New device series paves the way for high frequency RFID cloud connection

• Simatic RF18xC communication modules extend Simatic Ident portfolio
• Modular system integration for Profinet using standard function blocks
• Cloud connection via OPC UA interface and industrial IoT gateway
• Cost efficiency due to differentiated connection variants for readers

Siemens is extending its portfolio of Simatic Ident communication modules. The first devices of the new series to launch are the Simatic RF185C, RF186C and RF188C. Available options allow one, two or four readers to be connected and operated via Ethernet/Profinet, ensuring a match to the required number of readers.

Extended output and connected voltage variants for Sinamics S210

• Engineering and commissioning using Sizer and Start Drive, engineering in TIA Portal V15.1
• New shared DC link coupling reduces waste heat during braking and increases traversing cycle of individual axes
• Higher-level control now possible with Simatic ET 200SP CPUs and Open Controllers or Simatic S7-1500 Software Controllers
• First new frame size in 0.4 to one kilowatt output range

Siemens is extending its Sinamics S210 single-axis servo drive system for mid-range applications to include a number of additional output and connected voltage variants. In the first of the new frame sizes, the system is available with an output of 0.4 to one kilowatt with 3 AC 400 volts. The new Sinamics S210 device variants come with an optional busbar trunking system and a shared DC link coupling to enable their international application. The DC link coupling permits energy equalization during dynamic reversing operations by using the integrated braking resistor to reduce waste heat occurring during braking and increasing the traversing cycle of the individual axes. Alongside S7-1500 Advanced Controllers, higher-level control of the new devices is also possible using Simatic ET 200SP CPUs (Central Processing Units) and Open Controllers or Simatic S7-1500 Software Controllers, all of which are connected over time-synchronized Profinet IRT. The drive system can be simply engineered an

Flexible KS adapter links Simogear gear units to different servomotors

• Flexible-use adapter for simplified handling
• New Simogear coupling adapter for Simotics servomotors
• KS adapter reduces downtimes, optimizes stock keeping and is suited for high-precision applications

Siemens has launched a new coupling adapter for linking Simogear gear units to Siemens servomotors. As the flexible new solution can connect different gear unit types to different servomotors rather than using a separate dedicated adapter for each motor, the new solution radically simplifies handling.

High-performance programming device with rugged hardware for mobile engineering

• Simatic Field PG M6: Ready-to-use, high-performance programming device for mobile engineering with the TIA Portal
• Preinstalled engineering software and integrated automation interfaces
• Light, rugged and completely shielded device for use in machines and plants in a harsh industrial environment
• Equipment and performance graduated in Advanced and Comfort versions

The latest generation of ready-to-use, high-performance programming devices from Siemens has been optimized for engineering with the TIA Portal and designed for mobile use in machines and plants for configuration, commissioning, service, and maintenance. The new Simatic Field PG M6 programming device, with a stylish silver housing cover and M6 inscription, is equipped with a high-speed DDR4 work memory of up to 32 GB and an impact-resistant SSD mass storage device of up to 2 TB. Thanks to the light, rugged and completely shielded magnesium housing, the semi-ruggedized device is suitable for use in harsh industrial environments. Additionally, bumpers on exposed parts of the housing protect against shocks and vibrations.

Industrial Security Appliances with extended functionality for even better network protection

• User-specific firewall for individual protective measures
• Bridge Firewall to protect flat networks
• Configuration now also possible in the new Sinec NMS management software
• Protection of Service Bridge and other applications

Siemens has extended the Scalance SC-600 Industrial Security Appliances to include more functionality for even better and simpler protection of production networks. The devices now have a Bridge Firewall, support redundant network structures, and allow user-specific firewalls. This enables users to increase the availability of their production while also reducing the procurement costs of network components.

New version (3.0) of Safety Library improves storage and retrieval system performance

• New Safety Library (3.0) for faster commissioning and compatibility with a wider range of Simatic-S7 controllers
• New Simotics S-1FG1 servo-geared motors in upper and lower output range
• Advanced Position Control (APC) function for faster positioning
• Cut in energy costs by optimized motion control

Siemens has upgraded its TÜV-certified Safety Library developed specifically for use with storage and retrieval systems. The benefits of Safety Library V3.0 for users include faster commissioning and compatibility with a wider range of failsafe Simatic controllers (from S7-1516F).

New system for managing Industrie 4.0 communication networks

• Central firmware management with topology-based rollout
• Comprehensive monitoring of large, complex networks
• Rule-based configuration of the network infrastructure
• For cross-sector use in all industries

Siemens is launching Sinec NMS, a powerful, future-proof network management system (NMS). It enables users to master the growing demands placed upon industrial communication networks, such as the increasing degree of networking, larger quantities of data, and the complexity of network structures.

Siemens introduces new advancements for the industrialization of additive manufacturing

• Enabling industrial Additive Manufacturing through a digitalized production facility
• Seamless integrated software and automation solutions of the Digital Enterprise for additive manufacturing aimed at machine builders and users
• Extended partnership-based financing services enabling Industrie 4.0 implementation in the field of additive manufacturing
• New integrated AM build process simulation software solution and new automated software and hardware solution for de-powdering part

Siemens will be showcasing its Digital Enterprise portfolio of seamless integrated solutions for additive manufacturing under the banner "Industrialize Additive Manufacturing" at formnext 2018, the lead exhibition for Additive Manufacturing (AM), in Frankfurt, Germany.

Siemens introduces Additive Manufacturing Process Simulation solution to improve 3D printing accuracy

• New additive manufacturing process simulation helps predict distortion and shrinkage during the 3D printing process and helps avoid these issues by automatically generating a compensated model
• Siemens' integrated digital innovation platform allows simulation data to feed the digital thread, informing each step of the industrialized additive manufacturing process
• Simcenter 3D solution for additive manufacturing process simulation is fully integrated within NX software for a streamlined feedback loop with no data translation required

Siemens announced today a new Additive Manufacturing (AM) Process Simulation solution for predicting distortion during 3D printing. The product is fully integrated into Siemens' end-to-end Additive Manufacturing solution, which assists manufacturers in designing and printing useful parts at scale. Building on Siemens' comprehensive digital innovation platform and the Simcenter™ portfolio, the AM Process Simulation solution uses a digital twin to simulate the build process prior to printing, anticipating distortion within the printing process and automatically generating the corrected geometry to compensate for these distortions.

Protecting pumps in hazardous areas easily and reliably against dry running

• Higher levels of system availability and economic efficiency
• Current/voltage detection modules for the Simocode pro motor management system
• Previously required additional sensor technology is eliminated
• New type of active power-based dry running protection for pumps with certification according to ATEX and IEC Ex

Eine neuartige Erkennungstechnologie von Siemens schützt Kreiselpumpen im Ex-Bereich vor Trockenlauf. Dazu hat das Unternehmen spezielle Strom-/Spannungsmessmodule für sein Motormanagement-System Simocode pro entwickelt.