The most advanced motion control, automation, motor and drive solutions for plastics processing machinery

With decades of experience in plastics automation all over the world, Siemens delivers significant value to OEMs and end-users. We can help optimize your machine control using globally-proven and accepted technology - automation, motor, drive, and motion control technology - that has been created specifically for plastics machinery. Siemens will also help set your machine apart in the marketplace with innovative solutions for the industry’s toughest challenges.

The future of plastics is digital

Manufacturers large and small are aware that digitalization continues to drive every industry forward, making the American landscape increasingly competitive. Plastics industry is no exception, as digital solutions are essential to increase productivity, efficiency, speed, and quality, resulting in higher competitiveness. For companies on their way to digitalization, Siemens enables them to transform into digital enterprises – from taking the first step to configuring a complete solution for the plastics business.

Plastics modular software library

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Extrusion

Type
Date

Controllers / Other

Drives

Motors

Features

Benefits

From NPE 2015: Polyolefin-dedicated (POD) extrusion concept using Siemens products and integration

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2015

SIMATIC S7 PLC
SIMATIC Touch-Panel HMI

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Production Efficiency
• Finished Product Quality
• Cost Effectiveness
• Collaboration with Siemens

Machine Builder

From NPE 2015: Novatec highlights their C-Series cutter using Siemens technologies, allowing them to provide standard features that are options on competitor units

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2015 ( USA)

SIMATIC S7 PLC
SIMATIC Touch-Panel HMI

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo

• Manufacturing Precision
• Ease of Use
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

Advanced extruder control technology: for developing new plastics compounds for extrusion, Georgia-based Kraiburg TPE partnered with KraussMaffei and Siemens to implement a smaller, more productive, and cost-efficient solution

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2015 ( USA)

SIMATIC Touch-Panel HMI

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Compact Design
• Production Efficiency

End User

A manufacturer of extrusion lines for processing thermoplastic materials, as part of a modernization project, decided to implement the compact and versatile Siemens SIRIUS 3RM1 motor starters to bring its production up to the state of the art

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2014

SIRIUS 3RM1 Motor Starter

• Production Efficiency
• Retrofit/Modernization

Machine Builder

New 5-layer co-extrusion machine is designed for cost- and energy-efficient production of high-quality thin films at a high output. SINAMICS S120 drives run a wide variety of applications, from extruders to complex multi-axis applications and are fitted with a common control supply module. SIMOTICS M-1PH8 motors ensure smooth operation of the co-extrusion blown-film die head and precise control of the speed, pressure and melt flow. All systems are networked via PROFINET ensuring fast and constant data exchange between CNCs and drives

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2014

SIMATIC WinAC

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS M Main - 1PH8

• Cost Effectiveness
Energy Efficiency
• Production Efficiency
• Communications Advantages

Machine Builder

Davis-Standard has developed a high-performance cast line that produces stretch films of even thickness without tearing. For process and line control, the market leader relies on integrated control, regulation, and drive technology from a single source - Siemens

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2013

SIMATIC S7-400F PLC

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7
SIMOTICS M Main- 1PH8

• Finished Product Quality
Integrated Automation
• Engineering Efficiency
• Single-Source Advantages

Machine Builder

Developing high-tech solutions for film and sheet extrusion, for this Canadian manufacturer, top priority is on continuous optimization of production processes and product quality

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2013 ( Canada)

SIMATIC S7 PLC

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7
SIMOTICS M Main - 1PH8

• Production Optimization
• Finished Product Quality

Machine Builder

From specializing in transverse stretching machines to supplying complete, customized film production lines, a close collaboration with Siemens in the areas of drive and automation technology not only provide for an overall higher process efficiency but also for a high degree of flexibility in terms of product diversity, product quality, and throughput

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2013

SIMATIC Step 7

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS T Torque - 1FW3 / 1FW6

• Production Efficiency
• Finished Product Quality
• Application Flexibility

Machine Builder

Read about an extremely flexible simultaneous stretching machine that can stretch a wide range of polymers biaxially or at a defined angle

