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CNC Design Totally Integrated Automation ensures interplay of components

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CNC Design  provide a range of products and systems for automation of the entire production workflow. As a result of its integration, Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) ensures the interplay of all components. This is beneficial to machine builders, system integrators and end customers in equal measure. Optimised processes lower the total cost of ownership, reduce the time-to-market and improve quality.

It is important to make maximum use of all potential for optimisation over the entire life cycle of a machine or a plant, starting with its planning and engineering, through its operation and maintenance, to its subsequent expansion and modernisation. CNC Design offer the basis for this for every application in every sector with the Siemens Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) open system architecture.

Totally Integrated Automation offer an integrated engineering environment. Efficient software provides support through the entire life cycle of the machines or plants, from planning and design, through configuration and programming to commissioning, operation and modernisation.

With Totally Integrated Automation, users can create the conditions for unlimited integration in communication and also for maximum transparency across all levels, from the field and control level by way of the plant management level to the enterprise management level. Totally Integrated Automation is based on international, multi-vendor standards with options for combination such as PROFIBUS, PROFINET, the open Industrial Ethernet standard and AS-Interface. This simplifies commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance wirelessly or through the Internet. CNC Design offer the product range of Siemens Totally Integrated Automation.

With IP65/NEMA four degree of protection on the front side, high EMC and vibration resistance, the SIMATIC operator panels are suitable for use at the machine level in rough industrial environments. Approvals for different sectors/ applications are as a result of these operator panels.

SIMATIC operator panels are available as key or touch panels. Some offer both at the same time. All SIMATIC operator panels have large, bright and high-contrast displays for optimal operator control and monitoring. These operator panels come in text-based or pixel-graphics, colour or monochrome, with display sizes of 3" to 19" and available in 4" widescreen formats with backlighting. SIMATIC operator panels are prepared for PROFINET/Ethernet also. Other devices such as printers can be connected through additional interfaces such as USB.

SIMATIC operator panels are configured with SIMATIC WinCC flexible, an integrated software tool. The SIMATIC WinCC flexible integrated software tool is scalable to match the different performance levels of the panels. Multiple language configurations are supported by automated text translation or text export and text import functions. Up to 32 languages can be administered in one project.

Different interfacing options for SIMATIC S7, drivers for non-Siemens controllers and vendor-independent communication over OPC ensure correct connection for different automation solutions.

With SIMATIC ET 200, a range of distributed I/O systems is available with the control cabinet or without a control cabinet directly at the machine, as well as for applications in hazardous areas. The modular configuration allows the SIMATIC ET 200 systems to be configured or expanded in small steps. Ready-to-use, integrated add-on modules reduce the costs and offer a range of different application possibilities. A variety of combinations is available such as digital and analogue inputs and outputs, modules with CPU functionality, safety systems, motor starters, pneumatic devices, frequency converters as well as various different technology modules, such as, for counting, positioning.

Integration of Totally Integrated Automation results in communication over PROFIBUS and PROFINET, uniform engineering, transparent diagnostic possibilities as well as optimal interfacing to SINUMERIK/SIMOTION/SIMATIC controllers and HMI units. The ET 200M distributed I/O system is modularly designed with IP20 degree of protection, suitable for complex automation tasks. Up to 12 multi-channel signal modules (for example, 64 digital inputs) and function modules as well as S7-300 communication processors can be used as I/O modules. ET200M are approved for use in hazardous areas up to Zone 2, sensors and actuators up to Zone 1.

SIMATIC ET 200S is the multi-functional and bit-modular I/O system with IP20 degree of protection that can be tailored to the automation task. As a result of its rugged design, it can be used under conditions of high mechanical stress and with minimal wiring outlay. The SIMATIC ET 200S system has a range of modules and is multi-functional. It is suitable for motor starters, frequency converters, safety technology, distributed intelligence, IO-link modules and approvals for use in hazardous areas (Zone 2).

ET 200eco has a compact, rugged casing and is easy to use. It can be connected to PROFIBUS DP at up to 12 Mbit/s with connection options. The electronic block can be replaced during operation without any interruption in bus communication or power supply. The blocks are available in a variation of multi-channel standard and fail-safe modules with up to 16 channels.

SIMATIC ET 200pro is a small, rugged and high-performance I/O system with IP65/66/67 degree of protection. It does not require a control cabinet and can be directly mounted to the machine. Its modular and time-saving structure allows flexible, customised, distributed automation solutions to be implemented with a range of modules from inputs and outputs through safety systems, motor starters and frequency converters to the RF identification system.

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