In paper packaging, processing paper and cutting at high speed is a critical aspect. Patty Paper and RSI worked together to develop a servo controlled system using low latency latching IO hardware to ensure that paper moves around the lines without any tear and is cut at precisely the right location.
RSI assisted with the selection of the servo system including the motor, drive, and I/O hardware to achieve the required speed, torque, and minimize I/O latency within the application budget.
RSI developed an intuitive user interface; enabling maintenance staff to learn and setup the system quickly. The application is windows based so it can run on any windows tablet, or laptop making it easier to identify and resolve problems with minimal downtime.
The application we developed logs relevant data to an online server for remote diagnostics and data analytics.
Control Panel Design
RSI helped the customer design and assembled the control panel which houses the servo control system. Special precautions were taken to insure the control system could operate in the harsh environment.
- Industrial PC: iPC
- Servo Motor
- EtherCAT Servo Drive
- Combination of DC brushless and AC motors
- Motion Controller: RMP EtherCAT Motion Controller
- HMI/UI: "RapidCut" custom designed by RSI.
- OS: Windows 10
- Framework: .NET 4.5
- Language: C#
- Reduced Operating costs.
- High accuracy paper processing and cutting
- Intuitive HMI for quick setup and remote monitoring.
See images of the UI/HMI below:
See documentation on the RapidCut UI here.