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2013

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FT7

• Optimized Maintenance
• Finished Product Quality
• Application Flexibility
Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

This machine builder equips extruders with the new Siemens EXT 3170 automation solution to benefit from maximum efficiency, consistency, flexibility, and openness

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2013

SIMATIC S7 PLC

SINAMICS S120 Servo

Integrated Automation
• Production Efficiency
• Consistency
• Application Flexibility

Machine Builder

What will plastics extrusion machines look like in the future? This study of a single-screw extruder identifies trends that will not be economically viable for several more years

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2013

SIMOGEAR Gear Motors
SIMOTICS M Main - 1PH8

• Forward Thinking

Machine Builder

Universal machine for 5 layers: an innovative system for the extrusion of coex blown films in five layers. Various films from a number of materials can be processed – all made possible by a single machine

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2013

SIMATIC S7-300 PLC

SIMOTICS T Torque - 1FW3

• Innovative Solution
• Production Efficiency
• Application Flexibility

Machine Builder

Pioneering plant technology: Combining state-of-the-art control technology and excellent mechanical engineering to optimize this high-tech extrusion system

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2013

SIMATIC S7 PLC

• Control Technology

Machine Builder


Injection Molding

Type
Date

Controllers / Other

Drives

Motors

Features

Benefits

Hotset America utilizes advanced control products for plastic injection machine cabinet builds

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2017 (USA)

SIMATIC Automation

SINAMICS Drives

• Complete Siemens Solution
• Production Efficiency

Machine Builder

Modern servo drives make the hydraulics of older injection molding machines energy efficient, as illustrated by a leading manufacturer of plastic spools

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2013

IMH 3300 Package

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1PH8

• Retrofit/Modernization
Machine Safety
• Production Efficiency
Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder

Modernization of control equipment in injection molding machines lowers maintenance requirements and extends functionality. Now TIA Portal and SIMATIC S7-1500 control systems provide even higher performance and flexibility

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2013

IMH 3300 Package
SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC

• Retrofit/Modernization
• Application Flexibility
• Increased Availability

Machine Builder

Solutions with SINAMICS Servo Pump: Modernizing hydraulic injection molding machines slashed energy consumption by 48%

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2012

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1PH8

Energy Efficiency

Machine Builder


Thermoforming

Type
Date

Controllers / Other

Drives

Motors

Features

Benefits

SencorpWhite uses Siemens heating and motion control for the largest production steel rule die inline thermoformer in the global plastics industry

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2018 ( USA)

SIMOTION D
SIPLUS Heating Control Systems

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Production Efficiency
• Complete Siemens Solution

Machine Builder

From NPE 2015: Geiss highlights their T10 Thermoforming Machine using a Siemens seamless solution

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2015 ( USA)

SIMATIC S7-1500 PLC
SIMATIC ET200S Distributed IO

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Production Efficiency
Machine Safety
• Global Standard
• Support & Services

Machine Builder

Washington State-based Irwin Research experiences greater system flexibility and easier configurability on thermoforming lines thanks to SIMOTION motion control

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2014 ( USA)

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

• Engineering Flexibility

Machine Builder

The tried-and-tested twin-sheet process used in this vacuum-forming machine produces complete PE foam air duct sets efficiently made to a high and reproducible quality, direct from the roll in a single operation

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2013

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Finished Product Quality
Integrated Automation
• Engineering Efficiency

Machine Builder


Plastics Handling

Type
Date

Controllers / Other

Drives

Motors

Features

Benefits

Sonderhoff fits all its mixing and dosing plants with Siemens automation technology. A G-code interpreter has also been programmed for the SIMOTION motion control system

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2013

SIMOTION D

SINAMICS S120 Servo

SIMOTICS S Servo - 1FK7

• Cost Effectiveness
Machine Safety

Machine Builder

This innovative handling robot requires little space due to its two-sided access to the entire length and width of an injection molding system. The design brings with it significant savings during changeover, loading, and unloading

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2013

• Production Efficiency
• Innovative Solution

Machine Builder