Packaging Machinery convinced faster optimize machine automation with 25% more productivity at 25% less programming
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(Business Wire) Dusseldorf, 12.15.2010, with the Kollmorgen Kollmorgen Automation Suite, companies can develop simpler and faster than other popular systems on the market superior packaging machinery. This is made possible by specializing in high-performance, multi-axis applications, which makes the automation solution is less complex. In connection with the intuitive, time-saving graphical operating concept Pipe Network, machine builders and users thus achieve competitive advantage: the machines can be developed much faster and in a few seconds later adapted to new products and formats. They also score points with significantly higher throughput and – due to greater precision – with much less waste.
Practical examples demonstrate the benefits that can be achieved with Kollmorgen: packaging machinery for medical products, in which a rotating blade is the key performance indicator, has the throughput thanks Kollmorgen Automation Suite by 20% to 2,200 units to be more per minute. The times for development and market introduction have been reduced by a fifth. Due to higher performance and precise drive system also decreased the Committee, which reduced the material costs by 20%. The higher throughput and reduced the committee led to an overall significant increase in productivity, it is expected that within five years, a profit increase of up to 50%.
Even better results were obtained in another machine – made – with a rotating blade.
This allowed the Kollmorgen Automation Suite to increase the throughput by 25% at 25% less programming effort, the Committee was reduced by an impressive 20%. During operation, the further flexibility of the Kollmorgen Automation Suite out as a crucial advantage: It is used to “on the fly reacts to product and format changes. Particularly important for the customer and the shortened time to market was the engine.
The development platform Kollmorgen Automation Suite is specially designed for high performance applications in packaging, printing and converting machines where multiple axes must be perfectly synchronized with each other. With the system solution can be highly complex operations with over 128 axes develop and simulate complete. The integrated, unified development environment includes the main functions of a control system – Motion Control, PLC and HMI – and the software and identify which hardware component. To program the drive controller are the industry standard PLCopen and a Kollmorgen’s own graphical programming environment, the PipeNetwork.
In addition to advanced control systems and control circuits that allow operation at higher bandwidth, more throughput, with the pipe network in the Kollmorgen Automation Suite to the extraordinary performance of the machines. The otherwise very complex coding is replaced by a graphic description with drag and drop function. Starting from a virtual master allows all functions and relations between components as well as movements and attitudes define graphic description blocks.
Architecture and relationships between the axes of a system can be mapped in a very short time clearly and accurately.
If the system is ready, the Kollmorgen Automation Suite offers the possibility of virtual simulation. Connecting Without a single device to have to get moving profiles to optimize axis conditions, synchronization, etc. in real time. This may account for many complex test runs with the machine, the start-up time is shortened considerably, potential risks are identified and elminiert.
Kollmorgen is a leading provider of integrated automation and drive systems and components for the machine builders around the world. With over 60 years of motion control design and application experience and sound knowledge in the development of standard and special solutions provides Kollmorgen always solutions that are characterized in terms of performance, quality, reliability and ease of use. Allow customers to realize a market advantage irrefutable.