The eight axes of motion are governed by a single integrated motion and logic solution, the Rexroth Indraworks programming suite. The globally standardized SERCOS interface is used as the drive interface for high-performance synchronization of all eight axes of motion.
The control platform uses the Rexroth Indramotion for Packaging Advanced set-up, an open-architecture automation system that supports all standard fieldbuses. In this particular line of KHS machines, Profibus-DP is the fieldbus that was selected.
Dirk Langanki, manager of electric construction and development at the KHS packaging technology competence center, appreciates the controls solution provided by Rexroth. “The mechatronic overall concept of the Innopack CSM using servo technology guarantees a high level of flexibility in the production of handles for different sized multi-packs,” says Langanki. This is precisely the kind of equipment, he adds, that today’s beverage manufacturer is seeking.