From the HMI the technician can diagnose the current status of all field devices and operate each of them manually, if the required conditions for the devices are satisfied. Furthermore, the supervisor can monitor how many parts are produced daily and how many parts are produced per hour.
- On power up the customer chooses a recipe and enables the required stations for the selected recipe.
- Index tape with length A (A being recipe length + excess length)
- Hold tape for time Z
- Cut for time X
- Heater down/up and stay in position (alternating every cycle)
- Welding-on for time Y
- Restart cycle indexing with length B (B being recipe length).
The machine will stop and notify the operator when the batch count is reached.
Beckhoff Built-in panel PCs are ideally suited as small controllers for machine construction and plant engineering applications in conjunction with TwinCAT automation software under Windows Embedded Compact 7. CP66xx-xxxx, incorporating TwinCAT 3 and with integrated visualization was therefore perfect for this application.
The AX5000 Digital Compact Servo Drives (1-channel) are very flexible with regard to the motors that can be connected: different motor sizes and types such as synchronous, linear, torque and asynchronous motors can be connected without additional measures. The multi-feedback interface supports all common standards. For this project, the amplifier had also an integrated safety card (AX5801) with stop functions (STO, SS1).
Motor cable was a Beckhoff ZK4500-8022-xxxx which is a highly flexible, drag-chain suitable cable with 5 million bending cycles, including power and signals.