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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 58565043, Entry date: 08/03/2021

SIMATIC Winder and Tension Control

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The SIMATIC application Winder and Tension Control is part of the Converting Toolbox and was developed with the objective to provide common functions which are necessary for any kind of converting machine.

The application is technological foundation for many kinds of finishing processes and provides comprehensive functions to realize winding or tension control functionality.
It contains control loop function blocks using dancer systems, load cells as well as indirect tension control. Furthermore specific functions like torque pre-control, diameter calculation or tension taper.

Content of the SIMATIC libraries LCon_S7-1200/S7-1500 

LCon S7-300/S7-400
The library does not use motion control functionality of the controller.
It can be used on S7-300 and S7-400 controller.

LCon S7-1200
The library does not use motion control functionality of the controller.
It can be used on S7-1200, S7-1500 and S7-1500T controller.

LConSMC - Standard Motion Control for S7-1500
Based on technolgy objects and standard motion control of the controller.
It can be used on S7-1500 and S7-1500T controller.

LConAMC - Advanced Motion Control for S7-1500T
Based on technolgy objects and standard motion control of the controller.
It can be used on S7-1500 and S7-1500T controller.
Necessary for combination with SIMATIC Print Standard 



S7-300 / S7-400


S7-1200 / S7-1500(T) 




Common control modes yes yes yes yes
Common diameter calculation modes yes yes yes yes 
Flying splice control no no yesyes
Traverser no no yesyes 
Motion control functionality User defined telegram without technology objectsUser defined telegram without technology objectsStandard telegram with technology objects  Standard telegram with technology objects (MotionIn)

For a detailed comparison of the winding and tension control solutions for SIMOTION, SIMATIC and SINAMICS controller see:
  Detailed Comparison (551,8 KB)

If you need support for winder sizing please provide the following data:  Registrierung notwendig  Winder checklist (82,3 KB)


  • LCon_S7-1500
  • S7-1500(T) (SMC)

  • S7-1500T (AMC)
  • LCon_S7-1200
 Registrierung notwendig  Library LCon_S7-1200 V3.1.1 (4,0 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Changelog V3.1.1 (1010,4 KB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Manual 03/2021 (6,5 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Example Project V3.1.1 (TIA V15.1) (4,7 MB)
 Registrierung notwendig  Script for drive configuration SINAMICS S120/G120 V1.4.2 (5,8 KB)

  • Contact us for S7-300/S7-400 solutions

Simulation Models for converting applications
For the simulation of converting machines we provide different application examples:
  • Basic simulation models in SIMIT for virtual commissioning. 
  • A model library in Simcenter Amesim for a detailed system analysis 

 SIMIT 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.

Overview Converting solutions

Overview "Virtual commissioning" solutions

Further Information

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Video collection

  • Winder Getting Started
    Learn how you can easily integrate the Winder application into your PLC!

Additional Keywords
motioncontrol_apc_applications, winder, line tension control, Wickler, Achswickler, Umfangswickler, Zugregelung, Bahnzugregelung

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