The Siemens presentation at the Hannover Messe 2014 is focused on setting the right technological course for the production of the future. "Advancing digitization and networking and the convergence taking place between the virtual and real worlds are decisive drivers for manufacturing industry. Companies are increasingly turning to innovative and integrated technologies in a bid to strengthen their competitive position", said Anton S. Huber, CEO of the Siemens Industry Automation Division, at the Press Conference ahead of this year's Hannover Messe. "With its Digital Enterprise Platform, Siemens is working on an overarching approach linking PLM software with engineering applications and integrated automation. This is the approach which will create the foundation for Industrie 4.0". Talking about the booth concept for the Hannover Messe 2014, Huber explained: "Siemens supports the entire industrial value chain of its customers with integrated software and cohesive technologies designed to improve the workflow and enhance the productivity and efficiency of the companies we serve."
Expanded engineering framework for automation
The company has extended its "Totally Integrated Automation Portal" (TIA Portal) engineering framework with a number of functionalities in version 13. These include improvements in the diagnostics concept and knowhow protection, and synchronized team collaboration in large projects. As part of TIA Portals V13, the functions of a number of engineering tools have also been enlarged.
The Simatic WinCC V13 HMI (human-machine interface) software is now also suitable for the new generation of Basic Panels. The operator interface has also been renewed, for example, with diagrams, buttons, and display elements. The G110M inverter family, which has the drive and motor in one unit, is now also integrated into Sinamics Startdrive V13 and can therefore be configured in the TIA Portal.
Simatic Step 7 V13 has been expanded with the engineering for the new Simatic S7-1500 controller CPU 1515-2 PN and CPU 1518-4 PN/DP.
Geared motors with integrated inverters
The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is pursuing the integration of drive components and now presents the Sinamics G110M, a distributed inverter designed as a motor-integrated inverter for Simogear geared motors. The result is an Integrated Drive System (IDS) that is characterized by its space-saving design, and is easy to install. The optimal interplay of the Simogear geared motors with the new, motor-integrated inverters provides a high level of efficiency and functionality, particularly for conveyor applications.
Failsafe high-end controller
The Simatic S7-1500 generation of controllers is expanded with the most powerful failsafe CPU so far - the Simatic S7- 1518F. The new failsafe CPU is suitable for high-end standard and safety-related applications in machine and plant automation. The Simatic S7-1516F CPU also supplements the range of failsafe CPUs. In the Step 7 Safety Advanced V13 engineering tool, users create their programs by using the same engineering and operating concept for both standard and safety-related tasks. Data consistency functions automatically synchronize standard and safety-related program sections.