With the SIMOTION SimoFeed function, achieve flexible production sequences and simultaneously reduce production downtime. This can be achieved only with highly dynamic motion control, which also reduces maintenance cycles by ensuring gentle material handling.
The SIMOTION motion control system is the best possible automation and drive technology solution in a complex hydraulic press. Ideally suited for use with modular machines, SIMOTION is open and modular in structure, combines all the necessary elements of overall machine control, such as motion control, PLC functionality, and technological functions.
In addition to easily combining with logic, motion and technological functions, the SIMOTION SimoPress solution offers complete, fully documented and pre-tested press functions for main drive control, cam control, die protection, and press force monitoring. The solution offers flexible operating screens for WinCC to keep engineering overhead as low as possible, and can be used on any platform.
On a servo metalforming press, the main drive (servo torque motor) is connected directly to the crank shaft of the press, without a flywheel or clutch. The motion of the ram can be accelerated and decelerated as desired by varying the speed of the motor. The stroke rates can be individually and precisely programmed by an automatically calculated movement profile. This enables the press cycle to be individually controlled, and adapted flexibly to the widest range of tool and/or work piece requirements.
The SIMOTION SimoRoll application stands out due to its material-friendly motion control, by the use of particularly favorable jerk and shock characteristics. This can only be achieved when motion sequences with high dynamic response are applied to avoid unnecessary production downtimes.
Meeting all requirements for machine- and workplace-friendly motion control, the platform-independent SIMOTION SimoTrans ensures that adjustments to mechanical conditions are implemented smoothly. The solution can be used as a stand-alone application or in combination with the SIMOTION SimoPress and SIMOTION SimoRoll applications.