Siemens Industry Inc. Converting Toolbox, automation tools better machine integration

Siemens Converting Toolbox, no cost to qualified machine designers, builders, and system integrators, is a set of standardized automation tools to ease integration of various machine components.

02/17/2010


The Converting Toolbox from Siemens Industry Inc. (Siemens AG - NYSE:SI) is a set of standardized automation tools for the integration of various machine components that previously had to be performed individually, saving machine builders 80% in time. (See more, below.)

Siemens Industry Inc. Converting Toolbox simplifies web processing applications and offers greater flexibility for machine designers.

Siemens Industry Inc. Converting Toolbox simplifies web processing applications and offers greater flexibility for machine designers.


It simplifies web processing applications and offers greater flexibility for machine designers and builders of paper, film, foil and other converting machinery. It is completely scalable and is provided at no cost to qualified machine designers, builders and integrators.

Faster time to market: The Converting Toolbox enables machine builders to achieve considerably faster time to market by reducing the time required for engineering, programming, commissioning and documentation, as much as 80% in some cases, Siemens says.

It offers modular open functions, for items such as:
• Center winder;
• Flying splice controls;
• Rotary knife with print mark correction;
• Flying saw;
• Traversing control;
• Speed set-point cascade; and other functions.

The Converting Toolbox components take the form of pre-programmed functions. Sample applications demonstrate how each function can be efficiently and effectively implemented into a machine design. Such sample applications are ready-to-use after only minor modifications and include basic HMI functionality. This enables the machine function to be tested and optimized in a very short time frame.

When a functionality module needs to be modified, extended or changed, the Converting Toolbox's completely open source code provides a wide and solid basis from which even the most specialized functions can be implemented quickly and easily.
Siemens Simotion motion control system is ideally suited as an operating platform for the Converting Toolbox because applications can be operated directly on an intelligent drive, very compactly and without need of an additional PLC, the company says. Simotion offers drive, controller and PC-based topologies.

The Converting Toolbox also includes drives-based solutions using Siemens Sinamics Drive Control Chart (DCC) graphical programming language.

www.usa.siemens.com/Industry

www.usa.siemens.com/motioncontrol

See channels from Control Engineering to help with system integration:

System Integration ;

Motors & Drives ;

Machine Control ;

Industrial Networks ;

Sensors ; and

PLCs & PACs , among others.

- Edited by Mark T. Hoske, editor in chief, Control Engineering , www.controleng.com.





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