At this year’s SPS IPC Drives industrial trade fair, Siemens provided a fascinating insight into the modern production worlds of the future: Worlds in which virtual processes for product and plant development will be increasingly integrated with real production. “The challenges posed by escalating product and production complexity can only be met effectively with integral industrial software. The trade fair innovations unveiled this year represent important steps along the road towards integrated product and production life cycles, which will mean even greater speed and efficiency for our customers”, explained Industry Automation Division CEO Anton S. Huber.
This is a flavour:
Siemens’ new generation of controllers for the medium to upper performance range
Simatic S7-1500 is geared toward performance and efficiency in automation
With the launch of Simatic S7-1500, the Siemens Industry Automation division is introducing a controller family of the next generation for medium to high-end machine and plant automation. The new generation of controllers is characterized by high performance and efficiency.
Engineering framework for automation and drive technology extended
The Siemens Industry Automation division has extended its “Totally Integrated Automation Portal” (TIA Portal) engineering framework with numerous new functions. Version 12 enables all Siemens drives of the Sinamics G converter series to be parameterized via the TIA Portal, and additional diagnostic functions have been integrated.
Siemens expands Scada software into plant-wide information system
With Version 7.2 of its Simatic WinCC Scada software for the acquisition, visualization, and analysis of production data, the Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded the software into a plant-wide information system.
Siemens boosts performance of fanless, embedded industrial PCs for automation
The Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped its fanless embedded industrial PCs for use in tough industrial environments with powerful PC technology and third-generation Intel Core i7 processors. The Simatic IPC427D Microbox PC and the Simatic IPC477D Panel PC are designed for maintenance-free 24-hour continuous use, as well as for stringent requirements regarding temperature, vibration, shock and EMC.
Distributed IO extended for actuators, sensors and tough industrial environments
Siemens Industry Automation Division has expanded its compact and scalable Simatic ET 200SP distributed IO system with communication modules for the AS-Interface and IO-Link, as well as with a Siplus ET 200SP device version for extreme conditions.
Distributed IO system with high channel density and low parts variance
The new Simatic ET 200MP distributed IO system from Siemens Industry Automation Division is characterized by its modular and scalable station design.
Ready-to-run industrial notebook for mobile engineering
The Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped the latest generation of its rugged and ready-to-run industrial notebooks with a multitude of practical functions for mobile engineering.
Communication processor securely connects Simatic S7-1500 to Ethernet
The Simatic CP 1543-1 communication processor from the Siemens Industry Automation Division securely connects the Simatic S7-1500 controller to Ethernet networks. By combining a variety of security features such as an SPI (Stateful Packet Inspection) firewall, password requests and data encryption protocols such as FTPS and SNMPv3, the new communication module protects individual S7-1500 stations or even entire automation cells against unauthorized access.
Siemens adds Profibus module to new Simatic controller
The Simatic CM 1542-5 communication module from the Siemens Industry Automation Division is expanding its Simatic S7-1500 controller to include a Profibus connection. The module adds a 9-pin Sub-D socket connector to versions of the S7-1500 which have no integrated interface, allowing communication with lower-level Profibus devices in bandwidths from 9.6 kBit/s to 12 MBit/s.
See the Siemens Page on SPS/IPC/Drives 2012.