The Next Generation of Comfort Panels

Ready to implement innovative operating concepts, both today and down the road? Siemens’ new generation of SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort Panels are for you.

SIMATIC HMI Unified Comfort Panels come in sizes ranging from 7” to 21.5” and offer you all the freedom and possibilities you need to implement your innovative operating concepts thanks to their capacitive multitouch displays. The panels are particularly powerful, allow the installation of apps and simplify scaling thanks to vector-based visualization.

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Ready to Get Started? We’ve Got the Key You Need…

The electronic SIRIUS ACT ID key-operated switches have proven their high flexibility compared to conventional solutions for years. The unique key IDs allow users to correctly assign authorizations, increasing security for your production facility. But the benefits don’t end there. The ID key-operated switches include:

  • Individual authorization management for groups or individuals
  • Unambiguous identification of users
  • Increased plant safety
  • Degree of protection IP65
  • Different colored RFID keys for each authorization level
  • Unrestricted selection and combination of authorization levels, freely programmable for individual special locks via IO-Link
  • Easy integration into plant via TIA Portal (Port Configuration Tool)
  • Highly flexible authorization assignment

Not sure where to start? Sounds like you need a Starter Kit!

There are two available starter kits that include:

  • SIRIUS ACT components, ID key operated switch including an ID key
  • Label holder with 4 labels
  • Partially insulated SIRIUS screwdriver
  • IO-Link electronic module (preprogrammed or freely programmable)

Starter Kit 1 includes an I/O link module with four preprogrammed authorization levels, while Starter Kit 2 can be customized to your specific application requirements.

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SIRIUS 3RW50: Save Space Without Sacrificing Functionality

Do you need a safe-saving soft starter with a wealth of functionality? Look no further than the SIRIUS 3RW50 by Siemens.

The SIRIUS 3RW50 soft starter features a compact, space-saving design and minimal power loss. It uses a hybrid switching technology and two-phase motor control cover a range from 100 to 400 hp at 480V. The soft torque function prevents current peaks during startup and reduces the mechanical loading, especially when stopping pumps to prevent water hammer and other types of pressure peaks found in pipe systems.

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SINAMICS G115D: More than Just Another Converter

The SINAMICS G115D by Siemens is optimized exclusively for energy-efficient and cost-efficient horizontal motor applications. If you’re designing conveyor belts, sorting systems, baggage and freight conveyor systems, mail sorting and more, this optimally matched system solution consisting of a highly efficient geared motor and an innovative low-profile convertor is for you.

The SINAMICS G115D is Versatile.

The SINAMICS G115D is simple to configure, easy to order and easy to commission. As a comprehensive distributed drive system, it is the simple solution to challenging horizontal conveyor applications.

The SINAMICS G115D is Rugged.

The robust design of the SINAMICS G115D includes a high degree of protection up to IP66 within harsh environment operations, while maintaining space requirements with a reduced converter’s size. It’s reliable operation allows for an extended temperature range of –30 to 55 °C.

The SINAMICS G115D is Distributed.

The SINAMICS G115D drive system belongs to a family of distributed converters. The distributed system approach allows to individually control motors closer to the application process saving space, reducing motor cables and improving electromagnetic compatibility behavior and heat losses.

The SIMATIC ET 200AL – For Effortless Installation Anywhere

With its high degree of protection IP65/67, particularly compact design, low space requirements and weight, SIMATIC ET 200AL is specially designed for distributed control electronics in tight spaces and involving motion. The SIMATIC ET 200AL devices are quickly and conveniently configured and commissioned using the TIA Portal. The modules can be incorporated in the automation network via PROFINET, PROFIBUS or the integration of ET 200SP.

The integrated engineering in the TIA Portal enables consistent system diagnostics and efficient operation. With the help of the TIA Selection Tool you can conveniently configure a ET 200AL system and easily order its components. The SIMATIC Automation Tool offers easy support for commissioning, maintenance and service. The possibility of interfacing to SIMATIC ET 200SP and the CAx-compatible labeling of all interfaces also ensure efficiency during configuration and commissioning. The ET 200AL supports configuration management (option handling) for the realization of flexible machine concepts.

SIMATIC ET 200AL modules can be easily installed in any position directly in a machine or assembly line on location. With a width of only 30 or 45 mm, the SIMATIC ET 200AL modules enable the connection of sensors and actuators in extremely small spaces by means of reliable M8 and M12 connection technology. Color coding of the sockets and the corresponding connecting cables simplifies wiring. Also, socket arrangement has been optimized to facilitate cable laying and the cable ties can be secured directly on the module to support cables. The modules can be optionally connected to PROFINET or PROFIBUS or integrated in SIMATIC ET 200SP.

