Regulated drives for all performance classes

Regulated drives

Regulated drives for all performance classes

Many tasks performed by drives in industrial plants need positioning motions that require constant adjustment of the drive speed. Some applications even require the entire plant to run at a single variable speed. One example: two independently driven rollers over which a paper web is running.

Regulated drives can perform a pre-defined movement specified by a continuous-path controller, a PLC or functions built into the drive. The system may also be connected to regulating pumps, compressors and so on. That requires all the drives in a multi-motor drive to have the ability to change speed and torque as needed.

Siemens Solution Partner

We are a SIEMENS Solution Partner and can develop the perfect drive solution for you. Our services include complete process automation and custom drive solutions.

SIMOTION technology from SIEMENS
SIMOTION is ideal for all machines and lines required to perform extremely fast, precise positioning tasks. SIMOTION combines logical control, positioning (synchronisation) and technological functions (pressure and temperature regulation) into one system. It can control up to 32 hydraulic or conventional axes.

The frequency converters (individual axes) basically act like standard actuators – they merely allow the speed to be infinitely adjusted. That’s why it is so easy to assign parameters. SIMOTION and the frequency converters communicate via PROFIBUS (fast communication, same program runtime for all devices on the bus and for their synchronisation) or analogue (frequency converters that only support analogue requirements or hydraulic axes). There is also an option to connect the system to ETHERNET (data acquisition).

There are essentially three platforms that were programmed as part of the SCOUT development software:

  • SIMOTION C: SIMOTION C, featuring four onboard interfaces for analogue or stepping drives and multiple digital inputs and outputs, is a particularly versatile controller with S7-300 function modules. It can be expanded with I/O modules from the SIMATIC S7-300 range, for example, system modules (2-8/16 axes) for positioning tasks, logic blocks and technology functions. 
  • SIMOTION P: Microsoft Windows NT (4-6/32 axes), designed for positioning tasks, logic blocks and technology functions, use of Windows programs possible, HMI (control panel). 
  • SIMOTION D: Built into SINAMICS S120 as a control unit. This saves space and makes the system extremely responsive. SIMOTION D is available in two mechanical designs (single-axis and multi-axis) with four performance variants for up to 128 axes.

Advantages:

  • Flexibility (easy adjustment for different product types and easy integration of sub-components with existing plants) 
  • Simplicity, reliability, performance, quality 
  • Time savings during commissioning 
  • Ease of maintenance 
  • Fewer mechanical components

Areas of application: 

  • Packaging lines 
  • Plastic and rubber processing machines 
  • Press machines 
  • Textile machines 
  • Printing machines 
  • Machines for wood, glass and ceramics processing 
  • All applications that involve positioning

Regulated drives – good for the environment, too

Electrical drive systems play a key role in responsible energy use. They link the power supply to all the mechanical processes that are responsible for much of the overall energy consumption. For example, machinery powered by electric motors accounts for two-thirds of all industrial energy consumption. If European industry and government replaced their old drives – some of which have been running for decades – with modern drive systems featuring electronic speed control and energy-saving motors, they could save well over 100 billion kilowatt-hours of energy and cut CO2 emissions by nearly 70 million tonnes each year – not to mention the cost savings for business.

Drive systems and control engineering

Blumenbecker works with well-known partners in drive systems and develops complex production lines for you worldwide.

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Our services

Consulting

We start our relationship with an in-depth consultation in which we analyse your requirements and identify areas where we see room for improvement. Next, we design and configure the solutions to meet your requirements while maximising their value to you.

Planning and Construction

We plan and design all products in-house. Thanks to the know-how of our engineers, you can be sure right from the planning phase that your requirements will be implemented the exact in the way you want it.

Manufacturing

For your machines we offer the production of all required non-standard components including surface protection according to your specifications.

Modernisation

Decided to modernise or overhaul your drive systems? Count on our help for every project phase – from preliminary consulting to developing the project documentation to programming and execution.

We modernise old automation systems such as old Simatic S5 central systems by replacing them with new systems such as Simatic S7 with distributed modules. Equipment upgrades are in good hands with us, too.

Programming

Programming by a specialist

We program all the systems ourselves so we can accurately and precisely fulfil your special requests and preferences. Our software engineers are intimately familiar with all standard programming systems and can also develop custom software with standardised interfaces.

