Older controls or equipment did not provide flexibility to run the new model year product. Other issues were unsatisfactory load/unload cycle times as well as the ability to enter the cell for part setup based on today’s safety standards.
Onyx Engineering designed, built and installed a new dynamic motion control system that allowed for infinite flexibility in setting up the new products. The new system cycle times were improved by allowing concurrent load and unload through coordinated motion of all 4 motion axis. It also utilized safe speed in conjunction with a safety motion enabling device so that operators could enter the cell and operate the machine to clear obstructions and setup jobs.
The Control System upgrade increased the usability, efficiency and safety of the existing equipment. We provided a controls system that integrated with their existing platforms and equipment and also increased visibility and decreased the operational footprint of the equipment.