Auger Control UpgradeHandryT2019-05-09T11:47:35+02:00
Upgrade of Auger Machines Control
Upgrade End-of-Life Control System
Add new Features
Tension Control with PID and Inclination Sensors
Modern Control Panel with HMI
Speed-control of VSD’s from PLC
Future Proof Control Panel
Better Quality Product
Improved Production Output
Client - End User
Design & Consult
Technical Systems approached HmT Mechatronics to assist them in the re-design and retrofit of one of their five auger machines. Although mechanically the machine was still in a good condition, the electrical control system’s lifetime has come to an end and needed to be replaced with a more advanced and accurate control system.
Our Solution to the Problem:
Raw material from a bobbin is fed into the auger machine by a series of SEW gearboxes connected via belt drives onto a 15kW AC motor. This motor’s speed and torque is controlled by an equivalent Yaskawa VSD. The head motor (also Yaskawa) allows the operator to change the produced auger’s pitch and diameter by the forward and backwards movement of it. The produced product is then fed into a pipe system containing two sensors calculating the ratio between the raw material used and product produced. The system caters for; recipe selection, alarm list, user setup, total production and service intervals.
This client now has the peace of mind that he gets the necessary local support from a local systems integrator that is less than 10 km away. In the event of quick fault finding remote support is also available.