The Siemens solution comprises Simatic ET 200SP distributed I/Os, Sinamics S120 converters and Simotics 1FW3 electric motors for controlling and driving the M-L 600 Hybrid injection molding press. The Simatic ET 200SP Open Controller is the first controller of this type to combine the functions of a PC-based software controller with visualization, PC applications and central I/Os (inputs/outputs) in a compact device. This application is the first one at Maico to use the Plastics Solutions Package. Freely combinable, quality-assured modules from the plastics library and a standardized hardware basis with Simatic S7-1500, Simatic ET 200SP Open Controller, Sinamics drives and Simotics motors are the foundation of every plastics machine solution. Operation is via a Simatic Flat Touch Panel. The digital twin which is required for virtual commissioning was created using the NX Mechatronics Concept Designer, a software package for mechatronics design, with the Simatic Machine Simulator, a software package for the virtual commissioning of machines. Motion control is via the Simotion motion control system.