All processes, from filling, forming, sealing, labelling, collecting and re-packing to palletising, can be realised throughout with Industrial PCs and TwinCAT automation software. New Beckhoff products on show at FachPack include the new multi-touch panel series and a complete control solution in stainless steel design for the food industry, for example.
XTS combines the benefits of translatory and rotary drive systems
The new XTS drive system from Beckhoff offers new freedom for mechanical engineering. The motor is completely integrated together with power electronics and displacement measurement. One or more movers – wireless, mobile carrier modules – can be moved highly dynamically at up to 4 m/s on an almost arbitrary and flexible path configuration. This way, XTS revolutionises drive technology in a compact design:
The movements are handled by mapping the movers as “normal” servo axes in TwinCAT automation software.
Open automation solutions for the packaging industry
TwinCAT combines PLC, Motion Control, high-precision measurement technology, Condition Monitoring and robotics on a single platform. This means that all processing steps can be handled by a single PC. PLC libraries and function blocks provide ready-made solutions tailored for the packaging industry, e.g. printing mark control, loop or pendulum control, fast cam controller, MultiCam, flying saw, torque control and TwinCAT Kinematic Transformation for direct integration of robots into the PC Control.