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Packaging machinery OEM uses Vision570™ and Vision560™ as primary control

10 March 2015

Kolman d.o.o. manufactures packaging machines for different materials, labeling machines and other process equipment. Unitronics Vision570™ and Vision560™ have been used to control the servo drive, temperature, pneumatic valves, sensors and actuators on the company's ackaging machinery.

Kolman d.o.o of Croatia is a manufacturer of high-quality, professional packaging machines, labeling machines and additional processing equipment. 

Specialising in manufacturing small, highly productive machines for the packaging of all kinds of materials depending on customer preference and type of goods, Kolman was in need of a complete control system for all of their machinery.  The system needed to be as simple as possible, with easy HMI integration for operator ease of use.  Another main requirement was the need for temperature control without using independent temperature controllers, while the servo drive control needed to be done directly from the PLC, as well as basic automation of pneumatic equipment.

A Unitronics Vision570™, Vision560™, and V200-18-E4XB snap-in I/O were chosen to fulfill Kolman’s requirements. The Vision570™ unit was chosen because of the 5.7” color touch screen; fulfilling the user friendly operator interface requirement. The V200-18-E4XB snap-in module they chose met every I/O need- it provided fast outputs using its PTO features for servo drive control, PT100 inputs for measuring the temperature of the heaters for welding the packaging foil, and Pulse Width Module outputs/PID control for precise temperature control of the heaters. It also had the right amount of inputs and outputs for controlling the pneumatic valves, sensors and actuators. 

“The main advantages of using Unitronics were ease of use, very fast application development and of course excellent performance/price ratio.” Said Karlo Hictaler of Tipteh Zagreb d.o.o., a Kolman d.o.o. distributor. “The powerful and simple VisiLogic software package, lots of free examples, and good technical support made this product really easy to use. To use a single snap-in module with so many different I/O was very much appreciated. It ended up being a very small, very compact and powerful solution for the machine builder. The V560’s IP66 rated flat fascia was a very nice advantage for the food and beverage industry.” 

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