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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 51339107, Entry date: 05/16/2019
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SIMOTION ProjectGenerator easyProject

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The ProjectGenerator can be used to quickly and easily create SIMOTION SCOUT (STEP 7 V5.x) projects. This includes SIMOTION CPUs, SINAMICS topologies, configuration and interconnection of technology objects and handling of software modules according to machine equipment modules. Also libraries and modules in existing projects can be updated.

Automation software becomes more and more complex and shall provide more and more information for a machine user and for higher level systems as PDA/MES systems. This leads to very high development and commissioning times and efforts for the machine builder. With the help of tested and approved standard modules these efforts can be reduced dramatically, as it is already common practice in the mechanics.

Example for modular machines:
Based on existing machine modules like basic machine A,B,C and option module 1,2,3 the concrete machine project e.g. basic machine B with options 2 and 3 is created.


ProjectGenerator

Solution
SIMOTION easyProject allows to quickly and conveniently integrate basic functions, which are required in nearly every SIMOTION application, in an existing or a new project. The requested components and functions are selected and configured via dialogs. Thus, time-consuming programming is no longer required, a consistent and standardized project setup is ensured and the number of possible errors reduced.

Existing basic functionalities are:

  • startup check
  • message handling
  • TCP/IP communication (LCom)
  • data acquisition and archiving e.g. torque curves, energy data
  • operating mode and state manager and machine data interfaces based on OMAC and Weihenstephan
  • axis function block

and technological functionalities e.g. of the branches packaging, printing, converting, metal forming.

In addition the devices, technological objects and software belonging to an equipment module can be imported and parameterized. Also the complete SINAMICS topology can be created.

The module repository can be extended by the machine builder and also the configuration pages of the ProjectGenerator can be adapted. There is also the possibility to use the silent mode e.g. controlled with data in an EXCEL sheet without the need for manual inputs.

Most of these functionalities are also available with SIMATIC S7-300/400 controllers.

Further information
Further information about the ProjectGenerator SIMOTION easyProject is available in the product note 62049135

Downloads
    Application Manual 03/2015 (1,7 MB)
    SIMOTION Parameter Manual 03/2016 (884,8 KB)
    SIMATIC Parameter Manual 03/2016 (627,8 KB)
    ChangeLog V1.4.4 (89,9 KB)
    ReleaseNotes V1.4.4 (149,7 KB)
   Registrierung notwendig  ProjectGenerator V1.4.4 (179,6 MB)

Additional Keywords
motioncontrol_apc_applications, equipment module, modular machine

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