Automation for Printing Press Applications - Advanced Controller, Motion Control, Drive and Motor Solutions

As technology leader in automation, Siemens continues to drive innovation for printing machines, whether it involves open-­loop and closed-­loop control, commanding and signaling, or evaluating and responding: With a comprehensive range of products and systems, Siemens develops and supplies optimum solutions to address all printing industry requirements – all from a single source.

SIMOTION Print Standard - example function modules

Compensation for varying cylinder sizes found in gravure and flexo printing

Plate change on-the-fly

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Multiple virtual master synchronization

Cylinder positioning

Full web compensation

Integrated register control

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Comprehensive Printing Solutions Portfolio from a Single Source

The Ultimate in Advanced Control with SIMOTION
Scalable, modular and powerful, user-friendly engineering

SIMOTION Integrated Register Control
Various sensor-based solutions for wedge marks as well as a camera-based solution for dot marks

SINAMICS Printing Drive Solutions
Seamless and integrated system family – from basic single-motor drives through coordinated drives to multi-axis drives and sophisticated motion control tasks

SIMATIC Printing Automation Solutions
For extended machine and process automation as well as for machine operation

Print-Savvy Standard Software Package
Simplifies and speeds up engineering and implementing printing press solutions

Precision motors with high dynamic performance for all applications

Siemens Totally Integrated Automation
Tying the entire system together, leading to maximum quality, efficiency, and output

With Many Years of Dedicated Experience in all Areas of Printing


  • Global Leader in Printing Press Automation
    with support in over 190 countries

  • A Long and Solid Track Record of Success
    with OEMs such as Goss/Heidelberg, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Goss, and MAN Roland

  • SINAMICS S120 High-Performance Drives
    that can operate in servo, vector, or V/Hz mode to require only one AC drive for your entire machine

  • Single Control Network with PROFINET
    that delivers the Industrial Ethernet standard with flexible topology for I/O, safety, HMI, and real-time motion control

  • Ready-to-Use Solutions
     like Siemens Print Standard, which has been used in hundreds of presses and press finishing equipment for the commercial, newspaper, and corrugated printing industry

  • Ability to Prototype an Entire Machine
    before it is built

  • Experienced Consultation
    from industry-specific application experts

  • Ability to Design, Build and Commission
    your machine's drive system enclosures

  • Extensive Solutions for Both Press and Finishing Equipment

  • Experience in Advanced System Design and Optimization
    through mechatronics capabilities