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.

 

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Application

Products Featured

Highlights

Integrated Drive Systems greatly improve mining conveyor productivity and reliability

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2015

Conveyor

Integrated Drive Systems
• Production Efficiency

The Delta Picker with Multi-Carrier-System shows the perfect interaction of high-end motion control transport and handling in one combined application

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2015

Conveyor

SINAMICS G110M SIMOGEAR-Integrated Drive

• Cost Effectiveness

Storage and Retrieval System: Safety Blocks. To implement safety concepts in storage and retrieval machines, Siemens offer blocks at no charge that facilitate optimum interaction between the automation and drive technology. They run on SIMATIC S7-F and are based on the Safety Integrated functions of SINAMICS S120

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2014

Storage Retrieval Systems

SIMATIC S7-F Safety System
SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System

Machine Safety

VIBX oscillation damping on SINAMICS S120: demonstrated on a simplified model of a storage and retrieval machine

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2014

Storage Retrieval Systems

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System

Production Efficiency

Storage and Retrieval System: Energy Efficiency. The Siemens line module capable of energy recovery means energy can be recovered and used by other loads. A braking resistor is not required, cabinet envelope dimensions are reduced and the cooling concept simplified. Energy is balanced via the common SINAMICS S120 DC link bus, resulting in the lowest total losses in the system. Further, this is a ready-to-use solution for reactive power compensation

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2014

Storage Retrieval Systems

SINAMICS S120 Modular Drive System

Integrated Drive Systems
Energy Efficiency

Storage and Retrieval Machine: Oscillation damping: When a storage and retrieval machine accelerates and brakes, this causes the mast to sway. Time is lost while the system has to wait until the mast comes to a standstill before the load-handling equipment is moved into the rack. It also puts a strain on the mechanical system

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2014

Storage Retrieval Systems

Production Efficiency

Storage and Retrieval System: speed synchronism and load distribution. The velocity gearing function ensures in storage and retrieval machines that the friction wheels have the same velocity in the direction of travel, independent of their radius. In addition, the load distribution option distributes the load across the two drives, depending on the center of gravity offset of the storage and retrieval machine when accelerating or braking

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2014

Storage Retrieval Systems

Integrated Drive Systems
• Manufacturing Precision

Considerable savings can be achieved in conveyor technology applications: the new SINAMICS G110M distributed drive with a loop-through power bus performs typical conveying tasks without a higher-level PLC, including placing items onto a cross belt. The G110M series supports USS / Modbus RTU, Profibus, and Profinet / Ethernet IP without piggyback modules

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2014

Conveyor

SINAMICS G110M SIMOGEAR-Integrated Drive

Cost Effectiveness

Increasingly, radio-frequency identification (RFID) in the UHF transmission bandwidth is being used for the automated identification of objects. Groundbreaking functions of the new generation of Siemens RF600 reader increase operating safety under production conditions that are difficult for radio transmission

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2012

RFID

SIMATIC RFID

• Cutting-Edge Technology