Dunkermotoren and Siemens develop new trade show prototype together
Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK, has been a product partner of Siemens for the SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE systems for many years.
Recently, Dunkermotoren have been working closer with Siemens to develop PROFINET, the manufacturer independent Industrial Ethernet interface technology, even further. Thus, it made sense to join forces and demonstrate our developments together with a joint trade show prototype model.
The model demonstrates the synchronous operation of 4 axes moving a symbolized measuring tip with constant distance over a rotationally and linearly movable plastic profile. This is made possible with two BG 66 dPro PN motors for the measuring tip and two BG 75 dPro PN motors for the moving plastic profile. The dPro PN motors integrate certified PROFINET interfaces and support the PROFIdrive drive profile in application classes 1 and 4. Thus, a wide range of devices can be used seamlessly via the TIA Portal.
Another special feature of the trade show model is the combination of a physical model with a virtual image. With the help of the SIMIT and NX MCD simulation software, it was possible to build the model 100% remotely from the home office, starting with the initial concept design and moving on to programming and virtual commissioning.
Thanks to the digital test phase, it was possible to build the physical model and program the controller without any issues. The virtual image can be controlled on a separate computer as an identical simulation of the real model, thus replicating effects on the real model. As far as the controller is concerned, there is no difference between the digital and real-life models.
The model had its Premiere at LogiMAT 2022 and was the highlight of the Dunkermotoren booth. Assure yourself of the strong partnership between Dunkermotoren and Siemens.