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Modern machinery and equipment often involve highly varied and demanding technical tasks. In cases like these, it’s good to know that SIMATIC Technology provides an intelligent solution that you can rely on for all challenges involving Motion Control, Signal acquisition/output, and Closed-loop/PID Control – all the way to serial communications. Integrated and scalable SIMATIC Technology automation solutions not only save you valuable engineering time in the case of simple tasks or even complex problems but also ensure maximum efficiency and flexibility. The result: one engineering, one controller, one communication for standard automation, safety and technology.
Do you ask yourself what is behind Safe Kinematics and what are the advantages of this extended technology function in times of digitalization?
Find out more in our Expert Talk with Daniel Hübner and Thomas Kahabka.
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.
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.
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.
Coordinated axes replace complex mechanical couplings, simplifying the mechanical design of machines. An electronic coupling supports linear and nonlinear dependencies as well as fast format changes for greater flexibility.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At Siemens Industry Online Support you will find all important documents and links as well as application examples, FAQs and discussion forums about SIMATIC Technology.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced user, the information will help you to solve your individual technology tasks.
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