Siemens Extends Toolbox to Include PLC Control

 ATLANTA, GA | Siemens Industry introduces the Simatic Converting Toolbox module, a PLC-based control solution for in applications with a PLC as the central control system in which process controls are implemented.

The module, which can be retrofitted onto existing equipment, completes the application set that includes the Simotion module, a group of high-performance motion control converting solutions, and the Sinamics DCC (drive control chart) module with drive-based converting solutions. It offers the capability to integrate full converting lines and machines centralized on the Simatic S7 PLC platform. It offers modular open functions for items such as winding, laminating, cross-cutting, calendering, perforating, embossing, coating, flying saw, die-cutting, traversing, and more.

Components of the Toolbox take the form of pre-programmed functions. Sample applications demonstrate how each function can be effectively and efficiently implemented into a machine design.

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