Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) is expanding its scalable motion control system to include the Simotion D410 single-axis controller, which is particularly suitable for machine modules in complex machines. Each Simotion D410 incorporates motion and PLC control functions, as well as drive capability.
The Simotion D410 single-axis controller augments the Simotion D4x5 series of controllers, which is preferred for multi-axis applications. However, the Simotion D410 can be used for single-axis applications such as winders, cross cutters or feeder units, or synchronized systems such as modular machines. In such applications the machine module equipped with the D410 motion controller receives a guide value from the higher-level controller and synchronizes its axis to this guide value. Thanks to the modularisation, the machine modules can be fully tested individually and added or removed during live operation if required.
Siemens is offering the new controller as a Simotion D410 DP version for operation with Profibus or a Simotion D410 PN version for connection to Profinet. As many as four fast cam outputs or three probes can be implemented on the onboard inputs/outputs. The drive controller supports both servo control for high dynamics and vector control for maximum torque accuracy.
The Simotion D410 motion controller is specially designed for use with the Sinamics S120 PM340 power modules in the Blocksize design and can be plugged directly onto these.