Information on current phase-outs

Keep your system up to date

Developments in engineering are subject to continuous progress. This is why technologies and product groups that are no longer state-of-the-art are regularly phased out and replaced by modern systems or products. To offer you the greatest possible planning security, we are providing you with the following information on current phase-outs.

I. Discontinued Service

Since 2005, the manufacturer Siemens has been phasing out the SIMATIC S5-115/135, and now, as from October 2015, no further spare parts will be available for this automation technology. For us this means that we will no longer be able to offer any service, software modifications or system upgrades for this technology. The same applies to the PLC-5 control system from Rockwell (formerly Allen-Bradley), which is also being phased out.

We therefore recommend that you arrange for all the affected control systems in your plant to be converted to current system technology in good time. Our Siempelkamp specialists operating around the world will advise you individually on which systems are optimally suited to your specific plants. You will then be able to guarantee plant availability and rest assured that your plant will run quickly and above all efficiently after the conversion.

In 2010, Siemens announced the product phase-out of the MASTERDRIVES system with complete discontinuation of component supply and technical support in the year 2020. In the remaining time, we will be able to continue the supply and repair of components for MASTERDRIVES systems.

We do recommend timely migration to the new SINAMICS/SIMOTION drive series by 2020 at the latest as not only the delivery times are getting longer and prices for the MASTERDRIVES parts are rising but also the demand for our individual retrofit packages is growing.

SINAMICS/SIMOTION provides you with an innovative drive system with extended modularity and functionality that operates just as reliably as the MASTERDRIVE system.

Your benefits:

  • Retrofits by the very experienced SLS conversion specialists, who have already successfully carried out this installation many times
  • short retrofit periods and downtimes: switch off – convert – switch on – resume production
  • Retrofits of all the required machine protection equipment to the new technology, including the systems for monitoring speed differential (Delta-v) and slippage. This is of crucial importance because external solutions do not take account of these aspects so that it is only a matter of time before damage occurs to plant components requiring heavy investment such as the ContiRoll® steel belt

II. Discontinued Components

1. Drive Technology

Description: DC rectifier | Supplier: AEG / ABB | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 1..5
delivered: 1987–1993
discontinued since: ~ 2000
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2005
Upgrade package: Sinamics / Simotion

Description: ATR-inverter | Supplier: ATR | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 4..6 Multi opening presses
delivered: 1993–1998
discontinued since: 2004
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2007
Upgrade package: Sinamics / Simotion

Description: Indramat motors and drives | Supplier: Rexroth (Indramat) | Machine: Double diagonal saw
delivered: 1991–1999
discontinued since: 2006
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2013
Upgrade package: Siemens / Simotion

Description: Hydraulic control | Supplier: Rexroth | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 6…6+ Short cycle presses
delivered: 2000–2008
discontinued since: 2011 (-2X)
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2012
Upgrade package: VT-HNC100-3X (Short cycle presses) or Simotion (ContiRoll®)

Description: Siemens asynchronous motors | Supplier: Siemens | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 6..6++
delivered: 1999–2013
discontinued since: 2013
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2002
Upgrade package: 1PH8 motor

Description: Siemens inverter | Supplier: Siemens | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 5..6++ Multi opening presses
delivered: 1997–2008
discontinued since: 2011
Spare part availability: yes
End of support / spare part availability: 2019
Upgrade package: Sinamics / Simotion

Description: Drive / hydraulic control | Supplier: Siemens | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 6…6+ Multi opening presses
delivered: 1998–2008
discontinued since: 2011
Spare part availability: yes
End of support / spare part availability: 2020
Upgrade package: Simotion

2. Process Technology

Description: Process control | Supplier: MTS | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 6..6++
delivered: 1994–2018
Date of discontinuation: 30 June 2018
Spare part availability: Last-buy date 31 May 2017, afterwards residual stocks only
End of support / spare part availability: 30 June 2018
Upgrade package: Conversion to new evaluation circuit

Description: Process control | Supplier: Emerson (Motorola) | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 6
delivered: 1994–1998
discontinued since: 2006
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2010
Upgrade package: SPS (S7 or CLX) VME Gen. II

Description: Process control | Supplier: Emerson (Motorola) | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 6+ ff.
delivered: 1999–2005
discontinued since: 2006
Spare part availability: some
End of support / spare part availability: 2010
Upgrade package: VME / SPC  Gen. II

Description: Process control | Supplier: Phoenix | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 6
delivered: 2005–2017
Date of discontinuation: 31 December 2017
Spare part availability: Last-buy date 31 October 2017, afterwards residual stocks only
End of support / spare part availability: 2017
Upgrade package: Conversion to ProfiNet

Description: Process control | Supplier: Motorola | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 1-5
delivered: 1987–1994
discontinued since: 1998
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2002
Upgrade package: SPS (S7 or CLX)

3. Control Technology

Description: Networking (H1, Interchange) | Supplier: Allied Telesyn | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 6…6+
delivered: 1997–2002
discontinued since: 2005
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2005
Upgrade package: CAT5 / 7-networking

Description: HIMA safety control | Supplier: HIMA | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 6
delivered: 1994–1998
discontinued since: 1999
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2006
Upgrade package: SPS (S7 or CLX) VME Gen. II

Description: PLC5 SPS System | Supplier: Rockwell (Allen-Bradley) | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 3…6+ Multi opening presses, Short cycle presses
delivered: 1990–2005
discontinued since: 2006
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2012
Upgrade package: ControlLogix (CLX)

Description: S5 SPS system | Supplier: Siemens | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 1…6+ Multi opening presses, Short cycle presses
delivered: 1987–1999
discontinued since: 2002
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2010
Upgrade package: PLC S7

4. Visualization

Description: Visualization | Supplier: ATR | Machine: ContiRoll® Gen. 5…6+ Multi opening presses
delivered: 1994–1999
discontinued since: 2002
Spare part availability: no
End of support / spare part availability: 2004 (Hardware)
Upgrade package: FactoryTalkView, InTouch, WinCC


Your contact

Detlev Ochantel
Tel. +49 2151 924830
detlev.ochantel@siempelkamp.com

Manuel Thiesen
Tel. +49 2151 924839
manuel.thiesen@siempelkamp.com

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+1 770 424 4141+1 770 424 4141

sales@sls.siempelkamp.com

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Siempelkamp
magazine 01 / 2018

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