We can program PLCs for all established manufacturers and will manage your plant automation systems over the entire plant lifecycle. We employ standards such as ABB, Allen Bradley, Beckhoff, Phoenix Contact, Siemens, Rockwell and Wonderware as well as all standard bus systems and components such as PROFINET, PROFIBUS, INTERBUS, AS-Interface, Industrial Ethernet, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Ethernet/IP and serial interfaces.

Our programmers are highly motivated and well qualified. As real specialists, we have extensive experience in all application areas of programming in the automation sector. We are always anxious to develop the best and above all practice-oriented solutions for you and have the highest possible degree of quality awareness.

Assembly

International electrical assembly

Blumenbecker stands for experience and professionalism when it comes to delivering electrical installation projects at international level. We are fully accredited contractors for the assembly and installation of control systems and switchgear, along with all kinds of plant and machinery. Our technicians are trained to undertake planning assignments and technical audits of existing installations through to full commissioning worldwide. We work to the latest industry standards, thereby assuring our clients maximum reliability, efficiency and future-proofness. We have extensive expertise in working with cable conduit and fastening systems of all kinds and can adapt when required to work on all current types of electrical installation.

A one-stop-shop for all your requirements. From planning through to turnkey control systems

Guidance and advice
Our specialist staff have a talent for flexibility and a creative approach to problem solving. Commissions for planning and designing electrical cabinets are executed to high levels of expertise. We work closely with clients to develop the best possible solution tailored to individual needs.

Price quotation
Your wishes are central to us. This is why we aim to produce a carefully calculated fixed-price quotation that is tailored to the individual specifications and requirements of any control technology project being planned by customers at home or abroad.

Planning
Our comprehensive assembly planning process is based on an efficient installation sequence that includes cable-route plans and fitting schedules. We can also provide support when it comes to conductor dimensioning and the design and layout of individual components.

Project management
Our team of internationally experienced project managers will run your project and guide it through to a successful conclusion with a clear focus on quality, deadlines and budget. We provide regular progress reports as a matter of course and maintain a constant dialogue between you and our technicians. We will assign your own personal project manager to ensure optimum communication at all times.

Material supplies
Our ability to supply and fit items such as sensors, actuators, cable laying systems, cables, conductors etc. from reputable manufacturers gives our customers the flexibility they need.

Electrical installation
Carrying out electrical installation projects for industrial clients requires a high degree of expertise and flexibility. Once you have tried out our services you will know you made the right choice. An extensive team of specialists, craftsmen, technicians and engineers will be on hand to tend to your every need.

Explosion-proof installations
Blumenbecker also has many years of experience in explosion-proof installation projects. We are experts at installing explosion-protected command transmitters, control devices and terminal boxes and can fit complete electrical installations in potentially explosive environments. The provision of on-site advice and the professional and reliable installation of all explosion-proof components are just part of the service.

Our explosion-proof services comprise:

  • installation 
  • product consultation 
  • advice on ATEX directives 
  • testing of electrical installations and equipment.

Testing and commissioning
Functional testing is carried out by technicians who can provide the right specialist knowledge backed up by years of experience. Specially trained staff are on hand to undertake the measurements required for initial and repeat testing as laid down in DGUV V3 as well as to collect measurement data for Profibus, Profinet, Ethernet and ASI–Bus. Our thermography services can identify thermal overload and undesirable heat build-up while the system is running, thereby helping to minimise damage and downtime. We use the latest measurement technology and our equipment is regularly checked and calibrated by independent testing laboratories.

Safety
Safety is always at the forefront of everything we do. We were awarded the DEKRA seal of approval for occupational safety in 2012 and have successfully completed the official certification process every year since. Our staff also attend work-safety seminars and workshops on a regular basis.

Quality
Ongoing professional development combined with an effective in-house quality assurance process ensures that we can meet the most stringent quality requirements. Client-based experience built-up during project time and then refined as part of a continuous improvement process makes for optimised project execution and creates invaluable input for collaborative projects of the future.

Special services
Clients at home and overseas can commission on-site services such as repeat testing to DGUV V3, site supervision and start-up support. And of course we hold the right labour leasing permit for temporary staff assignments.

Commissioning

Once installed, the systems are commissioned by our specialists and project engineers. They monitor the start-up process, test availability and optimise processes to get the solution quickly integrated into your production process. Our services also include shift supervision by our engineers and the training of operators and maintenance personnel.

You need an individual solution and professional advice?