We can help with our comprehensive, integrated automation systems that make your machines as future-proof as possible. The advantages of our system for packaging machines include a common standard for automation and communication, open and modular designs, international standards and much more.
Packaging products is an awe-inspiring process, but if the product doesn’t make it to the end of the line unscathed, having synchronized many fast-moving parts was just wasted time. That’s why getting the final packaged product into a cardboard case requires the same sophisticated technology as all the processes that came before it. Case packers are built for speed, but they must also have a gentle rhythm so they do not damage the product being placed in the package.
iQ-R Series controllers are designed not only to maximize productivity and minimize downtime, but it is also designed to be flexible enough to meet the range of demands of packing applications. The iQ-R Series Motion System is designed for complex systems with many moving parts. It provides a high degree of synchronization, preventing errors in processes such as box opening, taping and transfer conveyors. CC-Link IE serves as a cost-effective, highly responsive communication that keeps conveyor sensors, folding pneumatics and cutter sensors in sync. iQ-R Series controllers are a high-speed solution for packing systems, but it also prioritizes accuracy, which ensures products do not spoil while being boxed.
Bagging is a seemingly simple process: put the product in the machine and place it in a pouch. But in actuality it is a complex system with parts that must synchronize precisely and efficiently. To coordinate communication between the various devices that lead to successful bagging, Mitsubishi designed iQ-F Series controllers.
iQ-F Series PLCs offer a wide range of controllers with special function boards, adapters and serial communication boards to fit bagging applications. The FX5U PLC is a smaller solution with room for system expansion. It ensures communication among hardware for volume dosing, thermal heat sealing and axes for vertical intermittent motion.
Once bulk product has been accurately weighed, the RS485 serial communication sends a signal to the PLC by way of an embedded port. This opens flap doors at the appropriate time. With the SSCNET III/H servo system network and the simple motion controller, two independent axes can work together to start and stop simultaneously.
To account for vertical heat-sealing strips and cross sealing horizontal jaws, the FX5U PLC and FX3U-4LC temperature controllers