Siemens Answers with Products and Solutions for General Motion Control Applications

With a clear focus on the needs of customers, Siemens approach to every application of Motion Control - no matter how general or specific - combines innovation and automation to create best-in-class products and optimal solutions for any machine. Machine builders, system integrators, and end users can leverage Siemens’ broad motion control portfolio as well as a global network, which that includes technical support services, application support services, capable distributors, solution partners, and more.

Why Choose Siemens?

Cost Savings in Configuration, Commissioning, Control and Diagnostics 
Through Totally Integrated Automation

Highly Scalable, Flexible Solutions
With SIMATIC, SIMOTION and SINAMICS that reduce the number of components and complexity of the machine automation systems, and offer greater standardization of parts

Global Footprint
No matter what you import or export, Siemens has the worldwide experience, and that includes local resources in over 190 countries ready with technical resources and spare parts


 

Aeronautics

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

User Focus

Features

A comprehensive safety concept utilizing the features of SINAMICS and SIMATIC components ensures safe training conditions

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2010

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

End User

• Innovative Solution
Machine Safety


Automotive

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

Motors

User Focus

Features

Audi has established a production facility equipped with cutting-edge technology featuring a fully automated high-bay warehouse that serves as a central body buffer. Advanced automation and drive technology enables high-capacity and energy-efficient production processes

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2014

SIMATIC ET200 Pro FC

SINAMICS G120D Vector Distributed
SINAMICS S120 Modular High-Performance

End User

Energy Efficiency
• Production Efficiency
• Improved Performance

Robotized welding different models of a particular car in a single plant is a challenge that requires sophisticated logistics and a highly complex process control system. A Siemens comprehensive solution ensures smooth control and communication throughout the entire process

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2013

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector
 • SINAMICS G120D Vector Distributed

End User

• Meeting Standards
• Increased Availability
• Communications Advantages
Machine Safety
• Cost Effectiveness

Keeping vehicle body shells on the move: detail work on a drive system during the development of a lift/drop conveyor for vehicle body shells leads to astonishing results

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2013

SIMATIC S7-319F (T-CPU)

SINAMICS G120D Vector Distributed

SIMOGEAR Geared Motors

End User

• Application Flexibility
Machine Safety
Energy Efficiency
Service Efficiency
• Distributed Solution

For precision thread treatment in high quality tires, the reliable and modular SINAMICS drives impressed the company’s automation team with their control characteristics and simple handling

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2012

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

End User

• Finished Product Quality
Machine Safety
• Application Flexibility

Standardized automation solution based on proven technology helps set benchmarks in terms of production quality and performance

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2010

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector
SINAMICS G120D Vector Distributed

End User

• Product Quality
• Improved Performance

VW joins British machine builder in using SIMOTION to more efficiently produce radiator components

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2010

SIMOTION C

Machine Builder

• Production Efficiency


Cleaning Equipment

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

User Focus

Features

Manufacturer of high-quality degreasing and cleaning equipment relies on system consistency when it comes to engineering. With Siemens Integrated Drive Systems, the company has been able to further increase the availability of its equipment and is now in a position to offer 3-year warranties

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2012

SIMATIC ET200S Interface Modules

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector
SINAMICS G120D Vector Distributed

Machine Builder

Integrated Drive Systems
Integrated Automation


Drive-Based Hydraulics

Type
Date

Industry

Controllers

Drives

Motors

User Focus

Features

Machine builder develops its own energy-saving, quiet hydraulic unit and quickly realizes benefits as OEM stand-alone for other builders, with “digital factory” control capabilities onboard

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2017

Drive-Based Hydraulics

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo Motors - 1PH8

Machine Builder

Integrated Automation
Energy Efficiency
• Scalable Solution
• Finished Product Quality

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

Metalforming

SIMATIC S7-300F

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo Motors - 1PH8

Machine Builder

Integrated Automation
Energy Efficiency
• Scalable Solution
• Finished Product Quality

In order to meet the demand of glass manufacturers for significant energy savings, hydraulic drive technology was replaced with Siemens servo-pump technology. The results speak for themselves: a much more compact design, increased flexibility, higher output, and energy savings of more than 50% in glass pressing machines

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2014

Glass Manufacturing

SIMATIC S7-300

SINAMICS S120 Servo

Machine Builder

Energy Efficiency
• Compact Design

A hydraulic pump for a strip steel cutting system controlled by a variable speed drive saves up to 90 percent energy, reduces noise emissions, prolongs maintenance intervals– and achieves higher throughput

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2014

Metalforming

SIMATIC S7-300

SINAMICS G120 Vector Drives

End User

Energy Efficiency
• Noise Reduction
• Optimized Maintenance
• Production Efficiency

