Siemens SIMOTION MC - Provendor Ltd.
Combining the three
control functions of Motion Control, Logic Control (PLC) and technology
functions has the following benefits:
SIMOTION Motion Control
The innovative SIMOTION Motion Control System provides you with exactly
the freedom that you require for the construction of modern machines.
SIMOTION is also, of course, a fixed part of Totally Integrated
Automation SIMOTION is
available for all machines carrying out Motion Control tasks - from
simple machines to the high-performance variety.
The focus is on a
simple and flexible solution to a huge variety of Motion Control tasks.
In order to achieve this in the best way possible, a new system
approach has been introduced:
Motion Control has been combined with two other control functions found
in most machines: PLC and technology functions.
This approach enables the Motion Control of axes and machine control
within the same system. The same applies to technology functions, such
as pressure control of a hydraulic axis. A seamless switch can be made
from position-controlled positioning mode to pressure control.
- Reduced engineering overhead and increased machine
- Time-critical interfaces between the individual
components are no longer required
- Simple, uniform and transparent programming and
diagnostics of the entire machine
SIMOTION is divided into three different
Depending on the machine type, very different demands
are placed on the machine construction. Each hardware platform has its
advantages in certain fields of application. The various platforms can
also be combined very easily, which is especially an advantage for
modular machines and systems. The individual hardware platforms always
have the same system properties, i.e. functionality and engineering are
always identical - irrespective of which platform is used.
You can therefore always select the platform which is
most suitable for your machine:
D - Drive based
- is the compact, drive-based version of
SIMOTION based on the new SINAMICS
family of drives.
- With SIMOTION D, the PLC and Motion
Control functionalities of SIMOTION and the drive software of SINAMICS
run on control hardware in the SINAMICS
- SIMOTION D is offered in various performance
versions. Thereby, the highest scalability and flexibility are
- By means of the integrated PLC in accordance
with IEC 61131-3, SIMOTION D can control beside of motion the whole
- HMI devices can be connected to the on board
PROFIBUS or Ethernet interface for operating and monitoring. Via these
interfaces, functions such as remote maintenance, diagnostics and
teleservice are possible.
C - Controller based
- SIMOTION C is the modular controller variant
with the proven design of the SIMATIC S7-300 using its simple expansion
- SIMOTION C230-2 is a high-performance Motion
Controller for control functions and Motion Control tasks.
- HMI devices can be connected directly to the on
board PROFIBUS or Ethernet interface for operator control and
monitoring. Functions such as remote maintenance, diagnostics and
teleservice can also be used via these interfaces.
P - PC-based
- Motion Control and Human Machine Interface on
one single platform
- SIMOTION P is an open PC-based, Motion Control
system. PLC, Motion Control and HMI functions are executed together
with standard PC applications on one platform.
Open architecture with Windows operating
The boundaries between the manufacturing
environment and the office level are becoming increasingly blurred.
P, the benefits of the office data processing environment, such as
- high memory capacity for data
- data backup concepts and
- integrated communication
in your machine.
combines the benefits of a Microsoft Windows operating system and a
real time SIMOTION Motion Control operating system on one industrial PC
P, visualization tasks and even engineering can easily be implemented
directly on the PC. When using HMI software from other development
systems, the standardized OPC server interface can be used.
as remote maintenance, diagnostics and teleservice can also be used via
the integrated Ethernet interface. In addition, standard PC interfaces
are also available for your applications.
They can be
- Hardware, such as a printer, keyboard, mouse,
- Software, such as visualization software or
Microsoft Office programs
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