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PLC control: the high end

Implementing highly complex automation with many control elements and linking them in a straightforward manner is the standard of the KraussMaffei PLC concept. A superordinate control with the MC6 look and feel makes this possible.


When do I need a PLC control?

When do I need a PLC control?

The requirement is determined very quickly from the degree of automation and the number of peripheral elements to be integrated. A superordinate, programmable logic controller (PLC) is indispensable if several robots with complex peripheral equipment are to reconciled.

The central elements here are the insertion and the demolding robots, robots and peripheral equipment for providing insert parts and downstream robots and peripheral equipment such as a camera system, label (barcode) printer or a labeling laser.

MC6 as central system control element

MC6 as central system control element

With such automation solutions, the PLC control forms the link point between all control systems, but is also assumes the function of a control point. That saves time and travel at the start of the production process. As with all KraussMaffei products, a user interface with the MC6 look & feel has been created to make operating the system easy.

The user is immediately at home in the familiar user interface. That reduces the time and cost associated with training, makes it easier to operate the system and creates a solid basis for troubleshooting.

Operating concept and extension packages

Operating concept and extension packages

Siemens TIA portal (Totally Integrated Automation) in conjunction with an integrated Win7 Embedded form the basis of the engineering environment. The combination of the two systems (PLC and PC) greatly simplifies the integration of outside systems as well as the control and maintenance of all components.

The KraussMaffei PLC concept forms the basis, providing for the quickest possible support by remote service in the event of system downtime. Optionally diagnosis tools for the peripheral stations, emergency strategies (selecting/ deselecting stations and inspections) or customer-specific applications can also be integrated.


  • Quick and simple control of complex automation systems
  • Time savings due to PLC linking of all robots and peripheral equipment
  • Reduced training and maintenance costs

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