The FPC (Futronic Press machine Control system) is a modular control and drive system for use on rotating press machines with up to 20 sections or 32 double gobs. The technology for this control system, which combines the machine control and the synchronous drive, is based on the Siemens SIMOTION platform. SIMOTION integrates PLC functionality, motion control and technology functions, for instance for controlling the hydraulic components of the servo press.
This novel automation concept covers the complete requirements profile from the feeder through the glass moulding equipment to the conveyor for the finished product. The desire to provide a control and drive that are not only suited for latest-generation machines was a top development priority. On the contrary, the concept is equally ideal for retrofitting or modernising older lines. Once again, a futronic control solution meets customer demands for increased production reliability, product quality and productivity. Just as you’d expect from futronic!
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