The modules comply with the IP65/67 protection class and operate reliably within a temperature range of -25 to +55 °C and with accelerations of up to 5 g. Plastic enclosures make the modules particularly lightweight. SIMATIC ET 200AL modules are thus the perfect choice for applications involving movement. ET 200AL standard modules and their digital outputs can be shut down in groups safety related. The Technical Report issued by the German Technical Inspectorate (TÜV) proves that the modules achieve safety class SIL CL2 and PL d. It also enables the PROFIenergy functionality to turn off coordinated individual users or complete production units of during non-production hours.

Whether in engineering, installation or operation: The SIMATIC ET 200AL IO system offers a wealth of benefits – making it the ideal system for a host of applications.

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Connect Directly to the Cloud with the Logo! Logic Module Series 8.3

Siemens is presenting the new version of the logic module series Logo! for the first time at Hannover Messe 2020. The latest Logo! Version 8.3 is now available and features a direct cloud connection.

With Version 8.3, it is possible to activate and configure the cloud connection and use the new free Logo!  web editor to create user-defined website and dashboards in the cloud. Users can also design their automation projects and operate them from the cloud via smartphone, tablet or PC. The webserver can be directly hosted in the cloud, enabling individual visualization and centralized control of switching and automation solutions in building management systems, and in the construction of control cabinets, machines and apparatus – comfortably, regardless of the location. Users now have even more options for simple networking.

What you should know about version 8.3:

  • The LOGO 8.3 is compatible with all LOGO 8 extension modules
  • Pricing will not change
  • There will be no possibility to upgrade the FW of older base modules
  • There will be a new order number (MLFB) for all LOGO! base modules
  • The order numbers for starter kits will not change
  • The order number for Logo! Soft Comfort will not change

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SIPLUS HCS: Saving You Time, Money and Resources

Nearly all industrially manufactured products undergo heat treatment. Even small deviations in the heating process can result in enormous negative effects on product quality.

To increase the quality and quantity of a heat-treated product, it is important to be able to focus the energy required with the highest level of spatial and temporal precision. The SIPLUS HCS ensures utmost precision in the control of electric heating elements such as infrared heaters.

Three heating control systems are available:

  • With integrated power outputs – compact design
  • With integrated power outputs – modular design
  • Without integrated power outputs

The SIPLUS HCS family of heating control systems saves time, costs and resources when it comes to configuring, commissioning, operation and maintenance with:

  • Simple integration into existing automation systems such as SIMATIC and SIMOTION
  • Lower wiring costs and user-friendly engineering
  • Intelligent diagnostics options for swift fault detection
  • Service-friendly design thanks to ready-to-use function and data blocks
  • Reduced volume in the control cabinet with space savings of up to 50%

With the SIPLUS HCS family of heating control systems you can significantly increase plant availability, thanks to detailed, intelligent diagnostic functions and fast localization of faults in the heating process. Additional benefits include:

  • Simple integration into existing automation systems
  • Automation from a single source: simple data management with TIA
  • Easy commissioning with STEP 7 and TIA portal

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Confidently Handle the Most Difficult Starting and Stopping Operations with the Siemens 3RW55

Equipped with the utmost functionality, SIRIUS 3RW55 Failsafe High Performance soft starters confidently handle even the most difficult starting and stopping operations. Thanks to innovative torque control, the device can be used for drives with an output of between 5.5 kW and 560 kW (at 400 V).

The innovative 3RW55 Failsafe soft starter features an integrated fail-safe digital input for directly connecting the EMERGENCY STOP, and thus covers SIL 1 STO applications. The HMI (with color display, local interface and a slot for micro SD memory card) and plug-in communication modules (PROFINET, PROFIBUS, EtherNet/IP and Modbus) ensure maximum flexibility. With their modern hybrid switching technology, the 3RW55 Failsafe soft starters offer efficient switching for long-term, energy-saving use.

