Providing advice and technical support, Omron helped facilitate the development and build of the new palletiser. It has defined a number of new target-markets for the new type of PLC, food and beverages being one of them.
The New-Motion workshop in Middelburg, the Netherlands, has been home to a new machine. Under the watchful eye of a webcam, this machine has been repeatedly performing the same task. New-Motion has developed and built a new palletiser. The counter has registered over 900 thousand movements.
Having virtually piled a million boxes onto a pallet, the faultless longevity test is considered successful. The new machine is an important range extension of the internal transporting solutions that New-Motion mainly builds for the for the food and beverages industry. The palletiser operating system and control interface where provided by Omron.
‘We were in contact with various driver distributers, but controlling the grab-arm with a direct drive seemed to pose a problem, because most providers only sold fixed servo and driver combinations’, says Remco de Jonge, responsible for Engineering at New-Motion.
‘Omron and Edwin Denissen, Denissen Engineering, both possess enormous technical expertise. Incorporating the Omron’s linear servo drive and a 3rd party direct drive motor wouldn’t be a problem. Naturally Omron was also able to deliver the other components like the PLC’s and servomotors’.
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