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Entry type: Application example Entry ID: 82605334, Entry date: 02/26/2020

SIMATIC Simapress: Software package to automate a conventional flywheel press

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Automation of a conventional flywheel press with SIMATIC S7-1500

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.
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