Productive Solutions for Finishing Machines

Textile Finishing Automation - Main

In progressive system solutions for all textile finishing plants / systems, the technological tasks set forth can be solved by applying a central or distributed automation and drive concept, depending on the relevant requirement. By using a solution from Siemens, you can rely on superior performance and flexibility, simple and integration engineering, in addition to worldwide product and application support.

The Textile Finishing Toolbox

Developed especially for finishing applications, the Finishing Toolbox is a standard library for SINAMICS DCC application blocks to run on the SINAMICS S120 drive system. Thus, you can build on completely functional solutions and tested know-how – already documented and tested in advance.

The Finishing Toolbox significantly facilitates the applications used for web processing and gives leeway in pricing and scheduling.
It comprises open, parameterizable blocks which can be optimally combined with the Safety Integrated functions provided by SINAMICS S120.

Typical Fields of Application Include

Cleaning

Textile Printing

Coloring

Tenter Frame

Bleaching

Calendering

Adhesive Application

Drying

Mercerizing

Thermofixing

Thermobonding

Powder Coating

Impregnation of Viscose, Glass and Carbon Fibers

Coating And Laminating of Non-Woven Fabric and Technical Textiles


Overview of Functions

SINAMICS DCC...

Electronic Gearbox
Implements gear synchronization between several axes using a freely selectable gear ratio

Setpoint Cascade
Calculation of a speed cascade in the drive

Separate Chain
Transport chain drive control in tentering frames

Winder
Application solution for winders

Harmonic Wave Compensation
Counteracts harmonics

Load Sharing Control
Implements load sharing between rigid (direct) or flexible (due to the material used) coupled axes

Line Tension Control
Flexible, parameterizable solution for tension or dancer control tasks

Finishing Toolbox Benefits

  • Prompt and Failsafe Implementation 
of an Automation and Drive Solution
    using prefabricated and thoroughly tested parameterizable blocks

  • Adjustment to Individual Requirements 

    Provides the possibility to freely combine in order to supplement or modify user-defined, application-specific blocks

  • Access Protection
    blocks 
can be activated to protect the application know-how


Continuous Systems

Textile Finishing Automation - Continuous

Whether for knitwear or fabric, profitability is the major goal for all equipment processes applied in textile wet finishing. Today, users require utmost flexibility, maximum rentability, excellent end results, and optimum reproducibility from their machinery. In turning to Siemens solutions, continuous system manufacturers can offer modular machine concepts providing ever more intelligent drive and automation solutions, for better integrating machines and flexibly reacting to market changes.

Solution Example

For "pass-through webs” employing modular machine concepts with central or distributed intelligence, Siemens provides - with the drive-based Motion Control System SIMOTION D, the SINAMICS S120 drive family in combination with SIMATIC peripherals and SIMATIC HMI – a universal, modular drive and automation solution for sophisticated multi-motor applications.

Textile Finishing Automation - Continuous

Benefits

• High Flexibility
through modular automation systems

• Cost Savings
through consistent engineering with simplified configuration of cross-axis functions

• Top Finished Product Quality
through highly accurate speed synchronism for constant web tension

Siemens Products Used

A

SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC

B

SIMATIC Industrial PC

C

SIMOTION P PC-Based Motion Control

D

PROFINET Industrial Communication

E

SIMOTION D Drive-Based Motion Controller
SINAMICS S120 Servo Drives

F

SINAMICS S120 Servo Drives with CU320-2 Control Unit

G

SIMATIC ET 200SP Distributed IO

H

SIMATIC HMI

I

SIMOTICS M Main Induction Motors

J

SIMOTICS S Servo Motors


Tenter Frame

Textile Finishing Automation - Tenter Frame

Here the web is tensioned to the requested final width and dried using the width setting of the needle chains. Thus, the finishing process is completed and the web is ready for fabrication.

Solution Example

An integrated drive and automation concept reduces the number of components and provides excellent usability and comprehensive diagnostic solutions. The mechanics are often being replaced by Siemens mechatronic solutions, for example, SINAMICS S120 drives with the technology package "Split up chain" are today used for chain motion control on the tenter frame.

Textile Finishing Automation - Tenter Frame

Siemens Products Used

A

SIMATIC Industrial PC

B

SIMATIC HMI

C

PROFINET Industrial Communication

D

SIMATIC ET200 Distributed IO

E

SIMOTION D Drive-Based Motion Controller
SINAMICS S120 Servo Drives

F

SIMOTICS M Main Induction Motors

G

SIMOTICS S Servo Motors

Benefits

  • High Flexibility
    through modular automation systems

  • Cost Savings
    by using safety functions which are integrated in the drive technology, for example, “Safe Stop“

  • Top Finished Product Quality
    through highly precise speed synchronization ensuring constant web infeed


Textile Printing

Textile Finishing Automation - Textile Printing

No matter what textile printing application - roller, cylinder, stencil, screen, or digital, Siemens has always been at the global forefront in developing solutions to help define its automation landscape.

Solution Example

The drive uses a multi-motor concept with DC link coupling. A master-slave concept with two separate CPUs for HMI and peripherals as well as for the drives serves as controller. A separate PC is responsible for recipe management, checking, data monitoring and diagnostics. A highly precise transport system in the textile printing machine ensures proper antislip and wrinkle-free web infeed in the print head zone.

Textile Finishing Automation - Textile Printing

Siemens Products Used

A

SIMATIC Industrial PC

B

SIMATIC HMI

C

PROFINET Industrial Communication

D

SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC

E

SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC

F

SINAMICS S120 Servo Drives with CU320-2 Control Unit

G

SINAMICS G120 Vector Drives

H

SIMOTICS S Servo Motors

I

SIMOTICS M Main Induction Motors

J

AS-interface Devices

Benefits

  • High Flexibility
    through modular automation systems

  • Cost Savings
    Standardized engineering providing simplified configuration for cross-axis functions

  • Top Quality of the Print Image
    through highly precise angular synchronization


Process Automation

Textile Finishing Automation - Process Automation

Solution Example

This solution, using Siemens PCS7 software in a client-server configuration, uses an open, modular automation technology which allows the scalable extension of the process control system from a single dyeing system through to the complete dyeing factory.

Textile Finishing Automation - Process Automation

Siemens Products Used

A

SIMATIC Industrial PC running SIMATIC PCS 7 Software

B

SIMATIC ET 200SP Distributed IO

C

PROFINET Industrial Communication

D

SIMATIC HMI

E

SINAMICS G120 Vector Drives

F

SIMOTICS energy saving motors 1LE1

Benefits

  • High Flexibility
    through modular automation and control system

  • Cost Savings
    by using a standard engineering tool with a common database

  • Superior Functionality
    through a central recipe storage and integrated production data acquisition


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