Siemens Answers with Pacesetting Motion Control Solutions for Metal Forming Applications

For decades, all over the world, Siemens has been the preferred solution provider for metal forming, particularly in relation to safety-relevant tasks. Incorporating the SIMOTION innovative motion control system, Siemens metalforming solutions are designed to reduce the engineering time required for implementation with pre-engineered standard functions.

Siemens provides a unique and comprehensive range of products for metal forming using servo, large and universal presses, as well as for edge trimming and retrofit. Siemens products, systems and services give you the latest technology, tailor-made functionalities, and outstanding quality.


Drives Safety Integrated

Thanks to Siemens’ integration of safety functions into control and drive technology, safety for metalforming is more efficient and cost-effective with the added advantages of considerably less engineering expenditure and increased availability. Your machine can be operated safely and conveniently under all required operating conditions, e.g. in setup mode when interaction with the machine is required.

Automation Safety

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The press safety blocks of the SIMATIC S7-F/P library are fail-safe function and data blocks for mechanical and hydraulic presses. They are certified by the Employer's Liability Insurance Association and can run on fail-safe controllers of the SIMATIC S7-F family.


The library of certified automation press safety functions is suitable for the automation of mechanical and hydraulic presses and is certified according to EN954-1 Cat.4 and EN61508 SIL3 when using the press-specific standards:

  • EN692 "Safety of mechanical presses"

  • EN693 "Safety of machine tools - hydraulic presses"

  • EN12622 "Safety of machine tools - hydraulic bending presses"

  • EN13736 "Safety of machine tools - pneumatic presses"


  • Cost reduction and time saving in the machine type test
    through already-certified standard components

  • Standard and safety-related communication
    via PROFIBUS or PROFINET network

  • Flexibility in the implementation of safety concepts
    with centralized and distributed safety concepts