Siemens Automation and Drives (A&D) has expanded its scalable motion control system to include the Simotion D410, a controller for single-axis applications. The single-axis controller is particularly suitable for standalone machine modules in modular machine concepts. By integrating motion control and technology functions as well as PLC and drive control in one controller module, a complete machine module can be automated.
The Simotion D410 single-axis controller augments the Simotion D4x5 series of controllers, which is preferred for use in multi-axis applications. Simotion D410 can be used for single-axis applications such as winders, cross cutters or feeder units, or also in synchronized systems such as modular machine concepts. The machine module automated with the D410 motion controller thus receives the guide value from a higher-level controller and synchronizes its axis to this guide value. Thanks to the modularization, the machine modules can be fully tested individually and added or removed during live operation, if required.