Sysmac - at the heart of Effytec's continuous process concept
Effytec is happy with the effectiveness of the SYSMAC platform, which has shortened development and implementation time. In particular, they noted that the single motion and logic control software made programming much easier, while ensuring that all motion on the production line is fully synchronised.
Spanish packaging machine maker Effytec manufactured only intermittent-process packaging machines. When the company decided to develop continuous-process machines, they turned to their automation partner Omron, and created a new concept around the Sysmac automation platform.
Increasing customer demands for more output at lower cost has led Effytec to develop continuous-flow machines using form/fill/seal (FFS) technologies. Continuous flow processing enables packages to be filled on the move, which increases throughput. In addition, products which have a tendency to foam - such as conditioners, liquid soap or shampoo - can be handled more effectively.
One challenge in the redesign process was the need to replace cam-drives with continuous servo-drives. This was addressed by using Omron’s Accurax G5 servo system and SYSMAC automation platform.
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