficiency of bottle carrying machine

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2011

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Production Efficiency
• Manufacturing Precision

End User

Combining careful engineering and high-functionality motion control components to produce a high-speed, high- flexibility cartoner

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2009 ( USA)

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

• Remote Access
• Production Efficiency
• Finished Product Quality

Machine Builder

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Plastics

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

Plastics Blow Molding

Analyzing the energy flows in a coextrusion blow molding system to identify possible savings potential

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2013

1PH8 Servo

SIMATIC WinAC
SIMATIC Step 7
• SIMATIC HMI

Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Plastics Extrusion

From NPE 2015: Novatec highlights their C-Series cutter using Siemens technologies, allowing them to provide standard features that are options on competitor units

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2015 (USA)

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7 PLC 
SIMATIC HMI

• Manufacturing Precision
• Ease of Use
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

Davis-Standard has developed a high-performance cast line that produces stretch films of even thickness without tearing. For process and line control, the market leader relies on integrated control, regulation, and drive technology from a single source - Siemens

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D
SIMATIC S7-400F PLC
SIMOTICS M Main Motors - 1PH8

• Finished Product Quality
Integrated Automation
• Engineering Efficiency
• Single-Source Advantages

Machine Builder

Developing high-tech solutions for film and sheet extrusion, for this Canadian manufacturer, top priority is on continuous optimization of production processes and product quality

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2013 ( Canada)

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7 PLC
SIMOTICS M Main Motors - 1PH8

• Production Optimization
• Finished Product Quality

Machine Builder

Read about an extremely flexible simultaneous stretching machine that can stretch a wide range of polymers biaxially or at a defined angle

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2013

1FT7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

• Optimized Maintenance
• Finished Product Quality
• Application Flexibility
Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Canadian leader in extrusion machinery uses Siemens technology to create perfectly wrapped rolls of micro-thin plastic cling film with even thickness and no tears

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2010
(Canada)

1FK7

SIMOTION D
SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

• Finished Product Quality
Siemens Support

Machine Builder

Plastics Handling

Sonderhoff fits all its mixing and dosing plants with Siemens automation technology. A G-code interpreter has also been programmed for the SIMOTION motion control system

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Cost Effectiveness
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

Plastics Injection Molding

Modern servo drives make the hydraulics of older injection molding machines energy efficient, as illustrated by a leading manufacturer of plastic spools

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2012

1PH8 Servo

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
IMH 3300 Package

• Retrofit/Modernization
Machine Safety
• Production Efficiency
Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Solutions with SINAMICS servo pump: Modernizing hydraulic injection molding machines slashed energy consumption by 48%

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2012

1PH8 Servo

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SINAMICS Servo Pump

Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Fully electric injection molding machines conserve energy and increase productivity

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2010

Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Plastics Thermoforming

The tried-and-tested twin-sheet process used in this vacuum-forming machine produces complete PE foam air duct sets efficiently made to a high and reproducible quality, direct from the roll in a single operation

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2013

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Finished Product Quality
Integrated Automation
• Engineering Efficiency

Machine Builder

New drive concepts and intelligent motion control enable exploration of new possibilities in twin-sheet forming

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2010

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Engineering Efficiency
• System Synchronization

Machine Builder

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Printing Systems

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

Goss Printing and the Advantage of Mechatronics: SIMOTION motion control and higher-dynamic customized servo motors make a mechatronic approach possible for high-speed printing systems

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2012 ( USA)

1FK7

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Mechatronics
• Production Efficiency
• Cost Effectiveness

Machine Builder

Converting Harris M-1000 from shafted to shaftless press, cuts make-ready time in half

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2010 ( USA)

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Mechatronics
• Faster Changeover
* Production Efficiency

Machine Builder
Systems Integrator

Corrugated boxmaking machine builder saves significant money with comparable performance

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2010 ( USA)

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Less Equipment Required
• Compact Design

Machine Builder

PROFINET - superior print quality with reduced maculation

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2008

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Engineering Flexibility
• Communications Advantages
• Production Efficiency
• Finished Product Quality
• Manufacturing Precision
Service Efficiency

Machine Builder

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Renewable Energy Production

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Energy Application

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

SINAMICS S110 drives are used for processing glass for the solar panel industry, proving themselves for the simple and reliable positioning of individual axes

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2012

1FK7

Solar

SINAMICS S110 Positioning Drives

• Manufacturing Precision
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

Drive-based motion control enables extremely dynamic and precise application of butyl on semiconductor thin- film substrates

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2010

1FK7

Solar

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Engineering Efficiency
• Finished Product Quality
• Manufacturing Simulation

Machine Builder

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Textiles

Type
Date

Specific Motor Featured

Application

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

Development of a test stand to optimize the heddle/harness system

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2011

1FK7

Fabric Manufacturing

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Innovative Solution
• Test Stand Application
• Improved Dynamics

End User

Proven motion control technology & highly dynamic servo drives for non-woven layers

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2007

Nonwoven

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Scalable Solution
• Modularity
• Production Efficiency

End User

Complete solution with SIMOTION D for Chinese draw frame

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2007

Staple Fiber Spinning

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drives
SIMOTION D

• Manufacturing Precision
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

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