Siemens Answers with the Right Material Handling Solutions for Every Industry and Application

Material Handling could be considered a simple term for a fairly sophisticated set of applications. Regardless of the level of intricacy the ultimate goal is to move a physical object from point A to point B.  All Material handling systems must overcome the following challenges: Reliability, Predictability, Compactness and Flexibility. Here are ways Siemens is addressing each of these:

Reliability
Compact removable memory cards make hardware field replacement easy.  No need for a laptop or expensive technician to get back up and running

Flexibility
SINAMICS offers a single commissioning tool to unlock the widest range of applications: from basic roller tracks up to multi-axis high-bay racking units

Compactness
Modular and machine mountable drive variants offer high power and drive density in a small footprint

Predictability
SINAMICS drives incorporate common PLC functions for both logic and position control right at the drive, Capable and intelligent drives with fast response time increase accuracy

The interoperation of machine handling units is therefore becoming more and more important. Even in the primary and secondary processes, handling modules are being increasingly implemented in the form of industrial robots or as integral handling solutions.

The advantage is clear: The machine and material handling functions can be controlled with a single system. Siemens provides innovative answers to new hardware and software requirements with control and drive systems, assuring highest product quality and maximum productivity, even with short product changeover cycles. The results are more efficient and more versatile production processes.

 

Type
Date

Application

Controllers, Automation

Drives

Motors

Features

Benefits

Driverless transport system: nine automatic guided vehicles ensure that the cable cutting machines are flexibly integrated into production and the flow of goods. These supply and remove cable drums to and from the 21 cable cutting machines, move defective drums to the repair shop and transport drums where some of the cable has been removed back to the conveyor system

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2014

Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGV)

SIMATIC PLC
SIMATIC WinCC

• Production Efficiency
Integrated Automation

End User

Conveyor technology for Lapp Cable drum storage includes the connection to the storage and retrieval machines, goods received and placing the cable drums on pallets and removing them. Operating personnel benefit from an ergonomic workflow throughout the complete facility

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2014

Conveyor

SIMATIC ET200 Distributed IO
SIMATIC RFID
Remote HMI Panels

SINAMICS G120D Distributed Vector

SIMOGEAR Gear Motors

• Production Efficiency
Machine Safety

End User

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

Logistics

SIMATIC S7-315F Technology CPU

SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Modular

SIMOGEAR Gear Motors

Integrated Drive Systems
• Increased Availability

End User

The compact design and easy operation of SINAMICS S120 convinced a manufacturer of bar and sheet metal storage systems to move to the next generation of drives for gantry cranes, for more efficient engineering and commissioning processes

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2014

Logistics

SIMATIC S7-400 PLC

SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Modular

• Modularity
• Integrated Engineering
• Production Efficiency
Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

To keep up with the ongoing expansion of business and the trends toward increasingly smaller delivery units LAPP Cable built a new logistics and service center with an area of approximately 30,000 m² and 30 truck loading bays. Siemens has developed the entire automation and mechanical systems solution

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2014

Logistics

• Production Efficiency
• Collaboration with Siemens

End User

Low tensile forces on the rolled cement floors of the warehouse area and optimally used surface require special approach and braking distances and associated monitoring. Further storage and retrieval machines need to operate without requiring intermediate storage

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2014

Storage Retrieval Systems

SIMATIC RFID

SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Modular

SIMOGEAR Gear Motors

• Production Efficiency
Machine Safety
Energy Efficiency

End User

Using drives with integrated oscillation damping: software expansion in the drive system significantly improves  performance of storage and retrieval machines

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2013

Storage Retrieval Systems

SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Modular

• Production Efficiency
• Improved Productivity

Machine Builder

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

Lift System

SIMATIC S7-317TF Technology CPU

SINAMICS G120D Distributed Vector

SIMOGEAR Gear Motors

• Manufacturing Precision
Machine Safety
Energy Efficiency
• Cost Effectiveness

End User

Looking behind the scenes at a major airport is an exciting experience: how do they manage to handle countless bags for millions and millions of passengers?

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2013

Baggage Handling

• Production Efficiency
• Scalable Solution
• Modularity
Energy Efficiency

End User

SIMOTION D and SIMOTION Handling Toolbox provide increased productivity and precision to ensure scratch-free glass stacking with high cycle rates

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2013

Glass Stacking

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Modular

• Production Efficiency
• Manufacturing Precision
• Reduced Commissioning/Setup Time

Machine Builder

A supplier of precision auto parts relies on a new AS-i master that has been added directly to a new compact control - making engineering and building small and medium-sized machines and plants even easier

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2013

Logistics

SIMATIC S7-1200

SINAMICS G110D Distributed V/Hz

• Application Flexibility
• Increased Production

Systems Integrator

A new communication block between SIMOTION and robot controls makes it easier to connect Scara robots

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2013

Robotics

SIMOTION P

SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Modular

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

Integrated Automation

Systems Integrator

Originally developed for a large automobile manufacturer, a modern material handling technology solution is now proving its worth to other end customers - moving components with a high degree of flexibility, availability, and safety

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2012

Logistics

SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

SINAMICS G120D Distributed Vector

• Application Flexibility
• Dependability
• Machine Safety

End User

Efficient in every position – the SIMOTION Handling Toolbox drives highly flexible linear robots for high- performance palletizing systems

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2012

Robotics

SIMOTION D
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Modular

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Production Efficiency
• Application Flexibility
• Ease of Use
• Increased Availability

Machine Builder

The conversion to Industrial Wireless technology makes the distribution warehouse of a leading pump manufacturer one of the most modern in the world. Thanks to a redundant network, the automation system fulfills the highest availability requirements

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2012

Logistics

SCALANCE W
SIMATIC WinCC

• Production Efficiency
• Communications Advantages

End User

With Siemens Safety Integrated, a manufacturer of roll handling systems is able to meet all safety requirements while providing the highest level of flexibility

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2012

Roll Handling

SIMOTION D
SIMATIC S7-319F Technology CPU
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO
SIMATIC WinCC

SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Modular

Machine Safety
• Application Flexibility

Machine Builder

Highly dynamic motion control requires coordinated interaction between mechanisms and drives, as well as path control that automatically generates optimized motion profiles based on a small number of parameters

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2011

Positioning Systems

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Modular

Integrated Automation
• Kinematics Efficiency

Machine Builder

Turn-key logistics solution for small parts storage

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2010

Logistics

SIMATIC PLC
SCALANCE Networking
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

• Energy Efficiency
• Improved Performance
• Increased Availability

End User