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MediaService Digital Industries Newsroom

Servo press in the cloud – Plant manufacturer’s product development relies on digitalization and solutions from Siemens

Zani S.p.A. forming machines manufactures mechanical presses for cold-forming sheet steel and relies on Siemens hardware and software solutions when developing its presses.

Zani S.p.A. forming machines manufactures mechanical presses for cold-forming sheet steel and relies on Siemens hardware and software solutions when developing its presses.

Zani uses standard components from the Siemens controls and drives portfolio on the Servo Master.Motion control on the press is provided by the Simotion motion control system using the SimoPress Servo solution which was developed specifically for servo presses. In combination with Simotics T torque motors, Sinamics S120 drives ensure excellent press performance as well as high flexibility and scalability. The Servo Master system is controlled by a fail-safe Simatic S7 controller. The complete solution increases the overall productivity of the new machine. However, the Servo Master uses more than just Siemens hardware products. As Zani wants to implement the benefits of digitalization for both itself and its customers, the company also uses software and digital solutions from the Siemens Digital Enterprise Portfolio.

Cloud connection increases efficiency

By connecting the press to MindSphere and using MindApp Fleet Manager, Zani is able to monitor the plant performance in real time. The Fleet Manager application allows machine tools located across the globe to be monitored, whether in small or large production facilities, resulting in an increase in their availability and productivity. The connection to MindSphere is created automatically via a Siemens Simatic S7 controller. The programmable logic controller makes use of a functional module which determines the individual plant settings every second without the need for additional hardware and transfers this information to MindSphere where Fleet Manager evaluates the data. The app is also able to monitor several safety thresholds. If these deviate from standard values, the system notifies the plant operator.
In combination with Simotics T torque motors, Sinamics S120 drives ensure high press performance as well as high flexibility and scalability.

In combination with Simotics T torque motors, Sinamics S120 drives ensure high press performance as well as high flexibility and scalability.

Motion control on the press is provided by the Simotion motion control system using the SimoPress Servo solution which was developed specifically for metal forming.

Motion control on the press is provided by the Simotion motion control system using the SimoPress Servo solution which was developed specifically for metal forming.

Zani relies on standard components from the Siemens controls and drives portfolio for the Servo Master, including the Simotics T torque motors.

Zani relies on standard components from the Siemens controls and drives portfolio for the Servo Master, including the Simotics T torque motors.

Long-term partnership pays off

The permanent performance analysis in MindSphere and the resultant predictive maintenance of the press prevent unscheduled downtimes and ensure high availability. The end-to-end drive technology provides more than just high flexibility and scalability of the press. The well thought-out solution also extremely energy-efficient while maintaining high performance levels. The press was developed and built in just 24 months thanks to the strong collaboration over many years between Zani and Siemens.
MediaService application reports may be based on previously published Siemens technical articles.

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