Mechanics, electrics, automation – Currax is reinforcing its role and expanding its drive portfolio with IDS Digital. Besides a wide range of proven components and individualized engineering solutions, the Hamburg-based drive specialist is now also offering Totally Integrated Automation. CEO Daniel Assmann explains: “On our way to Industry 4.0 with cloud-based engineering, we have taken the next step and incorporated the Siemens Simatic S7 controller systems. As a result, we are able to offer our customers a bundled-up range of services on their way to the digital factory.”
The Simatic S7 product line has been conceived for maximum flexibility in configuring sophisticated machines. Controller solutions can be organized individually by applying the principle of building blocks so as to meet specific requirements optimally. Since it is scalable, solutions can be customized to actual requirements extremely flexibly and economically. Moreover, maximum protection for investments is ensured thanks to strict upward compatibility.
The main focus of Currax are the Simatic Advanced Controllers. They help automatize the complete range production plants as well as applications yielding the best of performance, flexibility and interconnectivity. The advanced controllers are used in the automation of total production and applications for medium-sized and high-end machines. A variety of CPU models are available in several classes of performance in the product group of what the customer prefers.
For the controller systems, Currax will also provide in future the compatible operating and supervision systems Simatic HMI. Individual components can be perfectly integrated with the automation by consistently using open, standardized interfaces in hardware and software systems. They are suitable for panel-based as well as for PC-based single and multi-station solutions. From the simple push-button operation through mobile and stationary operating devices to the all-rounder for demanding applications, they always offer the optimal solution that is robust, compact and has versatile options of connectivity. They also offer value addition thanks to brilliant displays and secure and ergonomic operation.
“Our holistic approach is based on the vision of the Digital Enterprise,” said Assmann. “In the future, we can guide our customers’ production completely through Currax: products, software and cloud-applications from a single source. They will benefit from our comprehensive offer that is tailored to various industrial segments and their needs. Bearing in mind the networked production methodology of tomorrow, we would like to emphasize the clarion call “Internet of Things” for Currax. A mass of data becomes information that is evaluated and used for individual and intelligent solutions.”