SIWAREX - PLC-based weighing electronics
Automation with integral weighing and proportioning technology
In addition to the accuracy when weighing and proportioning, incorporation of weighing technology into modern automation systems serves to increase the sustained success of a company.
Requirements on scales in industrial processes
The weighing and proportioning system is of significant importance in many industrial processes, where many different weighing tasks have to be handled. Both programmable controllers (PLC) and process control systems (PCS) are used to automate production processes.
There are many different types of scales that work together with automation systems, depending on requirements.
Production automation places the following demands on weighing technology:
Flexibility with respect to typical scale functions
Simple expansion of the weighing system
adaptability to the automation task, and
Integrated communications concept
Scales that are able to satisfy these demands can be classified as part of the automation system. In this sense, the scale is an intelligent automation object comprising:
and carries out its tasks according to the definitions of the control system.
SIWAREX weighing systems in automation
Totally Integrated Automation plays an essential role in SIWAREX weighing systems.
A key feature is the total integration of SIWAREX into the SIMATIC world.
Implementation of central automation concepts by direct integration in SIMATIC S7
Implementation of distributed automation concepts by direct integration in SIMATIC NET
Integration in the SIMATIC PCS 7 process control system
Operator control and monitoring through SIMATIC HMI
Uniform configuring and programming through SIMATIC software.