Our most responsive high-end motion control system
128 axes per controller with a minimal cycle time of 0.125 ms
Our drive-based motion controller SIMOTION D integrates motion control, technology, and PLC functions directly into the drive. Your benefits: high machine cycle rates, reproducible product quality, significant cost savings, and reduced space requirements inside the control cabinet.
The perfect combination of controller and drive
Compact, flexibly scalable, economical, and highly responsive: With SIMOTION D , the PLC, technology, and motion control functions are integrated directly into the control module of the SINAMICS S120 drive system.
High performance on a small footprint
SIMOTION D requires about 50 percent less space than a conventional PLC with separate drive control. This makes the system ideal for distributed or modular automation solutions, particularly with complex machines requiring highly time-critical axis synchronization.
Take advantage of SIMOTION D
Always the right solution for your applications
Highly flexible and scalable: In addition to the single-axis version, high-performance multi-axis systems are also available in a number of performance variants.
|Minimum cycle time for user task||1 ms||0,5 ms||0,25 ms
|Maximum number of axes||8
(typical 2 to 3)
Integrated into the TIA Portal
SIMOTION D and all the motion control functions are also integrated into the Totally Integrated Automation Portal (TIA Portal), thus permitting seamless engineering from the controller to the HMI.
Also flexible in communication
A special highlight: For applications with especially complex multi-axes machines and demand for increased plant availability, several controllers can be connected by topologies – also across separated networks when using two PROFINET interfaces.
Depending on the SIMOTION D version, you can easily integrate SIMATIC HMI and decentralized peripherals via PROFIBUS, PROFINET, or Ethernet.
Safety Integrated with SIMOTION D
With SIMOTION D, safety functions are integrated directly into the control module of the SINAMICS S120 drive system, thus giving SIMOTION D users access to the entire range of SINAMICS S120 integrated safety functions.
SIMOTION D in successful operation
SIMOTION D is already proving its worth in a wide range of applications. Well-known customers appreciate the many advantages of the compact axis controller.
Efficiently packaged for occasional indulgence
Fast component exchange without recalibration
Minimal downtimes thanks to precise diagnostics
Integrated Safety functions in the PLC
Coffee pods compactly and flexibly produced
High-speed packaging at rotating, non-linear workstations
Compact design requiring 70 percent less installation space
Short retooling times and minimal maintenance effort
Fast integration of new tools into press lines
Integration of tools alongside ongoing production in a servo-tryout press
Precise reproduction of the dynamic forming characteristics of the target press
Tools directly usable for series production without adjustment
Producing packaging flexibly
Axis motion control and machine control in the same system
Expansion of basic functions by loading technological packages
Quicker commissioning and format changes
Best performing motion control
SIMOTION D enables you to master all high-end motion control challenges: The system delivers best performance in single- and multi-axle variants as well as with its compact design, scalability, and cost-efficiency. Configure your optimal application here.