The Siemens 3RW55 includes:

  • Automatic parameterization
  • Hybrid switching devices and three-phase motor control
  • Integration into the TIA portal – communication modules optional
  • Removable HMI with color display, local interface, and a slot for a micro SD memory card
  • Pump stop and torque control
  • Certified according to ATEX/IECEx directive
  • Fail-safe disconnection up to SIL 3 – PL e / STO

Benefits of the Siemens 3RW55 include:

  • Extremely easy commissioning and reliability even under changing load conditions
  • Minimum power loss and optimum/symmetrical motor control
  • Efficient configuration and maximum flexibility in automatic engineering
  • Maximum flexibility with regard to user interface and intuitive menu guidance
  • Reduced mechanical loading and optimum pump stop control
  • Suitable fort eh starting of explosion-proof motors
  • Reduced costs and space requirements thanks to direct wiring of the EMERGENCY STOP mushroom pushbutton to the soft starter for SIL 1

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The Versatile, Seamless, and Safety Integrated SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE

Siemens has expanded its converter family to include a new member in the safety extra-low voltage range – the SIMATIC MICO-DRIVE. Ideally suited for use in medical applications, the SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE can also be used in automated guided vehicle systems and in shuttles for storage and retrieval systems and storage rack systems. The SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE is extremely versatile, seamless, and safety integrated. The servo drive system delivers on high-precision positioning tasks in production and manufacturing as well as in innovative applications. It has a wide range of certificates and can be combined with numerous components to help create a customized solution.

Benefits and Features:

  • Works with motor power ratings ranging from 100 to 1000 Watts and can handle a motor supply voltage from 24 to 48 V DC.
  • Comes with a wide range of certificates (including UL and CE) and works with Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) for commission and service.

Applications:

  • Moving
  • Processing
  • Positioning
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Upgrade Communication Opportunities When You Upgrade Your Firmware

Upgrade Your Communication Opportunities When You Upgrade Your Firmware

ET 200SPSiemens new V5.0.3 firmware release maximizes the communication potential for the ET 200SP. By upgrading, customers can now use this MultiFieldbus Interface Module to connect controllers using PROFINET and EtherNet/IP.

Prior to the release, applications were limited to Modbus TCP connections. These new fieldbus protocols open the door for end users who occasionally use other EtherNet-based I/O systems in addition to PROFINET.

Using the MultiFieldbus Configuration Tool, engineers can easily implement the ET 200SP Station:

  1. Configure station (configuration and parameter assignment, comparable with TIA Portal HW Config).
  2. Transfer project to device (MF-IM).
  3. Configure device in the engineering system of the Modbus TCP controller (addressing). The MFCT provides the files required

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ET200S, ET200M, S7-300 Lifecycle & Migration Announcement

Siemens is committed to providing the best products and services in automation for its customers that will hold up with technology over time. As part of an effort to provide long-term solutions, Siemens will be migrating their ET200S, ET200M, and S7-300 product families to newer systems that allow for greater adaptability in the future.  Continue reading

Siemens TIA Portal Weekly Webinar Series

Siemens TIA Portal Weekly Webinar Series

Siemens latest weekly webinar series offers a look into the TIA Portal and how customers can maximize their usage of the platform. Below are upcoming training opportunities and a list of pre-recorded webinars to expand your knowledge of Siemens’ TIA Portal. Check back weekly for updated classes and recordings! Continue reading

EVENT: Panel Building Days

Thursday, May 14 Siemens is hosting a one-day workshop focused on the design and engineering of industrial control panels for today’s market.

The Panel Building Days event will be located at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino between 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM. There is no cost to attend this workshop. Siemens will cover important topics for control panel standards in the US and recent changes that have occurred.

To register for this event, click here.

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SIPLUS CMS

Monitoring for Inefficiencies with the SIPLUS CMS

By: Griffin buckley

P_SP01_XX_00294iMaximize your productivity with the SIPLUS CMS from Siemens. By monitoring the conditions of mechanical components on your machines, you can decrease unnecessary downtime that occur due to parts needing to be serviced.

Through base line measurements, the SIPLUS CMS measures and monitors vibrations to inform customers when an issue arises, life expectancy of hardware, or damage to machines.

Benefits and Features:

  • Simple system configuration
  • Longer lifecycle time
  • Easy diagnostics
  • Connection to cloud solutions
  • Predictable maintenance and repair

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SINAMICS S210 Servo Drive System

By: Griffin Buckley

sinamics-s210-servo-drive-systemThe SINAMICS S210 combines the power of the SIMOTICS S-1FK2 servomotor with a single-axis converter to deliver a compact and easy to handle drive system. With a power range of 50 to 7000 W, the SINAMICS S210 leverages its strength in precise positioning applications and motion control.

