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The Siemens Drive Technologies Division has its offer at Simotion D expanded in the upper performance segment. The Simotion D4x5-2 multi-axis controllers of the new generation have extended functions such as a quantity structure of 128 axes, Profinet connection as well as technology I / Os and a factor 3 enhanced computing performance. The Simotion D motion control system for production machines covers all performance ranges, from simple positioning tasks to demanding applications with the shortest cycle times or large axle quantities.

Due to its scalability, Simotion offers a high degree of flexibility, also with regard to changing demands on machine automation. In addition to PLC, motion control and technology functions, the drive-based Simotion D multi-axis system has integrated drive control based on the Sinamics S120 drive family.

With the variants Simotion D445-2 DP / PN and D455-2 DP / PN, the range of services now extends to the top. Compared to the predecessor generation, the maximum quantity structure has been doubled up to 128 axes and the memory expansion has been expanded. The PLC and motion control performance has been increased by up to a factor of 3.

For Simotion D4x5-2, the previously available optional Profinet-IO interface was integrated on the modules. The released optional slot is thus available for other extensions. The on-board interface is equipped with an integrated 3 port switch and enables simple setup of different network topologies such as line, star or tree structure without additional external switches. The interface supports the real-time real-time (RT) classes as well as isochronous real-time (IRT) isochronous data exchange and can be operated as a controller and / or device.

In addition to the Profinet interface, the Simotion D4x5-2 also has two Profibus and two Ethernet interfaces as well as 28 digital I / Os, from which 16 can be used for technological tasks such as microsecondgranular output of cams.

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