JW Verpackungstechnik, a supplier of customized solutions for automatic packaging machines, has chosen Elesa DD52R-E-RF electronic position indicators with wireless system for its packaging machines designed for frequent formats switching. The drastic reduction of machine set-up times and the absence of cabling are among the other advantages.
Small production batches and different formats are setting a new trend among packaging, food, and pharmaceutical sectors. Plant and equipment require components able to offer high flexibility and precision, in order to reduce time in the machine setting and production issues.
Elesa has responded to this request thanks to its new DD52R-E-RF electronic position indicators with radiofrequency wireless system.
The ideal solution for frequent format switching
The German JW Verpackungstechnik company, customer of Otto Ganter GmbH (official Elesa distributor in Germany) is specialised in cartoners for small batches in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, consumer goods, food and other sectors. For its machines subject to frequent format switches the new Elesa DD52R-E-RF position indicators are perfect. Electronic position indicators with wireless system, an efficient manual spindle positioning, communicate via radio frequency directly with the UC-RF control unit which is connected to the machine PLC.
Being a cable-free solution, the system installation is very simple
Moreover, the wireless system doesn’t need the supply cable installation and the data swap between indicators and the control unit. Therefore, time and errors sometimes generated by a difficult and expensive installation are reduced to the minimum. The lack of cable makes the system suitable for its installation as a retrofit. Thanks to the available functionalities and programmable parameters, a single position indicator can be used for several applications that require different drive shaft pitches, directions of rotation and units of measurement. Here are the outstanding technical features: wide display with 6 digits allows excellent readability even from long distance and from different viewing angles; IP65 or IP67 high protection degree for applications that require frequent washing; corrosion resistance (AISI 304 stainless steel boss with Ø 20 mm); over three years of battery life.