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Siemens präsentiert dezentralen Servoantrieb Sinamics S120M / Siemens presents distributed Sinamics S120M servo drive

The new Sinamics S120M distributed servo drive system enables decentralized configuration of the drive and integration of the inverter power unit directly onto the driven axis of the motor. Less cabinet space, less cooling energy and shorter cable runs result for the machine builder or production line end-user.

Expanding on its popular Sinamics S120 multi-axis drive system, Siemens introduces the new Sinamics S120M, a compact, ready-to-connect motor with integrated drive that offers users the option of moving the motor inverter outside the control cabinet and directly onto the motor, thereby reducing both cabinet space and required cooling.

The addition of the Sinamics S120M distributed format into the S120 offering adds a high degree of flexibility for new and existing machines, as well as introducing innovative production line setups that can now be achieved.

Typical applications for the Sinamics S120M include packaging, printing, glass, textile and other processes, where machinery and production lines require multiple servo axes in a space-restricted environment.

The decentralized S120M axes are connected back to the central S120 components in the cabinet via a hybrid cable and the AM600 adapter module.  The pre-assembled hybrid cable contains all encoder and power cables and serves multiple S120M axes through a daisy chain connection.  This single-cable solution drastically reduces the number and length of cables and is easily expanded for additional axes.

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As a fully integrated format of the Sinamics S120 drive system, all existing Safety Integrated functions and communication options are available, and the benefits of power sharing between axes across the DC bus are completely realized.  Additional design features of the S120M include a synchronous servomotor with multi-turn absolute encoder, optional holding brake and an integrated power unit (motor module) available in three shaft heights covering the power range of 0.25–1.5 kW.

For more information about the new Sinamics S120M distributed servo drive system, please visit:  www.usa.siemens.com/S120M-PR.

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

A new line of PM240-2 power modules is now available from Siemens, extending the use of the popular Sinamics G120 drives family.  A significant change is the addition of 230V single- and three-phase line supply units featuring quick-connect pull-off terminals on the motor, line supply and braking resistor connections allowing the new PM240-2 to offer an even more simplified installation and maintenance.  In addition, these new power modules can be mounted side-by-side without derating.

PM240-2 power modules are now available from Siemens for use with Sinamics G120 drives.  Various mounting, frame and power rating sizes now offered from stock.

PM240-2 power modules are now available from Siemens for use with Sinamics G120 drives. Various mounting, frame and power rating sizes now offered from stock.

All versions of the new PM240-2 power modules are rated IP20.  However, an optional push-through version is available allowing the heat sink to extend out the backside of the cabinet.  The seal for the push-through heat-sink will maintain and enclosure rating of IP55 (NEMA 12).  As a result, the new PM240-2 power modules will reduce the overall required cabinet size and cabinet cooling requirements.

Among the unique, new features of the PM240-2 power modules is the variable speed cooling fan, controllable to run based upon actual conditions vs. simple on / off operation, thereby reducing both the noise generated and the power required when
in use.

The PM240-2 power modules are suitable for use with general-purpose and servo-drive styles.  Options on these PM240-2 power modules include braking resistors, input reactors and output reactors.

For more information about this new line of power modules, please visit:  www.usa.siemens.com/sinamics-g120.

 

For specific product information and inquiries, call (800) 879-8079 ext. Marketing Communications or send an e-mail to: SiemensMTBUMarCom.industry@siemens.com.

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

DATE: Tuesday, September 9
TIME: 1:15 PM – 2:10 PM
ROOM: W-193B

Abstract

Aerospace manufacturing is changing faster than ever before.  The Industry seeks cost-effective and increased productivity through multi-function machines, agile manufacturing processes and re-taskable automation.

To increase productivity, traditional CNC machines are being combined with more and more automation equipment.  Robots are playing an ever-increasing role in this automation.  Their flexibility, range of motion and efficient floor space utilization make them ideal automation partners for traditional CNC machines.

And most recently, CNC-controlled robots are beginning to perform some of the manufacturing operations previously reserved for more traditional CNC machines.

This presentation focuses on the integration of CNC and robotic technologies in aerospace manufacturing.  Topics covered include typical control architectures for various process needs, programming and synchronization.  Lastly, the importance of manufacturing process design using product lifecycle management (PLM) tools prepared for the integration and simulation of CNCs with robots is discussed.

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Speaker Biography

Roger Hart is an Engineering Manager at Siemens Drive Technologies Motion Control R&D.
Roger has 29 years of experience in CNC architecture, design, and software engineering.
He has a BS in Math and Computer Science from Marietta College.

 

Please forward all inquiries to:

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
DRIVE TECHNOLOGIES
MOTION CONTROL
MACHINE TOOL BUSINESS
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-640-1595
Fax: 847-437-0784
Web:  www.usa.siemens.com/cnc
Email:  SiemensMTBUMarCom.sea@siemens.com
Attention:  John Meyer, Manager, Marketing Communication

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Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

DATE: Thursday, September 11
TIME 3:15 PM – 4:10 PM
ROOM: W-193B

Abstract

With Motion Control being added to all areas and levels of machines, it is becoming common place to see more and more servos in the latest designs.  Increased cost position, both upfront and operational, along with the leapfrog in usability of servos, have been major drives in this adaption outside of the obvious productivity benefits.  In this session we will look at emerging trends revolving around cabling and encoders for servomotors that are leading this innovation.

