Press automation - Where power and sensitivity determine the degree of success
Having worked closely together with press manufacturers, we know both your needs and your problems. And we are equally aware of the difficult demands placed on plant operators in the sheet metal working industry. A zero reject rate in three-shift production is the rule, as is the need to detect and rectify malfunctions quickly. High-performance diagnostic systems are needed to prevent total failures or long press downtimes.
Manufacturers and users can invest safely in the future
Our automation components for presses are based on practical developments with major benefits for the user, whether your special interest relates to universal, forming or cutting presses with electric or hydraulic drives, automatic punching machines or highly-automated press lines and large body presses, or mechanization of components associated with the press, such as roll feeds, feeders and transfer systems.
Individual solutions from tried-and-tested components
A large range of complete, tried-and-tested hardware and software solutions already exists for the implementation of press-specific functions. You, the user, determine the degree of automation yourself by selecting the modules you need, modifying them if necessary, and integrating them in your machine program.
This building block approach makes engineering easy, and saves you a lot of time when putting together large plants in stages.
The hardware and software used in our practical system solutions ensure that all the automation components in your system interact perfectly.
The products you can use in your system include the SIMATIC S7/M7 system with its extensive range of I/Os devices, the SIMATIC HMI human-machine interface system and SIMATIC NET for networking via PROFIBUS. All this is backed up by sophisticated drive technology in the form of SIMODRIVE and SIMOVERT.
We never give safety short shrift: the user-programmable SIMATIC S5-95 F/P safety control system is ideal for meeting stringent operator safety requirements.