Motion Control & Drives


Versatile motion control system in an industrial PC

May 2015 Motion Control & Drives

Siemens has introduced the Simotion P320-4, a compact, PC-based motion control system for tough operating conditions. The system’s 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°C. 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, parameterise 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 system will remain available for the long term with the same hardware.

For more information contact Keshin Govender, Siemens Southern Africa, +27 (0)11 652 2412, keshin.govender@siemens.com, www.siemens.co.za



Credit(s)



Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

Drives for the chemical sector
July 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG , Motion Control & Drives
BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent mechatronic devices are designed to optimise automation processes and reduce energy consumption in many sectors, including the chemical industry.  ...

Read more...
The benefits of mobile robots and cobots
July 2021, Omron Electronics , Motion Control & Drives
Easily configurable production lines will in future consist of collaborative and flexible transport and transfer solutions, tailored to specific production environments.

Read more...
XTS transport system handles demanding packaging applications
July 2021, Beckhoff Automation , Motion Control & Drives
Beckhoff’s intelligent XTS transport system sorts bottles while managing automatic format changeovers.

Read more...
Siemens makes industrial 5G router available
July 2021, Siemens Digital Industries , Industrial Wireless
Router supports future-oriented applications such as remote access via public 5G networks or the connection of mobile devices such as automated guided vehicles in industry.

Read more...
Siemens adds AI to Simcenter
July 2021, Siemens Digital Industries , IT in Manufacturing
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced the latest release of Simcenter Studio software, a web application dedicated to discovering better system architectures, faster. Simcenter Studio offers ...

Read more...
Siemens and Google Cloud to co-operate on AI-based solutions in manufacturing
June 2021, Siemens Digital Industries , News
Siemens intends to integrate Google Cloud’s data cloud and artificial intelligence/machine learning technologies with its factory automation solutions to help manufacturers innovate for the future.

Read more...
Siemens expands CFD simulations
June 2021, Siemens Digital Industries , IT in Manufacturing
Siemens’ Simcenter portfolio expands capabilities for frontloading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation and increased productivity.

Read more...
BMG’s integrated geared motors for efficiency
June 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG , Motion Control & Drives
An integrated geared unit that combines the recently launched Nord IE5+ synchronous motor and a single-stage helical gear unit offers optimum system efficiency.

Read more...
New motors extend the Sinamics S210 system
June 2021, Siemens Digital Industries , Motion Control & Drives
Siemens has added new servo motors to its proven Sinamics S210 single-cable servo drive system, thereby expanding its range of applications.

Read more...
Water 4.0 for Botswana
April 2021, Siemens Digital Industries , News
Thanks to automation and electrical engineering from Siemens Solution Partner Moreflow, a new water treatment plant delivers 11 million litres of this precious resource every day.

Read more...