Mitsubishi Electric has presented its new software solution especially for the packaging industry. It enables systems to be set up quickly and easily using function blocks and predefined programs for packaging applications provided in accordance with valid Omac Pack ML and PLC open international standards.
The presented solution also offers automatic program generation and state diagram creation. Mitsubishi Electric has also expanded its range of predefined function blocks by adding application-specific functions such as Rotary Cutter, Dancer and Hopper Control. “Thanks to the automatic program generation feature, all the operator has to do is set the parameters for the task in hand. The function block will automatically do all the rest”, explains Taku Shigihara, Team Leader Application Engineering and Development Team at Mitsubishi Electric. “Our packaging solution software makes it easy for the customer to fit together the different pieces of the puzzle comprising the various servo motion tasks of his packaging machine and configure his system in the shortest possible time. The programming required and total cost of ownership will also be reduced as a result.“
The solution takes into account both the function blocks for movement sequences based on PLC open and the description of state diagrams based on Pack ML. The software also supplements both standards by adding the automatic creation of program structures and state diagrams. Taku Shigihara sums up: “The various function blocks within our packaging solution software now enable machine configuration up to a level of about 80 per cent. Of course, the customer can also apply his own know-how, thus ensuring an individual solution that precisely fulfils his specific requirements.” pb