Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Versatile Motion Control System in an industrial PC

02.04.2015
  • PC-based Simotion P320-4 Motion Control System with high processor performance
  • Rugged design with no mechanical wearing parts for maintenance-free use
  • Compact size with many installation options
  • Quick, intuitive configuration and programming with the Simotion Scout Engineering System

Siemens is presenting the Simotion P320-4, a compact, PC-based Motion Control System for tough operating conditions. The new Motion Control System is available in two versions with different processors: the Simotion P320-4 Embedded with an Intel Core i3 processor, and the Simotion P320-4 Standard with an Intel Core i7 processor.

The use of these Intel processors doubles the performance of the system in comparison to the previous generation, and the shorter memory access times also make a contribution. Siemens has designed the Simotion P320-4 without any mechanical wearing parts. It has a solid-state drive (SSD) or an optional CFast Card mass storage system in place of conventional hard disks.

The space-saving design has integrated safety functions but no rotating parts. The Motion Control System requires no maintenance, even when used at maximum processor performance and at an ambient temperature of up to 55 degrees Celsius. Typical application areas for the PC-based Motion Control System are production machines, filling plants, and wafer production in the solar industry.

Because of its compact design and narrow footprint, the Simotion P320-4 takes up little space in the control cabinet. The device can be installed on a standard mounting rail, or via vertical, side or wall mounting. The industrial PC not only has a Profinet fieldbus interface with three ports, but also the usual standard PC interfaces, such as USB 3.0, Ethernet, DVI-I and Displayport.

These enable easy connection of HMI displays. Siemens offers touch displays ranging in size from 12 to 22 inch, or 15 inch combined touch and key displays. The Simotion P320-4 is engineered with Simotion Scout software, which enables users to configure, parameterize and program their motion control applications quickly and easily. The engineering software also offers integrated test and diagnostics functions.

The latest storage technology with integrated error correction facilitates a high standard of data consistency. Siemens guarantees that the PC-based Motion Control System will remain available for the long term with the same hardware.

For further information on the Simotion P320-4, please see
www.siemens.com/simotion


Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. One of the world's largest producers of energy-efficient, resource-saving technologies, Siemens is No. 1 in offshore wind turbine construction, a leading supplier of combined cycle turbines for power generation, a major provider of power transmission solutions and a pioneer in infrastructure solutions as well as automation, drive and software solutions for industry. The company is also a leading provider of medical imaging equipment – such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging systems – and a leader in laboratory diagnostics as well as clinical IT. In fiscal 2014, which ended on September 30, 2014, Siemens generated revenue from continuing operations of €71.9 billion and net income of €5.5 billion. At the end of September 2014, the company had around 343,000 employees worldwide on a continuing basis.

Further information is available on the Internet at www.siemens.com


Reference Number: PR2015040170DFEN


Contact


Mr. Peter Jefimiec
Digital Factory Division
Siemens AG

Gleiwitzer Str. 555

90475 Nuremberg

Germany

Tel: +49 (911) 895-7975

peter.jefimiec​@siemens.com

Peter Jefimiec | Siemens Digital Factory

More articles from Trade Fair News:

nachricht Improved Speech Intelligibility and Automatic Speech-to-Text Conversion for Call Centers
21.02.2017 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Digitale Medientechnologie IDMT

nachricht Functional films and efficient coating processes
14.02.2017 | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

All articles from Trade Fair News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Breakthrough with a chain of gold atoms

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

In the field of nanoscience, an international team of physicists with participants from Konstanz has achieved a breakthrough in understanding heat transport

Im Focus: DNA repair: a new letter in the cell alphabet

Results reveal how discoveries may be hidden in scientific “blind spots”

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send “repair-proteins”...

Im Focus: Dresdner scientists print tomorrow’s world

The Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and Technische Universität Dresden inaugurated their jointly operated Center for Additive Manufacturing Dresden (AMCD) with a festive ceremony on February 7, 2017. Scientists from various disciplines perform research on materials, additive manufacturing processes and innovative technologies, which build up components in a layer by layer process. This technology opens up new horizons for component design and combinations of functions. For example during fabrication, electrical conductors and sensors are already able to be additively manufactured into components. They provide information about stress conditions of a product during operation.

The 3D-printing technology, or additive manufacturing as it is often called, has long made the step out of scientific research laboratories into industrial...

Im Focus: Mimicking nature's cellular architectures via 3-D printing

Research offers new level of control over the structure of 3-D printed materials

Nature does amazing things with limited design materials. Grass, for example, can support its own weight, resist strong wind loads, and recover after being...

Im Focus: Three Magnetic States for Each Hole

Nanometer-scale magnetic perforated grids could create new possibilities for computing. Together with international colleagues, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have shown how a cobalt grid can be reliably programmed at room temperature. In addition they discovered that for every hole ("antidot") three magnetic states can be configured. The results have been published in the journal "Scientific Reports".

Physicist Dr. Rantej Bali from the HZDR, together with scientists from Singapore and Australia, designed a special grid structure in a thin layer of cobalt in...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Booth and panel discussion – The Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings at the AAAS 2017 Annual Meeting

13.02.2017 | Event News

Complex Loading versus Hidden Reserves

10.02.2017 | Event News

International Conference on Crystal Growth in Freiburg

09.02.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Switched-on DNA

20.02.2017 | Materials Sciences

Second cause of hidden hearing loss identified

20.02.2017 | Health and Medicine

Prospect for more effective treatment of nerve pain

20.02.2017 | Health and Medicine

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>