SIMOTION/SIMATIC/SINAMICS - Converting Toolbox
The converting library is intended to support users when engineering and programming production machines for processing continuous material webs. The library provides typical, open standards, which can be adapted to address specific plants/systems and applications.
|The Winder application is the technological basis for many converting and finishing processes. It provides comprehensive open-loop and closed-control functions for winder axes based on load cell, dancer roll or indirect tension control. Furthermore, it contains additional functions like diameter calculation, torque pre-control, web break detection and winding hardness characteristic.|
For a detailed comparison of the winding solutions for SIMOTION, SIMATIC and SINAMICS controller see: Detailed Comparison (551,8 KB)
The SIMATIC application can be simulated with SIMIT and PLCSIM Advanced. 109801697
|The prismatic winding functionality is a technological add-on of the SIMOTION Winder standard application. The term “prismatic winding” describes the winding of material on a core different from round, for example an ellipse or a rounded rectangle as it can be used in the battery cell production.|
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Line Tension Control
|Same as winding, tension control is the technological basis for many converting and finishing processes. The Line Tension Control application provides comprehensive open-loop and closed-control functions based on load cell, dancer roll or indirect tension control. Additional functions like torque pre-control or web break detection are integrated.|
For a detailed comparison of the line tension control solutions for SIMOTION, SIMATIC and SINAMICS controller see: Detailed Comparison (952,7 KB)
The SIMATIC application can be simulated with SIMIT and PLCSIM Advanced.
|To achieve the highest productivity, axial winders are often equipped with an automatic roll change function (Splice Control). In this case, the expiring roll is changed while the machine is in full production. The web from the new role is sticked to the running web on the fly and the expiring web is cut off. The old, empty coil is then rotated to a change position to release the empty core and a new coil can be loaded. The application can also be used for a rewinder roll change.|
|A Web Accumulator is used to buffer the material web after an unwinder or before a rewinder to perform a roll change (Splice) without having to interrupt the process. This increases the productivity of the machine. For this purpose, the winder is stopped while the process is continued from the web storage system. After changing the coil, the winder is started again, and the web storage can be refilled (unwinder web accu) respectively emptied (rewinder web accu).|
The standard application Traversing Drive provides functions for winding respectively spooling of round and flat material, e.g. for wire, cable, paper or nonwovens, etc. The traversing drive follows the winding drive, either internally in the system via an electronic gear (the winder itself is then also controlled by the automation system) - or externally via a machine encoder. The traversing profile is realized via a cam profile, which can also be influenced during operation via parameters.
For a detailed comparison of the Traversing Drive solutions for SIMOTION, SIMATIC and SINAMICS see: detailed comparison (386,9 KB)
|The Rotary Knife application provides the basis for typical applications with rotary cutting processes, e.g. cross-cutters, punching and embossing machines. Typically, a rotary knife consists of at least one cylinder equipped with one or more knives. During the cut, the circumferential speed of the cylinder is adjusted to that of the material. The format is adjusted outside the cutting area. |
For a detailed comparison of the Rotary Knife solutions for SIMOTION, SIMATIC and SINAMICS controller see: Detailed Comparison (648,9 KB)
|The Flying Saw application is a solution to realize flying saws or flying shears easily and quickly. To perform a cut, the flying saw is synchronized to a precise position on the moving material. When speed synchronous, the material is getting processed. This can be cutting, perforating, or punching. After the cut has been made, the tool sledge is stopped and moved back to the starting position. |
For a detailed comparison of the Flying Saw solutions for SIMOTION, SIMATIC and SINAMICS controller see: Detailed comparison (596,9 KB)
|The standard application Load Sharing implements the mechanical coupling and load distribution of systems involving two or several motors.|
Equipment Module for SIMOTION Project Generator and SIMATIC Modular Application Creator
|Using the SIMOTION Project Generator or the SIMATIC Modular Application Creator, SCOUT resp. TIA Portal projects for Converting machines can be quickly generated - in a user-friendly fashion. All necessary parameters are configured wizard based. Thus a machine frame, comprising line axis, winder axes, traversing drives and tension control, including the technology is reliably and quickly generated.|
Project assistant for winder and tension control on the respective application website available!
|The diagnostic pages allow defined converting application variables to be monitored and diagnosed. The connection to the diagnostic pages is established by using a standard web browser. The selected function can be monitored and diagnosed using the configured status variables. Additional software (engineering system, HMI runtime) is not required on the computer being used for diagnostics.|
SIMIT Converting model for continuous web simulation
|This application example allows you to simulate a continuous web process of your converting machine in order to virtually commission your PLC program using PLCSIM Advanced and SIMIT. Mechanical and process elements like winders, driven axes, guide rolls, dancers, and the web behavior can be modeled with the described simulation components. Among others this allows you to test and validate your winder and web tension control in the virtual environment.|
Simcenter Amesim 2D Converting Library
This application provides a model library for simulation of a converting machine based on detailed physical models of its components within Simcenter Amesim.
The 2D Converting library allows to analyze the machine dynamic behavior in time and frequency domain considering mechanical design, material properties, control strategy and machine disturbances.
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