Strengths:

  • Versatile
  • Precise
  • Safe

Applications:

  • Packaging
  • Handling
  • Conveyor Systems
  • Wood and Ceramic Processing
  • Digital Printing

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DALI-2 Multimaster Module

Siemens’ DALI-2 Multimaster Module CM 1xDALI

BY: GRIFFIN BUCKLEY

P_ST70_XX_08498iIt’s never been easier to control, diagnose, or parameter assign luminaries and sensors until now. With Siemens’ DALI-2 multimaster module, you can monitor up to 64 luminaries and 63 sensors through a 2-wire bus line. Its compatibility with LED modules, fluorescent lamps, discharge lamps, low-voltage halogen lamps, and more makes the DALI-2 an increasingly popular module in modern lighting applications.

Benefits and Features:

  • Easy wiring with 2-wire line
  • LED display for errors, operation, and supply voltage
  • Configuration of up to 64 luminaries and 63 sensors

Applications:

  • Tunnel lighting
  • Hallway lighting
  • Ship lighting

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The SIMATIC Drive Controller

Motion Control and Drive Control in One Compact Format

By: Griffin Buckley

simatic-drive-controller-motion-controlSiemens’ SIMATIC Drive Controller takes the power of the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller and pairs it with the S120 drive system to bring communication interfaces and integrated technology I/Os into one automation solution. This easy-to-use controller utilizes one SIMATIC memory card to simplify engineering and increase efficiency.

Industries perfect for the SIMATIC Drive Controller:

  • Packaging
  • Printing
  • Textile
  • Plastics

Features and Benefits:

  • Ultra-compact controller and drive system
  • Scalability made easy for all performance classes
  • Powerful to suit high-end applications
  • Integrated safety functions
  • Easy to use

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The DP Contactor

Siemens Brings Back Definite Purpose Contactors

By: Griffin Buckley

After a brief discontinuation, Siemens brings back Class 42 and Class 45 Definite Purpose Contactors.  As of November 12, 2019, the Siemens-invented Definite Purpose Contactors is available to order using original part numbers and matching the exact fit, form, and function of the previously available contactors.

Due to the rise in material costs and a diseconomy of scale, Siemens temporarily discontinued the Definite Purpose Contactors despite their increased demand and Class 45popularity back in 2011. Today, the DP Contactors return without the Class 34 2-Speed DP, Class 44 Reversing DP, or Class 16 DP Starter, which can now be filled with NEMA or IEC products.

DP Contactor features:

  • Compact size
  • Quiet operation
  • Completely enclosed body and coil
  • Visual contact position indication
  • Power terminations
    • Quick connects
    • 30A: screws
    • 40A and above: box lugs
  • Durable metal back plate
  • Weld-resistant silver cadmium oxide contacts
  • Class F coil insulationClass 42

Class 45:

  • 1-pole with shunt bar in 30 and 40 amps
  • 2-pole in 30 and 40 amps

Class 42:

  • 2-pole in 30 and 40 amps
  • 3-pole in 30 to 90 amps
  • Snap-on auxiliary contacts
  • Replacement coils available

Siemens’ Definite Purpose Contactors have been developed for HVAC, refrigeration, fans, blowers, and welders for OEMs and manufacturers of machinery. Give us a call at 1-888-776-8222 for more on information on ordering and replacements of Siemens products.

EVENT: Control Panel Symposium 2019

On December 12th, Siemens will be hosting a free online symposium on all things control panels. The full-day event will feature 45-minute seminars presented by industry experts on topics ranging from Communication in the Control Cabinet to Efficient Engineering with Siemens.

Attendees are encouraged to join in on the conversation by live chatting and asking questions during seminars. Registration for the Control Panel Online Symposium is FREE, but requires registration online at: www.siemens.com/controlpanel-symposium.

For a better look at the upcoming classes offered, download the Control Panel Symposium 2019 Agenda.

Welcome, Todd Mogensen

SE Automation would like to introduce Todd Mogensen, our latest expert joining the Application Specialist engineers in Appleton, WI. Todd’s 20 years of experience in application engineering makes him an asset to the SE Automation team, delivering quality service and educated solutions.

