More power for Motion Control
SIMATIC Technology and SIMATIC T-CPUs provide increased performance, more technology, more motion functions
The technological tasks in modern machines and plants are diverse and often demanding. It's good to know with SIMATIC Technology and the SIMATIC Technology-CPUs, there's an intelligent answer to all challenges regarding motion control, signal acquisition/output, closed-loop/PID control, artificial intelligence and machine learning. The integrated and scalable SIMATIC Technology automation solutions save you valuable engineering time for simple tasks as well as for complex issues and guarantee maximum efficiency and flexibility. This means: One engineering, one control, one communication for standard automation, safety and technology.
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We are very happy to have been part of automatica 2022. In the following, we have summarized the most important topics we presented to you at the trade show.
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Benefit from “more power for control”
With SIMATIC Technology, a single CPU can be used to efficiently and cost-effectively implement a wide variety of application requirements for technological tasks, from Signal acquisition/output to Motion Control and PID Control with consistent quality.
The new SIMATIC S7-1500 T-CPU opens up new avenues in terms of extended motion control functionalities, such as transmission and cam disk synchronization and controls from 2D to 4D kinematics. The engineering in the TIA Portal is supported by integrated editors in a convenient and clear way.
The SIMATIC Safe Kinematics software library for the fail-safe Technology CPU (CPU 1517TF-3PN/DP), combined with SINAMICS S120 (FW5.1), makes it possible to safely monitor specified kinematic motions in space.
Motion control for the highest demands
With the technology CPUs, you can efficiently automate complex multi-axis systems and kinematics. With the "PLC-independent synchronization" function available in all technology CPUs, gear and cam synchronization can also be implemented across CPUs such that there are virtually no limits to axis configurations. In addition to power distribution to several CPUs, modular automation concepts can also be easily implemented with the PLC-independent synchronism. Thanks to the integrated safety functionality, all requirements for personal and machine safety can be met. As with all SIMATIC Controllers, engineering is performed as usual with Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal), making it simple and timesaving.
Scalable motion control portfolio
Here you will find the right controller for a wide range of automation requirements. From simple motion control applications to high-end applications, our portfolio offers fully scalable and highly consistent functions. Engineering with Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal) enables optimal automation solutions for every application.
Discover the SIMATIC T-CPU Controller
With these controllers you secure the plus in function and performance: Motion control functionalities for mid-range and high-end applications make it easier for you to implement the most demanding applications.
From simple to challengingSIMATIC Technology offers a wide, scalable hardware portfolio across various performance classes with integrated technology solutions for maximum integration and flexibility. Together with the TIA Portal engineering framework, maximum efficiency is achieved. Instead of having to program complex technologies, users can easily parameterize technology objects. The technical functions are optimally supported with technology modules on the hardware side.
Motion Control - made easy!
The integrated Motion Control functions enable simple and efficient control of single and multiple-axis drive systems. SIMATIC controllers and technology modules, supplemented with SINAMICS drive systems, provide a perfectly coordinated portfolio for this.
The Motion Control instructions required to program sequences of movements are based on the international PLCopen standard and enable Motion Control applications to be programmed with no special prior knowledge.
Motion Control for single axes: dynamic and reliable for simple processes
When drives or axes in a machine are decoupled from each other when operating, this is termed a single-axis configuration. Typical single axes are speed and positioning axes, such as conveyor belts and format adjustments. The user can program the coordination of multiple single axes in the machine to achieve the desired movements in the machine.
Motion Control for coordinated axes: precisely and flexibly control complete processes
Motion Control for orbital movements with up to four coupled axes
Kinematics are freely programmable mechanical systems in which multiple mechanically coupled axes cause the movement of an operating point. The technology CPUs S7 1500T with the technology object kinematics provide functions for controlling kinematics, , for example for handling tasks such as pick & place, assembly, and palletizing.
The SIMATIC Safe Kinematics software library for the fail-safe Technology CPU (CPU 1517TF-3PN/DP), combined with SINAMICS S120 (FW5.1), makes it possible to safely monitor specified kinematic motions in space. Speed monitoring for selected points (e.g., tool centerpoints) and freely
Configurable zones (e.g., working and protection zones) protect machine tool operators during their work.
Motion Control with speed and position detection via external sensors
Separate machine sensors (external sensors) for position detection can be implemented in addition to the drive position sensors. These can compensate for slip or other mechanical effects in the machine, for example.
Incremental and absolute sensors are optimally integrated in the system via technology modules.
Fast acquisition of signals, immediate and precise response
Special modules enable the acquisition and output of signals with a resolution of up to 1 µs. This pays off in terms of both product quality and productivity.
Precise production processes and high product quality due to measuring functions
Determination of frequency or period duration from the time sequence of counter impulses or position values. This enables precise monitoring and control of rotating or linear speeds in a production process. Precise length measurement is possible with the available digital inputs.
Motion Control with speed and position detection via external sensors
Separate machine sensors (external sensors) for position detection can be used in addition to the drive position sensors. These are used to compensate for slip or other mechanical effects in the machine, for example.
Incremental and absolute sensors are optimally integrated into the system via technology modules.
Closed-loop control of process parameters with the help of integrated technology objects
The SIMATIC controllers already include control functions for performing automation tasks. No special control hardware is required. The actual values, setpoints and positioning values only have to be connected to the technology object. A two-stage integrated auto-tuning process ensures optimal setting of the control parameters.
Intelligent control of active heating and cooling elements
Temperature controllers support separate actuators for heating and cooling, each with their own parameter set. Temperatures can thus be controlled quickly and without overshoot. Synchronization mechanisms are available for applications with multiple temperature zones. The controller is also suitable for similar tasks with other process variables.
A wide range of possibilities for connecting different partners
In addition to bus systems such as PROFINET IO and PROFIBUS DP, data transfer in automation can be implemented through serial point-to-point or multi-point connections. Various physical interfaces and protocols ensure a high degree of flexibility and enable communication with non-system components such as balances, meters, and many others.
SIMATIC Technology in practiceIn numerous industries all over the world, SIMATIC Technology solutions contribute to efficient Motion Control, Signal acquisition/output, Closed-loop/PID Control and Serial communication solutions. Here you will find an interesting selection. Discover the advantages.
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