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

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2012

Metalforming

SIMATIC S7-317TF Technology CPU

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo Motors - 1PH8

Machine Builder

Energy Efficiency
• Increased Availability

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

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2012

Plastics

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo Motors - 1PH8

Machine Builder

Energy Efficiency

The retrofitting of a fixed displacement pump with a servomotor on a hydraulic injection molding machine allowed the machine’s power consumption to be reduced by more than 50%

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2010

Plastics

SIMATIC S7

SINAMICS S120 Servo

Machine Builder

• Production Efficiency
• Manufacturing Precision
Energy Efficiency


Energy Production

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

User Focus

Features

Together with optimally organized preliminary planning, the performance and modularity of PCS 7, in tandem with SINAMICS G120 drives, ensure trouble-free project implementation at a new biomass pellet production plant

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2013

SIMATIC PCS7

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

End User

Process Control Systems
Integrated Automation

Builders of biogas infeed plants turn to Siemens to comply with strict security regulations and guarantee 96% availability

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2013

SIMATIC S7-300F PLC

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

End User

Integrated Automation

Reliable drive technology ensures safe gas production at large biogas plant

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2010

MICROMASTER

End User

• Increased Availability
Machine Safety
• Environmental Concerns
Integrated Automation

Sustainable drive concepts for combined heat and power plant

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2010

SINAMICS G150 Enclosed

End User

Energy Efficiency


Entertainment / Stage Control

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

User Focus

Features

Ultimate Show Effects with Virtuoso Stage Automation: SIMOTION & SINAMICS: Motion control system and drives for the fascinating motion control of upper and lower stages, Stage Technologies Ltd., London, Great Britain

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2014

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

End User

• Production Efficiency
• Collaboration with Siemens
• Finished Product Quality

Cutting-edge drive and motion control systems based on SINAMICS S120 converters with an integrated SIMOTION D455-2 axis controller allowed this systems integrator to create a spectacular stage design for the world’s largest TV show, precisely synchronizing the movement of 5 LED screens

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2014

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

Systems Integrator

• Manufacturing Precision
• Synchronized Automation

Four film and TV studios were fitted out with Siemens technology to run daylight spotlights, LED background lighting, and electrically traversing telescopes and lighting fixtures. Integrated safety technology also plays a leading role in the project

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2013

SINAMICS G120C Compact Vector

End User

Machine Safety

During the modernization of the stage control system of this theater in the owners made sure that the automation would meet the most current standards. They placed particular emphasis on a comprehensive safety concept

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2012

SIMOTION D
SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

End User

• Application Flexibility
• Manufacturing Precision

SIMOTION & SINAMICS provide for fascinating motion control of upper and lower stages in this state-of- the-art British theatre

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2011

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

End User

• Innovative Solution
• Manufacturing Precision

Upgrades give Cirque du Soleil stage failsave redundancy and more

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2010 ( USA)

SIMOTION C
SIMATIC S7-400H

End User

Mechatronics
• Failsafe Redundancy
• Production Efficiency
Machine Safety


Food & Beverage

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

User Focus

Features

A new cheese factory in Altendorf, Switzerland is the first to be completely configured with Siemens' TIA Portal engineering framework, including the drive technology

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2015

SIMATIC ET200S

SINAMICS G120C Compact Vector

End User

• Retrofit/Modernization
Energy Efficiency
• Production Efficiency

“AC or DC?” was the question on everyone’s mind when Sunshine Sugar decided to replace its aging centrifugal drive system. After considering all the options, the company chose a Siemens AC drive-motor combination. The unique solution has helped the company reduce energy consumption by 40%

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2014

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

End User

Machine Safety
• Production Efficiency

Variable-frequency drives from Siemens allow the perfect solution for a new low-temperature evaporator module that helps improve energy efficiency in sugar production

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2010

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

Systems Integrator

• Improved Performance
Energy Efficiency

Kraft Foods converts its decaffeination pumps to variable-speed operation with SINAMICS G150 drives

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2013

SINAMICS G150 Enclosed

End User

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Application Flexibility


Infrastructure

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

User Focus

Features

Driven by a need to improve safety, efficiency, and reliability, the Big Apple turns to Siemens' cutting-edge automation technologies to renovate infrastructure and attractions

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2013 ( USA)

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

End User

Integrated Automation
• Retrofit/Modernization
Machine Safety

Efficient, line and operator-friendly drive solution for huge cutter-suction dredger

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2010

SINAMICS S150 Enclosed High Performance Regenerative

End User

Energy Efficiency


Marine

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

User Focus

Features

New Orleans paddlewheeler Creole Queen uses Trident Maritime Systems to deploy Siemens drive solution for 30% greater propulsion efficiency

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2015 ( USA)

SIMATIC S7-1215 PLC

SINAMICS DCM

End User

• Retrofit/Modernization
Energy Efficiency
• Production Efficiency


Metals, Mining, Cement

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

Motors

User Focus

Features

Siemens TIA Portal has helped Canyon Rock - a rock quarry in Forestville, CA - to beat deadlines, reduce downtime, and quickly adapt to market demands

