SIMATIC Simapress: Software package to automate a conventional flywheel press
At a mechanical flywheel press following main and additional functionalities are typically needed:
- Main drive control mechanical press with positioning mode
- Brake angle calculation
- Stroke counter
- Cam controller
- Die protection
- Tonnage monitoring
- Envelope monitoring
- Visualisation over HMI
- Machine data handling
- Die data handling
This application example is intended for all engineers an users that wish to implement a mechanical excentric press based on SIMATIC S7-1500. It realizes all of the above mentioned functionalities based on following hardware: SIMATIC S7-1500, TM Timer, AI HS, SINAMICS S120.
The hardware design can look like this for example:
This application example allows you to simulate the SIMATIC Simapress application in combination with the SIMATIC S7-F/P Press Safety Blocks using PLCSIM Advanced, SIMIT and NX Mechatronics Concept Designer (MCD). Therefore, the MCD Model consists of a mechanical flywheel press and simulates it's kinematics. Furthermore, a SIMIT model is provided to simulate the behavior model for this machine setup and PLCSIM Advanced is used to emulate a SIMATIC S7-1500 controller. The PLCSIM Advanced instance runs the corresponding example project for SIMATIC Simapress. This setup allows a virtual commissioning on the digital twin.
For providing the MCD/SIMIT projects, as well as manual and screencast, please contact your Siemens contact person.
Slides V3.1 10/2017 (2,3 MB)
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