Todd Mogensen will be joining our Siemens Technology Teams, specializing in:

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  • Drives & Motion Solutions
  • Human Machine Interface
  • Industrial Computers
  • Industrial Networks
  • Distributed I/O
  • Micro Automation Solutions
To contact Todd Mogensen, email tmogensen@seawi.com or call 920-735-8667

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THUNDER BUNDLE – Lightning automation components for storm sorcerers

Are you paying too much for your basic automation system? The Siemens Thunder bundles consist of a basic controller, HMI panel, and power supply. Let us prove to you that you don’t need to pay premium for a state-of-the-art basic automation system. Choose from three different bundles which include the following products: KTP 400 basic KTP 700 Basic S7-1200 SITOP PSU 100C SITOP PSU 8200

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SIMATIC S7-1200 LUNCH AND LEARN – October 23, 25, and 29

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Join us and we’ll show you a feature-packed SIMATIC S7-1200 PLC system and how to save time and money on your next project! Attend the S7-1200 Lunch and Learn for a hands-on trial!

• S7-1200 PLC feature overview
• Expansion options
• Communication capabilities
• Programming
• Visualization

To register visit our events page; CLICK HERE

INDUSTRY ONLINE SUPPORT APP – Optimal Support Anywhere!

Get the information and solutions that you’d normally search for on the Siemens Service and Support web page on your tablet or mobile device with Siemens Industry Online Support App.

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App Functions:
•  Scan product and EAN codes for technical and graphic information.
•  Send requests to Tech Support
•  Troubleshoot failures
•  Scan and Photo function
•  Transfer PDFs to external library

 

Download the Siemens Industry Online Support App today!

SITOP PSU6200 – All Around Power Supply for a Wide Range of Applications

Experience the start of a new chapter in the world of standard power supplies with the SITOP PSU6200 all-around power supply. Whether you’re a builder or operator of control panels, machines, or plants, all users benefit from the ingenious functions and features of the new SITOP PSU6200 product line – throughout the entire lifecycle, from planning and engineering to installation and operation.

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SIMATIC Notifier – Intelligent apps for operator control, monitoring, & maintenance

Response time is essential to maintaining production, but maintenance and operations can’t always be at their desks or next to the HMI. Now, Siemens’ SIMATIC Notifier app sends automation system alerts direct to your smartwatch or other mobile devices. Never miss a fault notification again! Continue reading

INTERACTIVE WHITE PAPER – Selecting the Optimum Safety Solution

As safety-control systems become more common in machine/industrial environments and as the automation tasks get more complicated, more solutions are becoming available. Choosing the right one is crucial. This interactive guide compares safety-control systems solutions, highlighting the benefits of safety PLCs.

SEA_InteractiveWhen designing your safety system, you should consider:
•  Number of safety functions
•  System-design time
•  Potential for system modification/expansion
•  Downtime tolerance
•  Overall cost: Initial and ongoing

 

For more on safety and finding the right solution for you, read more here.

Match Your Application Perfectly with Siemens Modular System

Processing, fitting, transporting. These and similar functions run on many automated production lines. With the extensive range of the SIRIUS modular system, you will find everything you need for switching, protecting, starting, and monitoring motors.

The components of the SIRIUS modular system offer maximum wiring flexibility. They can be connected easily via the corresponding SIRIUS 3RV29 infeed system or the 3RA68 infeed system in conjunction with the compact starter. Both systems are respectively available for other devices with screw-type and spring-loaded connection system.

For connection, individual circuit breakers, complete load feeders, or compact starters are simply clicked into the respective infeed system. Doing away with laborious wiring and fault risks, a complete feeder group is thus supplied with power.

Design highlights include:

  • Outstanding flexibility for assembly and expansions
  • Reduced space requirements in the control cabinet thanks to compact design
  • Infeed optionally from the left or right with conductor cross-sections of up to 70 mm2
  • Optional wiring duct between the feeders
  • Additional integration of further 1-, 2-, or 3-pole components via terminal block
  • Maximum current carrying capacity of 100 A
  • Integration of load feeders with screw-type and spring-loaded connection system
  • High vibration resistance, particularly with switching devices featuring the spring-loaded connection system
  • Time savings in terms of mounting thanks to easy plug-in connection system

To learn more, download the full brochure HERE,

SIRIUS 3RW5 Soft Starter – The Next Generation

Contributing author: Jason Miller, Business Developer, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Electric motors are significant in most industries; without them, your applications wouldn’t work. Motor pump liquids, transport heavy materials, move air masses, and support the processing of raw materials. Since motors are the leading unit in your facility, they should be durable and reliable with no chances of failure. SIRIUS soft starters do just this. They limit the starting current and torque to best fit your application.

The 3RW5 family of soft starters extends Siemens product range with market leading technology features for practically every user application. The 3RW5 family is a game changer allowing Siemens to broaden their market leadership in motor control applications.

