Baumüller equips Simpac MX and SX serie with automation solutions

by David Fleschen

In spring 2019, Baumüller signed a cooperation agreement with press manufacturer Simpac. This encompasses the supply of drive and automation systems for the new MX and SX press series.

“For us, this is a further step in the standardization process, which will not only benefit Simpac. In addition to a highly efficient drive concept, in future our customers will also benefit in terms of maintenance and service,” explains Bernd Moritz, Chief Technology Officer at Simpac Inc. in South Korea and Managing Director of Simpac Europe GmbH.

Complete solution from a single source for highly dynamic servo presses

In future, Baumüller will supply Simpac with highly dynamic high-torque motors as well as complete power electronics and industrial PCs, including software for features such as motion control and curve generation.

The overall system consists of DST2 high-torque motors, which generate high torque even at low speeds. The combination of regulated infeed with the b maXX 5100 and capacitors as energy storage reduces the power supply output, and with it the energy costs. Operating costs are significantly lower than those of mechanical storage systems. The motor itself is operated on the powerful modules of the b maXX 5000 series.

Baumüller also supplies the completely wired control cabinet. All the key components, from drive controllers to machine controls, can be supplied within the Baumüller Group. The control cabinets are supplied by Baumüller Dravinja, the Baumüller subsidiary in Slovenia specializing in machine enclosures and control cabinet production. Baumüller also took on the complete engineering of the drive system. The latest generation of the powerful b maXX PCC-04, a scalable, versatile platform for demanding control tasks, serves as the machine control system.

Another advantage of the single-source drive concept is the possibility of analyzing the system in the event of a fault with the help of the remote maintenance solution. If required, remote access can be used to carry out optimization measures, e.g. reparameterization of the controllers. This Industry 4.0 solution contributes to comprehensive diagnostics and a more efficient error elimination process, resulting in higher plant availability and lower service costs.

Sophisticated service concept with a 24/7 hotline

“In future, we will provide Simpac customers with key account support,” explains Joachim Weissenberger, Authorized Signatory and Sales Manager at Baumüller. “This enables access to our 24/7 hotline with a response time of under 24 hours. Our service concept is designed to provide comprehensive support over the entire life cycle of the machines – worldwide.”

“We believe that in times of roughly comparable products, the real advantages for our customers lie in individual, competent process consulting and a comprehensive service concept with fast response times. With Baumüller, we are pleased to have found a flexible and globally positioned system partner who, in addition to supplying outstanding products, also perfectly complements our service network,” says Bernd Moritz, explaining the reasons for choosing the Nuremberg-based company Baumüller.

AR application at the Baumüller stand in Hall 1, stand 560 - SPS Smart Production Solutions, November 26-28, 2019 in Nuremberg:

At the SPS in Nuremberg, Baumüller and Simpac will exhibit a virtual servo press at the stand. With the aid of an AR application, the press's flexible range of applications will be demonstrated and insights into drive technology will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you at the Baumüller Group's stand in Hall 1, 560!

The South Korean press manufacturer Simpac has been building machines and plants for the metal processing industry for over 40 years. Their wide product range includes mechanical and hydraulic presses, servo presses, and tandem lines and is used not only by the automotive industry but also by manufacturers of household appliances and electronic components.

Simpac Europe GmbH is the latest subsidiary of the press manufacturer. In addition to advising European customers, the team headed by Managing Director Bernd Moritz in Bodnegg (Southern Germany) is mainly concerned with the further development of Korean press technology for international markets and the establishment of a service network.

Source and Photo: Baumüller

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