automation in a new dimension

glasstec 2018: New Stand at the meeting's 25th anniversary

Photo: Messe Düsseldorf

It is time again. On the 23rd of October Messe Düsseldorf opens its gates for the 25th edition of glasstec 2018. As usual futronic will be there as well. You are cordially invited to join us in Hall 13, Stand E73. As a special premiere this year, we will be sharing a booth with our partner Forma Glas.

More precise rejection at the “hot end”
The focus in Dusseldorf will once again be on our controls and drives. Furthermore our completely revamped ADR-III reject system will be on board. The ASDR-III, developed by futronic in response to the increased quality requirements laid down by container glass manufacturers in the last few years, comes with several significantly improved functions compared to the predecessor version plus a whole set of new features. The ASDR-III e.g. ships with a control unit in the new design as standard, an enlarged, 8-digit LED display as well as two vertically mountable, retro-reflective sensors. The new control unit can moreover capture and store more operating data than before, in other words it supplies more and more precise information. Also the ASDR-III features an integrated double parison reject system. The ASDR-III reject system was therefore designed as a standalone solution which fits seamlessly into existing IS production environments as well
as into any control architecture.

Swab cycles monitored automatically
We also present at glasstec for the first time our new Swab Cycle Monitoring System (SCMS), which we developed in cooperation with technicians from Verallia. The SCMS monitors the swab cycles automatically and provides visual and acoustic warnings indicating when, and on which section, the next cycle is due. The goal is to support machine operators with this routine task and help avoid errors. The SCMS consists of an LED timer display connected to the FMT24S. A specially developed add-on for the FMT24S firmware controls the counter, resets it at the end of the swab interval and starts the next cycle. The different job-dependent swab times are stored and managed centrally in the MCT database. The SCMS ships with a robust industrial LED display and the necessary FMT24S software upgrade.

We look forward to meeting you there and to striking up some interesting conversations!