Top benefits of the 3RW52 soft starter include:

  • Compact size (less than 8” deep up to 400HP)
  • Flexible HMI choices (install the high feature, standard, or omit the display)
  • Five available communication protocols (PB, PN, MB-TCP, EIP, MB-RTU)
  • Three phases controlled for application flexibility
  • Wide range of control voltages (24V AC/DC and 110-250V AC)
  • Selectable analog or thermistor input for optimal protection of motor and load

Multiple applications of the SIRIUS 3RW5 soft starter:

  • Pump cleaning and pump stopping mode
  • Electrical ruggedness
  • Condition monitoring
  • Automatic parameterization
  • Integrated braking functions

The digital transformation of industry is in full swing and Siemens’ latest generation of soft starters supports companies in fully embracing the potential of digitization. This is particularly beneficial when it comes to economic efficiency, making it faster and easier to achieve optimum results, with permanently high availability thanks to shorter downtimes.

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Siemens Answers Material Handling Solutions for Every Industry and Application

Contributing author: Mike Cizmar, Channel Account Manager with Siemens

Material handling could be considered a simple term for a sophisticated set of applications. Regardless of the level of intricacy, the ultimate goal is to move a physical object from point A to point B. All material handling systems require a few simple things: reliability, predictability, compactness, and flexibility.

Here is how Siemens answers those challenges:
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The interoperation of machine and material handling units is becoming more and more important. Handling modules are being increasingly implemented in the form of industrial robots or as integral handling solutions.

The advantage is clear: The machine and material handling functions can be controlled with a single system. Siemens provides innovative answers to new hardware and software requirements with control and drive systems, assuring highest product quality and maximum productivity, even with short product changeover cycles. The results are more efficient and more versatile production processes.

The requirements for handling tasks are numerous – from the basic functional scope, such as the simple positioners integrated into the drive through general motion control functions, to interpolating path axes for pick and place. Based on an extensive control and drive portfolio, Siemens can offer the most custom solution for your handling task.

  • Simple positioning and basic functions
  • Reliable monitoring of protection zones
  • Easy planning of the motion control

Whether it involves simple feed axes, complex mechanical systems with SIMOTION and the SINAMICS drive family you have the optimum platform for first-class handling solutions.

To learn more about Material Handling with Siemens, download the brochure HERE.

Simplify Drive Installation with SINAMIC Wall Mount Kits from Siemens

Contributing author: Rudy Hauser of Siemens Industry, Inc.

The new SINAMIC wall mount kits from Siemens allow simple, direct mounting of G120C compact and G120 PM240-2 modular drives. Designed for use with the latest SINAMICS drives, these low-cost kits are easy to install and conform to NEMA 1 and UL Type 1 standards.

Available in power ranges from ½ to 200 hp, and for voltages from 230V to 690V, the streamlined, compact design is consistent for all frame sizes and provides for simple interior mounting.

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Some highlights of the SINAMICS wall mount kits include:

  • Conforms to NEMA 1/UL Type 1 standards for interior installations
  • Accommodates all G120C/PM240-2/PM240P-2 power modules, control units and operator panels
  • Standardized design for optimum space utilization and for efficient side-by-side mounting with minimal clearances
  • Multiple conduit knockout holes provided for separate power, motor, and network cabling
  • Designed in accordance with the latest applicable UL 61800-5-1 standards for AC drives

Each wall mount kit provides best-in-class space savings and direct access to drive-mounted operator panels for simple commissioning, monitoring, and troubleshooting.

Click HERE to visit Siemens’ website for specific product information or download the brochure below.

Industrie 4.0 – What is it anyways?

Industrie 4.0 is Siemens moniker for the fourth industrial revolution, where the real world and the digital (or virtual) worlds collide. Linking people, things, and machines together and forming completely new manufacturing environments is the future of manufacturing.

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the Kuka robot using the TIA Portal library.

Chocolat Frey, a chocolate factory in Switzerland is a prime example of what Industrie 4.0 can look like. Orders placed on Twitter, then fulfilled, personalized and shipped without human intervention. To learn more about what Industrie 4.0 can look like and how it can be applied, click the article link below.

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SIMATIC Field PG M5

The SIMATIC Field PG M5 is now available with Siemens TIA Portal V15 engineering framework pre-installed. It is ideal for mobile operations in industrial facilities.

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Features Include:

  • Easy to configure, install and service
  • Rugged and lightweight design for mobility
  • Variety of interfaces available
  • Ready to go for immediate use

To learn more about the SIMATIC Field PG M5 CLICK HERE.