We will first look at using field replaceable encoders for servomotors which have greatly improved the on-site serviceability.  Next, we will discuss benefits of using digital communications for encoder signals and built-in electronic type plate technology, which has provided plug-and-play commissioning for servo systems.  This discussion would not be complete without exploring the single cable approach for both encoder and motor power, and what this emerging trend will mean for future machine designs.

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Speaker Biography

Craig Nelson is the product marketing manager for SINAMICS high performance servo and vector drives in the Motion Control Business of Siemens Industry, Inc. Craig has been with Siemens for over twenty years and, in previous roles, has held engineering positions in the field and in system design.  He has expert knowledge of AC and DC drives across various applications and is an avid promoter and presenter of new motor and drive technologies.

 

Please forward all inquiries to:

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC.
DRIVE TECHNOLOGIES
MOTION CONTROL
MACHINE TOOL BUSINESS
390 Kent Avenue
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Phone: 847-640-1595
Fax: 847-437-0784
Web:  www.usa.siemens.com/cnc
Email:  SiemensMTBUMarCom.sea@siemens.com
Attention:  John Meyer, Manager, Marketing Communication

Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SiemensCNC or Twitter:  www.twitter.com/siemens_cnc_us.

Siemens Industry Sector is the world’s leading supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly products, solutions and services for industrial customers. With end-to-end automation technology and industrial software, solid vertical-market expertise, and technology-based services, the sector enhances its customers’ productivity, efficiency and flexibility. With a global workforce of more than 100,000 employees, the Industry Sector comprises the Industry Automation, Drive Technologies and Customer Services Divisions as well as the Metals Technologies Business Unit. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/industry.

The Siemens Drive Technologies Division is the world’s leading supplier of products, systems, applications, solutions and services for the entire drive train, with electrical and mechanical components. Drive Technologies serves all vertical markets in the production and process industries as well as the infrastructure/energy segment. With its products and solutions, the division enables its customers to achieve productivity, energy efficiency and reliability. For more information, visit http://www.usa.siemens.com/drivetechnologies.

 

Ribbon cutting officially begins operations in Caledonia, Michigan

Rattunde President Rick Stadler cuts the ribbon to officially open the company’s new facility in Caledonia, Michigan, near Grand Rapids.  He is flanked by Martin Proksch (l) and Ulrich Rattunde (r), both directors from the parent company in Germany, plus the team members of Rattunde Corporation.  Mr. Stadler’s sons hold the ends of the ribbon for their dad.

Rattunde President Rick Stadler cuts the ribbon to officially open the company’s new facility in Caledonia, Michigan, near Grand Rapids. He is flanked by Martin Proksch (l) and Ulrich Rattunde (r), both directors from the parent company in Germany, plus the team members of Rattunde Corporation. Mr. Stadler’s sons hold the ends of the ribbon for their dad.

Global manufacturer of tube and bar processing machinery Rattunde celebrated the official ribbon-cutting ceremony to open its new manufacturing facility in Caledonia, Michigan (Grand Rapids area) on Friday, July 25, 2014.  The ribbon was cut (as shown in photo) by company President Rick Stadler, who was joined by managing directors Ulrich Rattunde and Martin Proksch from Rattunde & Co GmbH and the Rattunde Corporation staff.  Approximately 50 people enjoyed the day, complete with good food and camaraderie.   A formal open house for Rattunde customers and the media is slated for later, this year.

Rattunde erected its new 30,000 sq. ft. facility on a 14-acre parcel of land the company purchased last year in Caledonia, initially to build tooling for its machinery systems, which process bar and tube stock into various end products used by manufacturers in the auto, appliance, off-highway, transportation and other industries throughout North America.   Rattunde Corporation is the subsidiary of Rattunde & Co. GmbH, based in Ludwigslust, Germany.   Long-range plans call for an expansion of this new facility up to 100,000 or more sq. ft. for eventual machine builds here.

New 30,000 sq. ft. facility officially opened by Rattunde on July 25, 2014.

New 30,000 sq. ft. facility officially opened by Rattunde on July 25, 2014.

The new facility also houses a complete spare parts inventory, training areas for both company and customer personnel, machines for demonstration purposes and testing plus a state-of-the-art machine shop, where machine- and application-specific tooling will be manufactured, making the company more responsive to customer requirements.

Rick Stadler observes, “Everyone in the company is excited by the potential of this new facility.  It will create an energy that will translate into a great working environment for our team, plus we’ll have more capabilities to better serve our customers, immediately and into the future.  The growth of Rattunde sales in North America and especially the hard work of our team made this all possible.”

Stadler also mentioned future plans for a facility in Mexico, where the company has substantial business engagements.

 

For more information on this development, please contact:

RATTUNDE CORPORATION
5080 Beltway Drive SE
Caledonia, Michigan 49316 USA
Phone:  616.940.3340
Contacts:  Rick Stadler, President or Alec Banish, Director of Business Development
Emails:  r.stadler@rattunde-corp.com or a.banish@rattunde-corp.com
Web:  www.rattunde-corp.com