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      High speed, accuracy and flexibility with synchronized motion

      High performance machines

      Side view of a packaging sealer machine.

      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
      Side view of a packaging sealer machine.

      Packaging Machinery Solutions