Siemens Answers with the Right Material Handling Solutions for Every Industry and Application

Material Handling could be considered a simple term for a fairly sophisticated set of applications. Regardless of the level of intricacy the ultimate goal is to move a physical object from point A to point B.  All Material handling systems must overcome the following challenges: Reliability, Predictability, Compactness and Flexibility. Here are ways Siemens is addressing each of these:

Reliability
Compact removable memory cards make hardware field replacement easy.  No need for a laptop or expensive technician to get back up and running

Flexibility
SINAMICS offers a single commissioning tool to unlock the widest range of applications: from basic roller tracks up to multi-axis high-bay racking units

Compactness
Modular and machine mountable drive variants offer high power and drive density in a small footprint

Predictability
SINAMICS drives incorporate common PLC functions for both logic and position control right at the drive, Capable and intelligent drives with fast response time increase accuracy

The interoperation of machine handling units is therefore becoming more and more important. Even in the primary and secondary processes, handling modules are being increasingly implemented in the form of industrial robots or as integral handling solutions.

The advantage is clear: The machine and material handling functions can be controlled with a single system. Siemens provides innovative answers to new hardware and software requirements with control and drive systems, assuring highest product quality and maximum productivity, even with short product changeover cycles. The results are more efficient and more versatile production processes.

 

The Perfect Solution for Any Material Handling Application

The requirements for handling tasks are numerous – from the basic functional scope, such as the simple positioners integrated into the drive through general motion control functions, to interpolating path axes for pick and place. Based on an extensive control and drive portfolio, Siemens can offer the most custom solution for your handling task

  • Directly on the drive:  Simple positioning and basic functions
    Simple positioners as well as freely definable function blocks are already integrated into the drive. Whether highly dynamic servo control or vector-controlled asynchronous motors – simple open-loop control and closed-loop control functions can also be directly implemented in the drive

  • Reliable monitoring of protection zones
    The mechanical conditions in the system can be described using different zones: Protection zones, working area limits and software limits

  • Easy planning of the motion control
    The motion path is defined using interpolation points in Cartesian space. Blending areas can be specified in the form of blending radii. The blending mode can be parameterized as an arc or polynomial


Advanced Handling with Standardized Solutions

In a wide range of applications the diversity of Siemens material handling systems is reflected in a wide variety of solutions: with SIMOTION Motion Control, SINAMICS drives, and SIMOTICS Motors, Siemens addresses virtually every handling challenge. You benefit from open communication interfaces, integrated security functions, and ready-to-use solutions that reduce engineering efforts.

SIMOTION Handling Toolbox

Modular solutions to optimally address almost any application


Conveyor Solutions

Material Handling Conveyor systems, at the foundation for most material handling systems, are used in a number of industries such as warehousing, receiving, packaging, shipping, production and incorporate a sequence of operations to make sure each function occurs flawlessly. In conveyor systems, productivity across the board is especially decisive for success. In all sectors – for conveying, sorting, storing or picking and placing – in the glass, textile and pharmaceutical industries, in airports as well as in the food & beverage industry, in the discrete production industry as well as in the process industry. With innovative technology from Siemens, discover cost-effective, flexible and future-oriented warehouse and conveyor technologies.


Overall Benefits of Siemens Material Handling Solutions

Whether it involves simple feed axes, complex mechanical systems – such as delta robot pick and place in the solar or packaging industry, or automatically loading and unloading equipment for presses – with SIMOTION and the SINAMICS drive family you have the optimum platform for first-class handling solutions.

  • Modular products/solutions set for handling tasks

  • Drive-oriented basic functions

  • Protection and monitoring zones

  • Open communication interfaces

  • Integrated safety functions

  • Kinematic transformation for serial kinematics

  • Integration into existing plant solutions is possible

  • Application support


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