Siemens Answers with a Toolbox of Motion Control Solutions for Converting Industry Applications

As converting industry requirements continue to expand - higher production rates, greater machine flexibility, optimum product quality - industry-specific technologies continue to demand more from the drive and automation systems.

The wide range of converting industry solutions in the Siemens Converting Toolbox can help.  Starting with PLC-based solutions that are executed in the SIMATIC S7 PLC, to the drive-based solutions achieving a high level of performance through implementation in the SINAMICS S120 drive, to the SIMOTION motion control solutions that have few limits when it comes to performance and flexibility, Siemens pre-engineered and customized solutions address current and future requirements for any converting application.





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Web accumulating


Die cutting



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Siemens’ comprehensive portfolio of control and drive components that has proven itself worldwide, forms a solid basis for innovative machine solutions, which set industry standards and sustainably improve your competitiveness

But it involves a lot more than products: Siemens industry specialists combine application, motion, and automation knowledge to provide a complete solution that is cost-effective, yet still provides accelerated deliveries and performs beyond expectations. What’s more, because Siemens' automation programming tools are open, machine builders can take full advantage of the integrated diagnostics, maintenance and service functions unique to Totally Integrated Automation.

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Complete Converting Industry Solutions from a Single Source

With the Siemens Converting Toolbox as a core element, you profit from preconfigured and tested converting functions. These can be simply modified and freely combined corresponding to your machine requirements.

Comprehensive, scalable range of automation and drives for each and every machine type

Pretested, standardized converting functions for three platforms
As a basis for quickly and simply implementing all converting machines at all performance levels

Safety Integrated functions to easily implement efficient machine safety based on standard components

 Drives with controlled line supply infeed / regenerative feedback for energy-efficient and rugged system operation
– Even when connected to unstable power supplies

Open solution, by using standard fieldbuses (PROFIBUS, PROFINET etc.)
–  For simple integration into existing automation topologies
–  For simple integration of third-party components


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New Developments in Converting

Manufacturers must push machine performance and production efficiency to produce more advanced designs.  In addition, eco-friendly and biodegradable “green” materials are putting higher demands on motion control capabilities to ensure product quality. Siemens motion control solutions for converting meet these challenges by reducing stoppage and waste, increasing speed, ensuring quality and managing set-up times.

Siemens solutions cover the entire spectrum of the converting industry

  • Manufacture of sanitary articles
    –  Tissue, diaper machines, etc.

  • Processing webs
    – Laminating machines for paper, plastic and aluminum foils

  • Processing narrow webs
    – Such as for label production

  • Cable and wire processing
    – Wire-drawing, stranders, etc.

Using standardized pre-engineered automation packages in the Converting Toolbox you can build on existing fully functional solutions and tried and tested know-how to implement perfectly tailored solutions in your sector in the shortest possible time.