In booth #A5412 at FABTECH 2017, COE Press Equipment is demonstrating its SYNCMaster™ integrated controls package capability. Visitors will be able to experience the user interface and see how the system allows an operator to control many of the servo feed, straightener, and coil reel setups and functions from a single touchscreen, increasing efficiency and decreasing the errors.
The SYNCMaster solution consists of features typically only seen in more expensive, fully-integrated PLC systems. It includes a coil reel, a power straightener with an AC drive and PLC that controls the straightener and reel, and communicates with the servo feed. The servo feed has a touchscreen HMI that controls the feed and communicates via Ethernet with the straightener and reel. The following functions are all controlled from the feeder HMI:
Additional system capabilities include automatic drag brake setting for the coil reel that’s set-up by job recipe, tight loop sensing and interlock to the feeder to stop production, loop feed fault detection that stops straightener if feeder isn’t running, and system E-stop control from both feeder and straightener operating stations.
The SYNCMaster Controller features a user-friendly 5.7” VGA color touchscreen interface featuring a selectable scale for feed lengths, passline height, and edge guides. Additional capabilities include 400-job set memory, automatic speed compensation, fault display and history, and more. For additional information, visit our SyncMaster page.