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SiMotion is Siemens' flagship motion control platform, a scalable high performance hardware and software system designed to control the automated movements of a wide variety of machines. It aims to provide user-friendly stuff which can be used by unskilled workers, covering a broad range of motion control issues with all the engineering functions in one system.

It is part of Siemens' Total Integrated Automation (TIA) system, which aims to offer a "seamless, integrated platform" to implement customer-specific automation solutions in all sectors and across the entire production process, with integrated data management, engineering, and communications.[1][2]


SiMotion controllers are all programmed using Siemens SCOUT, a software package which is IEC 61131-3 compliant and supports a variety of programming languages including Ladder (LD), Structured Text (ST), and Motion Control Charts (MCC).[3]


Communications between the controller and drives is done through PROFINET, PROFIBUS, or Ethernet.[4]


SiMotion is used in a wide variety of industries, including:


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  3. ^ Simon Shea, Kristie. "Successful Implementation of Siemens' SiMotion Shaftless Drive Standard". DMC. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  4. ^ "SIMOTION Brochure" (PDF). Siemens. p. 7. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  5. ^ "SIMOTION Brochure" (PDF). Siemens. p. 4. Retrieved 29 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Siemens PLC examples". DMC. Retrieved 5 March 2012.

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