For more than 30 years, Ferrocontrol Steuerungssysteme GmbH & Co. KG, a subsidiary of Eckelmann AG, has been a competent partner in control equipment for saws.
Automation which makes shavings fly
Robust controls and drives, a clear-cut operating concept and a lot of leeway for the development of applications give mechanical engineers the decisive edge in innovation. There are manifold automation solutions for sawing. The drive systems employed and the suitable control technology stand out for their high level of modularity and flexibility.
Fields of application:
- Double mitre saws for wood, plastics, aluminium and ferrous metals
- Pusher saws for various materials
- Sliding table saws for 2D cutting optimisation
- Panel beam saws for profiles and angles
- Chopsaws with efficient operator guidance
- Tool stops for glass strips, equipment, etc.
Convenient operator control panel
Operator control panel for double mitre sawThe structure of the graphic user interface (GUI) is easy to operate and tailored to meet the sector-specific requirements. The operator is optimally supported at all major steps of the procedure. The panel PCs are equipped with order and profile management. All current import formats are available. In addition, the applications have online capability, and with it, the basis for an efficient residue management and order optimisation.
The controllers support chop, transom and compound cutting. Of particular convenience is the standard function for pusher and double cutting. Excess and short length functions are also built in. Label printing can be freely configured, and barcode readers, naturally connected.
Embedded controllers & fieldbus components
For the safety of process control, the embedded controllers are fitted with a built-in self-monitoring device. Peripheral modular technology allows for controllers and fieldbus components to be wired easily.
Highly dynamic servo drives
The AC and DC servo drives allow for the cost-conscious realisation of drive solutions with highly dynamic machine axes. The servo drives can easily be incorporated into the fieldbus system.
Development with modern tools
The controllers are freely programmable (according to IEC 661131-3). CODESYS is available as a modern development environment. In all this, it is possible to employ ready-made programme modules that can be quickly adjusted to the specific requirements in a top-down process.
The sector-specific software library includes a broad spectrum of standard solutions for various sawing functions. Mechanical engineers can independently modify and extend the control at any time. An interface for the communication between PLC and PC is available.
- Flexible control and drive systems for the automation of saws
- Sector-specific user interface
- Comprehensive programme library for sawing
- Freely programmable with CODESYS