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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 48812744, Entry date: 11/14/2019

SIMATIC/SIMOTION Intelligent Belt - Multi Belt Control

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The Intelligent Belt application (multi belt control) can be used to pick up sequentially arriving products and to provide them grouped at an unloading position. The most important feature is that loading and unloading are independently performed.

The Intelligent Belt application is intended for use in production machines, mainly in the packaging industry. The application consists of at least one belt or chain to handle the required product movement (SIMOTION: at least two belts/chains are required). Each belt can be moved independently by a separate drive and consists of one or more trains that group or ungroup individual products for the next machine module (station). This means that one train can be loaded while another train is in motion or being unloaded (by a robot for example).

Key facts and benefits

  • "Ready to run" solution to control a multi belt system

  • Quick engineering just by parameterizing (without programming)

  • Modular concept

  • Number of belts and stations only limited by used CPU type

  • Manual and automatic mode with separate dynamic specifications

  • Automatic control and coordination of the belt movements

  • Automatic preparing functionality (homing and move to initial position)

  • Manual jog and positioning functionalities (e.g. for commissioning)

  • Collision monitoring

  • Support of incremental and absolute encoders

  • Automatic check of technology object configuration

  • Easy diagnostics

By using the SIMATIC Modular Application Creator for SIMATIC S7-1500 the software for different Intelligent Belt configurations can be parameterized and automatically generated into a TIA Portal project.

SIMATIC Modular Application Creator: 109762852

The SIMOTION library can be integrated into your SIMOTION SCOUT (STEP 7 V5.x) project easily with the ProjectGenerator SIMOTION easyProject. It is recommended that the integration is performed with the ProjectGenerator. In addition to the automatic library import or library update, a preconfigured program with corresponding function block call is also integrated automatically in the project. Furthermore the library that is needed for the internally used axis function block is also automatically integrated.

ProjectGenerator: 51339107


  STEP 7 Professional V14 SP1 (TIA Portal)
  For the usage in newer STEP 7 versions see corresponding system manuals (Compatibility of projects/PLC programs)

    SIMATIC S7-1500/S7-1500T
        SIMATIC Manual 09/2018 (2,1 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LIBelt SIMATIC V1.1.4 (1,2 MB)

      Additional required library LAxisCtrl for axis control: 109749348

  STEP 7 Professional V15.1 (TIA Portal)
  For the usage in newer STEP 7 versions see corresponding system manuals (Compatibility of projects/PLC programs)

    SIMATIC S7-1500/S7-1500T
       Registrierung notwendig  LIBelt Example SIMATIC V1.1.4 (2,7 MB)

      Additionally there is the possibility to run the LIBelt Example with a simulated CPU with SIMATIC S7-PLCSIM Advanced, SIMIT and NX MCD
        LIBelt SIMATIC SimulationWithMCD 01/2020 (1,0 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LIBelt MCD SIMIT V1.0.2 (4,8 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LIBelt MCD SIMIT V1.0.0 Video SequentialStation (6,4 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LIBelt MCD SIMIT V1.0.0 Video PatternStation (5,1 MB)


        SIMOTION Manual 04/2014 (1,3 MB)
       Registrierung notwendig  LIBeltV2 SIMOTION V1.0.9 (3,0 MB)

      Additional required library LMCBasic for axis control: 48816191

Additional Keywords
motioncontrol_apc_applications, Mehrzug, Multibelt, Multizug, Zweizug, Dualbelt, IBelt, Digitalisierung, Digitalization, Digitaler Zwilling, Digital Twin, Software in the Loop

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