PC-based control products used on the Pattyn machines
The integrated Pattyn Ceflex-21 bag-in-box packaging machine is controlled by the Beckhoff CX1010 Embedded PC with directly connected EtherCAT Terminals. In addition to the standard I/O terminals, the Beckhoff EL7041 and EL7031 stepper motor terminals control the stepper motors.
Beckhoff PC-based control technology allows integration of other vendors’ systems and devices without problems; openness of the PC controller makes it easier to manufacture custom machines, according to Pattyn Packing Lines. Pattyn said it would use Beckhoff control technology for its entire machine portfolio, including future addition of Beckhoff touchscreens.
Pattyn Packing Lines, a family-owned business based in Bruges, Belgium, has more than 30 years of experience in packaging machines based on the bag-in-box principle. The company offers carton erecters, bag placers, fillers, and bag and carton closers. Food products are counted, weighed, filled, and packed in cartons or crates with a made-to-measure inner bag. The company constantly invests in the development of new technologies and machines to ensure a high degree of automation with all-around product protection.
– Information from Beckhoff Automation. Edited by Mark T. Hoske, content manager CFE Media, Control Engineering, and Plant Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more about the Pattyn application, see: PC-based controls help packaging machines, linked below.