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    High speed, accuracy and flexibility with synchronized motion

    High performance machines

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Challenges

To produce high performance packaging machines, you need a wide range of scalable solutions for synchronized multi-axis motion, PLC functionality, and robotic control – on a single hardware platform – for both complex and simple machine configurations. Our fully integrated packaging solutions deliver performance in the upper end of the range is sufficient for up to 99 servo axes or 30 robots. 

Complete machine automation solution with PacDrive 3

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  • Solutions

    PacDrive 3’s proven technology provides a flexible, robust hardware platform for MachineStruxure’s logic motion automation solutions. As the new generation of the successful PacDrive M System, PacDrive 3’s scalable controller performance allows economical automation of applications – ranging from small systems with only a few servo axes to high-performance solutions with up to 99 servo axes or 30 robots.
  • Value proposition

    PacDrive 3 with LMC300C - 400C - 600C is the competitive solution for controlling a broad range of servo-driven production, assembling and packaging machines, as well as material handling equipment with up to 99 synchronized axes and high performance Ethernet based automation bus sercos III, and a full openness for a better integration of machines into production line.

    PacDrive3 has pursued a technological approach designed to reduce hardware and software complexity. The consistent objective has been to decrease engineering costs for design, installation, and commissioning for efficient machines

    PacDrive 3 unifies logic and motion control functionalities on a single hardware platform. This allows creating fully integrated software structures that enable modular machine designs and less time to market.

    PacDrive system is a proven technology; more than 60.000 machines have already been automated among European and international companies in the consumer goods industry. PacDrive 3 is conforming to many international standards in hardware and software. The OMAC guidelines are integrated part of the

    PacDrive programming concept. PacDrive also provides Software Function Blocks for implementing the Weihenstephan standard.
  • Differentiation

    A complete hardware system associated to powerful engineering software SoMachine and associated tools
     
    SoMachine Motion
    This is the software development environment for the complete PacDrive 3 engineering process. Multi user design, all project data are stored in a central data pool. The programming tool EPAS is CoDeSys V3 based.
    EDESIGN - Is the way for reducing complexity and creating software with graphic editors.
    ETEST - Will help creating and performing automated software tests.
    ECAM dedicated for the design of Motion and drivetrain.
    Assistant Tools permit the handling of program and firmware data and to perform program version management.
    Diagnostics comprehensive diagnostic functionalities without programming tool and programming knowledge.
    SoSafe for the integrated Safety
     
    Application Software
    PacDrive Libraries consisting IEC 61131-3 compliant AFBs which map a variety of motion, PLC, visualization, basic IT and mechatronic functions in pre-programmed software objects & additional open Source code for HMI, robotics and more. Plus in addition PLCopen library
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Packaging Machinery Solutions

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