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Integrated solutions portfolio for digitalization of motion control drive technology

The infographic shows the entire drive train linked to the cloud.

The demonstrated application shows a totally new servo drive system and the digital twin on the basis of Teamcenter.

All the relevant data can continue to be used during the subsequent step, commissioning. The guided selection process ensures right from the start that the converters and motors are perfectly matched for every application. A wide range of digital information such as technical data, 2D dimensional drawings and 3D data models of the devices, macros for electrical planning and circuit diagrams for electrical design helps to reduce the amount of work involved, and speeds up both engineering and the preparation of technical documentation. Open interfaces to internal and third-party systems automatically ensure data consistency, as they eliminate the need for the multiple redundant acquisition and matching of data. This in turn further simplifies processes such as control cabinet production.
With its integrated hardware and software solutions, Siemens supports machine builders in their bid to create a digital twin of their application, and to optimize it virtually in model form, allowing faults to be detected and eliminated from an early stage. This saves time and expense when it comes to actual commissioning, as every aspect is engineered to an advanced stage of maturity and ideally configured. Data generated by the machine in operation is gathered and rendered usable in MindSphere, the open, cloud-based IoT operating system from Siemens, with the aid of either Siemens'own MindApps or partner apps. The Fleet Manager used by Easysnap, for instance, supplies an overview of all relevant operating statuses, allowing it to suggest preventive servicing measures at an early stage and so prevent machine standstill. The MindApp Analyze MyDrives also detects any actual servicing requirement in advance by continuously checking energy flows, output volume, speed and frequency. These apps not only enable predictive maintenance to be carried out but also allow any energy saving potential to be determined.
The Easysnap machine exhibited at the SPS IPC Drives produces small individual portions of liquid and semi-liquid F&B and cosmetic products. Siemens is using this application at the show to demonstrate its new servo drive system comprising Sinamics S210 converters with Simotics S-1FK2 motors. It comes complete with One Cable Connection(OCC), Simatic S7-1500-T controller with integrated motion control and safety functionality combined with the newly innovated Sinamics S120 C/D type motor modules in the 3A to 30A range. Commissioning takes place using extremely simple one-button tuning. The entire Sinamics 210 servo drive system is UL certified, and use of the Simotics S-1FK2 motors makes for outstandingly high performance. Connection to MindSphere is possible using a MindConnect Nano. "The use of digitalization in drive technology opens up significant benefits to machine builders and operators alike, starting with end-to-end digital engineering through commissioning to running operation. This allows all the sequences along the entire value chain to be made not only transparent but ultimately also more efficient. From our point of view, digitalization in drive technology is a highly effective lever for greater competitive strength, and we are continuously working to improve its efficiency still further," sums up Achim Peltz, Head of the General Motion Control (GMC) Segment at Siemens AG.

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is a leading supplier of efficient power generation and power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2017, which ended on September 30, 2017, Siemens generated revenue of €83.0 billion and net income of €6.2 billion. At the end of September 2017, the company had around 372,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet at
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