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The increasing variety of individualized and personalized packaging requires plants to offer maximum flexibility, dynamic response, and reliability in the material and manufacturing flow. From series production down to a batch size of 1: Modular solutions from Siemens for the packaging industry reduce the time to market and boost plant availability – with efficient engineering and less complexity.
The demand for filling and packaging lines is growing worldwide, particularly in emerging and developing countries. The trend toward individualized packaging requires dynamic, flexible plants with high throughput rates. As a specialist for the packaging industry, Siemens offers future-oriented modular solutions as well as complex motion control – even for series production in batch sizes of 1.
Although the requirements for packaging manufacturers are undergoing a rapid transformation, our experts for the packaging industry are thoroughly familiar with the needs of machine builders. As a technology leader, we offer customized scalable solutions for all application areas, along with extensive local and global packaging expertise.
Machine builders nowadays act as solutions providers. They sell productivity and plant availability. For them, the TIA Portal brings together the virtual and the real production world – with modular hardware and software and efficient engineering for maximum cost savings.
With powerful, efficient, and customized solutions for Totally Integrated Automation (TIA), Siemens is a reliable partner to the packaging industry. From small semi-automatic machines to a high-precision fully automatic application with maximum throughput, the TIA Portal can be used to put together the right system for every application – even for series production in batch sizes of 1: The Siemens Multi-Carrier-System transport solution stands for maximum flexibility because the rigid concatenation of transport paths is eliminated in favor of new freedom and maximum dynamic response.
The advanced SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers with Technology CPUs offer an extended range of motion control functionalities. This makes it possible to implement standard, safety, and more comprehensive motion control applications in a controller in the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal). Together with the new and easy-to-use SINAMICS S210 drive system, all applications can be covered in the medium power range.
The expanded motion control functionalities include gearing and camming. The integrated Cam Editor offers support with the graphical and tabular configuration and the optimization of cams. It is even possible to adjust and calculate the cams in the user program during operation (e.g. during product changes).
In Version 4.5, the software for the high-end SIMOTION motion control system is equipped with object-oriented programming (OOP) as well as communications via open platform communications unified architecture (OPC UA). As a machine builder, these tools will enable you to implement larger software projects much more efficiently than before and you now have standardized access to SIMOTION data across all automation levels, including the cloud.
The modular SINAMICS S120 drive offers a wide range of perfectly coordinated components and functions, including powerful single drives and coordinated drives (multiple-axis applications) with vector and servo functionality, and enables the implementation of customized solutions.
Siemens solutions for standard packaging tasks have impressive features, including less complexity and lower lifecycle costs because they are based on standardized and perfectly coordinated components.
The modular design and ready-made easily adaptable software libraries ensure maximum flexibility and short changeover times. The open automation structures are based on cost-effective drive integration via motion control functions and PROFIdrive.
Support and Services
As a specialist for customized packaging technology solutions, Siemens offers you expert advice and comprehensive services. Additionally we offer numerous examples for applications that support you with building packaging machines.
Flexibility that pays off everywhere: With the help of consistent modular and standardized components from Totally Integrated Automation, packaging solutions can be implemented for all industries.
Engineering time reduced by 50%
Increase in plant flexibility and efficiency
Very short set-up times and increased productivity
Easy control of technically complicated processes
Groundwork in place for future smart operation of machines
Future-proof solution from a single source
Servo drives in a highly compact machine
Maximum accuracy for weighing
Same high performance as larger plants
High precision and dynamic response thanks to fewer mechanical components
Can be modularly expandable by additional axes
Faster product change without expert knowledge
Increased efficiency through easier operation
Higher precision in the packaging process
Stabile throughput and reduced scrap
Self-cleaning and self-sterilizing filling machine
Compact engineering through space-saving I/O systems
Pre-fabricated and tested control cabinets