Processing Magazine

PLC-Based Control Solution

February 2, 2012

The Simatic® Converting Toolbox module from Siemens Industries is a PLC-based control solution used in applications with a PLC as the central control system in which process controls are implemented. The Simatic module completes the application set that includes the Simotion® module, a group of high-performance motion control converting solutions, and the Sinamics® DCC (drive control chart) module with drive-based converting solutions. It offers the capability to integrate full converting lines and machines centralized on the Simatic S7 PLC platform. Functions include center winder, sectional drive control and a host of converting process and large functions. Systems can be implemented in Ladder, structured text or in a graphical functional block language.