As a Siemens Solution Partner, the annual Siemens Automation Summit is one of our most anticipated events each year. The conference brings together hundreds of manufacturing professionals who use Siemens automation technologies to share industry innovations and best practices. The 2018 Siemens Automation Summit will be held from June 25-28 at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Florida.
The 2018 Automation Summit will feature over 50 user led presentations and trainings. DMC is proud to lead four presentations at this year's event. If you're attending the Automation Summit, stop by these sessions led by DMC!
Advanced Motion Control with Starter: Efficient, Flexible, Scalable - Andrew Crowley
June 26, 10 a.m.
Sinamics G and S Series Drives are a powerful and versatile platform, capable of doing all sorts of motion applications. With the latest hardware, there is also onboard IO, PID functionality, even logic within the drive. This presentation will describe these advanced features with practice applications. An attendee will learn best practices to scale their solutions, walk away with example code, and have step by step instructions. This presentation will feature demonstrations to explain: how to create on-board interlocks, write drive executable scripts, configure custom parameter views, and use cases for remote maintenance.
IoT and Big Data Panel - Andrew Crowley
June 26, 11 a.m.
DMC's Andrew Crowley will join a panel to discuss understanding and managing the IoT and big data journey and the impact on your operations.
Automatic HMI Generation and Mapping: Using SiVArc - John Sullivan
June 26, 11 a.m.
The Siemens Open Library contains a collection of common objects to speed PLC development. These objects have been field tested and provide a great way to introduce people to Siemens Architecture and reusable objects. The integration of SIMATIC Visualization Architect (SiVArc) has provided a way to quickly generate and map objects on the HMI screen. The integration of SiVArc provides a much lower barrier of entry for new engineers to utilizing Siemens Libraries, including the Open Library. These objects will have pop-up faceplates and on screen Icons created on the HMI that map to all of the objects functionality through the click of a button. This also allows OEMs or users that are creating many duplicate screens to setup complex and flexible screens that can be auto populated using HMI design standards and common PLC Function Blocks. We will demonstrate time saving and efficiency generated by utilizing the automated HMI generation capabilities.
Advanced Siemens Motion and Safety Using the S7-1517TF - Otto Gottlieb
June 26, 4 p.m.
My solutions don't always require advanced motion and safety, but when they do I use a Siemens S7-1517TF PLC. The motion capabilities of the S7-1500 series has expanded greatly in the last few years with the latest Tech CPUs and TIA Portal. Integrating this new motion technology with fail-safe technology allows the S7-1517TF to offer an alternative to the current SIMOTION controller and fail-safe PLC combination.
We will discuss how we are currently using S7-1517TF PLCs in TIA Portal to achieve coordinated motion and failsafe functionality. Our motion solution involves dynamically calculating cams, controlling non-linear proportional valves, and interfacing with 3rd party drives. This has required us to leverage Siemens-made libraries and customize how we work with the Motion Technology Objects in Portal including the use of PreServo and PostServo Interrupts and linking the Technology Objects to Datablocks. Our failsafe solution involves three safety zones and a KTP700F Mobile panel that we allow to easily move between zones. This safety system can integrate the three zones or it can separate them to allow each zone to function independently.
Rapid Multi-Axis Motion Development with Siemens Libraries - Phil Schaffer
June 27, 8 a.m.
Developing motion projects from scratch can be a time consuming and complex task. There are nearly thirty basic motion control blocks and navigating through them can be arduous. Luckily, Siemens motion library blocks make quickly developing motion projects a breeze by combining the relevant basic motion control blocks into a function which provides comprehensive functionality for a specific axis type. Up to 15 commonly used function blocks get wrapped into one for rapid development and robust control. Come learn how to efficiently build a multi-axis motion project from the ground up and explore useful blocks like LAxisCtrl, LCamHdl, and LDrivSafe. Developing motion projects with multiple motors has never been easier!
We hope to see you at the Siemens Automation Summit in June!
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