With version 19 of the engineering framework Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) from Siemens, motion control is easier than ever and can be used intuitively even for non-experts and new users.
This is crucial for industrial companies. In order to flexibly cover an ever-increasing product variety and cope with the shortage of skilled workers, more processes need to be automated.
As a result, machines and systems and the resulting requirements for automation technology and motion control are becoming increasingly complex.
New functions of the TIA Portal V19
Motion control is easy to use and fully integrated in the TIA Portal: from engineering to control technology to the drive technology of machines and systems. Regardless of whether the user wants to control a single axis or complex kinematics, the TIA Portal supports with graphical interfaces, intuitive technology objects and extensive diagnostic options such as tracing.
Version 19 brings further improvements: For improved engineering, the new version offers expanded functions, for example in the software units that help with modularization. Different users can create their own work areas and, among other things, Write complex motion applications. Such modular areas make it easy to reuse applications, make them easier to deploy, and make tracking and versioning easier.
The introduction of the new engineering feature Named Values makes readable and easy-to-maintain code as well as clear debugging possible. This gives users greater programming comfort. The various improvements to TIA Portal V19 also support the use of Simatic CPUs in high-end applications in important segments of mechanical engineering. It also enables the simulation of all types of hardware and software controllers with S7-PLCSIM (Adv.).
Simatic Motion Interpreter
Siemens is meeting the challenge that there are fewer and fewer skilled workers available in automation with the Simatic Motion Interpreter software, which is integrated into the TIA Portal. No in-depth programming knowledge is required with the Simatic Motion Interpreter. As with a navigation system, the user enters a simple sequential description of which movements should be carried out. The Simatic Motion Interpreter then takes over the programming of the corresponding motion job. This works from a single axis to complex kinematics with up to six interpolating axes. This turns the Simatic S7-1500 T-CPU into an integrated and simple robot controller using software.
Sinamics drive generation
The new Sinamics drive generation, suitable e.g. B. for use with delta pickers, rounds off the overarching motion control concept from Siemens. Depending on the application, the drives offer various advantages. The Sinamics S200 – compact and precise – is completely integrated into the TIA Portal and therefore very easy to engineer. The Sinamics S210 offers safety functions up to Safety Integrity Level 3 and the Sinamics G220 sets a new benchmark for energy efficiency thanks to 95% less network interference. Using a digital twin of the drives via Sinamics DriveSim Basic and Advanced, tests and optimizations can be carried out in the virtual world.