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Selmo Standard


What is the Selmo Standard?


The standard is described in our Help Centre ( It is based on proven, qualitative standards from the automotive industry. This enables experienced machine builders to implement the software, mechanics and electrics according to consistent and comprehensible structures.  


How is the Selmo Standard structured?


The standard itself is kept short and concise. Based on standards and requirements for industrial machines, it describes and defines basic functions. It describes the structure of systems in areas and stations as well as the basic structure for general signal processing in the system area (such as emergency stop, safety gates or fuses). 



What is the advantage of a "universal" Standard like Selmo?


When you buy or develop machines according to Selmo, your process is the focus of the implementation. You get software with a level of maturity that makes software interchangeable and transparent. As a result, you get a machine, the machine model and the automatically generated software.



How do I get to the Selmo standard and the Selmo machine?


The path to your Selmo digitisation is simple: you receive workshops, free supplier and machine analysis, supplier support and support with subsidies included! The standard is freely accessible to everyone and can be viewed in our Help Centre. Experienced machine builders working for the industry are able to implement the standard. Pass it on to your suppliers. We will train them on Selmo. Or commission our Selmo Automation GmbH ( directly to implement an initial project. Learn more:

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Selmo Machines


Why do Selmo machines reduce costs in purchasing and operation?  


Because they are developed and commissioned many times faster. And because they optimise productivity output, machine availability and cycle times during operation. Decisive factors for cost reduction in the risk-free purchase of the safest software: shorter engineering response time, faster commissioning, rapid mapping of processes, simple interface in the Selmostudio engineering tool, more transparency in the cost overview, easy expandability of the dynamic step chain, possibility of mapping a complete plant, elimination of time-consuming training and documentation, cost savings through easier maintenance and operation of the Selmo machines, which always have the same structure.


What other advantages do Selmo machines have?


If you buy machines according to Selmo, then a lot of effort is eliminated in the preparation of the specifications and requirements. Customer and supplier quickly understand each other when it comes to software requirements. With the "Digital First" principle, Selmo brings digitalisation in production to a uniform standard. Selmo machines are commissioned more quickly and are easier to operate and maintain because simple and stable structures are easier to understand and require less effort. Selmo machines "start up" faster and stand still less. This saves time and money, from design to production. So you reduce costs for production downtimes or additional costs for software adaptations.



How does Selmo prevent or reduce machine breakdowns?


By controlling all machine states, Selmo reduces troubleshooting times enormously. No one can prevent something on a machine from becoming defective - for example, when a component wears out. But because Selmo makes the entire system transparent - including hardware faults - the fault is quickly found.  The machine operator receives this error message via the equally automatically generated HMI, and in real time. The machine always tells the operator what it is doing and - in the event of a fault - what it needs. In most cases, the operator or internal maintenance can rectify the fault themselves.


Are there only advantages?  What do I have to be aware of when I use Selmo??


First-time users should be aware that software modelled according to Selmo works more accurately. This makes it possible to detect previously undetected hardware problems in retrofit projects. The sensor system in particular must be precisely adjusted in an early project phase. Since every state is monitored discretely, any error behaviour can be diagnosed immediately. To increase the throughput in the entire operation, it is ideal if the new standard and the new HMI concept are installed at all partners and customers. The initial effort of joint, transparent modelling of the machine processes then quickly pays for itself.