Cieco Inc, based in Clinton, PA, USA, has announced the development of a new microprocessor control unit to replace obsolete controls in older presses. The new Automator II unit is suitable for almost any compacting press and will bring them into current ANSI safety standards, B11.1 and B11.16 (MP-47) with the safety clutch/brake control module.
The Automator II offers up to 48 safety sensor inputs, almost twice as many as previously available. Whenever a sensor fault occurs, a detailed fault message is displayed to enable the operator to focus their effort on trouble shooting the die rather than looking for the faulted sensor. The faults are then time stamped and put into a history file.
The control features a new 15” colour touch screen for operational functions such as programmable limit switches, tonnage monitor w/graphics, multi-axis control (ram adjust, fill, etc), ball screw shoe feed, Ethernet, job storage, back up w/USB, etc. The unit lets users store any type of information including press schematics, part and machine drawings, maintenance records, photographs and installation manuals of your auxiliary equipment. The Automator II is available for installation by the company’s field service technicians.
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