SEW-Eurodrive puts packaging precision on show at AUSPACK 2007
At AUSPACK 2007, Australia’s packaging industry will have the opportunity to explore the future of mechanical power transmission and electronic drive control solutions at the SEW-Eurodrive Australia stand. A major sponsor of AUSPACK 2007, the leading drives solutions group will showcase its advanced range of drive technologies, tailored to meet the needs of high-speed precision packaging applications.
According to SEW-Eurodrive, precision automation is important in the success of packaging applications. High speed and accurate movement, positioning and motion operations are central to maximising packaging throughput and production. SEW-Eurodrive’s end-to-end drive solutions, ranging from geared motors through to advanced electronics and drive control software, provide manufacturers and packaging OEMs with the flexibility and optimisation tools necessary for this demanding sector.
Featured at this year’s exhibition will be SEW-Eurodrive’s PLC/motion controller, MOVI-PLC. Specifically designed to support members of the unique SEW-Eurodrive frequency inverter solution set, the MOVI-PLC product family combines both conventional PLC control and motion control into a single compact platform. MOVIPLC provides the packaging sector with high levels of development flexibility, efficiency and total system cost-savings.
According to SEW-Eurodrive, the MOVI-PLC suite reflects the flexibility and scalability that is globally recognised as the hallmark of the entire SEW-Eurodrive offering. Australian packagers can purchase an integrated and proven drive system from a single reliable source. MOVI-PLC can simply be incorporated into the expansion slot of either the SEW-Eurodrive MOVIDRIVE B or MOVITRAC B inverters, empowering either drive to address higher-end packaging applications.
Also on display at AUSPACK 2007 will be SEW-Eurodrive’s MOVIDRIVE B application inverter. The MOVIDRIVE B application inverter offers Australian packagers an application inverter of optimal versatility, processing power and cost-efficiency, and is available in large power capacities. The MOVIDRIVE B application inverter is a single unit that supports the broad spectrum of inverter applications found across the packaging sector: ranging from standard variable speed drive requirements and all the way up to sophisticated servo positioning, synchronising and electronic cam applications.
The MOVIDRIVE B provides the Australian packaging industry with a scaleable inverter, one that can span the breadth of packaging applications. MOVIDRIVE B is also equipped with a built-in expansion slot that opens the door to a wide range of drive system control, connectivity and communications.
SEW-Eurodrive’s locally-assembled CM series permanent-magnet servo motors will also be on show at AUSPACK 2007. Offering a large torque range, the CM servo motors exhibit the accuracy and precision found across the entire SEW-Eurodrive suite of drive solutions, an attribute that makes them ideal for a wide range of packaging applications. Providing premium torque-to-weight ratios and positioning accuracy, the SEW-Eurodrive CM servo plus gearbox, coupled with a SEW-Eurodrive application inverter, provides the complete end-to-end servo solution for almost any packaging application.
In addition to its floor exhibit, SEW-Eurodrive will provide a sneak preview of its new mechatronic drive system, MOVIGEAR, as part of AUSPACK 2007’s new product showcase. Representing the future of materials handling technology, MOVIGEAR is an integrated drive solution, comprising gear unit, motor and electronics. The new development in SEW-Eurodrive’s decentralised drive systems, MOVIGEAR’s compact design enables straightforward installation in new and existing applications.
Visit SEW-Eurodrive at AUSPACK 2007 at stand No. 376, Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank, from 1 to 4 May 2007.