The Multi-Carrier System is a highly flexible transport system that enables customized, efficient machines to be quickly realized – from simple and extended standard applications to high-end applications. The Multi-Carrier System can be perfectly adapted to applications by means of scalable controllers and Simatic S7-1500T and Simotion motion control systems, a large number of motors, carriers and guides, as well as powerful software tools, such as MCS Creator and the TIA Portal engineering framework.
The core element of efficient automation for the packaging industry is the TIA Portal engineering framework with packaging standards. All important components of an automation project are integrated into the framework. Ready-made solutions from Omac (Organization for Machine Automation and Control) and Weihenstephan, many standard applications, and the harmonized library concept substantially reduce the engineering effort for the machine manufacturer. Project Generator, the LPack packaging library, Handling Toolbox, and high-level language programming also support the implementation of future machine projects.
The Siemens portfolio of scalable, standardized automation and drive technology relevant to the packaging industry will also be exhibited – for everything from simple applications to sophisticated solutions. This includes well-designed motion control functionality, with user-friendly operation based on the latest Simotion and Simatic S7-1200 and S7-1500T controller generations.
Holistic solutions for plant operators in the food and beverage and pharmaceuticals industries round off the Siemens presentation at this year's interpack. The company possesses well-founded know-how in these industries, as well as portfolios for realizing plant-wide automation and drive solutions. Holistic optimization of the value chain enables plant efficiency and productivity to be increased and the processes and products to be made fit for today's and tomorrow's requirements by means of customized solutions developed jointly with the operator.