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2014

TIA Portal
SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

End User

Integrated Drive Systems
Integrated Automation
• Production Efficiency
• Reduced Time-to-Market
• Shorter Downtimes

Safety-related requirements for track moving machines in brown coal surface mining are high because they release enormous forces. Automating machines that were previously operated by handwheel and switch increases their functional safety while making them easier for operators to use

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2014

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

End User

Machine Safety
• Production Efficiency

In the context of a retrofitting pilot project, a cement mill was equipped with new drive technology consisting of energy-efficient motors and corresponding SINAMICS G150 drives. The entire seamless drivetrain has optimum control and energy-consumption parameters

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2014

SINAMICS G150 Enclosed

SIMOTICS FD IEC Motors

End User

• Harsh Conditions
Integrated Drive Systems
Energy Efficiency

Siemens drives can considerably improve the effectiveness of belt conveyor systems while lowering wear on mechanical components. New systems and procedures help optimize technological process chains

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2013

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

End User

• Engineering Efficiency
• Reduced Wear

Case Study: Variable Frequency Drives Cut Energy Costs: increasing prices and supply concerns have placed pressure on TXI and other companies to reduce energy consumption

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2012 ( USA)

SINAMICS G150 Enclosed

End User

Energy Efficiency

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

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FT7

Machine Builder

• Production Efficiency Improvements
• Automation Improvements


Pulp & Paper

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

User Focus

Features

With the completion of the PM2, Europe’s largest and most modern kraft paper machine was put into operation. It will be used to produce 80,000 metric tons of kraft paper every year. The paper machine’s multi-motor solution was realized using the SIPAPER drives standard and SINAMICS S120 drives

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2015 ( USA)

SINAMICS S120CM High Performance Cabinet Modules

Machine Builder

• Finished Product Quality

Energy-efficient solution for multi-motor drive with the world's highest density

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2010

SIMATIC PCS7 Process Control

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

End User

Energy Efficiency


Pumps & Fans

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

User Focus

Features

An entire wastewater treatment plant was consistently designed and engineered with the TIA Portal and Siemens Integrated Drive Systems. The engineering time for the project could be shortened by about 30% The SINAMICS G120 drive enables 10% energy savings

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2014

TIA Portal

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

End User

Integrated Drive Systems
Integrated Automation
Energy Efficiency

Siemens and Delta Fountains provide automation and control solutions for the National September 11 Memorial Fountains at the World Trade Center

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2011 ( USA)

SIMATIC S7-300

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

Systems Integrator

• Integrated Solutions

The economic viability of an irrigation system depends above all on the energy efficiency of pump drives. Read how SINAMICS G150 drives are literally creating growth

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2011

SINAMICS G150 Enclosed

End User

Energy Efficiency
• Environmental Concerns

Reliable drive technology ensures safe gas production at large biogas plant

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2010

MICROMASTER

End User

• Increased Availability
Machine Safety
• Environmental Concerns
Integrated Automation

Texas-sized Energy Savings with new approach to drives

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2009 ( USA)

MICROMASTER

End User

Energy Efficiency


Sports & Recreation

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

Motors

User Focus

Features

Not only is it the world’s largest transportable Ferris Wheel, but it also sets new standards when it comes to safety, efficiency, and comfort. Modern automation and integrated drive systems ensure not only a high level of safety, but also greater energy efficiency during operation

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2014

SIMATIC S7-300F PLC

SINAMICS G120 Modular Vector

SIMOTICS GP Motors

End User

Machine Safety
Energy Efficiency

Innovative drive solution for the high-pressure pumping systems of a snowmaking machine, using electronic pressure and speed control, considerably reduces power consumption and operating costs

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2012

SINAMICS G150 Enclosed

End User

Energy Efficiency


Testing / Test Stands

Type
Date

Controllers

Drives

Motors

User Focus

Features

RedViking made its mark in 1981 as an engineering company designing solutions to help manufacturers save millions each year. Siemens is a true partner in this mission. Together, they help manufacturers to move forward with less costs and with a more environmentally friendly footprint. And, this is done globally backed by Siemens support and expertise

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2014

SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC

SINAMICS S120CM High Performance Cabinet Modules

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

End User

• Collaboration with Siemens
• Global Standard

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

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

End User

• Ease of Use
• Compact Design
• Customized Solution

Precision and productivity are the highest priorities for automated testing machine equipped with two innovative cameras for sampling 3-D objects or structured surfaces. A SIMATIC S7-1500 controller in tandem with a SINAMICS S120 drive ensure that the measured results are processed quickly

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2014

SIMATIC S7-1500

SINAMICS S120 Modular Servo

End User

• Workpiece Testing
Machine Safety
Integrated Automation

Siemens helps Detroit-based manufacturer of diesel engines reduce energy costs and slash CO2 emissions

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2012 ( USA)

SINAMICS S150 Enclosed High Performance Regenerative

End User

Energy Efficiency
• Environmental Concerns