Siemens Answers with Technology Briefs and Success Stories about Motion Controllers and Software

Technology Briefs - SIMOTION - General

Type
Date

Focused Industry

Application

Highlights

Flexible solutions and modular structure are essential to remaining competitive in complex material handling applications. With the SIMOTION Handling Toolbox, one kit provides the answer to virtually all applications

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2014

Material Handling

Advanced Handling

• Production Efficiency
• Engineering Efficiency
• Application Flexibility

Today, object recognition is a standard task in automation and indispensable in a modern production facility. Siemens offers components and technologies for object recognition that take into account the impact of the industrial production environment and the material characteristics of the products as well as special applications

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2014

General Motion Control

• Expanded Technology
• Efficient Engineering

SIMOTION is integrated into the TIA Portal engineering framework, making planning, commissioning and operations even easier, faster and simpler

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2013

• Engineering Efficiency

Efficient Motion Control Engineering with SIMOTION SCOUT: it's packed with many new features. It supports the programmer so that he can create error-free, stable motion control applications in an even more user-friendly fashion, faster and more efficiently

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2012

• Engineering Efficiency

SIMOTION: experience the flexible application of the Siemens Motion Control System in all industries: from mechanical engineering to printing, plastics and textiles industries, glass and wood industries

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2012

• Application Flexibility

SIMOTION with performance upgrade of PROFINET equals fastest cylce times with highest precision. Realize even higher performance due to shorter reaction times and more productivity with highest product quality

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2012

• Communications Advantages
• Production Efficiency

SIMOTION machine control combines dynamic performance, speed, precision, and flexibility

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2011

• Performance
• Production Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Precision

Automatically Generating SIMOTION Projects with easyProject: The automatic generation of basic project functions creates the prerequisites for efficient SIMOTION motion control engineering. The application development engineer can concentrate on configuring special machine functions

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2011

Packaging

• Engineering Efficiency

SIMOCRANE - The modular, scalable product platform from Siemens to automate all crane applications

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2010

Cranes & Hoists

• Application Flexibility
• Scalable Solution

SIMOCRANE - Drive-Based Technology - commissioning in eight steps

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2010

Cranes & Hoists

• Reduced Commissioning/Setup Time

SIMOTION IT: Motion Control Via Web

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2010

• Remote Monitoring/Control

SIMOCRANE: pre-configured crane control modules to automate and control any crane

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2009

Cranes & Hoists

• Engineering Standardization
• Engineering Efficiency

SIMOTION for high-dynamic handling: Live demo of delta picker, conveyor, sorter, run by SIMOTION and SINAMICS drives

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2009

Material Handling

Advanced Handling

• Production Efficiency
• Engineering Efficiency

SIMOTION Intelligent Belt: a software library for machine solutions in the packaging industry. The software replaces individually developed control solutions and provides a tried and tested standard module with proven functionality that is ready for use in the shortest possible time

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2009

Packaging

• Production Efficiency
• Manufacturing Precision


Success Stories featuring SIMATIC Technology CPU PLC-based Motion Control

Type
Date

Focused Industry

Other Siemens Products

Features

Benefits

For a fully automated high-bay warehouse, the goal was to optimize logistics and install a highly available and automated complete solution

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2014

Material Handling

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System
SIMOGEAR Geared Motors

Integrated Drive Systems
• Increased Availability

End User

For the first time, a glass sorting plant’s electrotechnical supplier used IO-Link for the communication between the field level and the control level. The result: time and space savings, reduced wiring requirements and errors, and easy diagnostic options all the way to the drive

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2013

Glass Manufacturing

SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO
IO-Link

• Production Efficiency
• Communication Advantages

End User

A new lift system is based on a unique combination of a geared motor and a SINAMICS G120D drive. The advantage: servo-electric properties are coupled with economical standard components

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2013

Material Handling

SINAMICS G120D Vector Distributed Drive
SIMOGEAR Geared Motors

• Manufacturing Precision
Energy Efficiency
Machine Safety
• Cost Effectiveness

End User

Two pumps driven by servomotors supply the precise amount of oil required for the electrohydraulic Press drive Servo Hybrid (PSH) - reducing power consumption by up to 60%

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2013

Metalforming

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System
SIMOTICS M 1PH8 Main Motors

Energy Efficiency
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

A Russian titanium company's new straightening machine allows precise straightening of sheet metal up to 100 mm thick with the shortest possible set-up times. 7 straightening rollers are driven individually by geared motors that interact optimally with SINAMICS drives and SIMATIC control

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2013

Metalforming

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System

• System Coordination
• Finished Product Quality

End User

Using modular SINAMICS S120 drives and a high-performance Technology CPU synchronizing a dozen real axes via several virtual axes at variable speed - this croissant manufacturer can guarantee increased productivity, flexibility and consistent high-quality

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2013

Packaging

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System

• Finished Product Quality
• Production Efficiency
• Collaboration with Siemens

End User

Siemens helps build a crane control system that is extremely lean, safe and user-friendly using servo drive integrated safety functions and PROFINET communication

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2012

Cranes & Hoists

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

Integrated Automation
• Reduced Commissioning/Setup Time
Machine Safety

End User

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

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2012

Material Handling

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System
SIMOTICS S 1PH8 Servo Motors
SINAMICS Servo Pump

Energy Efficiency
• Increased Availability

Machine Builder

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

Metalforming

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System
SIMATIC HMI
SIMOTICS S Servo Motors - 1FK7

• Production Efficiency
• Finished Product Quality
Integrated Automation

Machine Builder

Checking, packaging, labeling: a maximum degree of standardization and high flexibility are achieved by using standard hardware and software products from Siemens

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2012

Packaging

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System

• Engineering Standardization
• Application Flexibility
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

Using SINAMICS to harmonize motor speeds in coating machines

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2009

Textiles

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System

• Production Efficiency
• Engineering Efficiency
• Collaboration with Siemens

Machine Builder


Success Stories - SIMOTION - General

Type
Date

Focused Industry

Features

Benefits

Lab coater for high-precision printing: using SIMOTION TRC3000 Register Control technology for high-precision printed data storage

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2014

Printing

• Finished Product Quality
• Manufacturing Precision

Machine Builder

Automotive suppliers need to be flexible to meet the increasing demand for rapid model changes, complex parts, and minimized material requirements. Metalforming is often a bottleneck. This is where motion control technology makes a big difference: servo-transfers extend the presses’ field of application, shorten changeover times, and increase productivity and cost efficiency

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2013

Metalforming

• Faster Changeover
• Cost Efficiency

Machine Builder

Motion control applied to flying shears for high-strength steel plate: open, standard solution replaces "black box" synchronization – high energy efficiency, straightforward service

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2013

Metalforming

Energy Efficiency
• Open Engineering
• Single-Source Advantages

Machine Builder

Product movement parameterized simply with SIMOTION Top Loading software for handling tasks

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2013

Packaging

• Engineering Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Manufacturing Precision

Machine Builder

Delta kinematics made to measure: food industry robotics company relies on SIMOTION Handling Toolbox solutions

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2012

Metalforming

• Harsh Conditions
• Engineering Efficiency
• Manufacturing Precision
• System Synchronization

Machine Builder

Complete, reliable, and efficient system of robots and peripheral machines taps the full potential of an injection molding machine

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2010

Plastics

• Engineering Efficiency

Machine Builder

Modernizing automation technology for injection molding machines significantly reduces maintenance costs and dramatically increases the reproducibility of the plastic products

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2010

Plastics

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder


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