User-friendly programming and configuring software and the shared database of the SIMATIC S7 system meet all the above requirements in a unified system.
The system design is based completely on the PROFIBUS-DP concept and provides a full-functional gateway to higher-level networks such as TCP/IP.
Various operator panels from the SIMATIC HMI range are available for visualization within the plant. Small text-based displays such as the OP17 are used for machine-level visualization, while a graphical operator panel like the OP37 is used for plant control. A host computer from the Siemens PC range performs statistical tasks as well as recipe and order management.
The MOBY identification system is used to read and process product codes. MOBY is easily integrated in the plant as a SIMATIC S7 component.
The drive system used for the individual machine parts depends on the specific needs of your application. You can choose between dynamic SIMODRIVE servo drives, rugged asynchronous motors with SIMOVERT converters or easy-to-operate SIMOSTEP stepper motors.