Paper slitting machines from American machine builder JSI are well-connected indeed. By using technology from HMS Industrial Networks, and system design by Millennium Controls, JSI can remotely access and control the machine via the internet and also enable wired and wireless communication between different parts of the machine. All this allows JSI to offer an even more competitive and connected machine.
The round slitter blades that cut the paper in JSI’s machines are extremely sharp and can be dangerous to handle manually. Therefore, JSI and Millennium Controls has designed a robotic blade-changing system using a robotic arm from Fanuc Robotics. The robot changes the sharp blades automatically, without operators having to touch them.
But even if the blades can be changed automatically, operators still have to go up to the HMI of the machine which put them in close vicinity to the sharp blades. Therefore, JSI and Millennium Controls looked for a way to access the machine from a distance.
- Operators avoid contact with sharp slitter blades
- Reduced downtime due to blade changes
- Reduced service costs as service can be done remotely
- Maximized blade life through wear traceability
- Remote access using eWON Cosy
For more information, see HMS.
HMS Industrial Networks is the leading independent supplier of products for industrial communication including remote management. HMS develops and manufactures solutions for connecting automation devices and systems to industrial networks under the Anybus, IXXAT and eWON brands.
HMS Industrial Networks Inc
35 E Wacker Drive, Suite 1700 IL 60601 Chicago
Phone : +13128290601
Fax : +13126292869
Filed Under: Industrial automation