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.