Touchscreen Control automates stretch wrappers.

Press Release Summary:

Touchscreen control includes 5 pre-programmed wrap patterns that can be changed by user and switched on the fly. Control also accommodates custom wrap patterns with separate settings for film overlap. Unit includes ANSI-compliant signal light and horn for alarms, alarm history, animated help screens keyed to faults, and combination starters. For in-depth edits, PLC programming software is also included.

Original Press Release:

More Automation for Automatic Stretch Wrappers - New Touchscreen Control Introduces Pre-programmed Wrap Patterns, Alarm History, Easy Timer Adjustment and More

Free Programming Software Gives Users Freedom to Edit PLC Setup

February 2005 - Lantech is introducing a new touchscreen control for all its automated stretch wrap systems, providing a new range of productivity advantages that includes five pre-programmed wrap patterns which can be changed by the user and switched on the fly. The control readily accommodates custom wrap patterns with separate settings for film overlap (up and down) as standard. The control upgrade includes a new ANSI-compliant signal light and horn for alarms, a complete alarm history, animated "help" screens keyed to faults, and combination starters for all motors to eliminate fuses. Allen Bradley devices used throughout the control enclosure reduce maintenance cost and time by making it easy for the user to find local replacement components.

The new control eliminates the need for a laptop PC to change standard program timers or monitor the PLC I/O for troubleshooting, while free PLC programming software from Lantech allows full access to the control's code for in-depth changes. "This control gives the customer digitally precise control of wrap patterns, overlap and overwrap from the touchscreen," says William Caudill, Lantech Product Manager for Automatic Systems. "And in an automated environment, the control can also switch between wrap patterns as it receives information from upstream equipment. The control's fault tracking capability lets the user see operational trends as they develop, and 'help' screens keyed to displays facilitate training and troubleshooting. Most system changes can be executed without a laptop PC, but when in-depth edits are needed, our free PLC programming software saves the user thousands of dollars."

Lantech's packaging and productivity solutions include semiautomatic and automatic stretch wrapping; automatic case handling; automatic palletizing; shrink packaging and pallet-load conveying systems. Lantech is the originator of stretch wrapping technology and world's largest manufacturer, with 50,000 systems placed around the world. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, with manufacturing operations in the U.S. and the Netherlands, Lantech products are sold and serviced by a network of 175 distributor locations.

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