The automotive paint shop is a zero fault tolerance environment that demands the strengths of a flexible network to integrate all components from end to end, including applications, process engineering and conveyor systems.
The automotive paint shop is characterized by:
highest demands with respect to availability and energy efficiency;
non-stop production; and
harsh production environment (heat, fouling etc.).
Paint shop and automation technology – a matter of excellent integration
“Zero fault tolerance” – if pursuing that goal, you must flexibly network all components from end to end, in application and process engineering as well as conveyor systems.
That’s why Siemens advocates uniform standards throughout, with our uniform engineering and diagnostic software SIMATIC STEP 7, our open communications infrastructure using PROFIBUS and PROFINET, and our industrial RFID system with identification of body type, color etc. for optimized planning and dispatching of orders.
SIMATIC HMI comprises products and systems for human-machine interfacing. By using our mobile HMI devices, automotive manufacturers can save on wiring expenses and increase flexibility in their plant visualization systems in the automotive paint shop.
The drying and cooling processes are extremely energy-intensive which makes the use of energy efficient components indispensable. Energy-efficient motors from Siemens with high efficiency (EFF1 class) can prevent up to 40 percent power loss in comparison to standard motors.
Our automation concept for automotive paint shop paint cells